Galaxy & Comet IPA
The Hop Concept Brewing

Galaxy & Comet IPAGalaxy & Comet IPA
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The Hop Concept Brewing
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,211
Ranked #17,247
3.88 | pDev: 8.51%
Jan 12, 2023
Mar 19, 2016
Very Good
Galaxy & Comet IPAGalaxy & Comet IPA
Notes: Always curious to find out what happens when worlds collide, we combined a slice of rustic Americana with a rising star from Down Under. Galaxy hops, grown exclusively in Australia and revered for their clean, bright aromas, lend notes of passion fruit, citrus and peach. Comet, a descendant of a North American original, packs a wildly bitter punch with an invigorating blend of grapefruit, lemon and orange flavors.
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Rated: 3.87 by BarrelAgedG from California

Jan 12, 2023
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Reviewed by BillAfromSoCal from California

4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I finger white foam, moderate density, not impressively long lasting and only minimal lacing. Chill haze, rather than crystal clear. Not a lot of smell, but what was there was fruity enough to be very inviting. Really like the flavor and mouthfeel. Mouthfeel was heavy side of moderate, maybe even the lite side of heavy. Very smooth very clean finish. I like the taste a lot even though no single fruit or other flavor strikes me as dominating or obvious. Nice balance of fruit and bitter and malts. I need more of these to further decipher why I like this so much, but i definitely do.
Jun 25, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16oz new look blue can
date stamped ??/10/21
L: persistent eggshell head caps a effervescent golden body; lacing sticks to the glass in rings
S: citrus, pine, tropical fruit
T: juicy & zesty grapefruit, lemon, & orange, passion fruit, pungent pine, peach; lightly toasted malt adds a touch of sweetness
F: fuller body, moderate carbonation, dry & bitter finish
O: I seem to have liked this more than most…I think it’s a great west coast style DIPA
Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by desint from Belgium

Sep 23, 2020
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a 16 oz can from the Craft Beer Hop Stop cooler 7-16-20 for $2.99. No discernable canning date (late June is my guess); consumed 9-9-20. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured golden orange with a very nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is malty, with a trace of earthy hops.

Taste is very nice, substantial malt backbone combines nicely with gooseberries and peaches. Finishes with a nice rind bitterness; 8/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and both smooth and refreshing.

Overall not a fragrant beer, but certainly tasty!
Sep 09, 2020
Rated: 4.07 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Aug 08, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 19, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

Sep 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottom of the can stamped "freshest by 10/01/19."
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking chill hazed bronzed yellow color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that hung around for a good little bit, nice looking stickiness, filmy.
The aroma had a wonderful bouquet of sweet floral and melon (somewhat like honeydew) then clean honey-ed biscuits. Some lemon and even further underneath is a super light touch of passion fruit.
The flavor streamed into a wonderful blend of that previously mentioned floral and melon sweet biscuity character. Mellow aftertaste of biscuits, honey and melon.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a good sipping ability causing me to notice a good sturdy carbonation as a West coast styled DIPA. Semi-crisp finish of floral, melon and a little bit of lemon coated malt.
Overall, just acknowledge that this is a West coast styled DIPA and does not meet or even need to meet anything requirements of being a New England styled one. Therefore, I will rate this high and not care about anyone rating this low.
Aug 31, 2019
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Reviewed by LarryV from Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a slightly hazy amber yellow with some light particulate matter suspended in the beer. Minimal head that's quick to fade. Aroma of roasted lemon, fairly mild. More classic hoppiness than fruit notes, a nice bitterness that I enjoy. Balanced with a decent malt backbone without being very sweet. Not the best I've tried but it's a solid offering and enjoyable, and it won't drain your wallet.
Aug 27, 2019
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Reviewed by ZipDipper from California

3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a pale golden color with a thin head. The citrus in the aroma is dominant. The flavor has a bitterness that is present throughout and very pleasing.
Aug 18, 2019
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Rated by robert1991 from California

4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very good and clean ipa. Not to over bearing on flavors or lasting taste. Very impressed!
Aug 13, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2019
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Reviewed by MaltyMagic from California

3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Best by 10/08/19. Clear yellow/gold pour, white top, some lacing. Citrusy, skunky, catty hops with a sour grain note on the nose. A bit watery in taste and feel. Dry finish with a mildly narcotic type bitterness that lingers. Some alcohol presence. A bit boring and mediocre, despite the unique hop bill on paper.
Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Zorro from California

3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Clear yellow ale with a small white colored head. It looks like a Lager.

