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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster | Short's Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by jale on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
223
Avg:
4
pDev:
30.75%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
52
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 223
Reviews by BrianOhio:
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4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky enough to find this at 7 Monks in Traverse City the day after a Short's tap takeover. I normally review and take notes during sampling, but frankly doing this one from memory.

I recall the tulip glass arriving at the table, and I said to my wife "this is exactly what a beer should look like." Slightly cloudy and amber.

Aroma and taste were just perfect in my book. Bright citrus, nice bite at the end but not nearly as sharp as their Liberator.

I am a huge fan of Short's...this is the best of the bunch in my book. Pleeaaase bottle it.

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4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful fusion. Poured from bottle to tulip. One and a half fingers foamy white head dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet Belgian yeast mingled with citrus and tropical fruits. The taste unravels in similar fashion. Sweet bubblegum/banana upfront on the tongue, followed closely by mango, grapefruit and lemon zest, and finishes with and bitter kick in the back of the mouth. One of my personal favorites, hopefully we'll see this one in bottles again in 2017.

Edit, 2016: goosing the rating up a notch based on the 2016 release. ABV jumped 2%, and the aroma and flavor are bigger as well.

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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.73/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden orange body. Fleeting but nice white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Citrusy hops. Belgian yeast and sweetness. A little phenolic.

Taste - Much maltier. Grapefruit hop. Sweet pale malts. Super bitter in the back.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Very bitter.

Overall - Very bitter, but good.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Heavy dankness from the hops, aroma is of floral notes and citrus.... Taste is orange, tangerine, grapefruit...Bitterness is on the forefront with underlying notes of sweetness from the malt with a spicy note and dry finish most likely from the Belgian yeast.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

boy those galaxy hops are something else. lucky to be in mi.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster from Short's Brewing Company
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