Derivative: Galaxy
Proclamation Ale Company

Derivative: GalaxyDerivative: Galaxy
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #24
ABV:
6%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,101
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 6.98%
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
359
From:
Proclamation Ale Company
 
Rhode Island, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  50
Gots
  77
SCORE
95
World-Class
Derivative: GalaxyDerivative: Galaxy
Notes: Single hop series
Reviews: 80 | Ratings: 359 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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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
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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
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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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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 low heft than an American Pale Ale brings to the table. Seek this out if you like Proclamation's lineup!

Sep 14, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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Smorkey from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Apr 09, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev 0%
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.

Apr 05, 2019
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NJBarstool from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Apr 05, 2019
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Holderness from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
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

Apr 05, 2019
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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!

Jan 23, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Jan 08, 2019
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Gatch from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +6%
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.

Nov 09, 2018
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Amendm from Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Oct 27, 2018
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metter98 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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

Oct 05, 2018
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Sep 23, 2018
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Greywulfken from New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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...

Jul 11, 2018
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Summersoldier from Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Jun 11, 2018
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
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

Apr 02, 2018
Derivative: Galaxy from Proclamation Ale Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 359 ratings