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Intergalactic Hop Shop | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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4.44/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
block15.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed for Chuck’s 2nd Anniversary, this IPA features Chinook, Azacca, and a spaceship full of Galaxy Hops. Packed full of lupulin hop oils, this hazy pint blasts off with notes of tangerine, mango and papaya with a balanced finish.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#702
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
57
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of dmk82
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienI
2.72/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of bret717
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look- pours golden orange, cloudy from tons of tiny floaties; billowing foamy 2 finger head that recedes slowly; ample lacing

Aroma- straight up dank weed and not much else at first; as the beer warms up i get a little citrus and a minty, earthy note

Taste- dank weed, citrus, tangerine, a little mint and a little bitter grapefruit pith

Feel- medium-bodied, medium carb; bitter finish

Overall- probably the most dank/weed heavy nose I've ever encountered along with a unique IPA flavor profile made for an enjoyable and unique drinking experience

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.13/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. White head. Golden orange color.

Tropical and dank. Citrusy and weedy. Very green and earthy. Some stone fruit. This is an okay ipa, but nothing I am crazy about.

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Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
3.55/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kemoarps
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

taken from notes on draft at Chucks

Body is the colour of peach meat with a minimal white head but a good little fuzz, particularly bunched at the edges. Good lacing.
Juicy tropical fruits that are more guava than mango. Touch of malts sitting behind.
Follows many of the same cues, but with a more fully flushed out heft. Sweet overripe fruit is the driver backed up by a stark bitterness contrast that carries through a long citrus rind finish.
Carbonation is a fine dance of effervescence surrounding a sticky medium body.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.06/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from ABV. Canned 01 March 2018

A very hazy light orange with a dense, off-white head, this looks solid. The nose is very juicy with a lot of peach, papaya, passionfruit and citrus. Sumo mandarins, cara cara oranges, a little honey and some biscuit are present. The palate opens very juicy, moderately bitter and quite tasty.Plenty of peach and citrus juice with notes of passionfruit and papaya are present. Grassy notes are at a minimum. Mildly sweet with a mild bubblegum like flavor. Medium in body, moderately carbonated, this one's solid.

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Photo of clubkid420
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.76/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The Hop Shop that forms a line for extraterrestrial home brewers pours a laser beam yellow, whatever the hell that means. Brunch orange juice cocktail perhaps? It's yellowy orange and beautiful with a wispy white foam that leaves a fine film of bubbles wherever it has made contact.

Mango seems to be the fruit of outer space as this is chalked full of it. Dank weed, damp pine, and ripe citrus seem to be well exported and used, and some wet earthling soil managed to jump on board as well.

Holy fuuuuuuu......! Wow! Peachy flesh begins and steals the show with this one. The rest of the fruity goods manage to be ignored by me before that wonderful pine and recreational herb finish this glorious flavor bombardment off.

This manages to be superbly crisp, bitter, fresh and juicy all at the same time. It's incredible really. Obviously it has some fruity sweetness, the medium carbonation and long lasting bitter finish lend a wonderfully dry end.

This is definitely one of the best IPA's I've had. It is so drinkable and delicious. I'm going back for more. Excuse me. Cheers!

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Photo of kkenagy
3.73/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avas
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AzIpaGuy
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.06/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McBAINx
4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4.17/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can

A pretty standard pour yields about a finger of white head into my can-style glass. The head is somewhat soapy, and I can hear it fizzing away. Within a minute the head is mostly gone. Not what I would call good retention. There is a nice layer of film left on top of the body though. The color is a lovely light orange. Looks like a cremesickle. It's extremely cloudy, zero visibility. The head was a let down, but not a bad looking beer so far.

The aroma is hop forward. Pretty earthy and funky as far as the hops go, with a noticeable citrus presence. Very orangey. On some sniffs I do get a little pine. Tangerine and mango are also present. For being so earthy, it comes across as very refreshing with that citrus. You can tell this is a fresh beer, which is sweet. Very nice aroma overall.

The flavor on this guy is amazing though. Earthy hops blend with soft tropical fruit. Extremely juicy and bright. Finishes creamy. It has this soft, and smooth silkiness to it, feels like ice cream. Small amount of pine. While the flavors blend fantastically together, there aren't too many of them. The fruit kinda all hits as one and is more of a blend than individual flavors. Not necessarily a bad thing. Bitterness does not linger. While on the topic, the bitterness is becoming an afterthought, as the sweetness from the fruity flavors (and probably malt) are taking center stage. Overall this is a great beer, not quite 4.5, but it's close.

As mentioned, the mouthfeel is amazing. Super creamy, with no lingering bitterness. Might as we be a freakin pina colada. Carbonation is low, but has a bite at times. Overall a fantastic feel, smooth, and that compliments the citrus aspect very well.

The drinkability is fantastic as well, extremely tasty and very sessionable for an IPA.

Overall this is a soft, creamy, fruity IPA, with just enough bitterness and hop flavor to keep it in check. A great go to if you like tropical hops, or just killer IPA's. Anyways, great beer.

The appearance turned out ok. Patchy lacing was all I got, but I suppose that's better than nothing. I am probably one of the only people who enjoy cloudy beers, but hey, that's my thing. Overall not an amazing looking beer, but the body and color were very pretty, so that'll bump it up a little bit.

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Photo of EltonSean
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

World class. This is in the same conversation as green, Julius and trilliums IPAs. Big notes of tropical fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Full haze. World class IPA

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JISurfer
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Being a big fan of Chuck's Hop Shop, I've wanted to get my hands on one of these for a while. Luckily, I had a friend visit from Seattle, that works there. My can was well over a month old, but was still juicy and hoppy. I'd love to try one that was fresher, I'm sure it would be even better.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really hazy yellow color with creamy, off-white head. Aroma is really hoppy with nice pineapple and mango juice but also some dank and grassy notes. Taste has tons of hops, dank, grassy, chives, hop resin, medium bitterness. Medium body with a really smooth mouthfeel. Awesome IPA, up there with the New England juice bombs.

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Intergalactic Hop Shop from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 57 ratings