Lost Galaxy
Lost Nation Brewing

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IPA - American
Ranked #846
Ranked #7,550
4.02 | pDev: 7.71%
Lost Nation Brewing
Vermont, United States
Lost GalaxyLost Galaxy
Notes: A wheat based session IPA with a crisp, silk malt body that balances resiny hop bitterness and boasts loads of tropical fruit flavor on the finish. Simply crushable.
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BillRoth from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can 2months old. Much more PA than IPA at 4.5%. Light and largely unremarkable. Disappointed considering I liked LN after visiting brew pub last year.

Jul 28, 2020
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metter98 from New York

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. A careful pour resulted in a two finger high frothy bright white head that has good retention properties, leaving a short head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of herbal and lemony hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of herbal hops with notes of grassy and lemony hops. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: I wasn't a very big fan of this beer because it seemed to be over carbonated and the herbal hop flavors hindered its drinkability.

Serving type: can

Nov 29, 2018
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque straw with a finger of white foam. Head retention is okay. Aroma is papaya, tangerine, melondew rind and guava with hints of lactose sugar. Bready, toasty malts add a little support for the hops. Tropical fruits sweeten up the front end with lactose sweetening up the back end for an overall sugary aroma. Flavor profile is papaya, mango, tangerine, guava, and orange and lemon zest. Biscuity, bready malts add a little support for the hops. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a light fuzziness. Overall, big aroma for such a small beer. Flavor profile provides a good dose of flavors while still remaining wholly session-able.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

Nov 25, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to larryi86 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 05/14/18

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice hazy yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, slight grapefruit, lemon), slight diesel like. The taste is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, slight grapefruit, lemon), slight diesel like, Medium body, ABV is hidden very well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, nice thirst quencher. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Orange Julius! Addictive! Milkshake!. Thanks Larry!

Jul 17, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - 1.5 finger sparse white head atop a vibrant yellow body.

S - wheat, oranges, pine.

T - follows the nose. Tons of wheat, with a lemony glaze. Some orange and lime. Moderate bitterness. No sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium-light body with moderate carb.

O - great for a sweltering day.

Jun 29, 2018
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Blackrobe from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dated 5/24/18 on the bottom of the can, just under 5 weeks since brewing.

Pours a mostly hazy yellow-honey in the the glass with a finger + half of thin rocky head that dissipated quickly. Nose starts off with a sweet indistinct citrus that moves in to apricot, ever so slight guava, slight grapefruit pith, wheat and a chemically lemon, almost like pine-sol. Taste is all fruit but nothing really to pin down, I get that pine-sol, a whisper of pineapple, resin that doesn't really fit in to the pine profile and wheat that is more on the burnt side. No lacing left on the glass. Mouthfeel is light, but it's knocking on the door of a medium body for a 4.8% ABV session. Medium-low sweetness, drying and bitterness. I'm getting a charcoal-esque vibe in the aftertaste mixed with the wheat and it's really throwing me off. It's not bad, but with the notes I'm getting, I'm really not digging this brew.

Jun 28, 2018
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Kendo from New York

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy honey-golden with a half-finger white head on top. Leaves behind some lacing.

S: Smells like Galaxy hops. If you've ever had Glorious by Lord Hobo (which my wife likes a lot, and so I have it on hand regularly), then you'll know that smell. Here, I get some grainy malt foundation, then modest pineapple, pithy grapefruit, and some piney resin.

T: I like this taste profile - modest husky grain, then dank, resiny pine, which is followed by a touch of white grape skins and a nice lemony bitterness. Finishes with a quite dry bitterness. More of an "old school" IPA than a NE IPA in its bitterness (rather than juiciness).

M: Call it medium in heft, carbonation is fine but active.

O: Very good. I like this kind of IPA and I like this hop.

Apr 23, 2018
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digboy from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy pale golden color, off white head. Slight whiff of pine and citrus. Flavor is the same, subtle and clean tasting but lost behind the bitterness. Feel is crisp and moderate to high bitterness

Apr 14, 2018
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy can into a Fiddlehead Teku

L: Hazy light golden pour with massive fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Grapefruit and resinous pine... grainy.

T/F: Follows the nose. Strong grain presence... possibly enhanced by the wheat. Bitter grapefruit and citrus rind... pine, resinous, and nice bitterness. Mild tropicals but in the background. Light bodied... zesty carbonation.

O: Big flavor for a session IPA. Nice grapefruit and bitterness... the wheat added a bit of a grain dimension that I thought detracted a little bit. Overall nicely done though... a beer you can drink all day with lots of flavor.

Feb 26, 2018
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3 weeks ago.

L — Pours a milky, murky orange/straw haze with a two-finger rocky off-white head produced with aerated pour. Some retention and good lacing. I swear Lost Nation’s can designs are some of the best in the business
S — Dank pineapple, mango, orange sorbet, weed, papaya, guava, sunscreen
T — Cracker malts, green onion, mild tropical mélange, herbaceous earthiness, and citrus rind. Pretty similar profile to Lost Galaxy’s Mosaic. As it warms it starts developing this buttery flavor too.
F — Medium- mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Moderately fluffy. Restrained bitterness on the finish
O — I wish the fruitiness from the aroma came through a little more in the flavors. Otherwise nice session IPA. Better drank directly out of the can


Dec 13, 2017
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tempest from New York

3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a cool little session IPA. There's a mild, toasty backbone and strange, but fun, sesame oil note. The hops open with peach and finish with dry citrus peel, but don't stand up enough against the malts.

