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Galaxy IPA - Big Muddy Brewing

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Galaxy IPA
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 15
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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rlphilli


2/5  rDev -44.3%

08-27-2014 19:12:36 | More by rlphilli
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

08-17-2014 05:13:22 | More by scotorum
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Bearshawks85

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-08-2014 21:38:21 | More by Bearshawks85
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Pintwacky

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-06-2014 19:51:20 | More by Pintwacky
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marcfromphilly

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-01-2014 13:57:30 | More by marcfromphilly
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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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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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Faroveryonder

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-31-2014 00:40:59 | More by Faroveryonder
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aljskelton

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-31-2014 00:31:12 | More by aljskelton
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-29-2014 20:28:52 | More by cistercian12
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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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SCZ

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-18-2014 02:34:54 | More by SCZ
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chu33


3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-13-2014 06:03:58 | More by chu33
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bcm75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-01-2014 22:32:25 | More by bcm75
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thereal_adam

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-01-2014 20:42:03 | More by thereal_adam
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-01-2014 17:11:21 | More by zeff80
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Bsetz

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-30-2014 03:05:10 | More by Bsetz
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +16.4%

Appearance: Pours with a vibrant head of two fingers which settles in but is present throughout drinking. The color is a bright orange with a cloudy body. Rich, sticky lacing left behind at each level. Active carbonation is a touch low for the style. A very pretty beer.

Smell: The front is a combination of soft fruits with accents of grapefruit and mangos and slightly bitter pine. Tropical fruits continue to build on the body with a light yet perfectly complimentary malt profile. A touch of resinous pine rides throughout and adds an extra touch for the drinker to enjoy.

Taste: The front is a touch of bright fruits with accents of kiwi, mangos, and tangerines. Medium bodied, rounded malt warm up on the front. The malt profile takes on the creamy, rich buttery flavor on the body with lingering resinous bitterness in the background. Some more tropical fruits pop up on the back end up the finish gets a touch mashed together in an undistinguished way which would be my only gripe about the taste.

Mouthfeel: Outstandingly drinkable. An easy going malt profile lets the soft fruits to shine on the palate and makes this IPA disappear quickly. Carbonation is a touch low but I think it plays well here.

Overall: Seeing Galaxy hops in 16oz cans was more then enough for me to give this a go. Really glad I did because this is no doubt an excellent IPA. No hesitation should be given to trying out this brew, especially at a great price.

06-29-2014 17:41:37 | More by KFBR392
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-27-2014 22:10:18 | More by tdmccarthy
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virinow

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-21-2014 21:09:52 | More by LoveStout
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mrjbrown27

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-20-2014 03:30:41 | More by mrjbrown27
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njsouthdh


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-19-2014 21:36:30 | More by njsouthdh
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nontastic


1.25/5  rDev -65.2%

06-19-2014 13:12:05 | More by nontastic
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jklecko2

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-15-2014 17:47:51 | More by jklecko2
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Galaxy IPA from Big Muddy Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.