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Galaxy Defender - Monkish Brewing Co.

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Galaxy Defender
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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Monkish Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: wethorseblanket on 08-31-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Crazy Harry's in Winnetka, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with yeast, earth, citrus zest, and slight tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a slightly odd pairing with the base beer and hop choice in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2013 03:42:55 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mhaugo

California

4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler poured into a tulip glass. 6.4% ABV.
Appearance: Stained leather. Brilliantly clear. Covered by a thick, white head that slowly dissipates into a thin ring that paints lacing all down the sides of my glass (4/5).
Aroma: Papaya and grapefruit pith. There is a floral aroma hidden deep in the glass as well (4.5/5).
Taste: Grapefruit and orange juice. Very citrusy. I get a little bit of that Belgian yeast character late in the aftertaste. It’s hard to explain, but this beer is full of life. Amazing (4.25/5).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation (4.5/5).
Overall: I picked up this growler directly from the Monkish taproom and it’s beautiful. I recognize that this beer is not strictly true to the style guidelines (it goes way over the mark on hop aroma), but I'd just call it an Americanized version of the style. I have no problem with that (4.25/5).

Serving type: growler

09-10-2013 17:12:40 | More by mhaugo
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wethorseblanket

California

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the source. 100% Galaxy hop.

A: Pours a clear orangish amber with a 1-finger thick white head which leaves spotty lace.

N: Yeasty, floral, bubblegum, peaches, coconut, mango and apricot.

T: Follows nose. Very complex and fresh, vibrant flavors.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Floral, fruity, yeasty, dry and slightly bitter finish.

O: Enjoyed and would have again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2013 02:06:57 | More by wethorseblanket
Galaxy Defender from Monkish Brewing Co.
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