Oct 25, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a glossy burnt hazy orange color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a decent pace. A finger’s worth of white foamy head started and dissipated within less than a minute. Speckled lace sticks and then slides into the beer leaving a film of a white glazed head. The smell started off with a crisp bitter to sweet citrusy to piney contour rolling over some light tropical fruits as it warms. The taste was basically the same with more tropical fruits coming out and portraying themselves in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good. The wheat does give the beer a nice feel to it reminiscent of Conehead but a bit lighter. Overall, though I don’t always like to compare one beer to another from different breweries, this is a nice session wheat IPA just a step down from ZG’s Conehead.

Jun 11, 2017
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is an extremely hazy pale yellow with a thin bubbly head.

Aroma is a light citrus fruit with a littl mango at the end.

Taste exactly like the aroma. Light a fruity absolutely delicious.

Jun 10, 2017
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, sample from the brewery.

Three fingers of forth adorns the top of this near completely hazed out IPA. Aromas go from faint mint to tangerines to melon rind to pineapple skin. Crisp and lighter bodied. A bit of nutty maltiness, bready as well. Bitterness is there but not to high, more of balance as the juicy flavor seems more dominant. Hop flavor sticks to the palate for a good while. Finishes on the dry side, quite drinkable.

Mar 03, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can...1/27/17

Pours heavily hazed pineapple juice, off white thin cap, leaves nice looking fine strands of lace..

Pungent dank sniff, with some serious cat piss coming to mind...then a later wave of mellow pineapple juice.;

Tasty tasty IPA, the expected citrus and tropical fruits abounding and astounding......long resiny and again citric finish....love it...go get some

Feb 20, 2017
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Golden colored with a shit-ton of murk. Head settles shortly. Wispy lacing.

S: Exotic and tropical, with melon, kiwi, and perhaps even strawberry leading. Earthy, wet leaves. Doughy malt.

T: Tropical, earthy, leafy, spicy. Melon, kiwi, honeydew melon. Wet leaves. Yeasty. Doughy and chewy. Sort of half-baked in feel. Gritty. Bitterness is on the softer side.

M: Full and round. Hefty medium. Chewy, unfiltered, raw, rustic. Unfinished.

O: It's very much in that 'New England' vein, but feels rough and unfinished. Maybe even more-so than the others. Galaxy is an easy hop to love, so its use here makes for a forgiving beer.

Feb 19, 2017
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

From a growler filled on February 18, 2017 and sampled the same day.

The look was a way too milky, opaque pale yellow with little head. But part of the problem might be that the keg kicked while they filled my growler so I expect a got a lot more bottom of the keg sediments

The aroma is still vibrant with citrus, orange zest, tropical fruit, and pine with a more muted sweet white bread character.

Light body, which seem about right for a Session IPA.

The taste echoed the aroma with an abundance of citrus zest, orange, tangerine, and a better bitterness than one would expect from a Session IPA. This reminded me more of a full tilt IPA.

Feb 18, 2017
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pours a super hazy pale orange yellow with an inch of frothy white head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is citrus and tropical fruits. Pineapple, lemon, lime, and tangerine. The taste is lots of lemon and lime with some tangerine and orange peel. Bitter and dry with a floral finish. Overall, a solid low abv IPA.

Oct 26, 2016
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hgw605 from Vermont

4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From fresh can.Swirled.
L: Translucent papaya orange.
S: Semi-tropical citrus aroma. Beady malt.
T: definite sweet malt character. Ripe pineapple.
F: Slightly thin but not anything wrong for a beer of this ABV. Great.
O: Buy this when you CAN.

Sep 14, 2016
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jfitzbrew from Vermont

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can into tulip. Light straw, hazy yellow ipa with good head upon initial pour. Nice bit of tropical hop aroma with a little citrus as well. Little too bitter and thin. Not tons of hop flavor.

Sep 13, 2016
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lemony yellow orange with a finger of head thst settles to a thick cap with lots of layers of lacing. Pineapple citrus aroma... taste follows nose. Nice balance with a slightly bitter tail. Very satisifying.

Jun 03, 2016
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kalosjakar from Rhode Island

3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow in color.

Tropical aroma, pineapple, lemon.

Moderate amount of bitterness up front, no flavor I can pick up. Dry and crisp finish. Its a good, not great low abv ipa.

May 15, 2016
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lic217 from Connecticut

3.19/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light yellow, slightly hazy, nice white head with some lacing 4.5
Smell: Tropical with some pineapple 4.25
Taste: Singlular tropical hop flavor, starts sweet, ends slightly bitter, harsh flavor in there 2.5
Feel: very thin, prickly carbonation 3
Overall: Not that good. It's very dissapointing. It's not bad, but nothing I would buy again. 3

Mar 13, 2016
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Reginald_Dunlop from Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nose on this beer is really incredible. Peachy and citrusy dry hopped goodness. Taste follows very nicely. Has absolutely none of the thin watery character of many other session IPAs, yet it's still incredibly crisp and drinkable. Have to say this is hands down the best "session" IPA I've come across (feels like a crime to call it a session, the smell and taste are so far beyond any session I've ever tried). Man this beer is good

Mar 08, 2016
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

canned 2-17-16

L-The beer pours a slightly hazy golden straw color. The head is white and a little over two fingers in height. Lacing is heavy.
S-The beer is dry hopped with Galaxy. The wonder smell of citrus hits your nose as soon as the can is popped. The beer smells so good I almost don't want to drink it.
T- Pithy citrus with a solid level of bitterness. Malt presence is very light. The beer is a display for the Galaxy hops.
F- Prickly carbonation keeps the mouthfeel on the lighter side of medium.
O- The nose is the highlight of this beer. While I enjoy the I wish the taste was up the the high standard set by the nose. Still if you like Galaxy hops you will like this beer.

Mar 06, 2016
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