Galaxy Pale Ale
New England Brewing Co.

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #32
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,265
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 8.18%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
325
From:
New England Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  66
Gots
  40
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 325 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Rifugium:
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at NEBCO

Hazy orange-amber pour, with a nice puff of white head that retained well and laced the glass. Obviously showcasing Galaxy hops, with a nice dose of citrus zest in the nose. More citrus in the taste, lemon and orange pith/zest, piney bitterness, with a somewhat muted malt base, a tad grainy. Medium body, crisp and enjoyable. A pretty basic APA, but solid and tasty nonetheless.

May 15, 2013
More User Reviews:
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
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
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braugon from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Mar 26, 2013
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hit728 from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.5%

May 09, 2013
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bcm75 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 14, 2015
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GuitarIPA from Connecticut

4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 18, 2013
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Roguer from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

May 24, 2014
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Curloftheburl from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Jun 24, 2013
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AdamElb from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Oct 22, 2013
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ManMoosePig from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Apr 20, 2013
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AGust82 from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +16.8%

Jul 23, 2013
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PrimeBeer from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

May 03, 2013
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BRYeleJR from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

May 28, 2014
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Fettpopps from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Mar 16, 2014
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NJBeer265 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Jun 01, 2014
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Kurmaraja from California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Jun 09, 2014
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ShowerBeers from New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

May 08, 2014
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N1Nkasi from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Jul 24, 2014
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DanforthPewter from New York

4.16/5  rDev -2.8%

Sep 05, 2014
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beerasaurusrex from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

May 24, 2014
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JTomczak from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Jun 22, 2013
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Sweffin from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Aug 02, 2014
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bt931912 from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Sep 28, 2013
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BGCoon from Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 11, 2014
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ChrisChagnon from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Sep 27, 2013
Galaxy Pale Ale from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 325 ratings