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Galaxy Pale Ale - New England Brewing Co.

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Galaxy Pale Ale
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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 40
Gots: 10 | 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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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-15-2011 04:18:24 | More by JAHMUR
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2013 02:13:05 | More by Rifugium
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mdfb79

New York

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 09/30/12 notes. Big thanks to Brett for sharing this growler, through way of Joey and Adam; thanks guys! 8 oz. pour.

a - Pours a hazy bright orange color with one inch of bright white head and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, grapefruit, pine hops, fruity malts, tropical fruits, and some lemon. Ton of fresh citrus and hops to it; really awesome nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, fruity malts, grapefruit, lemon, oranges, pine hops, floral hops, earthy notes. Nice citrus again, more grapefruit than the nose. Still hoppy but not quite as much as the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Little more carbonation woudl be great, but guessing that is due to the growler. No bitterness and easy to drink.

o - Overall a really great, hoppy pale ale. The nose has a ton of citrus and fresh fruit/hops, and it is very easy to drink. Would love to have this one again sometime, worth seeking out.

Serving type: growler

10-01-2012 17:45:25 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

11-06-2013 14:41:28 | More by mendvicdog
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-21-2013 04:07:55 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.

The beer is golden with a mild haze and a thin white head. The aroma offers dank citrus, grapefruit, oranges. Citrus up front with some delicate bitterness in the back. Dry and clean finish. Tangy with a mild tartness. Very tasty.

Serving type: growler

11-01-2013 23:59:42 | More by Huhzubendah
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-13-2014 23:47:23 | More by mdaschaf
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-19-2014 02:51:43 | More by tobelerone
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-26-2012 01:59:38 | More by bsuedekum
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Durge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-19-2012 17:20:54 | More by Durge
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at NEBCO's Friday night event for New Haven Craft Beer Week. Poured into a tulip.

A: Cloudy light orange body with a finger of frothy white head. Ok retention and lacing for the serving method, but no better than average overall.

S: Intense and amazing: to borrow a vivid description from BA Hopstoopid120, it smells like weed soaked in OJ. And I'm talking seriously dank green drenched in fresh-squeezed goodness. Totally different from the way it smelled on tap, and distinctly more memorable. Wow.

T: Opens with huge citrus fruitiness, followed by some dank herbal notes, a touch of faint maltiness, and a supremely clean, dry, bitter finish. Delicious.

M: Eminently smooth and expectedly low on carbonation. Pleasant.

O: This was like an entirely different beer, and was amazing in an entirely different way. While the tap version was terrifically fresh, floral, and herbal in a purely hoppy way, the cask version provides gigantically juicy fruitiness as well as a distinct cannabis overtone that was missing before. The juiciness also helps take the edge off of the super-bitter finish that was my only complaint about the regular version. This was the undisputed high point of the cask offerings. Terrific stuff.

Cheers!

Serving type: cask

10-01-2011 21:39:58 | More by woosterbill
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BGsWo22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-07-2013 22:54:08 | More by BGsWo22
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler fresh from the brewery; poured into a pint

A cloudy orange body with a thick, creamy off-white cap that rose two fingers. Solid retention with chunky lace inside the glass.

I am so impressed with the depth of the galaxy hop. The nose and flavor profile are all over the place.

The nose is of perfumey soap, flowers, herbs, white grapefruit, orange pulp, and pine sap. Just an insanely deep and broad aroma.

Up front, the citrus fruit hits you first, unleashing a mild bitterness through the middle that mingles with perfume and flowers. The finish is a sweep of bitter pine and ganja. Not knee buckling bitter, but just a right amount. Clean malt lays low, hops are the focal point here.

Medium body, rich and creamy. The carbonation was right on point. Good drinking pale ale.

This is a well crafted beer, no question, but I am just in awe of the complexity and depth of this hop strain. This is a fantastic APA that I cannot wait to get my hands on again.

