Galaxy IPA | Other Half Brewing Co.

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Galaxy IPAGalaxy IPA

Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jrnyc on 06-07-2014

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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 167
Photo of pkalix
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

everything's comin' up hazy in the Northeast these days! this has a pungent hop pungent that is very pleasing.... aroma is a bit muted compared to the punchy flavor but very nice! grapes (?), pineapple! very nice. very interesting....

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Photo of mothman
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

White head. Super hazy orange gold.

Somewhat tropical and somewhat juicy and a bit resiny. A little dank and bitterness. Herbal and earthy.

Medium bodied. Nice bitterness.


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Photo of Sabtos
3.62/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pastel yellow with a moderate, dense creamy head that settles down to just about nothing.

Aromas of Asian pear, papaya, apricot, and faint pine.

Tastes closer to pineapple, with some peppercorn or spicy yeast giving it some bite.

A little watery, but still a touch creamy.

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Photo of frozyn
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L -- Very hazy peach color, little head on a pretty light pour.

S -- Tons of mango and pineapple and strong peach notes. Slightly muted every time I've had it -- not as much of a burst of aroma as I expected. Some grassy notes to it as well.

T -- Follows strongly with the aroma, although with the inclusion of some resinous notes. The grassy notes persist and are added to by some floral knocks in the aftertaste.

F -- Medium, slightly resinous.

O -- A solid IPA. It has changed a lot of the three weeks I've been working my way through 8 of them, with 10-12 days being the sweet-spot for my palate on this one. It was quite juicy then, very strong citrus/tropical notes in the aroma and flavor, but that's dropped off a fair bit and more of the earthy/vegetal side of the hops have come through. I think at it's peak I'd give it about 4.3, but it doesn't have the best staying power.

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3.11.16, this is 3.31.16, pours a nice hazy orange, slightly peach in color. Poured lightly, so no head to speak of this time but some lacing. Grapefruit and some vegetal notes come to the front on the nose and palate. Very tasty, and it's a drinkable beer despite having plenty of flavor.

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

Pours out a hazy, bright golden orange with a white head.

Aroma is huge with citrus and tropical fruit notes. Big peach, passionfruit, bit of mango, sweet orange, slight dank smell too.

Taste is like fresh peach juice, juicy passionfruit, sweet orange, tangerine, mango, grapefruit, lemon zest. Very tropical and citrus forward, but has a big earthy dankness to it as well.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean easy to drink. Very dry and bitter finish which I love.

Great single hopped IPA! Juicy flavors, but dank and dry bitter finish. Awesome beer!

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from mstrcrwly, thanks for the opportunity!
Hazy light gold with a frothy white head that persists. Resinous earthy bitter on the nose with hints of citrus garlic and cat pee. Bitter resinous earthy grassy hop flavor with a solid hit of bittering. Light read faint bready malt character. Pretty decent IPA but seems a hint harsh at times.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up on Saturday, not having to freeze my butt off this time around while waiting in line. Nice, fresh date of 3/11 on the bottom of the can and easy to obtain this time around, given that this was released previously late last year. This was probably their most accessible of their single-hop offerings, this was a solid beer that went down easily and felt more balanced than those that came across as hop bombs!

Nice, golden pour to this with an average but sufficient head and lots of soapy lacing along the back half of my pint glass. The hue was a hazy gold that had a slight glow to it with no sediment floating in it. Lots of grapefruit and tropical fruits in the nose with even more in the taste. Wonderful waxy mouthfeel to this with some pine and dankness underneath that. Not a strong burn to this and the aftertaste was slightly herbal and earthy , though that faded away relatively quickly.

The alcohol was nice as I could feel it int he end but never really tasted it throughout my session. A hint of bread in the malt gave this enough body and the carbonation was light, but present enough to keep this from being too heavy and dank. A solid beer reminiscent of Other Half's recent releases and perfect for those becoming accustomed to their taste. Solid stuff that's also easy to crush!

