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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (63) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle (12oz): slightly cloudy golden brown. Small head. Very nice, worth another drink.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ipalotdotcom (12) - USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bold orange citrus nose with more than its share of bright hoppy character. A whiff of sweet maltiness hits you a moment after you adjust to the sharpness. Dark orange in color with a shade or two of brown creeping in. Head is white and fell apart quickly but left some lacing on the side of the glass. Bitter and sweet are both big components, but also balance each other very well. The bitterness wins out with it’s length. The body is bold and fairly full leading to a slightly thicker than expected texture. Very lively bubbles keep pushing flavor into the mouth, Sweet and bitter finish, but the orangey maltiness fades before the sharp bitterness does. I like this beer a lot because it is well balanced, even though the balance is further down to the bitter end of the scale, the maltiness is bold enough to stand up to it.

3.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
giancarloh (45) - - JUL 5, 2014
Excellent IPA loved it, very tasty you can feel the bitterness of this beautiful crafted beer I will recommend

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (535) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle - cloudy dark orange pour with a small head and some lacing. Has a dank earthy aroma and taste. Bready biscuit and malty. Heavy body and medium bitter mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
330mL bottle at Brewdog Leeds, pours an opaque darkish orange with a small off-white head. Nose is fairly fruity and hoppy, with loads of resinous hops, woody notes and stone fruits. Flavour is fresh and fruity, with lots of fresh stone fruits, resinous hops, and a dry caramely biscuity malt backbone. Very well-balanced, with still a fresh presence of hops. Very nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep orange, with an off-white head. Hoppy, fruity, quite malty aroma, caramel, apricot, spruce, citrus. Dry, medium bodied, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, resiny taste, apricot, spruce, caramel, grapefruit. Enjoyable, put I expected more "oomph" in the hop regime. (2014-06-27)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2143) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Almost clear deep amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, mango, bread, fresh hops and grapefruit. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of tangerine, mango and bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7817) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle (no easily findable best by date). Pours with a deep copper hue and a small, off-white head that fades quickly. Aromas are of crystal malt, iced tea, sweet, lightly oxidized, orange rind, lightly tropical hops. Flavors are fruity, mildly grainy, mildly biscuity, iced tea, orange blossoms, light citrus, tropical, faded. Well hidden alcohol. Quite sweet, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1078) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Bottledog, Kings Cross. Hazy amber. Filmy, sticky, white head. Sweet, juicy malt. Dank, ripe, tropical fruit. Thick, mint toffee. Taste is fusty sweet. Round, juicy bitterness. Palate is soft, baggy and chewy. Finish is greasy bitter. That keeps going...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (952) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
From a 355ml bottle on 27/6/2014. Pours a cloudy very dark golden with a smallish head. Has a pretty big toffee malt aroma with some fruity hops in there as well. Take a sip and it’s very malt forward - lots of sweet caramel and toffee, with a good dollop of sweet citrus, balanced by some nice firm hops, featuring some light grapefruit, resin and spice. Has a lovely mouth feel - the palate is slick and a touch creamy and the carbonation is average. This is a really nice IPA (or DIPA if that’s intended), albeit a rare one where the malt actually holds sway over the hops.


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