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Galaxy IPA - Big Muddy Brewing

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Galaxy IPA
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of PJKSR02
4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So what do you want in an American IPA? Personally, I want an unfiltered recipe of hops and malts that combine for a flavorful experience with a respectable "kick." Big Muddy has captured that here. Is it the best AIPA I've had? Maybe not. Is it solid? Yes! Don't be afraid.

Photo of cgskippy
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of --Dom--
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great beer. The first time I had it I wasn't crazy about it. The second time I had it, it was much fresher and it was great. I really think, like with all ipa's you have to get this one fresh. Awesome hop aroma and flavor. Very unique taste. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of JohnParadee
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of chadkuhns80
5/5  rDev +38.1%

I love this beer. crisp, and it finishes well.

Photo of WestHam973
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Nice Ipa, very balanced between hops and grassy grapefruit flavor, comes in 160z cans which is perfect to take out anywhere.

Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of MadCoBeerMan14
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Boca-X
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of IpeeA
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of slipperysoup
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of LANDRY
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

A brewery opened minutes away from my alma mater Southern Illinois University mere months after I graduated, such sweet sorrow. I've had a few beers from Big Muddy all pretty good none too overwhelming including this one, a very good run of the mill IPA very subtle for 7.5, I had a couple IPAs before this one so maybe my palate is hop scorched but it tastes very light and thin, a nice bitter after glow but very little mouth feel and not a good head a little lacing a very melancholy gold color. Great to see Southern Illinois on the map but could be better.

Photo of rlphilli
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of scotorum
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Acquired in Tennessee in a mixed sixpack on my July trip to the South. Can't get this Illinois product in Mass.

No visible canning date. Attractive green and gold can design.

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House Tulip pint.

a: Clear amber with a finger thick offwhite head which receded to uneven surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Moderate floral and resin.

t: Floral and pine hops up front over a medium biscuit malt base. Bitterness lingers on the tongue. Slightly musty aftertaste becomes grassy later.

m: Medium with very good body and smooth, chewy texture, good carbonation tingle and some alcohol throat burn as well.

o; Definitely an above average IPA for flavor and mouthfeel. Would buy this again if it was available in my area. But that is highly unlikely.

Photo of Bearshawks85
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Pintwacky
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of marcfromphilly
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Galaxy IPA from Big Muddy Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.