RyansRatings (43) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíll start with a few words of advice, that really should be on the packaging - this beer is unfiltered, and is best served by pouring 4/5 into a glass, then swooshing the bottle around to stir up the sediment and to form a head. Then, youíre greeted by a murky amber gold, with thin tan foam. Smells wonderful; Passionfruit, elderflower, guava, cassis. Honey and caramel above wattle & lemon myrtle on the palate, before the hops take the reins and drive the long, floral, dry and spicy finish. A big step towards redemption, both in style & execution. Just gets better and better as it warms up.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 very grassy, with hints of citrus. decent amount of hops to keep this beer interesting
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My fourth single hop IPA in a row, a couple of Mikkellers the little creatures and now this one. This has a great aroma, passionfruit, the appearance is a little dull with a sunburnt orange and gold body and very short head. In the taste it is a little resinous, I donít really go for galaxy as a bittering hop, didnít appreciate it in my own homebrew and not in this one, drank really easy though more of an APA than IPA.
mkel07 (3957) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Looks good when poured and is solid gold in colour with a lively light foam head and tiny beads of bubbles snake their way up the glass. Deep sweet floral aromas reminiscent of a garden in spring time. The flavour lacks a little compared to the the aroma the the look. Malty hop flavour with a long dry finish. One of the better Bridge Road beers.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2011 Bottle 330ml, 2010 version. Great beer, very well balanced. Aromas of grass, citrus, and caramel. Taste is nicely bitter, with sweet notes, some acidity, and very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber colour, cloudy, with a thin frothy head.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I donít think Iíve tried the galaxy hop before so didnít quite know what to expect. the nose is lovely, citrus, grass, fresh. flavour has some maltiness and the same hop notes with a predominantly grassy linger. The mouthfeel is lacking a bit but that is the price you often have to pay for 4.8%. With a bit more body and alcohol this could carry a lot more flavour, but Iím loving the fact that this is íweakí enough to drink a 6 pack and yet really hoppy and flavoursome. Cheers nate2g!
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thereís a good little scene building in Victoria on the IPA front (Bridge Rd, Beast, Kooinda etc). This beer sits comfortably in that group although by no means a world beater. Immediately noticably is the very low carbonation, at least for the style. Marmalade orange in colour with a very thin head and slightly hazy in the body. Passionfruits on the nose; quite subtle but very classy. Palate is somewhat devoid of obvious fruit and malt but the very clean and linear hop profile makes up for this. Again not over powering but shows a sharp grassy hop note with nice aniseed and bitterness to finish.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím a really big fan of big hoppy beers but what we are doing here in Oz just doesnt stand up to what the Kiwis are doing right now, that said this IPA is a really good stab at big hops and I really like the single hop theme. Grass with fruity passion or pineapple, nice head. Nice malty flavour with great hoppy bitterness with a lingering bitter finish that snaeks up on you a bit. All in all a very nice IPA. Iíd love to see the BR Brewers have a shot as an over the top hop bomb as I think they would really do it justice.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice darkish honey pour with biege fizz head. Nose is sweet fruit - pineapple, passionfruit and the famed gooseberry. In the mouth it is medium bodied, well carbonated with a thinish biscuit malt giving way to a fruity bitterness that doesnít linger too long. i think this should be a year round beer for bridge road - rplace the recipe for Australian ale and call this this australian ale with aussie hop. Nice work.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2010 Draught. A bright orange with a slight haze. Tart citrus on the nose. A clean palate with marmalade. What a great hop, what a great beer.