Alpha Galactic - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
4.49/5 rDev +12.3%
On tap at Beachwood BBQ – Long Beach, CA
04/29/2014 – Full Pint
A: Pale gold, straw-like appearance and mostly visible. Half finger of ivory foam tops the glass with some fair hang time. Faintly etched lace scatters across the glass in random dots and streaks.
S: The nose is redolent of passion fruit with sweet ripened apricots, pineapple, and grapefruit. There is some mild sugary malt cracker underneath but man oh man what a glorious tropical fruit medley of hops. Lots of Galaxy hops coming through. Really great hoppy aromatics on this one.
T: Damn this one is good and fresh as all get out. The Galaxy hops deliver loads of passion fruit flavors with some spicy guava, mango, and pineapple. There is an upper moderate amount of bitterness with a touch of dirty herbal greens on the back end. The Pilsner malt shines through with some bready cracker and a sprinkling of sugary bits to help balance all the flavors. An excellent brew. This is a great session with no alcohol coming through in the flavor. Very light and refreshingly crisp.
M: The body is fairly light with a perfect amount of frothy carbonation to give a fuller creaminess. There is a nice puckering of hop bitterness to the feel with a super dry and crisp finish. Slightly resinous after effect.
D: This is a fantastic APA with lots of great tropical fruit flavor. Really well balanced and totally crushable. Hope to see more of this one. Highly recommended.
*Side note: Did not pair so well with bold flavor foods (BBQ). I found some of the hoppy nuances to be lost once my delicious lunch was introduced.
05-08-2014 20:34:18 | More by Nugganooch
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