Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster | Short's Brewing Company

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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

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Added by jale on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,847
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
240
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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21
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55
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of K-Dog
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had last year and really liked it. Decided to try again this year since shorts decided to up the alcohol content to 10 percent this year. I actually enjoyed last year's better. This was very boozy for 10 percent. Still an enjoyable offering. Not a huge fan of Belgium ipas but this along with flying dog raging bitch are 2 of my favorite for the style.

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

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of esimonoff
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of red94tt
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aratcliffe
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigleague
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lots of Belgian notes, wheat, banana, clove, grass, followed with nice floral hops.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BHansen214
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justinp444
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter it has a orange mango colored body with a 2 and a half in thick slight yellow head. Smell of Belgian yeast, mango, papaya, tropical fruit, slight pine, lemon, citrus, grass, banana, and a good amount of biscuit malt. Taste is light mango, some slight pine, citrus, lemon, grass, some earth, very light sweet biscuit malt, banana, bubblegum, pepper, spice, noticeable alcohol, and a tad bit of floral. Mouth feel is moderate with a good amount of carbonation and a light to moderate body. A nice very bitter and spicy Belgian DIPA.

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Z-man
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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 jrborchert74
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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