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Alexander Keiths Galaxy Hop Ale - Alexander Keith's

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Alexander Keiths Galaxy Hop AleAlexander Keiths Galaxy Hop Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

72 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wordemupg on 12-11-2013)
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Reviews by TheHammer:
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had good experiences with the last two hop series beers, time to give this one a shot.

Appearance: Clear copper body with ample carbonation and a thumb worth of head that laced admirably. Good start so far, only down side is the head didn't stick around and with it, the lacing ceased.

Smell: It's Hoppy...who would have thought a beer that is part of a hop series would smell hoppy. Although seriously it has this almost five alive citrus smell to it, with touches of bitter herbs and a slight background of sweet malt.

Taste: It's tastes like tropical fruits, from start to finish. It begins with Pineapple and orange notes backed to a very mild caramel malt which then turns to a more bitter lime and guava taste with a strong bitter hop presence. It's not IPA hoppy, but solid Pale Ale hoppy.

Mouthfeel: There is a bit of a oily aftertaste sensation which is a little odd and the carbonation tends to accent the bitterness more then the other aspects of the beer. However, the solid transitioning a mild tropical aftertastes makes up for it.

Drinkability: It's hoppy, but not to excess but I'm not sure if I'd want to drink it all night. There is a bit of a drier aspect to it as well, but it's also fairly light and settles down nicely.

Final Thoughts: Wow, this was an all around good beer. This is the evidence that a large producer can make a good beer if they put their time and effort into it. My thumb is way up on this one, and may I recommend perhaps Fuggles hops for the next one?

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 05:02:54 | More by TheHammer
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Alexander Keiths Galaxy Hop Ale from Alexander Keith's
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