Galaxie 500
Foam Brewers

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From:
Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #105
ABV:
9%
Score:
96
Ranked #902
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 6.39%
Ratings:
104
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 07, 2022
Added:
Feb 10, 2017
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  11
SCORE
96
World-Class
Galaxie 500Galaxie 500
Notes: Galaxy single hop DIPA. Debut at Mule Bar in Winooski.
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Photo of JamFuel
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a hazy light orange with soft, soapy head.

Smell is juicy and sweet with notes of citrus, pineapple and mango. Crisp and fruity with some hints of orange peel.

Taste is juicy and a bit sweet and dank. Notes of mango, melon and papaya. Soft bitterness with some mineral, fruity hints.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and pillowy and well carbonated.

Overall, a very drinkable, balanced 9%-er from Foam.

May 07, 2022
 
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Apr 11, 2022
 
4.92 by bitterbeer from New York on Mar 06, 2022
Photo of Beers-es
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Beers-es from Virginia

On tap, pours a milky, hazy deep gold. Smell is a huge hit of hops, with tons of citrus and tropical fruit. Taste follows. I'm a big fan of Galaxy hops, and this beer delivers. Well made and delicious.

Mar 03, 2022
 
4.5 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Feb 22, 2022
Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Insanely good NEDIPA. It's actually bitter, super tropical, dank, fruity and just a total flavor bomb. The ripe papaya and mango are just through the roof. One of the best NEDIPAs I've had.

Dec 14, 2021
 
4.04 by cd34 from Illinois on Jul 01, 2021
 
4.24 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Jun 14, 2021
 
4.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Apr 14, 2021
 
3.92 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Nov 02, 2020
 
4 by smcel371 from New York on Oct 18, 2020
 
4.41 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on Aug 10, 2020
Photo of SawDog505
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 16 tulip glass canned 5/21/2020. Pours a very hazy yellow, with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves big thick streaks of lace as it slowly settles. 4.25

Smell mango, ripe melon, guava, herbal earthy hops, and apricot rock solid. 4.25

Taste follows cantaloupe, mango, guava, slightly herbal, and apricot. 4.25

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, a tad sticky not dry, gentle carbonation, and at 9% really drinkable. 4.25

Overall this is another really nice NEDIPA from this brewery. 4.25

Jun 14, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by bobv from Vermont

16 oz. can.
Canned 05/21/20.
Moderate pour yields a well over one inch white head over a murky, light straw colored body with some lacing. Nose of tropical fruit (mango, papaya, pineapple) and sweet citrus (tangerine, orange.)
Taste follows nose very closely with a finish of slightly bitter citrus pith.
Delicious!
Nice feel and overall, a great DIPA from Foam Brewers.
Search.
Conquer.
Enjoy.
Cheers!

May 30, 2020
 
4.42 by ScottP from New Hampshire on May 23, 2020
 
4.46 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on May 23, 2020
Photo of jbertsch
3.24/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by jbertsch from Massachusetts

Too sweet, not enough depth

Mar 08, 2020
 
4.65 by Duffman79 from Connecticut on Dec 22, 2019
Photo of Holderness
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Holderness from Massachusetts

On tap at Row 34, Boston

L -- Classic NEIPA haze with two fingers of solid white head that retains and laces excellently
S -- Mango, Pineapple, Orange, lemon sorbet, sweet floral, honeydew melon
T -- Green mango, jasmine, yellow grapefruit peel, lime zest, biscuity malt backbone
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Soft and fluffy, although a tad bitter on the finish

85/100

Nov 18, 2019
 
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 18, 2019
 
4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona on Nov 15, 2019
 
4.82 by Ultra-Plinian from Connecticut on Nov 14, 2019
 
3.8 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2019
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at the Mule Bar

Sep 03, 2019
 
4.4 by Jstuart23 from North Carolina on Aug 30, 2019
Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

So good to have friends that are from Burlington and can bring some to the Coast of Maine on a visit. Very very nice DIPA. nice.

Aug 11, 2019
 
4.5 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on Jul 17, 2019
 
4.51 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on Jul 13, 2019
 
4.5 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Jul 09, 2019
 
4.38 by Phil9250 from New Hampshire on Jul 01, 2019
 
4.35 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Jun 25, 2019
Photo of spinrsx
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

can in trade

Jun 06, 2019
 
4.46 by JamesStreet from Louisiana on May 22, 2019
 
4.25 by jkrug5 from Maryland on May 21, 2019
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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

Canned on : 5/2/19 (Charneau) ?
Opened on : 5/15/19

Pours out an opaque milky-golden color. Excellent bright color shines through the dense haze. Creamy white foam cap holds on tight. Lots if crazy lace sticking around.

Pungent mix of sweet and tangy fruit style hop aroma. The Cream scent could possibly be from oats added, or lactose (?) The malt is creamy with golden summer field grains. Citrus, banana, mango and strawberries. Seriously heady nose and very complex.

The mouth feel of the very best New England DIPA's are truly remarkable. A golden-grainy , light malt bite hits first with a creamy and smooth current that rides right alongside. It feels light and crispy and then full and smooth within the same gulp! Stunning texture.

Sweet and bitter citrus is practically overwhelming in the flavor. The hops really have a complex charechter. Sharp grains, possibly wheat and light golden malt is pretty sharp, then smooth and creamy effects finish it off. The hops go from : citrus>mango>bitter dry leaves>tangy wild berries to honeydew melon harmoniously. I love how the Galaxy hop is showcased, allowing the drinker to know exactly how diverse this hop strain really is. The aftertaste is rather tangy and earthy bitterness sticks around. A tinge of alcohol heat is detected in some warmth tingle as the bitter side of the hops kick in.

A complex New England style beast

May 16, 2019
 
4.47 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire on May 11, 2019
 
4.41 by benjaminsa from Vermont on May 11, 2019
 
4.53 by Userme59 from Massachusetts on May 09, 2019
 
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on May 05, 2019
 
4.73 by Zach423 from Massachusetts on Dec 09, 2018
Galaxie 500 from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 104 ratings