Annabelle's India Pale Ale - Galena Brewing Company
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Reviews by ferrari29:
4.35/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Beer poured from bottle into Nonic shaped pint glass
A - Beer pours from bottle with 1 & 1/2 finger sized rocky head; holds very well; moderate level of foamy lacing; body is dark copper in colored and opaque;
S - Very hoppy nose; roasted malt comes up right after; caramel; pine; touch of cotton candy; sweet
T - Smooth caramel and roasted malt flavor; hoppy, pine taste; delicious hop flavor; not to heavy and not to weak, just right; slightly sweet
M - Thick body; moderately bitter aftertaste; very well carbonated
D - Very well balanced flavor and mouthfeel profile; great taste and fantastic drink
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2012 02:33:11 | More by ferrari29
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3.95/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Golden orange color that has a very murky body. This beer has a gorgeous glow. Half a finger of creamy head on the pour. Rich sticky lacing left behind with each drink.
Smell: Bright citrus exploded out of the can. Nice pine body with lingering fruit accents of tangerines, mangos, and oranges. There is a touch of spices and peppercorns on the nose as well. Fresh caramel warms up on the body. Grains and freshly cut grass bring it on the body. Touch of bready, airy yeast rounds this one out.
Taste: The front is saturated undistinguished citrus fruits. Caramel and molasses syrupy malt profile warms up on the body. Sticky toffee continues to linger and sit heavily on the palate. Lighter tropical fruits with accents of mangos, tangerines, pineapple, and pine hit on the back end. Pine rides out hard into the finish.
Mouthfeel: Rich syrupy malt texture wins out on the palate. Lingering bitter pine also takes its toll. Carbonation is low but fits the big malt backbone.
Overall: Digging this local IPAs that are popping up all over the place. The dry hopping really stands out with this brew and is certainly the highlight. Nothing about this brew is watery, its more potent tones linger long after drinking.
Serving type: can
05-12-2014 06:00:32 | More by KFBR392
4/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Bombfire Pizza in Sabula, Iowa. (Every word in that last sentence was spelled correctly, even though they don't look like it).
Pours a thick amber with a nice head. Smells like citrus and pine hops against bread malt and a nice, doughy yeast finish. Big nodes of cascade, but the balance is what really makes the beer worth writing about; that, and the fact that it does a grand job hiding its fairly high ABV. The hop profile isn't exceptional or anything, but overall this is a wonderfully quaffable strong-ish IPA.
I've had a few beers from Galena, and this is by far their most solid offering. Makes me think they might be getting their act together and maybe even producing beers worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2012 01:48:46 | More by mynie
4.78/5 rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
The GBC’s entry for those desiring lively, hoppy beer (as the servers' shirts say: “Don’t worry, be hoppy”).
Annabelle has a great slightly cloudy golden color with reddish tinge and well-formed head with generous lacing of the glass. Brilliant piney, citrus (slightly grapefruit) hoppiness up front which holds, then finishes with a snappy cleanness.
Food pairing: Pairs well with Oriental food, especially spicy food. Able to take on stronger flavored food and stand up to it, but not a good match to overly acidic foods.
Available year-round on draft, in bottles and in kegs. My favorite at GBC.
IBU’s 70; 7.5% abv
Serving type: on-tap
12-24-2011 00:06:19 | More by drn
Annabelle's India Pale Ale from Galena Brewing Company
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