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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Galactica, a hop staff wielding heroine, patrols in karate kick mode through the heavens. Her mission: cosmic combat to promote good beer. Dry hopped with Galaxy hops, a clean malt backbone enhances the dank and luscious IPA flavors.


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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nealm759 (34) - Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle super dank hop smell with a little malt sweetness, deep amber brown color with nice yellowish white lacing. Taste is amazing chewy galaxy flavor almost taste like a hop hash with a little malt backbone but not overly sweet palate leaves a citrus flavor on the tongue. Overall one of my favorite ipas I have had yet!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (90) - - JUL 2, 2015
Very sweet candied orange and caramel malts with a touch of brown sugar. Taste is big caramel, sweet candied orange, then a resinous pine finish.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Draught at Zinc Bistro, 6/28/15
I will preface this review by saying maybe this beer was possibly old? Hard to believe it could taste this bad, yet the restaurant is a very high volume place with only 5 taps and 3 bottles so how slowly could literally the only craft beer in house sell?
Amber liquid is deep and shows dark copper tints with an off-white head that is very well-retained.
Very little aroma here: mostly candied orange-like cascade and caramel malt interplay. Some light iced tea, bits and pieces of piney hoppiness yet no real resin. Sweetness building with warming; quite sticky and toffee/caramel-like. Very dry citrus fails to unfold in to anything aromatically pleasing. No alcohol or flaws.
Flavor is about as straight-up stewed hops as it gets. Mix in some too sweet caramel maltiness and you’ve got yourself a miserably sweet, overly bitter, astringent and hop-flavorless "Imperial IPA". More like an aged barleywine, but that’s neither here nor there. Sticky, borderline syrupy malts blunt the palate even as the carbonation attempts, yet fails, to clear the finish. Vegetal and heavily citric hop notes have absolutely no finesse and the beer fatigues the palate quickly. Hopefully will try this again some time and be proven wrong.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5173) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Good stuff. Lots of citrus and light pine. A good amount of resin. Bitter finish. Orange poor with OK head. Tap at meridian pint.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1325) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
has a nice slight citrus hop aroma with some faint biscuit malts. taste is a mild pine/citrus hop blend. smooth, nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (124) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle from The Drinkery, Londonderry NH. Aroma is bready malts with yeasty dough, pineapple and mild herbal hops. Appearance is hazy golden brown with 1 finger width creamy white head with nice lacing. No sparkle. Taste is mild bitter hops balanced over moderate sweetness. Palate is medium bodied creamy texture with soft carbonation and long mildly sweet, then bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cousin_Larry (592) - - JUN 23, 2015
Had this one at World of Beer Fest Milwaukee. Was expecting a little more from the makers of Crunkle Sam. Slighly hazy pour, some pine flavor, lots of bitter. Glad I didn’t buy a whole bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1434) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle from Charles Street Liquors. Resin, pine, raison, and... Seaweed aroma? That strange seaweed is in the taste too. Otherwise bitter with raisin and other fruits. Good other than the odd ocean aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanytide (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Poured deep gold with a big, foamy head. Floral aroma. Taste is grass and grapefruit. Good, hoppy IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beershack (8) - Laurel, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
On tap Victoria Gastro Pub - Amber pour with a huge yellowish head. Aroma is caramel and pine. Flavour is herbal piney with a nice medium caramel malt backbone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (727) - Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Aroma of sweet citrus hops. Appearance is an average medium brown. Taste is of your usual IPA, not too earthy though. It’s good.


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