Alpha Galactic | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
beachwoodbbq.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by SoCalBeerIdiot on 05-02-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
37
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 37
Reviews by Nugganooch:
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4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ – Long Beach, CA
04/29/2014 – Full Pint

A: Pale gold, straw-like appearance and mostly visible. Half finger of ivory foam tops the glass with some fair hang time. Faintly etched lace scatters across the glass in random dots and streaks.

S: The nose is redolent of passion fruit with sweet ripened apricots, pineapple, and grapefruit. There is some mild sugary malt cracker underneath but man oh man what a glorious tropical fruit medley of hops. Lots of Galaxy hops coming through. Really great hoppy aromatics on this one.

T: Damn this one is good and fresh as all get out. The Galaxy hops deliver loads of passion fruit flavors with some spicy guava, mango, and pineapple. There is an upper moderate amount of bitterness with a touch of dirty herbal greens on the back end. The Pilsner malt shines through with some bready cracker and a sprinkling of sugary bits to help balance all the flavors. An excellent brew. This is a great session with no alcohol coming through in the flavor. Very light and refreshingly crisp.

M: The body is fairly light with a perfect amount of frothy carbonation to give a fuller creaminess. There is a nice puckering of hop bitterness to the feel with a super dry and crisp finish. Slightly resinous after effect.

D: This is a fantastic APA with lots of great tropical fruit flavor. Really well balanced and totally crushable. Hope to see more of this one. Highly recommended.

*Side note: Did not pair so well with bold flavor foods (BBQ). I found some of the hoppy nuances to be lost once my delicious lunch was introduced.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of aquazr1
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of kmoen
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of straightlambic
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jvandever
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of nmann08
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DNICE555
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of spycow
3.69/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Fairly danky hops with aromas of tropical fruit, stone fruit and slightly resinous with a light malt sweetness.

A: straw color, totally clear with a thin white uneven head. There is light lacing in the glass.

T: Moderately danky hops upfront with lots of tropical and stone fruits. The beer is well balanced with the malt body and quite clean. The beer has a moderate bitterness and a dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Super tasty; the beer has an awesome tropical/stone fruits aroma and flavor. The beer is well balanced and assertive on the palette.

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4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Alpha Galactic from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.27 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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