Derivative: Galaxy
Proclamation Ale Company

Derivative: GalaxyDerivative: Galaxy
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #24
ABV:
6%
Score:
95
Ranked #974
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 6.96%
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
344
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Proclamation Ale Company
 
Rhode Island, United States
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SCORE
95
World-Class
Derivative: GalaxyDerivative: Galaxy
Notes: Single hop series
Reviews: 75 | Ratings: 344 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of SawDog505
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
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

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of codemonkeymike
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
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

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Photo of papposilenus
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of Smorkey
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

High expectations for this one. Had a nice pour and aroma. Great taste at first but left a stronger mouth feel and orange/citrus taste at the top back of the mouth which wasn't my favorite. Had a more juicy undertone too it compared to other pales.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz undated can.

Pours cloudy gold with an inch of white fluff. Nicely dense retention and thick lacing. White grape with unripe peach and light grapefruit in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Pithy citrus on the palate with zero malt and a firm bitterness. Hard peaches with grapefruit. Finishes dry with plenty of pithy juice.

Tasty but could use a bigger blast of Galaxy.

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Photo of NJBarstool
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is classified as a Pale Ale, but it looks and feels like a bona fide NEIPA.
Definitely looks like juice, but I don't smell or taste highly fruity elements. Body is heavy, milky, creamy. The taste is creamy but balanced by hop bitterness.

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Photo of Holderness
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned ~3 weeks ago.

L — Straw/orange moderate haze with two fingers of solid white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and lacing
S — Pineapple, melon, candied orange peel. Pretty mild for a galaxy-hopped beer
T — Light earthiness, orange, pineapple, bit of lemon
F — Medium- mouthfeel, medium carb. Light residual bitterness on the finish
O — Not the most inspired galaxy focused beer I’ve had by any means, but nothing much to complain about either. ‘Standard’ NEIPA, which immediately makes it above average in the hop landscape

79/100

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Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my second review on this beer.

One of the finest Pales I have tasted.

Very cloudy golden color, 4F head in a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Citrus, OJ, floral, tropical fruit.

Very thick MF for the style. Viscous. Excellent.

Strong citrus, a bit of OJ taste.

Moderate hoppy finish.

Great beer!

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Muddy looking. Nose is pineapple, clementine and pear. Moderately aromatic. Beer opens citrus, pineapple, grass, lemon zest and a sticky hop bitterness. Big cane sugar notes in the middle with more dank, juicy hop presence and citrus and pineapple towards the end. Simple and consistent taste profile. Delicious. Body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. Soft and fluffy on the palate and goes down dry with a lingering aftertaste. This is spot on.

This one's a real surprise for me. Very very good and certainly under the radar.

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Photo of Gatch
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Dive Bar in Worcester. Cloudier and creamier than your usual NEIPA. Dry but juicy, this one is full of tropical fruits like mango and papaya, which must be why it has that dry feel. Like most beers of this style, this is basically juice. Freshly squeezed hop juice with some tasty fruit. Bonkers.

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Photo of Amendm
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16-oz. can poured moderately into a 20-oz. mug for a short live finger sized off white head with a sticky ring of lace. Opaque, turbid yellow-gold color appears yellow in front of light.
Fresh hops hit the nose with citrus juice and pale malt.
Taste follows with a citrus hop bitterness, a semi-sweet citrus juice middle with appropriate maltiness and baking spice followed by a quick drying finish with a peppery bite.
A mildly bitter and peppery aftertaste lingers a few minutes.
Medium light bodied with average carbonation in reserve, balanced well between sweet juicyness and hop bitterness.
Looks and smells like an IPA, the taste and feel are clearly APA. If there was a New England Pale Ale category this would be at the top. A haze bomb that redeems its self.

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Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy to cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a short head covering the surface and some lacing down the bottom edges of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of passionfruit are present in the nose along with hints of peaches.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of passionfruit and citrusy hops. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very dense and juicy mouthfeel and packed with lots of citrusy and tropical flavors.

