Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster | Short's Brewing Company

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Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterPan Galactic Gargle Blaster
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Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterPan Galactic Gargle Blaster

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jale on 12-13-2011

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

I liked it a lot but be aware that this a bitter, hoppy Belgian IPA. Great, complex taste though. Imagine a slightly boozy BIPA w/ good fruity/peppery character. I think the ABV is closer to 8.5 than 7.5.

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Short's website lists this as a 8.4 abv. I'm not a huge ipa guy but this was very good. Glad I picked it up.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle dated 10/15/14

First off, killer name and label art. Appearance is a deep amber/copper hue with an off-white, one finger head. The head quickly dissipates, leaving decent lacing.

Aroma has a lot going on. On the forefront I notice lemon, grapefruit, coriander, pepper, and Belgian yeast esters. The background contains a vague caramel malt sweetness. Very complex, yet pleasant.

Taste is a little less dynamic, with an assault of malt sweetness on the front end. The Belgian yeast esters jump in for a brief second in the middle, but the finish is all peppery spiciness and sweet malt. This mellows out as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with medium carbonation. Aided by the spiciness, the bitterness is on the high end, coming close to tongue scraping.

Overall, this beer was quite complex. The aroma had so many things going for it, yet the taste was only able to capture a few of those characteristics (and probably my least favorite ones). Work some of the lemon, grapefruit, and coriander into the taste and this beer would really blast off.

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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 240 ratings