Star Gazer | Connecticut Valley Brewing

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4.13/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Connecticut Valley Brewing
Connecticut, United States
ctvalleybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Galaxy and Vic Secret hops combine in Star Gazer, the latest in our Galaxy Series, to bring you this bold New England Double IPA. At 8.1% this brew is forward but smooth, showcasing the tropical characteristics of these two Australian hops. Opening with a deep citrus aroma before easing into notes of pineapple and passion fruit.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
pDev:
6.78%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Mleblanc25:
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of Chomp
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Parrillop
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

NEDIPA (8.1% abv), canned 9/24/18, featuring Galaxy and Vic Secret hops... Looks like orange juice, drinks like a beer fruit smoothie... Lotsa of tangy citrus and zestiness - smooth and softly carbonated with impressions of orange, lemon, passion fruit, unripe mango, and sharp pine... Better than moderate bitterness, only mildly sweet, but with lots of bright and tingly notes... Clean and lean despite the body-feel... a real nice beer...

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPCam
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ronl12
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz into IPA glass. Dated 11/19/18.
Look was nice golden orange. Smell was subtle tropical fruit with a little grapefruit ending. Taste follows but not real big. Feel is light. Overall nice NE IPA. Not sure if I would seek it out but would drink again.

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Photo of OntheLambic
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lovely golden/burnt orange in color. Loads of tropical fruits hit the palate at first sip, papaya, passion fruit, pineapple, with some melon, and a faint bit of spice. Mouthfeel is the smoothest, Swayze smooth. Abv is exceptionally well hidden, really digging this one and am happy I picked up a four pack. Salud!

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Photo of TimothyD11
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I agree, this New England IPA is a 4.2. It's VERY good, nice and hazy and juicy but it's not quite a blow the mind Tree House IPA! If you just want to try more New England IPA's and you have access to it go ahead and buy some - it's above average but not among the greats. I was a happy man drinking it and I'll enjoy the other 3! :)

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Photo of newcastlemike
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ImHoppyNow
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: N/E IPA nailed it, orange juice appearance
S : pineapple,aged orange, spicy resin, lemon grass, alcohol well hidden
T: hardly has the taste of the smell, light pineapple,hay, pepper, with the alcohol bite,
F: mouth still burning from the alcohol and pepper,
O: just okay, this brewing company has better offers

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Photo of strengthdoc
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jt_thomas18
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rangerred
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Drken62006
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful orange haziness. Tropical fruit nose. Smooth, low carbonation with velvet soft mouth feel. Tropical flavors. Love it. Buy some!

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Photo of swierczt
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed light golden pour with thick fluffy white head. Solid lacing.

S: Tropical fruit hops and citrus.

T/F: A big time NEIPA juice bomb... very tropical... a bit tangy. Pineapple, mango, and citrus. Juicy and sweet with modest hop bitterness to round it out. Sticky on the tongue. Medium bodied... the ABV is well hidden.

O: Everything I look for in a NEIPA. Juice bomb... great stuff.

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Photo of Orny18
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Star Gazer from Connecticut Valley Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 26 ratings