Galaxy Head High | Kane Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
kanebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Dry Hopped Galaxy Head High

Added by xnicknj on 11-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
7.48%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 9
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of malfunxion
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- Absolutely gorgeous hazy glowing orange color with a plume of tight white head that leaves tons of lacing!

S- This explodes from the glass with tropical fruit and citrus! Passion fruit at the forefront, with mango, papaya, grapefruit, and mandarin orange following. Also some nice peach notes. Just fantastic!

T- The flavor is more of the same from the aroma, with passion fruit leading the way! So incredibly juicy! Mango and peach are the secondary flavors, and it finishes with just the right touch of bitterness.

M- The mouth feel is medium with perfect carbonation, and it finishes dry with a mild bitterness that keeps you coming back for more!

O- I'd put this IPA up against any of the heavy hitters out there, and I think in a blind taste test it would win most of the time! Just an absolute gem of a beer!

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4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden yellow color with pineapple colored edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, slowly settling with streaks of soapy lacing left clinging to the glass on its way down.

Dank, uber fresh hop aroma with resinous oils, pine needle, fresh cut grass and juicy tropical/citrus fruit sweetness. Very floral with really nice grassy, earthy notes countered by luscious pineapple, grapefruit, melon and lemon pith. Very dank with kind bud, floral hop leaf, soily gras. Pale biscuit malt backbone with bread and grainy cracker. Smells great.

Full body with a blast of dank, sticky hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a slightly sweet, bone dry finish. There's a really great balance of earthy bitterness, tropical fruit and pale malt. Floral with grassy pine and sticky, resinous oils countered by prominent citrus/tropical fruit sweetness. Juicy pineapple and mango along with ruby red grapefruit, melon and orange peel. Pale malt backbone with biscuit and cracker providing balance without interfering with the dank, juicy hops. Perfectly balanced and dangerously crushable. Excellent!

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to The Terminator, SadMachine, for this 500ML bottle.

Pour is that trendy light orange that makes me think of those old Anita Bryant commercials…which only reminds me just hold old I am. Citrus, tropical fruit, soaked sweet bread comes off the surface. Acceptable.

Head High - Galaxy is a versatile beer. I could see myself slugging this after a sweaty bout of gardening or sipping it out of a wine glass over a leisurely ninety minutes. Much citrus, some orange juice (from concentrate), mild honeyed malts, moderate bitterness. Bit of flowers & touch of Fat Tire-style wet bread, though not enough to ruin the experience. Nicely juicy, & drinkable enough to warrant the 12 oz. bottle that’s hit the gym.

A bit of an upgrade from the standard, very good Head High, but not so much as you’d notice if they weren’t both in your mouth simultaneously. Thoroughly enjoying this; an excellent beer.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

growler from the brewery poured into tulip - thanks Wiid!

Pours a hazed golden color with some brighter orange hues. Fluffy white head rests on top, retaining for a while and leaving rings and patches of lacing on the glass.

Lovely nose chock full of explosive, juicy citrus aromas. Grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, and apricot all create a cocktail of hop flavor. Some notes of light bready malt along with some fruit driven sweetness.

Nicely bitter up front with a plethora of citrus flavors. Some pith and rind from the grapefruit, but the apricot and pineapple really come through well. Slightly sweet, but still really bitter on the tongue. Lighter malt backbone provides some support and sweetness with a touch of syrupy caramel. Finishes with a building dryness that wraps around the tongue.

Medium body, decent carbonation, dry and lingering on the palate. I really liked Head High, and this Galaxy dry hopped version takes the base beer to another level. I can't wait to see what's next from these guys.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Galaxy Head High from Kane Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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