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Galaxy IPA - Other Half Brewing Co.

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Galaxy IPAGalaxy IPA

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Reviews: 21
Hads: 120
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 17.91%
Wants: 39
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jrnyc on 06-07-2014

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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 120
Photo of Furlinator
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the can cloudy golden orange. The one inch white head fades to a thick cap on top and leaves thick strings of lace. I can actually smell malt beneath the pine and orange juice hop aromas. Moderate bitterness initially morphs into a pleasant balance of malt and juicy orange flavor. My can is not fresh. I'm guessing about six months old so, I'll assume the hop bitterness has faded somewhat. The juicy orange accents are strong and balanced. One of the best IPAs I've ever had m

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Photo of RJIV
4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a nice bold, semi-hazy orange color.
As soon as I crack the can I can smell the juiciness of the hops. An orange citrus pop assaulted my nostrils and immediately makes my mouth water. There is some underlying dank qualities slipping through the pungent orange aroma, which makes for an extremely balanced smelling beer.
The taste delivers on the promise of the citrus burst, turning quickly and sharply into a dankness in the middle sim that is fleeting and overpowered by pure hop juice. There is a nice underlying sweetness imparted by the malt - enough to compliment the flavors the hop imparts, but never grabbing your attention. The aftertaste is extremely pleasant and leaves you thirsting for more.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep orange and murky with a white head that leaves some lacing. Underripe Peach, tropical, lemon rinds, lemon grass and slightly vegetal. Nice medium body with a slick mouthfeel. Impressive IPA, little bitter sting on the finish and the flavors aren't super clean but great none the less.

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Photo of pmangold
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

looks great, smells like citrus and tropical fruit. the taste is balanced and juicy and everything I want in an IPA. Other Half does it it again, great IPA!

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Photo of Sandalwood
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a foamy white head, and there is good carbonation. The odor is IPA like, with citrus notes such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit, some tropical fruits, pineapple, peach, apricot, metallic note, earthy, herbal, spicy, clove, linen, slightly floral. The taste for me is tropical fruit, citrus, orange, peach, resin, pine, metallic, onion, herbal, grassy, earthy, malty, bitter throughout.

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Photo of mabermud
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Half growler sent over from New York. Poured into tulip glass.

Look: Orange, transparent, hazy body. White foamy head. Clingy lacing that leaves behind unique smooth shapes around the glass.
Smell: Orange and citrus rinds. Medicinal.
Taste: Citrus rinds and a dab of medicinal herbs. A touch of spice and pepper. Super short finish.
Feel: Medium carbonation. Almost astringent in the finish.

Overall - I am glad I had the opportunity to try this. Maybe if this was straight out of the tap it would have had a better showing.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Other Half Brewing Company in Brooklyn, NY.

This one pours a hazy orange color, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells really richly and nicely of Galaxy hops- my favorite hop varietal. Lots of grapefruit, orange, and passionfruit, I'd say- with a pretty significant pine and dank herbal sort of character.

This is a really nicely well-done IPA here. Galaxy is a great single hop because it seems like it can impart some complexities that multi-hopped beers have. There's a good amount of nice exotic fruit flavors, passionfruit and mango, with a bit of grapefruit too. The finish is very herbal, moderately bitter, with some wet pine flavors. Awesome.

This is one juicy beer- so nice and bright to drink. The carbonation level is moderate. This one starts juicy up front, then finishes pretty dry.

Another superb IPA from Other Half.

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Photo of Tommo
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

So this beer is very one dimensional, northeast IPA for sure, but nothing out of this world. Galaxy does a poor job bittering alone, and overall its just doesnt pop, however i would buy this again over local ipas for sure. Dont trade a left nut for it

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance -The beer was a dark yellow color with a white head.

Smell - The nose was a pale citrusy impression; it seemed a little dry.

Taste - thr orange impression quickly fades into oniony hops. Any citrus notes seemed bitter before the dry ending.

Mouthfeel - The IPA has modest carbonation with appropraite thickness.

Overall - I love Other Half, but this is a pretty basic one hop IPA. In a word, this is ordinary.

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Photo of Zonk
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pine aromas burst out of the can, but falls short on the palate. Very dry with little backbone to carry the hops and the mouthfeel comes off as a bit thin. A nice beer but I felt like Hop Showers was in a different class. Also I liked it better from can as it cocentrated the nose.

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Photo of tmbgnicu
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Other Half continues to make the best IPAs south of Vermont. Galaxy pours cloudy with a nice two finger head that doesn't stay around for too long. The taste is out of this world- juicy citrus with a bitter finish. Just incredible all around.

