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Galaxy IPA - Big Muddy Brewing

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Galaxy IPA
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Sammy, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

djrn2, Jul 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

acurtis, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

TMoney2591, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of emerge077
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.

emerge077, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

zeff80, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%

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...

StonedTrippin, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

Gavage, Feb 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

EgadBananas, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

LoveStout, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

WDJersey, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

SadMachine, Jul 18, 2013
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2.3/5  rDev -35.9%

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.

RonfromJersey, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

krome, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Oakenator, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jgunther71, May 15, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +8.4%

a dark copper pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head leaving behind excellent amounts of lacing. smells of caramel, bready malt and lots of grassy and floral hops, along with a wonderful grapefruit-like citrus. a very bready tasting english style ipa with a nice hop selection. slightly bitter, mostly sweet. lots of bready biscuity notes, caramel, with a light grapefruit flavor, and grassy/herbal hops.
medium body with a creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

a nice ipa, doesn't feel like it's all too fresh, but still hoppy to the point where i can feel what they were going for. not a bad beer, more leaning towards an english style ipa rather than the overhopped american. not a bad value for about $5 per 22oz

facundoCNB, May 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

thinwhiteduke, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

bcm75, Jul 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

jklecko2, Jun 15, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

First time with this one. Pours a murky orangeish brown color with some sediment seen floating. Thin tight bubbly head stands a half inch tall and quickly falls to a thin creamy cap. Some spotty lacing is left behind. The aroma of this beer is slightly better than the taste, have a feeling that this isn't the freshest of bottles. There is a nice balance between grapefruit and pine hops. Not too malty, it sems to take a back seat to the hop profile, still has some bread and caramel presencein it. Moputhfeel seems pretty standard for the style. Good carbonation with a long dry finish that isn't overly bitter. I kinda like this beer as it is, but I would love to try a bottle that is a lot fresher. I have a hunch that my overall score might rise a bit.

match1112, Jan 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

erialbill, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Eaglefan344, Nov 08, 2013
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Galaxy IPA from Big Muddy Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.