Did We Just Become Best Friends? (Galaxy & El Dorado)
Hoof Hearted Brewing

Did We Just Become Best Friends? (Galaxy & El Dorado)Did We Just Become Best Friends? (Galaxy & El Dorado)
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,038
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #8,864
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 6.46%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
24
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Hoof Hearted Brewing
 
Ohio, United States
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Did We Just Become Best Friends? (Galaxy & El Dorado)Did We Just Become Best Friends? (Galaxy & El Dorado)
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 24
Photo of Dragginballs76
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours murky yellow with big fluffy white head that settles to a thick ring great retention. Spotty lacing.

Aroma - Nice tropical fruit mango, pineapple and orange. Well balanced bitter pine and citrus peel with a strong grassy aroma.

Taste - Taste is as balanced as the nose bitter citrus peel, grassy/floral flavors are strong, candied orange and pineapple.

Feel - Chewy thick feel really soft nice dry finish.

Overall - Well done DIPA, alcohol is well hidden very balanced.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, guava, mango, apricot), some pretty nice diesel. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, mango, guava, apricot), pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Orange Julius! Addictive! MilkShake!. Nice to see this one around here.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - 2.5 finger frothy offwhite head atop a juicy orange body.

S - strong pineapple and tangerine. Love!

T - follows the nose. Tropical fruits washed over by some earthy hops. Low bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full, creamy body with appropriate carb.

O - super tropical deliciousness.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, pulpy, yellow-gold body with good head and a lace sheath down the glass. Aroma is a mix of citric freshness and some tropical fruits. Smooth, medium body, bitter thanks to earthy, citric hops, yet balanced with a tropical fruit and even white grapefruit sweetness with a dry finish.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned: It says on the can.. DRINK FRESH. That's ballsy because there's not dating on their beers. I could go to the website to find out when it dropped, but I really shouldn't have to.

This was my 1st dislike from HH. I do not know how old it was, but there was barely any aroma, or fresh flavors.. except I got a slight boozy taste on the back end. A little disappointed in this one. Live and learn.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a very hazy turbid lemon grapefruit juice yellow pink, with a creamy white head and thick fingers of lacing around the glass. This one actually isn't too bad looking for a hazy IPA.

S: Very sweet tropical fruit, including orange, pineapple, grapefruit and lemon pith, before it warms up a nice pine and floral hop.

T: Sweet and sugary, with tropical fruit including orange, pineapple, grapefruit and lemon pith, a bit of a slight piney bitterness on the end of the palate.

F: Creamy smooth mouthfeel, medium body.

O: This one is maybe a little sweeter, than I would prefer, but it is a solid IPA.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger creamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is orange peel, grapefruit and piney hops.

T - The taste is tangerine, orange peel, grapefruit and big piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Solid IPA. This one packs a nice hop punch that slightly overshadows the juiciness of the tropical fruits.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Can. Pours hazy. Quite hazy but not into the “is this orange milk?” territory. So...hazy, opaque, but not muddy. Nose doesn’t jump out of the glass. It’s a perfumey, sweet, mellow hoppiness. It’s all about that wet, overripe melon and fruit juice flavor. Has a creamy flavor and finish. The flavor dies off quickly. The ABV is hidden quite well. This one is like many I have had before. The hop character seems strangely muted and there is a strong creamy theme that affects everything. Okay but not great.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a milky murky pale bright yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate pale golden yellow + straw yellow + lemon yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy creamy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering a little more than 95% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of juicy citrus/grapefruit, stone fruit/peach, pear, tropical/watermelon, and tropical/papaya hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + oat + wheat + honey malts with a light amount of honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + oat + wheat + honey malts with a light amount of honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy citrus/grapefruit, stone fruit/peach, pear, tropical/watermelon, and tropical/papaya hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away almost instantly leaving lingering tropical + melon + citrus hop flavors.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp initially with a moderate amount of creamy soft/fluffiness mid-body and a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a very pleasantly creamy/soft/fluffy mouthfeel. Enjoyable with a nicely complex citrus + tropical + stone fruit + watermelon hop profile.

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Photo of metter98
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy and cloudy yellow in color and has some whitish hues. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving lots of specks of bubbles covering the surface and lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pears and watermelon are present in the nose.
T: The taste builds upon the aromas in the smell, having flavors of peaches, pears, stone fruit, and watermelon. No bitterness is detectable. As the beer warms up, hints of candied fruits also become perceptible.
M: It nearly medium-bodied and quite juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This New England IPA is very juicy and the taste has a complex mixture of flavors that mostly originate from the El Dorado hops.

Serving type: can

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Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned in 5/2019. Pours opaquely hazy deep golden/amber/green color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, berries, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, berries, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Light lingering resins/rinds through the glass. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is a fantastic NEDIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish; great soft feel. Amazing Galaxy, El Dorado profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; with a great balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering bitter dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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Did We Just Become Best Friends? (Galaxy & El Dorado) from Hoof Hearted Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 24 ratings