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Galaxy single hop beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ithinkimasofa, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. ithinkimasofa

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    What single hop galaxy beers are out there? I have only had two commercial examples and one home brewed example and would really like to try more as I really enjoyed both. The only ones I know of are:

    Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy (have had and was one of my favorite IPAs, if not my favorite)
    Anchorage Galaxy White IPA (also had this one and really liked it a lot, not sure if this is all galaxy or just uses galaxy though?)
    Half Acre Double Galactic Daisy Cutter (have not had)

    What other ones have people had and enjoyed? Bonus points for beers that aren't impossible to track down. And double bonus points if they're available in the PNW!
     
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    Walkabout Pale Ale by Flat 12 in Indianapolis is very nice. Sadly, they don't bottle it yet...only growler fills.
    Now how do I cash in these "bonus" points?;)
     
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    I'm fairly certain that Galactic DDC isn't 100% galaxy hops, but a heavy portion of the dry-hopping.
     
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    Widmer does a galaxy BW that doesn't show off the hops enough.
     
  5. tjensen3618

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    Widmer did a Galaxy hopped barleywine
     
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    Anchorage Galaxy White IPA is singlehopped
     
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    Stone & Wood Pacific Ale if you're in Australia
     
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    bridge rd brewers galaxy single hop ipa if your in australia. also brewdog ipa is dead 4 packs if their still around have a galaxy single hop
     
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    New England Brewing Galaxy Pale Ale. It's amazing, but unfortunately draught-only.
     
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  10. ithinkimasofa

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    Thanks for all the suggestions and info. Wish more of these were packaged and more easily accessible!
     
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    Bootlegger's had their Galaxian barleywine which was pretty darn good.
     
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    Reviving an old thread to see if there are any more suggestions out there. I'd also like to ask if there are any beers out there that showcase some galaxy hops characteristics that are not single hop beers. I'm really interested in trying something with galaxy hops. Thanks in advance for any new info.
     
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    Schlafly TIPA. It just finished it's seasonal run but it's still available here and there. Outstanding example of Galaxy's potential.
     
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    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA is a hopped exclusively with Galaxy.
     
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    Flying Dog does a Galaxy Imperial IPA. (Not impossible to track down, but not in the PNW, sorry.)
     
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    big muddy makes a really nice galaxy ipa, light malt body with big hop presence really shows off the hop
     
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    Short's Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster -- Double Belgium IPA
     
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    Not sure if Pipeworks Galaxy Unicorn is all Galaxy, but its phenominal!
     
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    March :)
     
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    AMAZING beer!
     
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    I think TIPA is one of the best examples I've had that is distributed. Walkabout is fantastic as well for us Indy folks. I love me some Galaxy hops. It's one of the few hop profiles I never get tired of.
     
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    Double Galaxy by Hills Farmstead
     
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    It has been posted in this thread, but to reiterate, NEBCO's Galaxy Pale Ale is phenomenal. 4.4% ABV and incredibly tasty, hoppy, and aromatic. If they canned it I don't even think I'd buy other beers.
     
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    SCHLAFLY TIPA as mentioned already. That beer is tasty

    I feel like anything with Galaxy hops, is automatically delicious.
     
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    Tallgrass' 8-Bit Pale Ale isn't exclusively Galaxy, but they're the main hop. It's also canned in 16oz and delicious.
     
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    When will we see this bottled?
     
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    I came here to post this.
    It really showcases the Galaxy Hop very well & is an amazing ale.
     
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    Captain Lawrence Amazeballs is all Galaxy, and the late hop addition added in the coolship gives it an aroma that is just unbelievably good. DONG for now, unfortunately, growlers soon perhaps.
     
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    like i've said before... they need to can this and sell 30pks.
     
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    FTFY
     
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    Hopefully Mid October
     
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    Uinta "Hop Notch" is mostly Galaxy and readily available in a lot of markets. The best by date is 4 months ahead of bottling date (97% sure). Pretty great beer. Would love it a bit hoppier and more aromatic but it is damn tasty as is.
     
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    ????? I must be dense today.
     
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    Can Short's bring this to EBF? PLEASE!?!?!
     
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    I had no idea that Schlafly TIPA used galaxy hops! Also had no idea that Tallgrass 8 Bit used them also. I've had both of those and think they are both great. Thanks for all the inupt!
     
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    I think Crooked Stave WWBG is all Galaxy hops. It was at least described as "showcasing" the Galaxy hop
     
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    Where'd Shorts find the water from the seas of Santraginus V?
     
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    To bring this back to life, Point Brewery in WI now makes Beyond the Pale IPA with Galaxy hops. I rather enjoy it.
     
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    Double Galaxy from HF, Galactica from Clown Shoes, and Galaxy Pale from NEBCO are all awesome. Northeast just does it better, folks.
     
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