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Galaxy Single Hop IPA - Bridge Road Brewers

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Galaxy Single Hop IPAGalaxy Single Hop IPA

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very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: smithflipper on 12-27-2009)
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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange/amber with a large fading head.
Aroma shows loads more fruity confectionery, with passionfruit, pineapple, lemon and lime lollys all represented. Alongside this is a pungent grassy note, presumably from late/dry-hopping. Some faint caramel is also present, but I think this could really benefit from more malt.
Some of those fruity aromas transfer through as flavours, but the malt dominates in this department (contradictory to what I just mentioned above??), with caramel, toffee and bready notes before a solid, but somewhat boring and dull bitterness follows.
Carbonation is light, body is moderate... pretty good!

Photo of jbowers56
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice Golden brown/orange colour. 2 fingers of head in a snifter.

Huge nose. A whole bunch of passionfruit and underneath some sweetish notes, maybe from crystal malt.

Follows up the nose very well. A little one dimensional, but that's not really a flaw in a single hop ipa - it shows off galaxy very well and what a hop it is. Mmmm. Not hugely bitter - but bitter enough to be called an IPA, unlike some examples I have had recently.

Feels great in the mouth, smooth but still with plenty of carbonation - ideal for an IPA on tap.

Edit: in the bottle it was nowhere near as good. The wild fruitiness of galaxy stood alone unsupported by adequate bitterness or malt backbone. I will leave the review for the tap version though, as I really liked it. To be honest, I doubt there was a heap of difference, drinking a beer at a great bar with great friends certainly enhances the experience!

Photo of smithflipper
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly Cloudy, orange/gold with 2 fingers of sticky white head.

Passionfruit, like passionfruit merange dominate the aroma. Smells like a bag of fresh galaxy hops.

Some sweet bready malts upfront, then a big resinous hop finish with reasonable bitterness.

Pretty good body, with ample carbonation.

All in a great, and very interesting IPA, could've bee a touch more bitter, but now im just being difficult

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Galaxy Single Hop IPA from Bridge Road Brewers
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.