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Galaxy Pale Ale - New England Brewing Co.

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Galaxy Pale Ale
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248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 47
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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Photo of sulldaddy
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

sulldaddy, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Davepoolesque, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

TX-Badger, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours a hazy dark orange, almost a light amber. Small head, very visible and active carbonation.

The aroma is pine needles and orange juice.

The taste is pretty similar, with a crackly bitterness that is very nice. The bitterness lingers a decent amount of time, and complements the juicy fruity hop flavors very well.

Well carbonated, light body. Very drinkable pale ale.

This is a great hoppy draft-only offering from NEBCO- if you ever see it on tap, grab it!

GreesyFizeek, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Kmlund, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of donkeyrunner
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

donkeyrunner, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of markgugs
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

markgugs, May 02, 2014
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

RonfromJersey, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of mltobin
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mltobin, May 14, 2014
Photo of vonnegut21
4/5  rDev -6.5%

vonnegut21, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of DonFrap
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

GrindFatherBob, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Amalak
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had at ginger man in south Norwalk, Connecticut.

A. It has a yellow/orange color, hazy, with a foamy head with some good lacing. Totally cloudy.

S. it has a good double hop scent.

T/M. It has a beautiful floral hop taste. Orange peel in there. There's a balanced hoppiness. Very tasty.

O. It has a perfect balance, flavorful but tamed.

Amalak, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a nonic pint glass at Max Burger's CT Tap Takeover in West Hartford, Conn.

A: Poured a bright, but very cloudy, golden yellow color tinged with an orange glow beneath a creamy, one-finger head of dense, white foam that retained nicely and left some clingy lacing. Not like any other APA I've seen before, but more like an IPA with lactose added.

S: Very fresh, herbal and citrusy hop aroma. Lots of spicy grapefruit and grassiness in the nose.

T: Light, sweet and juicy malts up front hit the palate with a little orange peel and toasted grain before Galaxy hops wash over the palate. Hops flavors range from orange and grapefruit juice to lemongrass and back to a slightly hot and citrusy bittersweet finish.

M: Light to medium-bodied pale ale with loads of sweet, juicy malts and astringent, bitter hops to cleanse the palate, leaving it almost minty with a bitter citrus rind finish.

O: A very sessionable, hopped out pale ale, NEBCo's Galaxy Pale rings in at only 4.8% ABV but carries the body, flavor and complexity of an American IPA. It'll probably lead to palate burnout after a couple, but I'd gladly order one after the other in the face of stronger DIPAs or lackluster pale ales.

Gambrinus1184, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of HopStoopid120
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -6.5%

WeisGuy, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of NJBeer265
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

NJBeer265, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of CTJman
5/5  rDev +16.8%

CTJman, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz. growler into a Pizza Boy pint glass.

Pours a 1 finger coarse white head with low retention. Beer is a semi-clear pale orange. Lacing is layered and thick with good stick. A good looking beer considering the container format.

Nose is citrus, pine, cane sugar and a grapefruit hop bitterness. A touch of soapiness too. Moderately aromatic.

Opens papaya, citrus and grapefruit. Some pine hop bitterness with a light malt backbone for balance. End is hoppy and citrussy with a bitter finish and a lingering, sticky hop aftertaste. Pretty much what I want from the style.

Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Slick and quenching in the mouth and goes down smooth with some light bubbles. Clean finish with a slightly filmy aftertaste. Appropriate for the style.

NEBCO is slowly starting to be recognized for the pale ales and this one doesn't disappoint. Nothing really stands out here but that's a good thing. Very drinkable with a nicely balanced flavor profile and appetizing nose. Worth trying.

SpeedwayJim, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of bum732
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

bum732, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

DerekMorgan, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of josephwa
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

josephwa, May 02, 2014
Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

JohnParadee, Apr 18, 2014
Galaxy Pale Ale from New England Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.