Galaxy Bowl | Hop Butcher For The World

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4.15/5
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75 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England 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:
#3,901
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
75
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of curlybird
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a yellowish peach color with an inch white head. Very opaque. There is no difference in appearance from the brewery’s other beers. The smell is still similar amongst their other beers with notes of key lime pie but also with tropical pineapple juice and melon. Upon tasting, I picked up cantaloupe melon, kiwi fruit and some pineapple juice. Very sweet. There is also a subtle spiciness in the back which I feel is from all the sediment dispersed. Overall, another great NEIPA but I much prefer the brewery’s other IPAs - which I enjoyed for their excellent balance and smooth flavors.

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Photo of StormAles
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffgosia6
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting beer and of high quality, but I probably will not buy it again. First of all it was very expensive. The color looks like egg nog...so rediculously removed from the appearance of a beer in the traditional sense that it's a little rediculous...I mean there's hazey and then there's THIS. Don't get me wrong, it's really good, but it is an extreme example of its style in every sense...as though extreme was the only goal of the brewery. Let's not forget, we love beer... let's not stretch the definition into some Frankenstein creation of a beverage.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSiegs
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely hazy and opaque. Dark yellow to light orange in color, two fingers of persistent, fluffy, white foam. Aroma is big tropical fruit and moderate dank. On taste, those flip, massively dank and hop forward. Tropical notes. Medium body, fluffy mouthfeel, moderate bitterness, and a slightly dry finish. Excellent brew.

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Photo of Winston3737
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maz
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacubz
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjquinter
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jangoon24
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Richter525
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hanuswalrus
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pmbrdh
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +20.5%
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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Galaxy Bowl from Hop Butcher For The World
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 75 ratings