Derivative: Galaxy | Proclamation Ale Company

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Brewed by:
Proclamation Ale Company
Rhode Island, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Single hop series

Added by Jwale73 on 10-03-2014

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Reviews by barroomhero1977:
Photo of barroomhero1977
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle bought at the brewery on release day into Proclamation glassware:

Appearance: A very hazy, turbid pour. The color is a vibrant orange-yellow that really pops visually. Really bright and fresh looking. Thick, off-white head with lots of fluffy lacing and solid retention. A joy to look at.

Aroma: Lots and lots of juicy citrus. Tiny little bit of bread from the malt, but overwhelmingly juicy smelling. Fresh and appeasing.

Taste: The alcohol is totally undetectable, masked completely by the tropical fruit and citrus. Mostly tangerine and orange, with even a touch of peach mixed in. Not much yeast or maltiness at all, just straight juicy hops with a touch of resin. Really, really delicious.

Feel: A soft, medium astringency body, that finishes pretty dry in relation to the juicy flavor. A crisp, sparkling finish.

Overall: I've had it in growlers before and been impressed, but the bottle release seemed even more amazing than the previous releases. I regularly drink Ft. Point and its variants from Trillium, and this is on par with Galaxy Fort in my opinion. A fantastic ale; perhaps the best in Rhode Island right now.

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Photo of RichD
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a Proclamation Ale 32 oz growler into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a brilliantly hazy, glowing yellowy-orange hue. Small head quickly fades into a tiny white ring around my glass. There's a bit of lacing left on the glass as I drink this.

S: Smells of strong citrus notes with some faint pine in the background. Orange and lemon are the main citrus fruits that are picked up. Not much else on the nose, but not much else is really needed.

T: Citrusy hops come forward as a take a sip of this. Some moderate bitterness on the back end. Minimal malt flavor lets me know what the intentions of this beer is. At 6%, this has more hop flavor than some IPAs I've had. Great stuff here.

F: Pretty thin to medium feel with a lower carbonation level. However, that carb level might be due to a potential error with the growler purging. The sample I had at the brewery seemed to be a bit more carbonated than this. Either way, Derivative is still a great representation of the new-school version of the ever evolving American Pale Ale.

Overall: A nice beer from a tiny, but rapidly expanding brewery in a state that's not really known for it's craft beer scene. The citrus hops, which I believe are galaxy hops lend a nice flavor and aroma to this beer. Great job, Proclamation. Hopefully Rhode Island will loosen their liquor laws and allow me to get more than 72 oz. of beer from these guys.

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Photo of BergBeer
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Opaque orange juice yellow with a thick white head. Moderate activity.

Smell: A beautiful bouquet of hops greets the nose with notes of orange citrus, tangerine, earthy grass, fresh peaches, and a little grassy. So fresh. So dank.

Taste: Citrus hops rushes into the palate then lingers off to a beautiful grassy earthy bouquet that compliments the citrus beautifully. Then another wave a fresh citrus comes forward that resembles biting into a fresh peach. The malt is barely detectable but a brief flash of honey. Outstanding.

Mouthfeel: Wet and refreshing on the palate then as the second wave of citrus comes forth it dances on the tongue a bit to quenching finish. Crushable.

Overall: One beauty of a pale ale. So quenching and crushable yet packs a huge citrus hop punch that is still some how refined and delicate. This package lets no room for error and the talent went into brewing this shows as there are none to hide. World class stuff. My highest recommendation.

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Photo of RABouffard
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent light yellow, slightly cloudy refreshing, hoppy ale. Concur with the other reviews, a very good beer. Purchased a growler at the brewery, good place to visit.

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Photo of Mikecap
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32 oz growler purchased on 10/4 at the brewery into a tulip.

A: Pours a nice hazy orange with a short whitish head that dissipates to a nice splotchy lace.

S: Up front loads of citrus fruit with some orange, grapefruit and lemon. Balanced with lighter earth and piney notes and just a touch of malty sweetness.

T: Follows the nose with juicy fruits, some pine and more citrus with notes of orange, peach and grapefruit.

M: Light to medium bodied with crisp carbonation and a mild bitterness. Very smooth going down and easy drinking.

