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Galaxy Pale Ale - New England Brewing Co.

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Galaxy Pale Ale
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 58
Gots: 19 | 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

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Beer added by: jimmy82063 on 09-10-2011

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Galaxy Pale Ale from New England Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.