Alexander Keiths Galaxy Hop Ale - Alexander Keith's
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Reviews by TheHammer:
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
More User Reviews:
3.33/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clear amber with a finger and a half of puffy off-white head that pretty quickly settles to a healthy-but-thin covering. Meh retention; little to no lacing.
Malty with ripe tropical fruits. Pineapple, brown sugar, papaya, weed, faintly resinous.
Dry and tropical. Funky dry earth flavors with some hints of fruitiness.
Dry, velvety. good strong carbonation with a pretty smooth finish. Light to medium body and pretty easy drinking.
Pretty good beer in general. Very good beer for the price.
Say what you will about some wacky macro "craft" brews, this was better than I had anticipated. It pours okay and had a nice, fruity, fairly busy nose and a relatively beefy taste. While it is obviously to some extent a cheap beer and made to be generally inoffensive and approachable, it is nice to get a baseline of beers like this that are cheap and available to give people (myself included) a little training in individual hop flavors just for the hell of it.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 00:48:31 | More by TheDoctor
3.29/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a pale orange colour, cap of white head, not much in the way of lace. Smell is citrusy and quite fruity, a bit of mango, orange gummy bears, fairly generous hop profile, underlying sweet malt. Taste is initially dry and bitter, muddy mixture of hops and malt, honey graham cracker, citrusy but no fruit specificaly makes its way out of the muddy mix of flavours, bitterness softens mid palate with a light sweetness, hoppy aftertaste. Medium - high carboantion, medium body. This is OK, not something I will probably ever purchase again but if offered to me I would be alright with drinking this again.
Serving type: can
05-22-2014 13:49:10 | More by peensteen
Alexander Keiths Galaxy Hop Ale from Alexander Keith's
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