Alpha Galactic
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #246
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,609
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 7.86%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
74
From:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  7
SCORE
89
Very Good
Alpha GalacticAlpha Galactic
Notes: Alpha Galactic is a west coast pale ale with a blast of intergalactic flavors and aromas. A base of pilsner malt lays down a delicate foundation for the Australian Galaxy and American Warrior, Amarillo, & Simcoe varities. Dry hopping with Galaxy creates bright aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, and dank resin.

IBUs 69
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Reviews by Frosty11161:
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Frosty11161 from California

4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 12, 2017
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a tulip appears pale yellow with a white cap that fades leaving stringy lace.

Aroma lemon and pine with slight herbal to cheesy citrus character.

Tastes straw grain, fresh cereal-like with lemon herbal citrus pith/pulp.

Light in body with modest carbonation. Easy drinking nice stuff.

Feb 15, 2017
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Hop_God from California

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: pale light mustard yellow. Thin egg shell white head.

S: citrus pith. Tangerine. Tropical fruit bouquet. Subtle resin.

T: much More bitter. Resin. Pine. Citrus juice. Orange peel. Very faint peach to mango.

F: clean and crisp. Decent body.

O: very nice. Easy drinker. Full flavor.

Feb 06, 2017
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Jortonsbeer from California

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aug 14, 2017
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Travis415 from California

3.21/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Feb 15, 2017
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TallGuyCM from California

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 11, 2020
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tempest from New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 20, 2017
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rand from California

4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber into a pint glass

Hazy, straw-yellow appearance, little-to-no head. Sharp, prickly-citrus nose, with notes of tangerine and honeyed buiscuits. Hop-forward flavors, with a West Coast profile, as orange rind and lemon-pepper press up against yeasty crackers and earthy tea. Light, bubbly complexion ushers in a crisp, refreshing finish.

Easy to throw back and tasty enough, but I was expecting more subtleties and depth from the hop-profile.

Apr 04, 2017
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largadeer from California

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 21, 2015
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Floydster from California

4.56/5  rDev +12%

Nov 29, 2014
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pkalix from California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 27, 2017
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nmann08 from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 15, 2016
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spycow from Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 31, 2016
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DNICE555 from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 13, 2016
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jakecattleco from California

4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 25, 2017
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mattknueven from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 14, 2017
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TryThemAllOnce from California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 26, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 26, 2017
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rfgetz from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 10, 2017
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kaseydad from California

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 20, 2017
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wethorseblanket from California

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the source in LB. Pours a clear pale yellow under a 1" thick white head which fades slowly and yields splotchy lace. Aroma is tropical fruits (passion and mango) and floral. Flavors are lemony citrus and faintly dank. Light body and moderate carbonations. Finishes clean, crisp and slightly dry.

Dec 30, 2016
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GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 19, 2017
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RBassSFHOPit2ME from California

3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Admittedly, I've recently become a Beachwood BBQ fanboy since they started distributing fresh beer at K&L Liquor in Redwood City. Finally get some Nor-Cal love! IPA's don't get much better than their Amalgamator & Citraholic.

Onto Alpha Galactic...

Hate to say it, but this beer is "hollow." Feel is like a Soda water with a little more than a splash of orange juice and grainy.
Almost like a beer-mosa but the lemon orange citrus flavor truly is a watered down one. Exactly like when you add water to OJ or vice versa. I can see how some would like this one, but it was a miss for me. Bottled 3 weeks ago.

Feb 17, 2017
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krome from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 27, 2017
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nathanmiller from New York

4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Jan 15, 2015
Alpha Galactic from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 74 ratings