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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 12-13-2011)
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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

krl2112, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
2.76/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle opened up by Doug. Poured into a Bell's snifter today, 10/31/2013.

Pours a hazy orange-copper body, not much of a white head, dissipates fairly quickly. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smells like a giant onion and garlic bomb. I really didn't get all the references to onions in IPAs, but this is the first beer that reminds me so much of raw onions. Not much malt sweetness in the background.

Also tastes like a massive onion bomb. No complexity here, not much else. Very disappointing.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, decent carbonation. Aftertaste is mostly raw onions.

I absolutely did not care for it. Doug and I agreed that this beer was a drainpour, and acted accordingly.

Stevedore, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of jale
3.08/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brewed exclusively with galaxy hops.

A: Pours a cloudy apricot with two quarters of white head.

S: Big citrus hoppiness in the nose.

T: Huge citrusy hop bitterness from start to finish with this.

M: Light body with good carbonation.

O: Not my favorite. To much hop bitterness for me.

jale, Dec 13, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Reappropriated, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of lunarbrew
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

lunarbrew, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.49/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: deep orange. opaque. very small off white head that fades pretty quickly

Smell: grapefruit, more hops and belgian yeast

Taste: opens up with grapefruity hops and transitions to a slightly sweet candisugar before transitioning back to hops.

Mouthfeel: very bitter and quite dry

Overall: a well crafted and strong hoppy beer. just doesn't do it for me.

SportsandJorts, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

acurtis, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Tyrus, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Pat316, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

monitorpop, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

gashmoney, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

AOShabaz, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

ubufan2112, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

LoveStout, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

ivorycannon, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

TonyTalon, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden orange body. Fleeting but nice white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Citrusy hops. Belgian yeast and sweetness. A little phenolic.

Taste - Much maltier. Grapefruit hop. Sweet pale malts. Super bitter in the back.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Very bitter.

Overall - Very bitter, but good.

Alieniloquium, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

HardyA, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

dfillius, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

emac1224, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

shehateme, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

gueuzegossage, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of andrewjraab
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours shades of orange and ruby with good clarity and two fingers of white head. Spotty lacing surrounds the glass.

S - grapefruit citrusy hops, malts, bread dough and yeasty. Faint brown sugar / malty smell in the background.

T - very hop forward, and blends with some belgian style hops and malt backbone.

O - This is a solid Ameri-Belgo DIPA. I usually don't prefer the belgian style IPA's but this is nice because the robust american style hops take center while the Belgian flavors are secondary.

andrewjraab, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy orange. Small foamy white head. Good amount of lacing.

S - Tropical fruits - grapefruit, pineapple, and orange - with a nice amount of hops. Bready yeast and a sweet malty smell appears in the background.

T - Bitter hops are very upfront. Bready malts and Belgian yeast come through next. I got a nice sweetness from the malts before another blast of bitter hops.

M - Smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - Decent offering from Short's. Wouldn't turn down, but wouldn't seek out.

TreyIsWilson, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottling date's scratched off, but this was bottled recently. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: A golden color with two fingers of an off-white head. Very slight haze to it. Some great lacing. I don't often review a beer's label (sometimes I get beer on draft), but this is just another fantastic bit of art by Short's. It's pretty simple, but definitely eye catching. Pretty awesome, no doubt.

Smell: I've never had a Galaxy only beer, and I'm not even sure I've experience Galaxy hops before, but I get quite a bit of clove (or coriander?) with a bit of Belgian funk and citrus rind.

Taste/feel: Well, not being the biggest fan of clove/coriander, I don't love this beer as much as I wanted to, and it's just not what I had expected really at all given the style. It's slightly Belgian, I suppose, but I guess I'm just used to those walloping Belgian IPAs brought on by Brewery Vivant. A floral spice (like clove) is the first thing I notice, then it turns into a sweet sort of citrus, and by the end there's a nice malt balance. This is still a very good beer, and I don't find that floral sort of flavor over-powering, so this is something I really enjoy. Not NEARLY as bitter as I was lead on to believe it would be. Gargle Blaster slowly grew on me as I worked my way down the glass.

Alextricity, Oct 31, 2013
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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.