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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our single hop IPA highlights the character of a locally grown hop variety, Galaxy.

We have added generous amounts of whole hop flowers to this brew, both in the kettle and the conditioning tank. Galaxy, itís out of this world!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2010
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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1742) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 26, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2010
Good frothy head on top a misty apricot coloured ipa gas bubbles moving nicely up the side of the glass good look aroma floral passionfrut light tartness flavour the passionfruit taste comes out with a fizz a bitter to suit mild bit of tartness no problem malt sweetness to even up the flavours finish bright single hop taste mellow malt with a light fizz lasting bitter

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2010
this beer shows what a straight forward approach to beer making can do, single hopping woorks really well. late dry hopping is vey evident as the aroma punches its way out of the glass. grassy / passionfruit, itís all there.... nice sweet malt character. perfect for summer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep orange. Minimal head that falls away pretty quickly. Wow huge passionfruit aromas with a little malt sweetness. But yep the passionfruit completely dominates. Resiny hops dominate on the palate with little else. Finish is not as bitter as some IPAís but really seems to work for these hops. Bllody good beer I reckon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2010
Pours orange/amber with a large fading head. Aroma shows loads more fruity confectionery, with passionfruit, pineapple, lemon and lime lollys all represented. Alongside this is a pungent grassy note, presumably from late/dry-hopping. Some faint caramel is also present, but I think this could really benefit from more malt. Some of those fruity aromas transfer through as flavours, but the malt dominates in this department (contradictory to what I just mentioned above??), with caramel, toffee and bready notes before a solid, but somewhat boring and dull bitterness follows. Carbonation is light, body is moderate... pretty good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours murky amber with a lasting head. The nose is dominant of passionfruit,as expected from the Galaxy with earthy, grassy notes. More malt driven in the flavour profile and the passionfruit tends to fade away but the bitterness kicks in on the back of the palate. Solid malt backbone that supports the hop nicely. Short bitter finish. Nicely done and hope to see more quality beers continue from this brewer.


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