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Photo of CayseyW
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: glowing hazy gold body with a pale yellow-white head that's thick and creamy and laces well.
S: very bright aromas of tart tropical fruits and lemon zest. Faint hints of malt later on.
T: bright like the smell. Surprising florals with just hints of tropical fruit. Pine and citrus flavors overwhelm the finish.
F: body is thin for the heft of this beer. The bitter bite is a bit heavy handed in the finish. I do like how it opens sweet and finishes dry though. No booziness and nicely carbed.
O: this is like no other galaxy hopped IPA I've had. The problem might have been me though. I have certain expectations and found myself comparing this to some of the juicy Galaxy IPAs I'm used to being from New England. That said, still a great beer and I'm glad I got my hands on a couple.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.24/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pours hazy Amber body with small white head with some R&L
S: piny, citrusy smell with some earthy notes
T: sweet, pint taste with some earthy notes
M: light bodied, but ok
D: nice M&T combo

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Photo of Furlinator
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the can cloudy golden orange. The one inch white head fades to a thick cap on top and leaves thick strings of lace. I can actually smell malt beneath the pine and orange juice hop aromas. Moderate bitterness initially morphs into a pleasant balance of malt and juicy orange flavor. My can is not fresh. I'm guessing about six months old so, I'll assume the hop bitterness has faded somewhat. The juicy orange accents are strong and balanced. One of the best IPAs I've ever had m

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Photo of RJIV
4.89/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a nice bold, semi-hazy orange color.
As soon as I crack the can I can smell the juiciness of the hops. An orange citrus pop assaulted my nostrils and immediately makes my mouth water. There is some underlying dank qualities slipping through the pungent orange aroma, which makes for an extremely balanced smelling beer.
The taste delivers on the promise of the citrus burst, turning quickly and sharply into a dankness in the middle sim that is fleeting and overpowered by pure hop juice. There is a nice underlying sweetness imparted by the malt - enough to compliment the flavors the hop imparts, but never grabbing your attention. The aftertaste is extremely pleasant and leaves you thirsting for more.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep orange and murky with a white head that leaves some lacing. Underripe Peach, tropical, lemon rinds, lemon grass and slightly vegetal. Nice medium body with a slick mouthfeel. Impressive IPA, little bitter sting on the finish and the flavors aren't super clean but great none the less.

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Photo of pmangold
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

looks great, smells like citrus and tropical fruit. the taste is balanced and juicy and everything I want in an IPA. Other Half does it it again, great IPA!

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Photo of Sandalwood
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a foamy white head, and there is good carbonation. The odor is IPA like, with citrus notes such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit, some tropical fruits, pineapple, peach, apricot, metallic note, earthy, herbal, spicy, clove, linen, slightly floral. The taste for me is tropical fruit, citrus, orange, peach, resin, pine, metallic, onion, herbal, grassy, earthy, malty, bitter throughout.

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Photo of mabermud
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Half growler sent over from New York. Poured into tulip glass.

Look: Orange, transparent, hazy body. White foamy head. Clingy lacing that leaves behind unique smooth shapes around the glass.
Smell: Orange and citrus rinds. Medicinal.
Taste: Citrus rinds and a dab of medicinal herbs. A touch of spice and pepper. Super short finish.
Feel: Medium carbonation. Almost astringent in the finish.

Overall - I am glad I had the opportunity to try this. Maybe if this was straight out of the tap it would have had a better showing.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Other Half Brewing Company in Brooklyn, NY.

This one pours a hazy orange color, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells really richly and nicely of Galaxy hops- my favorite hop varietal. Lots of grapefruit, orange, and passionfruit, I'd say- with a pretty significant pine and dank herbal sort of character.

This is a really nicely well-done IPA here. Galaxy is a great single hop because it seems like it can impart some complexities that multi-hopped beers have. There's a good amount of nice exotic fruit flavors, passionfruit and mango, with a bit of grapefruit too. The finish is very herbal, moderately bitter, with some wet pine flavors. Awesome.