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Photo of Mikefriedman90
4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a perfect ipa. I picked up a case of the all green as well and can't decide which I like more. The all green has more body and is more intoxicating. But the Galaxy has just as much taste but is less potent and filling. They are both world class. This one has the right amount of hops, lots of character, and the distinct other half taste. Pours light amber with a bit of head. Drinkable. Tasty. Can't wait to have another.

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Photo of inkman15
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another excellent offering from Other Half in their single hop series. The nose is so dank that you'll be surrounded by it as soon as the can is cracked. Lots of citrus, some onion, and subtle fruity notes too. Taste follows but doesn't quite pay off the nose. The Mosaic version was a bit better but this is still excellent.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look-Color is brownish yellow, very cloudy, pours a half finger of head that settles into a stubborn patch of lacing and clings to the side of the glass nicely.
Smell-Lots of dank hops, with a hint of mild tropical fruitiness.
Taste-Kind of the reverse of the aroma, unpeeled pineapple and melon upfront, followed by dank, pungent hops, i definitely pick upon onions, but not in a bad way, interestingly. the taste is somehow very clean, despite the pungency.
Feel-Medium body, nicely carbonated, starts juicy but finishes pleasantly dry.
Overall-Quite a tasty beer, i gear towards the fruiter IPA'sand generally am not a fan of these super dank ones but i really enjoyed this.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A tasty (mostly) single hop offering. Suffers the same fate as many similar beers, in that it's a little bit one note in execution. Other Half tends to brew extremely dry beers and this is in keeping with that trend, with the malt component there but barely perceptible on the palate. Still they haven't quite achieved the rarefied air of Hill Farmstead (for example) - utterly dry beers with almost no malt character at all, but the bitterness of the hops mitigated by vivid flavors. This beer approaches that level but falls just short, feeling a little narrow in the taste profile, just a smidge too bitter, although the more interesting characteristics of the galaxy hop emerge as the beer warms and opens up a bit.

Murky dull gold color with a small and quickly dissipating head and no lace - visuals a bit lacking. Nice aroma showing off the galaxy traits, a bit of tropical fruit, some resins and some cat piss...better than it sounds. Taste follows the nose, with some of that fruitiness cutting through the bitterness, but again, totally dry and without a perceptible malt component. Medium body and carbonation - very good feel on this one.

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Photo of PVMT
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a can dated 7/27/15. Excellent showcase of the Galaxy hop, balanced with a perfect malt finish. Other Half absolutely is killing it with their single-hop offerings.

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Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Orange, pine, and onion heaven! Really delicious IPA...these single hopped beers can be a little one dimensional sometimes (looking at you, Equinox) but this beer doesn't fall victim to that description...would put this one just behind mosaic and citra..very nice

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Photo of imonhiatus
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thanks Mike for swinging by on your way home from the release to pop a can (and some other bottles). enjoyed side by side with fresh mastermind and hopcelot. brew poured deep murky orange. nose is sweaty dank galaxy hop. really has that other half vibe to it something in the nose and taste that I find similar in all their brews. really nice. super juicy...a bit boozy, overall a really nice brew. not my favorite of the single hops but far from the worst. other half keeps cranking out the goodness and this is no excepttion.

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Photo of Crookdrain
4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Served in a 12oz tulip glass straight from the source in the taproom.

A: Beautiful clear golden body with a thick foamy shaving cream head that slowly shrinks after a minute. One of the first pours from the just-tapped keg.

S: Unbelievable aroma of fresh pine, grapefruit peel, and melon. Very pungent - this baby was one of the freshest IPAs I've yet to try.

T: In line with aroma, this is a bare-bones in-you-face Galaxy bomb. Notes of melon, tropical fruit (I believe the brewer said pineapple - I can see that), and I get a little onion/garlic on the back end. Very nice showcase of the Galaxy hop in a non-single-hop IPA (confirmed with the brewer that Galaxy is the main hop but there are other bittering/aroma hops supplementing)

M: It's an IPA. It prickles your tongue with good carbonation, feels sticky on the way out. It does what it's supposed to do.

O: This is an outstanding IPA that I'm not afraid to admit stands up to most Vermont IPAs. Other Half are becoming my favorite brewery in NYC. No one is making IPAs like these guys in the 5 boroughs. I'd even say they are giving Kane and Peekskill a run for their money. Cannot wait for Green Diamonds to be canned.

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Photo of dar482
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer has an aroma of grapefruit peel and citrus.

The flavor follows with this grapefruit peel throughout with notes of grassiness and flora. There's a light body, along with stiff bitterness on the finish. It stands out quite a bit and we preferred the Motueka because of that.

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Photo of jrnyc
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this from a can from recent can release and poured into a tulip glass. Great orange appearance. Nice smell. Initial taste is bitter but has a taste on finish that I really like but can't quite put my finger on.

Overall very solid, not at top with Other Half's best beers but very good.

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Galaxy IPA from Other Half Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.