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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster | Short's Brewing Company

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4.1/5
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237 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by jale on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,782
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
237
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
53
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by jale:
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3.08/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brewed exclusively with galaxy hops.

A: Pours a cloudy apricot with two quarters of white head.

S: Big citrus hoppiness in the nose.

T: Huge citrusy hop bitterness from start to finish with this.

M: Light body with good carbonation.

O: Not my favorite. To much hop bitterness for me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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.

Edit, 2017: just cracked one open from the Super Hoppy Holidays pack. You think things will never be as good as you remember them, but PGGB is even better than ever. As close to perfection as I've had, this one is not only a sublime tasting experience, but evokes true emotion with every sip.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SanFranJake
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Jackalope1977
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikerap100
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of richkrull
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Reappropriated
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
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  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of azurel
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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 +3.7%

Photo of Scott420
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
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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Photo of ScottRansom
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of deakin
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of redleg64
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 237 ratings
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