Derivative: Galaxy
Proclamation Ale Company

Derivative: GalaxyDerivative: Galaxy
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Proclamation Ale Company
Rhode Island, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #485
Ranked #1,471
4.29 | pDev: 6.99%
Dec 09, 2023
Oct 04, 2014
Single hop series
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Rated: 4.17 by Mctr234 from Rhode Island

Dec 09, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appeareance: Pours a cloudy goldenstraw with a two finger head; excellent retention and clumpy lacing

Smell: Dank and herbal with a hints of passion fruit and pineapple

Taste: Pineapple forward with the dank, herbal flavors quickly overtaking; passion fruit and grapefruit pith, in the middle, with the dankness overwhelming the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Interesting that the new cans now label this beer as an IPA; for the style, it would benefit by being juicier as I have come to expect that from Galaxy hopped beers

Thanks, Rug, for the opportunity
Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Jun 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.42/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Canned 4/29/22. “Far far away” stamped on the bottom of the can

Another pickup from my trip to the brewery last weekend. It’s been over a year since I’ve had anything in the Derivative series, so I’m excited to finally get back into it. Let’s see what Galaxy has to offer

Pours a hazy yellow gold with 3 fingers of creamy white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

This is super dank in the nose, really pushing the limits of hoppiness for the style. I’m picking up on aromas of dank weed, pineapple, grassy hops, sweet peach, bready malt, papaya, and a touch of garlic

The dankness in taste is taken to a nearly unbearable level, where it loses the juicy and refreshing vibe it was going for, especially on the swallow. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting weedy hops, crackery malt, white pepper, papaya, and a touch of orange juice. The swallow brings notes of dank weed, earthy hops, fresh cut grass, crackery malt, orange zest, and pine

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a a thin and sharp beer. Finishes neutral but too hoppy

This one is an unfortunate miss. Not necessarily the worst I’ve ever had, but it’s hopped far too aggressively for what it is, and that’s coming from someone who loves piney and resinous IPAs. But that’s not the vibe this is going for. Oh well
May 29, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Apr 23, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Dec 17, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Dec 07, 2021
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Rapscullion from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pale, lighly hazy pour from can with a good head.
Very fragrant with tropical notes of pineapple, papaya and melon. On the palate pineapple leafs with astringent passionfruit in balance and more of a grapefruit acidity than Vic Secret.
Another pleasant beer but as with others in this series, the dry hopping is too assertive for a pale ale for my taste.
Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Nov 25, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Nov 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: A warmer straw yellow, heavy haze but not murky, with a couple fingers of stark white foam. The head had nice retention and left some decent lines of lace on the glass.

S: Surprisingly muted, citrus pith and pineapple, biscuity malt. Rich but also biting the olfactory.

T: A lot more flavor than the nose let on, equally bitter. The sweet side of off-dry. A little grain but follows the nose.

F: Mid-level in body but a touch creamy with moderate carbonation. Slightly dank and resinous for the ABV!

O: I had four of these over a couple weeks and didn't tire of it. Good execution on an above average NEIPA. The galaxy hopping has been more strongly presented, but I'd drink this one again any day.
Oct 14, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by WDJersey from Colorado

Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Sep 25, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can from Tavour. Pale yellow, straw color, fine foamy head. Light fruity aroma, dry bready notes. Taste is lemon peel, grassy and hoppy. Smooth and light but with a pronounced light bitterness.
Sep 15, 2020
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Picked this up a few weeks back at Gary's in Wayne, as I saw that this had high ratings and it was a Proclamation beer. Sure enough, this was one of the best beers that I've had with Galaxy in it, as it was on par with the better offerings that I've reviewed from Other Half. The hop was present, but not overpowering, as this had plenty of flavor without the dankness or heft that could be found with something of this sort.

The pour to this was typical of an American Pale Ale from this neck of the woods as it was golden, somewhat hazy, and nicely bright. Enough head topped this off as the lacing left down the side of my pint glass was webbed, soapy, and extensive along the lower half of it. Some pineapple was in the nose as I felt more tropical and exotic fruit in it with an underlying feel of fruit cocktail, orange juice, and tangy Galaxy in the taste. Weed, fresh pine, and deep forest emerged and lasted once this fully warmed up as the light carbonation allowed me to savor this for the duration!

The booze was so low in this that it would have been easy to crack another one open as the juice-bomb feel only made this feel that much more appealing. Canned on 6/26 with "FAR OUT MAN" written above it, this was a winner as soon as I poured it out as there were only a few large bits of sediment to at the bottom of my pint glass once I swirled out what settled on the bottom of the can. A bit of white chocolate and lingering burn were felt once I finished this off but as odd as those may sound, this was a clear-cut (but not clear-hued) winner that I'd easily reach for again. All the taste of an IPA with the bready balance and a lower heft than a typical American Pale Ale brings to the table. Seek this out if you like Proclamation's lineup!
Sep 14, 2020
Rated: 4.14 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Sep 13, 2020
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 8/10/20, so a month old.

Looks excellent in the glass. Pale orange juice colored body. Small white head persists throughout the drink, leaving very good lacing.

Basic non citrus fruit aroma.

On tasting, manages to be both smooth and a little bitey. Tropical fruit flavors, hoppy, hardly a trace of bitterness.

Mouth close to full, finish mouth watering.

Overall, enjoyable drink, pretty close to the citra version, better than the vic.
Sep 13, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Sep 06, 2020