Serving type: growler

04-27-2012 21:12:56 | More by ColForbinBC
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-04-2012 20:45:30 | More by bpfrush
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-26-2013 13:44:57 | More by jaxon53
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-29-2014 11:56:02 | More by Griffith
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-13-2014 04:59:54 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very excited for this.

A-Pours an incredibly hazed honey/marmalade color. Head is a loose cluster of bubbles that actually retains very well. The loose sudsy head leaves nice lacing too. Great looker.

S-Very aromatic. Deep, dank, herbal marijuana happiness. Clementine juice, and other more tropical fruits derived from the Galaxy. The hops smell very pleasing. Lightly bitter scent. Sweet bread malt adds to the smoothness of the aroma. Grapefruit custard smeared of lightly crisped toast.

T-The flavor is as good as the nose and then some. Super-smooth juicy citrus. Long notes of grass and herbal cannibus. Malt balances out the hops only slightly. Moderate bitterness. The hops flavors are ever-present and incredibly unique. Great flavor.

M-At under 5% this beer has great body. Smooth but noticeable carbonation. Lasting bitterness. A bit resinous.

O/D-This lived up to my own created hype. I love the unique hop flavors. The lower ABV is unite refreshing. NEBCO always makes me happy. This is one of my favorites. Would kill to have this one canned regularly.

Serving type: growler

04-03-2012 00:32:46 | More by VelvetExtract
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-20-2013 03:43:09 | More by thegerm87
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-31-2014 00:48:38 | More by petermethot
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-31-2013 20:20:37 | More by oldp0rt
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

brought home a growler from the brewery at the new haven craft beer week event.
Pours cold into a pint glass with cloudy orange color and minimal eggshell white head.
Aroma is pine sap and citrus, with a bit of roasted malt buried in the background.
First sip reveals a lighter body but with sticky texture and mild carbonation that tingles across my palate.
Flavor is just a bit of roasted malt then rolls to grapefruit rind and some other citrus qualities and again a bit of pine or plant notes. Finishes with a little drying and some lingering astringency. Very easy to drink and enjoyable throughout the growler. A nice addition to the lineup and a great beer made for a great event in New Haven.

Serving type: growler

10-08-2011 04:16:19 | More by sulldaddy
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap at coalhouse in Stamford and at cask repubic in new haven...this review is from cask republic.
Pours a fantastic hazey orange golden into tulip pint. Amazing citrus lemony and a bit of melon or pineapple hop aroma. The aroma is just powerful and enticing.
Amazing lemony citrus and fruity melon with slight hop bitterness. ..so much intense flavor for such a low abv brew. The balance is perfect. Amazing refreshing and my favorite session brew of all time...just wish I can get in cans all the time!

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 01:10:20 | More by DrinkSlurm
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

@ Gulu Gulu, Salem MA. Brought the puppy out for a beer.

Opaque gold with a hearty white head. Several lace rings.

Grassy and grapefruit edged aroma at first becomes more buttery and orange as it warms.

Tastewise it certainly doesn't seem like 4.8%. Orange preserve hop character on mildly bready malt. If balance is the point of a pale ale this Galaxy hits the mark.

I like this new trend of low abv but flavorful pale ales that seems to be on the rise (21stA Bitter American and White Birch Hop Session come to mind). Also one of my few experiences with Galaxy other than SA 3rd Voyage - so far I like it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2012 23:22:03 | More by donkeyrunner
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the brewery.

Hazy chilly looking yellow gold body. Level snow white head. Good lacing.

Big enticing, inviting fresh citrus aroma. Oranges, lemons, and more.

Hint of sweet malt slips by fleetingly, quickly overwhelmed by fresh juicy sunny citrus. Nice lemon accents. Hop love nip at the swallow that lingers long into the afterglow.

Beer dances along the tongue like Fred Astaire.

A terrific light and fresh tasting pale ale which would be a great spring/summer seasonal.

Serving type: growler

10-25-2012 03:52:42 | More by RonfromJersey
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Galaxy Pale Ale from New England Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.