Serving type: can

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Catching up on some notes
16oz can shared by Dave, thanks for the hookup.
Hazy faint golden grapefruit color with a decent bubbly white head. Rich tropical fruity hoppy aroma and flavor. Very nice.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No canning date but Proclamation posted the release on Instagram on 6/6/18, so probably thereabouts... Pale gold and hazed to opacity under a thick finger of white foam... This iteration is single hopped, per the new can label, which says nothing about dry hopping (nor does their Instagram page, but I don't know if it is or not)... A NE take on Galaxy, smooth and juicy fruity, but with a dry edge that keeps things sharp... ample citrus tingle, suggesting grapefruit juice and orange pith, maybe a bit of lime, and a gentle passion fruit-like undertone... smooth soft, mildly bitter, mildly sweet... Very nice...

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Photo of Summersoldier
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Proclamation suffers from one major handicap and that its state of origin's reputation as backward, insular and tax mongering. But outsiders usually get it wrong. Pound for Pound, Rhode Island is one of the strongest craft-producing state's right now with the likes of Whaler's, Long Live, Foolproof, Tilted Barn and Shaidzon. At the top of the firmament is Proclamation. They sport an unusual dedications to pale ales and to that end they lay waste to the majority of competitors near and far. The Derivative: Galaxy is as flavorful, balanced and refreshing a beer made in the past 10 years. The same can be said of the majority of its siblings. Just wonderful stuff.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves lots of lacing

S: Lots of citrus and tropical fruit notes up front along with some light malt

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and tropical fruit notes and then goes into some malt and yeasty notes. Very light bitterness. Finishes with lingering citrus notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A great single-hopped pale ale that drips with the galaxy hops. Extremely easy to drink and super refreshing. Definitely a must-try

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Photo of Dates
2.13/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Not very different from the avalanche of hazy beers being produced these days. Indistinguishable from many others. The price, $7 for 10oz pour is not justifiable given the number of much more flavorable beers available. Pass on this one unless you happen to visit the brewery.

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Photo of digboy
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours an opaque bright straw gold color with a one finger white soapy head that laces well.

Aroma is a pungent blend of grapefruit peel, nectarine and something more tropical like pineapple, though that side of things is more muted.

The taste is all hops up front with a pleasant blend of citrus and ripe nectarine and a bit of candy behind it. This lasts all the way to the finish in a very clean flavor profile - just superbly done. Malt is low and out of the way and bitterness is low as well.

Feel is very soft and creamy and somewhat thick in the mouth. This gives the beer a more full feel to make up for the missing malt.

I have to say this is a fantastic beer. Proclamation has been one of my favorites even if I can't get it too often and they have blown me away with this one. This would be my go-to pale ale if they were closer. I would stand in line each week for it. Despite the high rating I think this should be considered a world class version of the NE style pale ale.

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Photo of TripleSun
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into an oversized zine glass

L - Hazy straw color with minimal lacing
S - Peaches, oranges and just overall creamy nose
T - Just like the nose, not overpowering but very creamy and juicy
F - Absolute minimal bitterness and very easy to drink
O - My first beer from Proclamation and a very delightful first entry into their beers!

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a super hazy straw color, some bright white head - absurd lacing, beautiful stuff.

nose is peachy orange notes, creamy, sweet honey like note. on palate is creamy tangerine orange, melon, peach, passionfruit, spicy peppery yeast note, bit of pineapple and earthy dankness as well. minimal bitterness on the finish but some nice greeness none the less. soft mouthfeel. overall a great brew!

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a straw yellow hue, looks like pinneapple juice. Nice lacing. Speaking of pinneapple, definitely smells like it too, among with plenty of other tropical fruit. Hints of mango, papaya, and melon. Tastes the same. Slight cracker malt in the background, not much hop profile detected. Mouthfeel is pillowy and soft on the palate. Simplicity in best sometimes. Nice showcase of Galaxy hops.

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Derivative: Galaxy from Proclamation Ale Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 344 ratings