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Galaxy IPA - Big Muddy Brewing

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Galaxy IPA
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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: mtlasley on 09-21-2012)
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JimmyCop

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-27-2013 23:32:42 | More by JimmyCop
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-24-2014 19:23:27 | More by virinow
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-13-2013 00:59:18 | More by acurtis
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +18.7%

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?!...

08-01-2014 01:13:39 | More by dacrza1
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-14-2014 01:07:24 | More by Sammy
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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jburns301

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-25-2014 04:24:15 | More by jburns301
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%

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.

12-21-2012 02:44:30 | More by jtierney89
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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-08-2013 00:42:26 | More by Eaglefan344
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emerge077

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

02-02-2013 04:56:35 | More by emerge077
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Louisiana

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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metter98

New York

3.59/5  rDev 0%

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of gooseberries and tropical fruits are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has lots of fruity flavors from the Galaxy hops—gooseberries and mangoes seem to stand out in particular—along with some hints of citrus from the Cascade hops. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is perceptible.
O: This beer exhibits a lot of interesting aromas and flavors from the Galaxy hops. The low amount of bitterness makes this beer very easy to drink, but the mouthfeel lacks crispness.

08-01-2014 02:03:40 | More by metter98
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Galaxy IPA from Big Muddy Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.