Galaxy Drifter
Pontoon Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #4,165
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #27,506
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 7.55%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
From:
Pontoon Brewing Company
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by Tennisballa07:
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Tennisballa07 from Georgia

3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow color. Good hoppy IPA, mellow flavor and slightly bitter finish. Minimal complexity.

Jul 24, 2018
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coombski from Maine

3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 26, 2018
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jeffthepony from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 11, 2018
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good brew. A little surprised it has been killed off so quickly

Feb 09, 2019
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 10.99/ 6 pack. If I deciphered the numbers on the bottom of the can correctly, this was canned 4/24/17. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours a brilliant gold with a finger and a half of white head. The froth shrinks to a milky haze and narrow edging of fine bubbles, leaving several splotches of lace.

Smells of melon, oranges and cracker. Those fruity hop notes get better after some time in the glass.

While fairly bitter at first, warmer temperatures bring a more mellow, juicy flavor profile. Grapefruit, melon, orange peel, piney unripe mango, semisweet bread and a slight floral pineyness. In finishing the 6 pack over the past couple weeks I have learned the importance of taking the can out of the refrigerator at least 15 to 20 minutes before I plan to drink because the hop character is so much better.

Smooth, medium full, slick body with gentle carbonation. The aftertaste is like melon citrus glazed hop bread.

They have been open a couple years but this is my first brew from Pontoon. Galaxy Drifter has a pleasantly subtle combination of my two favorite hops- Citra and Galaxy. I'm confident that I'll be drinking more of this in the future if it's available.

Jun 08, 2017
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Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jan 27, 2018
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psycHOPathy from Georgia

4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Semi-hazy orange-amber body, half finger of creamy white head
Powdery citrus. Orange, mango, caramel, florals
Very orangey, and very floral. Almost too much, no malt detectable. Boozy
Medium-heavy body, rough on the tongue
This is a boldly flavored beer. It's good, but a little much

Oct 13, 2018
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Georgiabeer from Georgia

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 16, 2019
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JamesLeung from Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 08, 2020
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wescamp29 from Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 25, 2019
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MJSFS from Florida

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 07, 2020
Galaxy Drifter from Pontoon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 11 ratings