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Galaxy Pale Ale - New England Brewing Co.

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Galaxy Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 46
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jimmy82063 on 09-10-2011)
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2/5  rDev -53.3%

Emkehr, May 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

Mikeluzzjr, May 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

GLockmeister19, Oct 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

BigZ2214, May 04, 2014
Photo of jbertsch
3.45/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Excited to try this as I love galaxy hops.

On tap at the Armsby Abbey. Served in a pint glass.

A light orangy-glow to its color. 1 finger of white head stuck around.

Aroma is real nice for a pal ale. Galaxy hops are definitely present and give off a sunny, citric feel. This is the beer's best trait.

Unfortunately it goes down hill a bit from there. The flavor gives off notes of citric hop, but there's almost no malt profile to be found and it tastes a bit too watery. I know this is a low-abv brew but that should really be no excuse for how thin this tastes and feels. What I can make out are almost faint notes of wheat (thought I don't believe it's brewed with any), and possibly some cracker malt. But I'm stretching it.
Overall not bad, and the aroma is real nice. But I think this has room for improvement. If the body came across just a little less watery, this would be great in my book. It's a nice session brew, but IMO I don't think it deserves the high scores I see here.

jbertsch, Apr 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

braugon, Mar 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Roguer, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

MenardMa, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

PeteRiz, Apr 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

wdarcy77, May 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

GuisseppeFranco, Apr 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

nebula1999, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

mendvicdog, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

bigedct, Oct 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at NEBCO

Hazy orange-amber pour, with a nice puff of white head that retained well and laced the glass. Obviously showcasing Galaxy hops, with a nice dose of citrus zest in the nose. More citrus in the taste, lemon and orange pith/zest, piney bitterness, with a somewhat muted malt base, a tad grainy. Medium body, crisp and enjoyable. A pretty basic APA, but solid and tasty nonetheless.

Rifugium, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

ShowerBeers, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

josephwa, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

voidrunner, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Schlais, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

mdaschaf, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

fthegiants, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Kochiss, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

grahuba, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Kmlund, Apr 29, 2014
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Galaxy Pale Ale from New England Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.