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RATINGS: 400   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - JAN 1, 2014
From notes; November 1, ’13. A: Strong dry hop aroma (Galaxy hops), with pine needle notes and hints of caramel and citrus. A: Pours a golden orange, not much head or lacing. T: Lots of citrus and fresh hop bitterness comes through, with a strong caramel sweetness as well. Taste is better than the nose certainly. P: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth, slightly oily mouthfeel. O: Nothing special, the sweet maltiness confuses the taste, but a decent overall east coast DIPA.


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vir4030 (560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours a clearish dark orange with a thickish white head. Nose is a bit sour and mild. Mouthfeel is good and flavor leaves a hoppy sweetness through the back of the mouth. Good flavor and nice way to sample some Galaxy hops. Love the galaxy hops, and you can taste their deliciousness here.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
samsmith33 (526) - - MAY 14, 2015
Appearance is golden orange. Strong white head. Suspended globules. Aroma is lemon, orange, light pine. Taste is ash, pepper?, alka seltzer. Feel is a touch creamy, medium carbonation. Not great.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (120) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Clear copper pour with thin white top. Heavy, pleasant aroma of citrus and resin. Flavors are bold, bitter, and slightly harsh aftertaste. Pretty solid offering, and worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhatton (137) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Orange-amber body with off-white foam. Head leaves sticky descending rings. Big citrus notes up front with malt on the back. Massive layers of tropical fruit - mango, grapefruit, peach, etc. Fresh and hoppy with a lasting bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22101) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2015
Bottled@Bishops Arms, Umeå. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, some biscuity notes as well as floral and fruity notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, some grass and mild earthy and biscuity notes.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13708) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Umeå. Ruby red color, good off-white head. Bready, piney aroma. Medium-bodied. Resin, bready. Feels less than 8%. Not very fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7345) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
355 ml bottle @ Bishops Arms.
Pours copper color with a small head. Hoppy aroma with tropical fruits and resin. Sweet tropical fruit flavor, resinous hops, pine and caramel. Nice, alcohol well hidden.
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6827) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
35,5 cl bottle @ Bishops Arms, Umeå. Aroma is nice with tropical fruits and resiny tones. Flavour is somewhat heavy and sweet with resin, pine needles, fruity hops and some gooseberry bush. Also mellow gluey tones. Fruity and nice. A DIPA? Well, I thought this would be an IPA. Or American strong.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3985) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
amber color Hugely hoppy heady nose. Like sticking your nose into a fresh bag of hops. The mouth is very heady, strong, full bodied, like chewy on a hop cone, but decent enough baclbone to balance things out. Über hoppy and lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
Still love me some Galaxy hops and Clown Shoes finally comes through in a big way for me. Great flavor consistency and pour.


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