Galaxy Juice
Fieldwork Brewing Co.

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From:
Fieldwork Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #332
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,476
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 6.22%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
49
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 21, 2022
Added:
Apr 04, 2016
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  11
SCORE
95
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Notes: Another juice-bomb from our series of hazy Northeastern IPAs, Galaxy Juice is a Wamea sized wave of pineapple. Aroma rolls slowly, surging forwards with its trademark notes of fresh pineapple, as you pull your glass to your mouth and take a gulp, Galaxy Juice crashes down with copious amounts of body and bright tropical hop flavors. Its hazy appearance, sticky mouthfeel, and fresh from the fields of Hawaii flavors make it an IPA that is in the styling of our favorite Northeast breweries with a profile that James Dole would give his stamp of approval on.
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Ratings by KCUnited:
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Reviewed by KCUnited from Arizona

3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip
Look: Early 80’s Pitt Panther helmet, pale gold, completely opaque, haze with white, fluffy head
Smell: Big juicy citrus with rind, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, touch of peach
Taste: Pineapple, orange, grapefruit that finishes with a dry, puckering bitterness.
Feel: Medium and silky
Overall: No doubt this finished with more bitterness than I was expecting from the look and smell. Could’ve used a little more sweetness to balance it out. Still a really good ipa that I’d be happy to have available in my market.
Jan 07, 2017
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Rated: 4.55 by Seshin from California

Jan 21, 2022
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Sweet tropical hoppy, hint of stonefruit, and grassy/earthy dank nose on this one! Taste follows with a tropical fruity, grassy/earthy hoppy bitter finish...some bitter hop-burn shows up as it warms. Whoa, this drinks and feels like a medium-bodied DiPA...is this DDH'd?! Good stuff!
Sep 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by eshooshoo from California

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Opaque and pulpy pale lemon-yellow brew, with minor amounts of visible particulate. Good head production, with a firm, off-white head, with fantastic retention.

Aroma is a fabulous blend of juicy and herbal tones: oregano, basil, and mint add sharp highlights to pureed mango and pineapple, peach and berries, lemon and orange.

Lusciously juicy on the palate: mango, pineapple, orange, passion fruit, blueberries, strawberries. Mild pungent dankness lingers throughout the sip, almost like earthy, slightly buttery sweat. Sweet, and with little of the bright herbal notes present on the nose. Mild-to-moderate bitterness, very appropriate for the style.

Very lively mouthfeel, but soft, pillowy, and unbelievably full for a single IPA clocking in at 6.6%.
Jul 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by acurtis from New Jersey

Mar 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by itstee from California

Mar 25, 2019
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Reviewed by BayAreaJoe from California

4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 3/21/19, consumed 3/23/19

L: Hazy & cloudy yellow orange with a thick inch+ head, good retention, and tons of solid bands of lacing.

S: Pineapple fruit juice with some peel/rind notes.

T: Exactly like the aroma, outstanding juicy pineapple flavor.

F: Has that great NEIPA smooth & creamy feel with nice fuller body, lower carbonation and bitterness, little zesty tingle on the tongue without a harsh bite, very nice.

O: Looks, smells, and taste like pineapples, one of the better West Coast single NEIPAs, terrific feature of Galaxy hops.
Mar 24, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Whenever I think of the most "pineapple" like flavors in beer without adding actual pineapple, this beer comes to mind. Its better than every beer with actual pineapple I've ever had. God bless the Galaxy hop.

Pours a hazy yellow, 1/3" white head. Some cans within the same 6 pack, much less different batches, have a wide degree of inconsistency appearance wise, but nothing detrimental, just sometimes its bright yellow super hazy, sometimes its brass and deals with more clarity. Aroma is massively pineapple. Like, more than any other beer I've come across. More than Sculpin Pineapple even. Its no joke, the commercial tug job is totally on point here.

Taste is yummy, still comes off as sweet perception wise because of the Galaxy/pineapple notes. But its delicious and super bangable. There is a mild onion/garlic like imprint on the mouth feel, as if they cut this with some Summit hops (remember those?). Its totally complimentary somehow. Has enough of a bitter kick to keep it from being soupy flaked wheat nonsense. I really dig it, and even though its expensive ($4-5 per can) its totally a beer I would continue to repeatedly purchase when available.
Mar 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.7 by XxthaDoggxX from Virginia

Sep 12, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by BigMatt408 from California

Aug 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by beerhelm from California

May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by atomicnemesis from California

Mar 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by HungarianCount from California

Feb 24, 2018
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Reviewed by amano_h from Oregon

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This beer is probably the most New England of the NEIPAs I've tried from Fieldwork Brewing. Actually, this may be one of the most New England NEIPAs I've tried bar none. If "New England" were an Instagram filter the slider would probably go beyond the maximum setting and then cause your cell phone screen to crash in to a hazy screen of death.
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Under conventional definitions of "a New England IPA," a beer qualifies as a New England IPA if it is (1) a beer that is brewed in the style of an American IPA; (2) while expressing abnormally high amounts of hop-derived flavors and aroma; (3) despite the high amount of humulone content, does not imbue its drinker with an overly bitter impression, and; (4) sports a juicy, slick, sometimes creamy mouthfeel from the flaked oats addition to the malt bill.

