Galaxy Pale Ale
New England Brewing Co.

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New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
American Pale Ale
4.27 | pDev: 8.2%
May 23, 2020
Sep 10, 2011
Notes: None
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Ratings by PrimeBeer:
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Rated by PrimeBeer from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

May 03, 2013
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.33 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

May 23, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Aug 17, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Aug 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at brewery

Murky hay color, three fingers white bubbles of varying size, spotty curtaining, full cap
Grapefruit, pine, hay aromas
Slight hop bite, and sweetness with citrus and light pine flavors
Medium mouthfeel, plentious carbonation, full hop flavors out of this low ABV brew
Aug 02, 2019
Rated: 4 by smcel371 from New York

Sep 30, 2018
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Reviewed by JohnWesolowski from Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I thought I reviewed this in the past, since I've had it several times. Nice, low-alcohol beer with a full flavor. Flavor changes slightly from first taste to after taste.
Sep 01, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by plaid75 from New York

Aug 24, 2018
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 19, 2018
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Reviewed by mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a growler filled at the brewery today.

Look is a cloudy yellow gold with a thick white head.
Smells great, lots of big fresh hops. Grapefruit rind, tropical, dank hop resin.
Taste is more of the same pungent hop character, with a grainy malt base.
Feels pretty good, smooth dry malt and lively carbonation and bitterness. The back end leaves a moderately clinging bitter finish, like grapefruit rind and hop oils.

Overall a nice pale ale, great flavors and a good bite. Glad I could get it so fresh! Happy to have it from the growler tap, would love to see it in cans someday...
Feb 04, 2018
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Reviewed by MrRB from Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fantastic APA that sets an extremely high standard for the style. The exclusive use of Galaxy works brilliantly here – every delicious nuance, including a distinct note of bubblegum/taffy, is clear. The palate is expansive and full of citrusy flavor, leading to a pristine, slightly minty finish. The more I drink from this brewery, the more convinced I am that it's one of the absolute best, not only in Connecticut, but in New England. [on tap at brewery]
Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the brewery in a Willi Becher.

Golden, active carbonation, foamy white head.

Aroma is full of galaxy, earthy, resinous, a bit herbal, grassy with some fresh tropical fruit and citrus zest.

Clean and crisp flavor, light, refreshing, easy going brew. Citrus zest, herbal, resinous earth, some pine and a light doughy malt in the background.

Moderate carbonation and lighter than medium body.

Nice brew, good flavor at approachable ABV.
Dec 05, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by Nubza from Massachusetts

Aug 16, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Apr 10, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by zshaft from Connecticut

Sep 24, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by CTaleMan from Connecticut

Aug 19, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by jcflorian from Connecticut

Aug 18, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by Stephan16 from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by CaptainKerfuffle from Connecticut

Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by marjen from Connecticut

Jul 08, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by TheIPAHunter from California

Jun 30, 2016
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Reviewed by YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Very thankful to a loyal and reliable trade partner for keeping me up to my eyeballs in NEBCO offerings! This one was no different..Super smooth and refreshing!! Loved it!!!
Jun 27, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by happyreefer from Connecticut

Jun 14, 2016
Rated: 4 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by tregan_20 from Connecticut

Apr 27, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Apr 14, 2016
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a pure white head. Not a lot of retention or lacing.

The aroma is a nice balance of sweet and bitter, with the piney notes coming forward at first, followed by some nice tropical fruit aromas. Lots of citrus here as well. On the back end there's some floral notes I can't quite put my finger on, but they are very pleasant. Very surprised at how much aroma is packed into this beer.

The flavor is incredibly well-balanced. I get lots of citrus notes up front; orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Then come the grassy notes to add some bitterness. The taste ends with more citrus and just the slightest hint of bready malt.

The feel is medium-light bodied with relatively low carbonation. Very crisp and a bit dry.

Overall, a fantastic pale ale that caught me by surprise. When I sampled it at the brewery I was nearly blown away and I just had to get a growler. It's such a well-balanced beer that hits all the right notes that I want in a pale ale. The malt character could be a bit more prominent but everything else is extremely well done. Could drink this all day.
Mar 03, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by paresis from Massachusetts

Mar 02, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by ucmike11 from Connecticut

Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by socon67 from New York

Feb 22, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 4.59 by drummerx987 from Connecticut

Nov 17, 2015
Rated: 4.48 by maxchio from Connecticut

Oct 15, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by Resuin from Massachusetts

Sep 05, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by emount91 from Connecticut

Aug 29, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by TomMorris from Connecticut

Aug 27, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

Aug 16, 2015
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