Smells sweet and fruity. Bitter pine resin and passion fruit. Scent of pineapple and cat pee.

Starts out kind of neutral and tasting of soda crackers. Mild and not very bitter at all. Tastes mostly of pine and aspirin but not strongly so.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall it isn't offensive. But it isn't much flavor either.
Jun 30, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap, labeled as a DIPA.

Pours a clear golden tan. Lightly muted aroma, with grassy notes complementing a fruit salad. Clean and clear, doesn't drink like a double IPA.
Oct 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
An interesting take on the old school IPA. It's light-yellow and absolutely clear, with a great head formation, and awesome lacing left on the glass. Regarding smell, this is quite aromatic for the style — Galaxy hops coming in clutch. Galaxy hops also make this beer unapologetically grapefruit-citrusy and bitter on both the nose and the taste. Typical body and carbonation for a WC DIPA; alcohol is extremely well hidden. Overall, this is a pleasant WC IPA. It's not going to blow you away, but it's solid.
Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Sep 14, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Sep 14, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by pkalix from California

Sep 09, 2018
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L - 2-finger fluffy head atop a near-translucent yellow body.

S - herb, oranges, cotton candy.

T - dank orange-flavored cookies. The sweet cookie taste is unusual but pleasing. Biscuit, caramel, a touch of grapefruit. Moderate bitterness, moderate sweetness, low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - very much an old school ipa that does a good job of featuring its chosen hops.
Sep 08, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by Hopsohard from California

Aug 25, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by dertyd from California

Aug 23, 2018
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Indecipherable canned date

Appearance - Pours clear and golden in color with an off-white, two-finger width head that displays good retention before dying down to a thin, broken layer of suds with a thick ring forming around the edge. Good amount of lacing with soapy looking patches, broken lines and small spotting.

Smell - Strong aroma of citrus, sweet stonefruit flesh and mild floral character.

Taste - Not nearly as enticing as the nose leads on; the flavor is much more subdued. Mild citrus and some peachy notes upfront, then a bit of bread, grass and orange pith bitterness develop mid-taste. Faint caramel sweetness near the finish. Aftertaste lingers with a touch of grassy and pithy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Slick, somewhat velvety texture makes this an easy drinker before a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Good, drinkable IPA that smells better than it tastes, though it goes down quite nicely. While I wouldn't mind having this again, it's something I'd probably pass on in order to try something new.
Aug 22, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by GClarkage from California

Aug 17, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by AWA from California

Aug 16, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by tbone1384 from Wyoming

Apr 14, 2018
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I love Pizza Port, love Port Brewing and I love the Hop Concept - no wonder they are all related. The Concept guys from the Pack always go about trying something new and they quite often venture into combinations.
This time they paired two kind of hops together into a (regular) IPA but nevertheless with exceptional intensity - or is it just the 1 pint 6 fl iz volume at 8% ABV?
The beer looks nice but not exceptional, something like the Eaat Coast, Citra based IPAs. Interestingly the beer smells a lot like Citra - and must admit, tastes very much similar to it as well, although much more on the condensed side. The beer starts out as fruity, citrusy and suddenly at the end of the sip it gets dense, almost like a WIPA - then the hops, the citrus gets bitter. It is very much like bitter grapefruits - and looking onto Comet they say the same, Grapefruits in excess.
I loved this beer as it was a level above your average single (or double-) hopped IPAs, and because I love and enjoy this grapefruity hoppiness.
The Hop Concept guys have done better, but this is also something to enjoy, for sure.
Mar 23, 2018
Rated: 4 by mrcraft from California

Nov 04, 2017
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Rated by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I tried this at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. It was a solid offering.
Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 4 by Mattias from Sweden

Oct 03, 2017
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Slightly hazy golden color, two finger white head, ok lacing, good carbonation.

S: Hops, hint of tropical fruits.

T: Very hoppy, tropical fruits, rich taste. Slightly bitter on the back end. Really nice!

F: Medium bodied, full flavored.

O: Surprisingly good, wasn't expecting that. Great beer.
Sep 16, 2017
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours an unclear orange, thick foam.

Smell is very citrusy, with Seville oranges at the forefront. Hints of peach and apricot marmalade.

Taste starts off sweet, then the hops and bitterness hits you. Citrus peel, pine, apricot and just a hint of mint. Really balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

I'm a fan of Hop Concept, they are always full of flavor, but always balanced.
Sep 05, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania

Aug 15, 2017
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