Derivative: Galaxy
Proclamation Ale Company

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From:
Proclamation Ale Company
 
Rhode Island, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #26
ABV:
6%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,382
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 6.98%
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
284
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 24, 2022
Added:
Oct 04, 2014
Wants:
  48
Gots:
  78
SCORE
95
World-Class
Derivative: GalaxyDerivative: Galaxy
Notes: Single hop series
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Rated: 3.93 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Jun 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.42/5  rDev -20.5%
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 New Hampshire

Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Rapscullion from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
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 +0.9%
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 -9.1%
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 -0.5%
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 -2.8%
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
 
Rated: 4 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jul 17, 2020
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Rated by DBosco from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Very good, but maybe it would have been better if fresher - 2 months old canned 5/4/20.
Jul 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by smi69 from New York

Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by Beerjawn8 from New Jersey

Jan 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.14 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey

Dec 04, 2019
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass canned on 11/11/19. Pours a gorgeous orange yellow with a 2 finger sticky white head, that leaves a bunch thin lines of lace as it slowly settles. 4.75

Smell is ripe cantaloupe, papaya, peach, tangerine, and a apricot. 4.25

Taste is bigger and more assertive melon, papaya, tangerine, pineapple, peach, and apricot very little bitterness and loaded with tropical flavors. 4.5

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, gentle carbonation with a very soft feel, slightly sticky not dry, and at 6% ABV it drinks bigger but is amazingly crushable. 4.5

Overall this is a top tier NEAPA, but who doesn’t love Galaxy hops. Highly recommend this one. 4.5
Dec 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Nov 26, 2019
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Canned 11/11. Gold hazy pour with creamy cap that laces. Aroma is very subdued - notes of light pineapple and melon with mild bread. Flavors are far more action packed - deliciously juicy fruit with almost no bitterness, backed by a superb biscuit malt presence that lends a balanced creamy character. Super smooth, very tasty. Top notch.
Nov 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

Oct 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2019
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Reviewed by codemonkeymike

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Purchased from a liquor store in the NYC area, unknown freshness

A: Hazy, soft burnt orange
S: Tropical, juicy, orange, peach
T: Pineapple, malt after taste, light bitterness,
M: Crisp, moderate carbonation, smooth/slick
O: Wow, great representation of the style, little malt and a great layering of hops. Small nip of bitter and munchy malt. I could drink this all day.
Sep 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Sep 06, 2019
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
16 oz. Can (8/12/19)
Opened and reviewed on 8/25/19

Super hazy golden color with orange and silver highlights. Creamy and Lacy white foam head is impressive with it's retention.

A wonderful Galaxy hop, fruity style aroma permeates the nose. Sweet citrus, honeydew melon, golden grains and herbs that are both sweet and earthy. Strawberries and whipped cream. Very nice.

The Galaxy hops are very complex and crazy yummy. Deep notes of tropical fruits mixed with a golden grains and creamy malt balance. Various earthy toned fruit flavors pop out of these hops man with mellow melon, sweet citrus and pithy pineapple. Fruit salad with whipped cream topping is all I can imagine.

Mouth feel and texture is exquisite. A light, grainy malty kick happens first, then it's remarkably smooth and soft. Tangy earthy fruits and light golden malt provides the bite and then a creamy malt side comes on soft and plush. Feels Niiiice.

Overall, Impressive. Well crafted single hop Pale Ale with New England style flavor, i.e the deep murky haze, light but bright golden malts and juicy hops. Not at all bitter, just smooth and juicy tones. Crazy unlimited drinkabilty.
Aug 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Jun 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Jun 04, 2019
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
can poured into a teku glass

canned 5.7.19, opened 5.24.19

"puppies are rad"

hazy orange liquid, capped by a frothy, to finger rocky white foam crown, goof lacings

aroma is passion fruit , citrus, peach, pineapple

taste is peach, passion fruit

slight hop bite, that lingers

good beer
May 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by Zach423 from Massachusetts

May 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.15 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 16oz can, dated 04/03/19. Served in a cervoise.

Pours a moderately hazy straw-gold with about a finger-and-a-half of sea foam-like froth. Retention is pretty good, leaving a creamy cap and a solid curtain of lacing which leaves concentric rings as it drinks down.

The aroma is pleasant but faint, mostly pineapple, maybe a whiff of biscuit.

Taste is mildly sweet but with a nice bracing bitterness. Pineapple is predominant, the sweet juicy middle as well as the hard earthy inner skin bits. Starfruit, orange peel and biscuit with cream.

Feel is smooth and creamy, medium-hefty bodied and brightly carbonated.

Overall, nice! I started out underwhelmed by its simplicity and, about halfway through the glass, I was totally won over.
May 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
-opaquely cloudy, pale orange can pour with a 1 cm fluffy cap. The aroma is rich with pineapple and orange blossoms. The flavor matches and includes a bit of grapefruit zest. The hop bitterness balances the fruitiness. The finish is somewhat dry. This is a very enjoyable pale ale.
Apr 27, 2019
Derivative: Galaxy from Proclamation Ale Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 365 ratings