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Galaxy IPA - Big Muddy Brewing

Not Rated.
Galaxy IPAGalaxy IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 126
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 30.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Muddy Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mtlasley on 09-21-2012

Australian Galaxy & American Cascade Hops create an intense hop aroma and flavor balanced with a medium malt body yielding a very drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.

60 IBU
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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 126
Reviews by FanofHefe:
Photo of FanofHefe
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber served at a restaurant with a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden body, with a bit over a one-finger egg-shell white head. A bit of lacing along the glass.

The aroma is primarily pine and grapefruit notes, with a bit of caramel malt in the background.

Solid IPA flavor, but a touch on the sweet side overall. Nice grapefruit and pine resin hop notes accentuate the hops, as in the aroma. The caramel malt sweetness comes through a bit heavier in the flavor than in the aroma.

Medium texture in the mouthfeel. Overall, a solid IPA that I would gladly have again.

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Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE REVIEWED: July 31, 2014... GLASSWARE: Duvel oversized tulip... OCCASION: a week with the air conditioning off continues...APPEARANCE: dark, forceful amber orange body, thick and hazy; effervescence is deliberate, sparse; head is creamy, thick, almost oozing with Swiss cheese-like caverns forming along the glass; fantastic lacing--a near one-finger head holds throughout drinking... AROMA: beautiful bouquet of fresh floral hops with some fruit traces; big caramel malt presence--strikes a surprising balance for an IPA with a 7.5 ABV and with pine cone wafting all about... PALATE: medium-to-full bodied, swift to the throat yet sitting against the tongue and cheek in its aftertaste; the weakest aspect of the beer? ... TASTE: caramel eases the hop bomb that rears its piney head; orange, mango and some other tropical fruit is suggested in the profile; finishes sharply with a somewhat astringent pucker--yet, overall, this beer delivers a tremendous balance for a beer that too often is a bitter battle.. OVERALL: at $4.99, probably worth a bomber's price; Big Muddy may be the brewery, but this one's pretty clear in its taste--though, as the bottle drains, the beer becomes more subdued and easier drinking--is ita trap to drink another?!...

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Photo of Jerm2401
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of jtierney89
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hazy tarnished brass with a finger and a half of white head that coats the side of the glass as it dissipates. Sweet dried sugared tropical fruits, lots of tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit. Hop Resin and caramel as well.

Such a good hoppy IPA. Bright tropical fruit flavors up front with a fruit rind bitterness. Just enough of a malt body to carry the hops over your tongue. Just enough carbonation to keep the beer brisk without breaking up the flavors. Finishes with a nice bitterness. Awesome. Big Muddy pushes the limits of the galaxy hops aroma, flavoring, and bittering agents.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottles just showed up here, so assuming it's a fresh batch.

Poured into a tulip glass it's a nice saturated orange color, slightly hazy with a persistent head of creamy white foam on the surface. Rings of lace in the glass, long lasting head retention.

As it warms up there's a distinct citrus presence, resinous with a slightly funky dankness. Biscuity pale malt middle beyond that.

Earthy resinous citrus peel aftertaste, grapefruit and marmalade, moderate hoppy bitterness. Dry and bitter in the aftertaste, some lingering cracker and biscuit notes from the pale malt. Medium bodied, definitely a solid IPA, could use a little more edge in the hop department, though it's clearly well hopped. Again not sure how fresh the bottles are, but it's a nice effort, and will check it out again down the line.

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice IPA. I love Galaxy hops, and they are very present here. This one is neither too bitter nor too sweet. It straddles the line between those two types of IPA's very nicely.

Would purchase and drink again.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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Galaxy IPA from Big Muddy Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.