O: A delicious beer from Proclamation that I'd love to see stay in their regular rotation. As a previous reviewer mentioned, can this and Tendril ASAP!

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazed golden-yellow. Head is fluffy, clumpy, and full. Decent retention leaves at least some cap for the duration. Spots of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Tangerine, guava, peach, nectarine, and mango. Deeply tropical with a slight hop spiciness as well. A touch of pine running through the back. Malt base is incredibly light with some cracker and toasted white bread. A punch of orange juice. Pith. Juicy. Soft brush of alcohol through the back. A touch papery.

Taste: The hop profile is spot on. Loaded with galaxy on the initial sip and then gives way to a burst of Citra and Amarillo. Slight hop spiciness coupled with a ton of tropical fruit. Peach, nectarine, guava, and mango in abundance. Pithy and bitter grapefruit with tons of orange juice. Wet paper bag. Some oxidation. A touch of raw hop pellet. Malts offer some toasted white bread and a hint of pale malt. Slightly sweet with a soft crackery snap. Relatively clean yeast with a soft fruity ester. Extremely floral bitterness rolls through the entire sip.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly juicy sip. A touch of astringency.

Overall: Sometimes a tangent is worth the time.

Galaxy is a delightful hop. This is no exception. It seems like they might have had a mild issue with bottling and preserving the overall integrity of the beer, but everything in it is on point. A hoppy but not aggressive pale ale with enough character to be memorable. I'll try it in the future and hope I get a bottle with a little more care.

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Photo of Phillygirl
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely outstanding beer. Bravo, fellas!

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Photo of Jwale73
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

32oz. growler just picked up at the brewery and served in a tulip nonic. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a dense, two-inch, bright white head that sizzles as it gradually recedes into an 1/8th inch froth. Some thin, delicate strands of lacing are present during the tasting. Great nose on this beer - tangerine, earthy rind and light tropical fruit aromas towards the back. Taste consistent with nose - earthy rind is a bit more assertive in the flavor profile and finishes with a light bittering. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (closer to light) with a kiss of acidity and a pleasant, even carbonation. Wow! I love this beer; so drinkable at 6% with lots of character. Please figure out how to get these into 16oz pounders.

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Photo of beerfuker
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent beer. Fantastic galaxy presence.

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Photo of Seeker84
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

At ebf. Surprise standout, great dry, hoppy pale

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Found at a bottle shop in Bosotn, sounds really interesting. I have no experience with this brewery at all.

L - hazy and unfiltered but not cloudy or dark, light orange and sexy looking in a pint. really good looking color, .

S - super fresh but light on the nose, as I sipped a bit more pineapple came out.

T - wow. juicy, hoppy and ridiculously drinkable at 6%. Would be crushable if it didn't taste so good that you want to sip to get the juice and hop sexbomb. pineapple and orange lovingly (i assume) mashed with the citra, amarillo and your favorite hop and mine, galaxy. I don't think I've ever had anything galaxy dry hopped I didn't love, this is no exception to that rule.

MF - light, soft, fresh and wet on the mouth. light on the carbonation which lets the tastes shine. great.

O - what a solid introduction to this brewery. looking forward to trying more.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

pours a very pretty cloudy burnt orange with a 1" head that lingers for a few minutes, leaves a nice lacing.
Grapefruit, from across the room. galaxy hops, a little orange and a hint of... wonder bread
strong grapefruit, hoppy flavor that gives way to oranges peaches, lemongrass and finishes with a little burnt rubber and a hint of cereal.
feels a bit lively, medium carbonation, medium large body, right for this beer.
overall a very yummy grapefruit/peach bomb balanced nicely with enough pale malt to let you know it is a beer. I would get this again , very good hoppy pale ale

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Photo of Jcorn
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Doomcifer
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rejis
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NapaClancy
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big tropical sweet aromas. Tropical flavors that never go sweet just creamy. Smooth rich juicy creamy mouthfeel. Hops all around but so enjoyable...bravo.

For those wanting a creamy hazy juice bomb!

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Photo of Mhusebeer
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of doremite
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hi_Neighbor
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Derivative: Galaxy from Proclamation Ale Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 318 ratings