IPA: Galaxy Centennial Chinook | Partizan Brewery

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Partizan Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by FLima on 11-13-2013

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2.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased from the brewery recently, coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, bottle-conditioned; bottled on 30/09/2013, BB 30/12/2014, served lightly-chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a pale golden colour with light haze, coming with abundant and lively carbonation in support of an off-white thick frothy head which continues to build up for quite a few minutes.
S: strangely, what awaits my eager expectation in the glass happens to be pungent, oxidised fruit acidity with some funkiness to it, not far from cider vinegar actually… My best guess is during the bottling process O2 has retained its existence while the bottle has not undergone sufficient and immediate conditioning process; according to a staff, they let the natural temp. do the job, but the last few weeks have been particularly cold plus they don’t have a warm room for the remaining ale yeasts in the bottles to work their way through! Alas, the end result is what I’m sniffing here, oxidised fruity notes all in all, although a little bready maltiness and citric hop aroma do show themselves sporadically.
T: not as considerable as on the nose (fortunately), the O2 level doesn't present itself so assertively on the palate, but only lends a little doughy and oxidisation-ish sourness to the otherwise mixed palate of herbal & faintly citric hops and muddy bready malts. Moderately bitter in the finish along with random apple-ly undertones.
M&O: the mouthfeel is generally refreshing thanks to the lively and not fierce fizziness, while the body of the beer comes rather weird, a bit too light for an AIPA-inspired bitter hoppy ale; what destroys any pleasant experience with this bottle is – at least for this one bottle – the bottling process has probably had faults with it, leaving too much residual oxygen in the bottle, while the likely belated and under-bottle-conditioning has let the oxygen to do all the things you don’t need for a supposedly hop-accentuated IPA.

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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had it fresh at the brewery. Quite creative label representing in modern art its choice of hops.
Hazy orange color with lots of thick head with great retention. Actually the head kept moving out of the bottle incessantly.
Predominant citrus and piney aroma with notes of oranges and grapefruit.
As announced by its nose, it has a citrus flavor with notes of pines, oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, slightly toasted malts and tea leaves. Dry, bitter and acid aftertaste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 6.9% abv is incredibly well hidden.
Nice citric IPA, hoppy and acid. I found it in the same line as Kernel's brews, which makes sense once it is brewed in their old place and I heard they use the same yeast.

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IPA: Galaxy Centennial Chinook from Partizan Brewery
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 2 ratings