This is one juicy beer- so nice and bright to drink. The carbonation level is moderate. This one starts juicy up front, then finishes pretty dry.

Another superb IPA from Other Half.

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Photo of Tommo
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

So this beer is very one dimensional, northeast IPA for sure, but nothing out of this world. Galaxy does a poor job bittering alone, and overall its just doesnt pop, however i would buy this again over local ipas for sure. Dont trade a left nut for it

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance -The beer was a dark yellow color with a white head.

Smell - The nose was a pale citrusy impression; it seemed a little dry.

Taste - thr orange impression quickly fades into oniony hops. Any citrus notes seemed bitter before the dry ending.

Mouthfeel - The IPA has modest carbonation with appropraite thickness.

Overall - I love Other Half, but this is a pretty basic one hop IPA. In a word, this is ordinary.

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Photo of Zonk
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pine aromas burst out of the can, but falls short on the palate. Very dry with little backbone to carry the hops and the mouthfeel comes off as a bit thin. A nice beer but I felt like Hop Showers was in a different class. Also I liked it better from can as it cocentrated the nose.

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Photo of tmbgnicu
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Other Half continues to make the best IPAs south of Vermont. Galaxy pours cloudy with a nice two finger head that doesn't stay around for too long. The taste is out of this world- juicy citrus with a bitter finish. Just incredible all around. A true treat and a fabulous showcase for Galaxy hops

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Photo of Mikefriedman90
4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a perfect ipa. I picked up a case of the all green as well and can't decide which I like more. The all green has more body and is more intoxicating. But the Galaxy has just as much taste but is less potent and filling. They are both world class. This one has the right amount of hops, lots of character, and the distinct other half taste. Pours light amber with a bit of head. Drinkable. Tasty. Can't wait to have another.

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Photo of inkman15
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another excellent offering from Other Half in their single hop series. The nose is so dank that you'll be surrounded by it as soon as the can is cracked. Lots of citrus, some onion, and subtle fruity notes too. Taste follows but doesn't quite pay off the nose. The Mosaic version was a bit better but this is still excellent.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look-Color is brownish yellow, very cloudy, pours a half finger of head that settles into a stubborn patch of lacing and clings to the side of the glass nicely.
Smell-Lots of dank hops, with a hint of mild tropical fruitiness.
Taste-Kind of the reverse of the aroma, unpeeled pineapple and melon upfront, followed by dank, pungent hops, i definitely pick upon onions, but not in a bad way, interestingly. the taste is somehow very clean, despite the pungency.
Feel-Medium body, nicely carbonated, starts juicy but finishes pleasantly dry.
Overall-Quite a tasty beer, i gear towards the fruiter IPA'sand generally am not a fan of these super dank ones but i really enjoyed this.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A tasty (mostly) single hop offering. Suffers the same fate as many similar beers, in that it's a little bit one note in execution. Other Half tends to brew extremely dry beers and this is in keeping with that trend, with the malt component there but barely perceptible on the palate. Still they haven't quite achieved the rarefied air of Hill Farmstead (for example) - utterly dry beers with almost no malt character at all, but the bitterness of the hops mitigated by vivid flavors. This beer approaches that level but falls just short, feeling a little narrow in the taste profile, just a smidge too bitter, although the more interesting characteristics of the galaxy hop emerge as the beer warms and opens up a bit.

Murky dull gold color with a small and quickly dissipating head and no lace - visuals a bit lacking. Nice aroma showing off the galaxy traits, a bit of tropical fruit, some resins and some cat piss...better than it sounds. Taste follows the nose, with some of that fruitiness cutting through the bitterness, but again, totally dry and without a perceptible malt component. Medium body and carbonation - very good feel on this one.

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Galaxy IPA from Other Half Brewing Co.
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