Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster | Short's Brewing Company

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4.1/5
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Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterPan Galactic Gargle Blaster
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is a Belgian-style Double IPA brewed with Australian Galaxy hops. The nose is an impressive dank blend of citrus aromas reminiscent of guava and lemons, very green and fresh with subtle Belgian yeast esters. An intense clean bitterness dominates the flavor profile with little malt character to compete with. A slight, fruity yeast sweetness is noticeable in the finish alongside a resounding bitterness.

Added by jale on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,578
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
244
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
56
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of mjpanchula
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting beer - my first venture into this beer style. Slightly hazy orange color with mild head and some very spotty lingering lacing. Smells of citrus zest and piney hops but in the foreground there's that Belgian yeast aroma. Tastes similarly, as well as a nice malt backbone. Smooth thin mouthfeel with good carbonation. The higher ABV is well-hidden. I liked this beer because some of the overly-sweet traditional Belgian yeast flavors and aromas were well-balanced by the hoppy bite of the IPA part of this brew.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikecd234
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tjb14
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petrusek23
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coho11
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChloeJMK
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I left a high review because it was a fast drink. Was nervous to try this one because I didn’t really know the style. Turned out to be very tasty and strong. So if you like good beer and you have room for a 10% this is solid. Thanks for making another tasty beer!

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Photo of Jim67
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazing brew that is ridiculously hoppy. 2017's hoppy holidays pack is too notch. I pick up an enjoyable hoppy alcohol burn to let you know it's 10% along with some pineapple, grapefruit, malted orange, hop oil resin, and delicious candy sugar sweetness of the Belgian sugary yeast. Super dank and delicious.

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3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hemlock4888
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Raime
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Random grab. Love the retro lable . Classic Megaman shooting at space invaders? Yes please.

Look - Deep honey golden hue with a huge, frothy white head that dies slowly. Carbonation is low and the lacing is immaculate upon a finished glass.

Smell - Hop oils really dominate this scent with a moderate level of toasted pine apple. A touch of cat but not enough to throw you off.

Taste - Yep, hop oils dominate everything that is going on here. Alcohol soaked grapefruit piths with touches of grilled pineapple. Alcohol adds a touch more fullness and really compliments the flavors. Touches of Belgian yeast that stick around in the background.

Feel - Sweet and sticky with low carbonation. Flavors retain the same and the alcohol never once dominates but instead compliments as it sits around.

Overall - If Hopslam and Palate Wrecker had a baby taking the best of both worlds from each respective beer, this would be the end result. Easy, slow drinking at the high ABV. Definitely a fantastic, top tier DIPA.

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Photo of Gravewalker
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timc32
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours medium amber with a medium sized white head head that is short lived. Leaves lighter lacing

Smells of citrus and Belgian yeast slight malt

Tastes at first like Belgian then fades to citrus hops with light malt. Finish is dry medium body and medium carbonation.

Unique beer style

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerdanza
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Feldpausch
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 244 ratings