Galaxy Single Hop IPA | Bridge Road Brewers

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Galaxy Single Hop IPAGalaxy Single Hop IPA
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Galaxy Single Hop IPAGalaxy Single Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Bridge Road Brewers

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by smithflipper on 12-27-2009

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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of dertyd
2/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of sirob
2.25/5  rDev -39%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of heygeebee
2.81/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours an amber-brown, one finger very coarse head.

Pine and hops on nose.

Taste is very thin, one dimensional, dry, and totally hop-driven. Reminds of grapefruit - but a dry segment. Gets quite puckering by the end. Needs some malt to balance out. Also, go figure, one hop will be a one-dimensional taste (!)

Mouthfeel is refreshing, one reviewer notes as sparkling mineral water - apt. Quite thin.

A dissapointment given its overall rating - I guess i just ain't a hop-head.

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Photo of Marc280
3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Didn't really pour with much head and what was there quickly faded. A deep golden colour and pours fairly cloudy. There is an unmistakable Galaxy hops aroma and on the first sip I found it too bitter, but after drinking a little more it seems better balanced. The bottle says is has a medium malt profile but I don't really get this. Overall a good beer but not great.

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Photo of Subdepth
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of jzlyo
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is spices, a slightly odd dankness and sweetish malts. The flavor is spices, grapefruit, malts, fruit and a long and mix of tart, slight bitterness and heat in the finish.

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Photo of Stew41
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There’s a good little scene building in Victoria on the IPA front (Bridge Rd, Beast, Kooinda etc). This beer sits comfortably in that group although by no means a world beater. Immediately noticably is the very low carbonation, at least for the style. Marmalade orange in colour with a very thin head and slightly hazy in the body. Passionfruits on the nose; quite subtle but very classy. Palate is somewhat devoid of obvious fruit and malt but the very clean and linear hop profile makes up for this. Again not over powering but shows a sharp grassy hop note with nice aniseed and bitterness to finish.

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Photo of Vanz
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Zach136
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange/amber with a large fading head.
Aroma shows loads more fruity confectionery, with passionfruit, pineapple, lemon and lime lollys all represented. Alongside this is a pungent grassy note, presumably from late/dry-hopping. Some faint caramel is also present, but I think this could really benefit from more malt.
Some of those fruity aromas transfer through as flavours, but the malt dominates in this department (contradictory to what I just mentioned above??), with caramel, toffee and bready notes before a solid, but somewhat boring and dull bitterness follows.
Carbonation is light, body is moderate... pretty good!

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 3/18/15.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, grapefruit juice, tropical fruit, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that starts out citrus and tropical fruit forward, but more earthy hop qualities come out and take over as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Alt
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into my Kilkenny branded 375 odd ml pub glass.
Slightly hazy/cloudy orange, poured a single finger head, which has dissipated very quickly. No carbonation or lacing at all, the cap came off rather easily I think I may have a bit of a dud.

Definitely passionfruit, citrus, piney resin, caramel/toffee.

Taste: Slightly different from other IPA's I've tried, however a good balance of malt and hops, slight touch of citrusy pine with a nice mild drying bitterness. Would be a good introduction into the world of IPA.

Mouthfeel: Nice and soft full mouthfeel, as mentioned no carbonation which I don't mind but this does seem a tad flat.

Jamiesons Beast is my usual go to drop so this is very tame for me, has a nice bitterness to it, would be good for a session/all day but at $27.50 for a sixpack of 4.8% IPA it's ridiculously overpriced and I know my merchant isn't one of the sheisters that puts an insane markup on his stock, despite my love of all things IPA and this being a limited batch this isn't going to be something I'll be in a hurry to buy again. Especially when I can get 7% Beast from the same store for over $5 cheaper. Sorry to say Bridgeroad dudes, I'm a fan of your work but in this instance I'm not really impressed, if you're going to release a limited edition IPA at this price make it an Imperial over 8%.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rblib
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Color has a golden, murky appearance with foamy lacing. My first time isolating the Galaxy hop in an IPA. I find it to be rather dry but this IPA has some fruity passionfruit and considerable malt to balance it into a good offering. I still think the Galaxy alone is an acquired taste.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of chogm54
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml poured into half pint

L - orange/brown, cloudy, pours a very thick white frothy head.

S - tropical fruit (mango, passionfruit), hint of pine and spicy notes.

T - very hoppy - intense fruity flavours - mainly passionfruit, followed by woody, caramel malts and a fairly tarty bitterness at the finish.

M - moderate carbonation, dry almost caustic texture, medium to heavy bodied

O - very much a bitter, tropical hop style is Galaxy. Nice, but couldn't down to many in one go.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juju7
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I like the idea and hope to see more of it. Nice piney, resiny, pineapple notes with a hint of fresh grass. And that, is Galaxy hops boys and girls. Solid bitterness and a nice pine-like tannic feel. It's ticking all the right boxes. Overall a solid beer and a great way of showcasing galaxy (or hops in general) for the uninitiated.

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Photo of pagriley
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber, slightly cloudy with 1 finger white head that dissipated quickly
Bright citrus hop aroma - distinctive and nice
Dank hops with hard bitterness on the finish. Some nuttiness to the beer - not sure where this is coming from, so I am assuming the malt, but it is quite strong hints of hazelnuts and something vegetative.
Light mouth feel with good carbonation

Overall solid - better than the single hop summer IPA I had yesterday. Something nutty in the beer is keeping me interested.

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Photo of raycoll
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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