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Galaxy India Pale Ale | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Ratings:
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4.02
pDev:
6.97%
 
 
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Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stakem on 01-06-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Photo of russwbeck
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange to brown pour without much head. The aroma is of bitter piney hops, a nice fruitiness underneath. Malt backbone. The taste is great. Light bitter piney hops with some grapefruit.
Crisp citrus flavors I would expect from the galaxy hop. Certainly hop forward, but the malts underneath create a wonderful balance. Light, crisp, very drinkable. Great offering from this wonderful little brewery.

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Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the brewpub.

A - Pours a beautiful golden orange with a nice creamy one and a half finger tall white head leaving light streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of pungent galaxy hops, grapefruits, fresh cut grass and a touch of bready malt. This one takes the galaxy hop to a new level, awesome nose on this one.

T - Starts off with a bright citric hop bite slowly giving way to hints of grapefruits, oranges, caramel malt and some light breadiness. It has very little alcohol detectable. Finish is a mix of hop bitterness and a touch of sweetness, lingering for some time after consumption.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, hoppy feel that lingers on the pallet long after each sip.

O - I really enjoyed this one. The galaxy hops were a great choice for this one. I would say I still like the regular IPA and Olde Frosty a bit more but I would never turn this one down.

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Photo of stakem
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Steve has been spoiling us folks in PA with some awesome hoppy brews lately. As if the normal IPA isn't good enough, we were gifted with Olde Frosty coming out of MIA status at the start of winter and now this Galaxy hop version. Big thanks to wishuwerebeer for showing up to my house with a growler of this that was filled only an hour ago. Poured into a SGB 15 year anniversary thistle, this brew appears a clouded color of orange to gold pudding. This is about as clouded and unfiltered as you can possibly get chock full of hop haze and yeast particulate. About a finger of off-white head sits atop the brew and slowly fades completely coating the glass.

The smell is pungent with mango and tropical fruit character imparted by the galaxy hops. The tropical fruit quality of this transforms from fruity to herbal and almost minty in the nose with a light hoppy vegetative aspect. Straight from the growler, this has a sharp and unavoidable aroma. However, as it rests in my glass, the brightness and bold character mellow out quite quite significantly. I find myself burying my nose in my glass just to take this in. As the brew warms up and I swirl the glass, it takes on more of a sweetness of fruit to the nose. It is very enjoyable but just lacks a bit of depth.

The taste of this is fruity with tropical aspects. Mango immediately comes to mind mixed with orange zest and pineapple. All of the hop flavors are showcased without much bitterness impact. The overall fruity indication blends mid-palate into the mild herbal and minty aspects just like the aroma. There is seemingly no alcohol inclusion here and the malt seems to be nowhere to be found. If the idea here was to showcase he galaxy and nothing else, that idea was nailed 100%. The finish concludes with a mild yeast aspect that mingles well with the herbal flavoring.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with is mild on the carbonation and smooth in the feel. There is seemingly no alcohol impact and the IBUs on this were tamed down in such a way that the hop flavor is the primary focus here. It really is easy drinking but it left me wanting just a little more from it. I have only experienced a couple brews now that showcase the galaxy hops in their singular form and I have been very impressed for the most part. This one falls a bit short but regardless was enjoyable and is worth trying.

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Galaxy India Pale Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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