Galaxy Bowl | Hop Butcher For The World

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4.13/5
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61 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop Butcher For The World
Illinois, United States
hopbutcher.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by FBarber on 09-20-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,784
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
61
pDev:
16.46%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
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7
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Photo of Jangoon24
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Richter525
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3/7/18; drank 3/20/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque bright orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big white head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Orange citrus, wheat & faint cane sugar notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus & cane sugar flavors up front; mild dry wheat notes on the finish.

Look, the first batch of Galaxy caught lightning in a bottle that they are unable to replicate. However, they finally seem capable of producing a decent facsimile. An above average NE IPA.

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Photo of NappyB
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hanuswalrus
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/7/18. I've had 2 previous batches of this beer in the past and this one blows those away. Hop Butcher seems to be dialed in as of late. This one pours like peach juice. Aromas explode out of the glass. If you've ever smelled Galaxy hop pellets, then you have a good idea on what this beer smells like. Huge pineapple and passion fruit. Smells amazing from the first sip to the last. The flavor is right on par with the nose. I get a "sharpness" from Galaxy that I really like, and this beer has it. It seems to me that they might've adjusted water profile on this. There's a lingering minerality here that works for this beer. Bitterness is there. It's juicy but it finishes dry. Mouthfeel is creamy and round, but not quite full. This batch is absolutely delicious.

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Photo of dexterk1
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pmbrdh
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Galaxy Hops are explosive. I must say this is the best chicago galaxy hopped ipa I've ever had. The best Double Ipa by far.

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Photo of ksimons
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 3/7/18
A-a super hazy yellow orange color with just a thin lacing of white head

S-lots of citrus and light malt

T-similar to the aroma with lots of citrus and light malt

M-crisp carbonation and medium body

Overall really tasty, goes down so easy

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Photo of 5toutman75
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like orange juice. I can’t taste the alcohol at all. I think I could sip this 8% IPA all day long on a hot summer day until I caught up with me unknowingly.

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Photo of stortore
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into a snifter. Had 5/31/17.

Pours a hazy apricot, with a one inch foamy head and a good amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of lots of bright citrus- grapefruit, orange, mango, guava, light lime, yeast, some pine, a little dank. The taste is less citrus and a little more tropical and resiny- grapefruit, guava, mango, stronger pine, more dank than the nose, light malt and yeast, a little lemon. Smooth, refreshing, somewhat creamy, a solid light to medium body, well carbonated.

A great and expressive aroma, very good flavor, an enjoyable and drinkable beer. Worth a purchase.

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Photo of eppie82
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is rating only batch 1 as I know other batches have been substantially inferior.

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Photo of Egotist
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskis
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz tallboy can, sample from the brewery.

Impressive look, love the clarity on this pale amber brew and the head is quite spectacular as it sticks all over the glass. Aroma is very vibrant and zesty, lots of citrus and some pine ... clean and hoppy. Crisp with a medium body, a push of warming alcohol within. Bitterness is there, some hop flavor, and even the malt base is noticeable. The warmth of the alcohol seems to linger and slightly distract but all is good in the finish with more pungent rind flavor.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on June 6, 2017. Canned on 05/16/17. Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on March 13, 2018. Canned on 03/07/18.

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Photo of badmotorgrunge
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kreg02
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Galaxy Bowl from Hop Butcher For The World
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 61 ratings