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Galaxy IPA - Big Muddy Brewing

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Galaxy IPA
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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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

never heard of these guys before, but was pretty happy with this galaxy ipa, a hop I think should be used more widely. this pours a hazy brass color, pushing burnt orange, with a sensational white head that's tall and permanent, leaving sexy rings as it drinks. the galaxy hops are immediately apparent on the nose, sharp and fruity, almost with a bubblegum character, but still citric at the same time. more malt than we probably need here in nose, taste, and body, it crowds out the interesting hops a little more than it should, but its good pale malt and aside from making this beer a little less drinkable, it doesn't really hurt it too much. great hop journey in this one, moving from fruity to bitter and back again to zesty citrus fruit, a very well hopped brew. the alcohol and the body make it a one and done bomber for me, and the carbonation is a bit strong, but the flavors of this beer are its best assets, as they should be in any beer. a great introduction to big muddy brewing for me, I will be looking to get my hands on some more of their stuff, and this is further proof that the galaxy hop needs more exposure, maybe my next homebrew...

Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Bruery snifter.

With more income comes more bottles from the store. This case-in-point pours a mostly clear brass-amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, mild pine resin, light toffee, and pineapple. The taste keeps those fruits, but tends toward their rinds rather than their flesh, resulting in a shift from fruitiness to bitterness. It's a bit of a downer, considering how nicely tropical that aroma truly was. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice IPA, but one that would have done better to stick with the path laid out by the smell rather than ply its own bitter trade. Still ain't all bad, though.

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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark and slightly cloudy orange color with a two finger head that lingers around a while. Moderate lace develops.

Smell: orange and grapefruit citrus, some woodiness, and a bit of earthiness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, grapefruit, earthy bitterness, and some pears create a well balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp at the start, less crisp at finish. slightly dry aftertaste here.

Overall: an easy drinking beer, flavorful and tasty.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Photo of RonfromJersey
2.34/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A very hazy orange body with a bright light center. Four fingers of white bubbles rapidly dropped to one, then settled. Good dense lacing.

Citrus aroma with some pine and a whiff of cleanser. Not overly assertive.

Sweet beginning with a sloppy dose of malt that slides around the tongue instead of building a foundation. A quick fleeting note of citrus. Then it's all bitter. There is good bitter and bad bitter. This is not good bitter. And it lingers on and on.

Light-medium mouthfeel. Acceptable.

A one note IPA and that one note is not exactly the closing note of "A Day in the Life". An inexpensive bomber that wasn't worth the price. Not recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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