SMaSH Galaxy
Alaskan Brewing Co.

SMaSH GalaxySMaSH Galaxy
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #4,015
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,954
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 8.83%
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
164
From:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
 
Alaska, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  6
Gots
  35
SCORE
87
Very Good
SMaSH GalaxySMaSH Galaxy
Notes: A balanced aroma gives intense passion fruit, light guava, and herbal notes similar to thyme, and hints of exotic citrus.The hop aroma is balanced by light honey notes that are characteristically associated with the malt of a crisp Pilsner. The flavor has an initial rush of tropical fruit and herbal notes that linger intensely. The Galaxy hops take center stage, and after several seconds the juicy hop notes are joined by the very intense bitterness typical of this Australian variety.

86 IBU
Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 164 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Mortarforker:
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Mortarforker from Texas

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 01, 2018
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dertyd from California

3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out a light hazy golden color, with 1 finger of white head------------- the aromas are of papaya, lime, grapefruit, orange and pine-------------- the flavors are of bitter pine, biscuits, orange, grapefruit, lime, lesser peach syrup and grass/floral, the beer has a thin mouthfeel with a overly bitter finish---------------- overall this was better than expected based on my experiences with Alaskan brewing ipa's, the flavors were nice only flaws were the thin mouthfeel and overly bitter finish

Jun 06, 2018
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Zorro from California

3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly chill hazed golden ale with a small white colored head.

Smells of tropical fruit and mushrooms. Scent of pineapple.

Starts out sweet savory and a bit bitter and woody. Sweet and mildly bitter with lots of woody after taste. Sweet with lots of caramel and pineapple.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall OK.

Jul 04, 2016
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travolta from California

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear golden yellow. big head with great lacing and retention.

Nose: little caramel corn, citrus, and a touch of malt.

Taste: pine, citrus, light mouthfeel, tiny bit of malt. Not much carbonation.

Notes: Just found out we got our building permit today :)

Jun 16, 2016
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aug 29, 2016
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deereless from Colorado

3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 30, 2018
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nickfl from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 06, 2016
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midlifec from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 10, 2016
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Tone from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and great lacing. Smells of spicy hops, citrus hops, slight floral hops, alcohol, slight sweet malt, and slight earthiness. Fits the style of an American Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of spicy hops, citrus hops, slight floral hops, alcohol, slight sweet malt, and slight earthiness. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

Nov 13, 2018
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden color with a wispy white head very little lacing but a fresh collar , smell is fresh citrus with garden hop some pine with caramel malts , taste is more bitter pine on the front than the smell indicates , the pine hops give way to fruity, tropical hops and mix well , mouth feel is slightly bitter with a dry finish some boozeness , like single hop brews and this one is worth a try,

Jun 10, 2016
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nrbw23 from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oct 19, 2018
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JackieTH from Minnesota

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

Alaskan Smash Galaxy
Smells slightly sweet, ascerbic, malty on the back side. Taste is sweet lightly lemon and citrus, faint mango and cherry. Body is medium with small creamy mouthfeel. Overall is slightly sweet throughout unfortunately a bit cloying on the finish.

May 02, 2019
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Aug 05, 2018
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, best by 070418. Deep golden color with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is floral and earthy hops, some modest grain and a bit metallic. Earthy, floral, and herbal hop flavors that try to be fruity but struggle; giving off some odd peach and apricot notes; very light caramel malt and grain. Fuller body, modest carbonation, finishing pungently bitter with earthy, grassy, herbal hops lingering. Not what I expected with this one. I was hoping for more of the tropical & lemon-limey Galaxy hop notes I'm used to, and this didn't seem to have it.

May 04, 2018
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sparx1100 from Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 29, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 05, 2016
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DangerDawg from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dec 13, 2018
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kinmundy77 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 19, 2018
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mactrail from Washington

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

Clear golden yellow color with plenty of foam in the Maredsous goblet. Really aromatic in a fruity but distinctive way. Citrus and tangerine peel taste with honeydew melon in the nose. Galaxy tastes to me very spicy with an astringent woody note in the finish.

Sweet and earthy. Overall this is quite intense. After the citrus peel flavor it grows more bitter in the aftertaste. A tangy and interesting big IPA. From the 12 oz bottle purchased in northern Washington.

Jun 10, 2018
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Best by 7/4/18. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity and has bubbles racing upwards; fluffy eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are floral along with some hints of bread and crackers. Mild blend of citrus and tropical fruits in the background. Malts are there. The flavors are clean, crisp, sharp and refreshing. Moderate bitterness. Malts do their thing. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium to full-bodied with active carbonation. It's very smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid DIPA. The galaxy hops might not be super intense or pungent, but it's still an enjoyable brew. Once again, it's clean, crisp, sharp and refreshing. It's fun to drink.

Apr 13, 2018
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liamt07 from Canada (ON)

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 12, 2016
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krome from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 28, 2016
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Lobina from Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 14, 2019
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hreb from Washington

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle best by 110818. Served in a mug. Pale straw yellow with a bit of turbidity. Aroma is fruity and sweet, maybe peaches, or apricot. Flavor is tropical and hoppy but extremely well balanced and surprisingly non-bitter for a DIPA from Alaskan. That is to say, this is a lot better than I expect. BA says "intense bitterness typical of this variety" and the label says 86 IBU but I find it not at all intense.

Oct 08, 2018
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

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

Smash Galaxy pours a copper color, with a nice sized, long lasting and lacing head. Mellow, but sweet, and hoppy aroma. Flavor is a little tangy, nice creamy backbone, with a nice subtle hop mixed, nice warm alcohol. Good body and feel. Overall, very flavorful, yet simple.

Jan 12, 2019
SMaSH Galaxy from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 164 ratings