Here Galaxy Juice is brewed in the style of an American IPA because it is a decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American Pale Ale. BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines, 21A IPA / American IPA; See, BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines, 10A American Pale Ale.

Here Galaxy Juice expresses abnormally high amounts of hop-derived flavors and aroma because each sniff and sip exudes distinct notions of fresh-cut pineapple, papaya, guava, pink grapefruit rinds, and some raw onion-like vegetal notes.

Here Galaxy Juice does not imbue its drinker with an overly bitter impression despite the high humulone content because each sip leaves a crisp and dry sensation, repriming the tongue for yet another sip, as opposed to the astringent, harrowing aftertaste some extremely over-hopped examples of West Coast IPAs tend to exhibit.

Here Galaxy Juice sports a juicy, slick, sometimes creamy mouthfeel from the flaked oats addition to the malt bill because res ipsa loquitor.

Therefore Galaxy Juice qualifies as a New England IPA. And a well-executed example, at that.
Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.41 by Big_V from Maryland

Dec 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Rocknrao from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I didn't realize that this cloudy, fruit forward style was considered "New England" until now. I like it though. I've had some beer like this before from various places of origin, and this one is from northern California as it so happens.

It's not bitter like an English ale, and it isn't the same kind of aromatic as a west coast IPA, but it's pungent and hoppy and really popular here at Toronado in SF.
Nov 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by tomb_ride from California

Nov 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by vidisad from California

Nov 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Aug 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by conpen from California

Jul 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by taospowder from New Mexico

Jul 16, 2017
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Reviewed by mp12 from Vermont

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Another beautiful hazy golden straw ipa. Nice fluffy white head. Definite galaxy coming through on the aroma and flavor. Some wonderful pineapple notes. Could be a little more delicate and balanced but overall wonderful.
Jul 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by braican from Massachusetts

Jun 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

May 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by Texasfan549 from Texas

May 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.55 by DanGeo from Michigan

Mar 17, 2017
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Reviewed by HopDad from California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
L: Thick hazy straw golden yellow with some weight to it. Nice frothy head with a last lace.

S: Tropical mango, papaya, guava with some citrus to it. Light biscuit with some dank. Subtle hops.

T: Heaven. Tropical slices of heaven. Hops are present but not overkill. Very well balanced.

F: This is some serious juice. Thick creamy. Very smooth. Very drinkable.

O: This is easily one of my top picks from Fieldwork. I see this as one of their signature brews. An incredible rendition of the NE Haze. I will continue to grab this one over and over again when it's available! Amazing work by the Fieldwork team! Highly recommended!
Mar 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.59 by Hophazzard from California

Feb 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Megadog31 from California

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Great refreshing Tropical IPA with just of enough fruitiness. It's a great looking beer with excellent color and body. Best day drinking beer I've had in awhile.
Feb 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by MrGone from California

Feb 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.88 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Feb 03, 2017
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Thank you CanConPhilly for getting me this
16 oz can poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw color with a two finger with head.

S- Citrus, some pineapple/tropical fruits, citrus rind, a little resins/dank.

T- Mangos, tropical fruits, some melons, citrus, dank/piney finish but not super bitter.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium body

O- A fantastic IPA, just as good as most of the other hazy/NE IPA I've had. Fieldwork is now officially on my radar.
Jan 22, 2017
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Reviewed by NapaClancy from California

4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Juicy juice! Massive tropical fruit and slight pine aroma. Sweet POG fruit flavors open to the zesty hop filled feel. So integrated and crisp. This is one of my favorites among incredible company.

For those who like big juice bombs!
Jan 11, 2017
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Reviewed by JISurfer from South Carolina

4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
One of the first beers I had from FW and on tap at the brewery. Very "juicy" almost no bitterness from the hops. Very well done to immulate the NE IPA.
Jan 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by dominic4beer from California

Dec 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.44 by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2016
Galaxy Juice from Fieldwork Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 68 ratings