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RATINGS: 351   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (175) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle (12oz): slightly cloudy golden brown. Small head. Very nice, worth another drink.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
Pours a clear apricot with a low white head. Aromas of grapefruit, bitter lemon, peach, apricot and hay. Taste is grapefruit, peach, apricot and orange. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
This is a pretty forgettable IIPA.It is cloudy orange w/ a creamy, long-lasting white head. It smell of sweet citrus and pine. This comes off a bit heavy and syrupy thickness seems to bring out some mango and melon notes on the palate. Its mildly carbonated and finishes juicy w/ just a touch of bitterness. There is nothing really wrong w/ this but it doesn’t have the vibrant hop character I look for in the style and as such is not really worth drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2084) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Pours hazy amber with low white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, mango and peach. Taste is sweet fruity and resin bitter with a resin finish. Light to medium, creamy body with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrus86 (42) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2014
BOTTLE. Poured a slight hazy amber with small white head. Sweet fresh hops on the nose. Taste starts with a sweet malt and finishes with a nice kick of caramel & fresh hops. Sourced The Pourhouse

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EyeAmBaldman (270) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours an orange amber with a slight off white head. Aroma is of oranges and grapefruit. Mild carbonation in the mouth yields a clean finish. Tastes very much of citrus with minor notes of pine and grapefruit. Such a clean finish on this. Doesn’t taste heavy, masks the alcohol very well. Superb Imperial IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (784) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Hazy golden orange pour with large off white head. Aroma of malts, citrus, caramel, hops and pine. Taste of caramel, malts, orange peel, hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation, hoppy finish. Aftertaste is soapy and waxey making the rest of the beer unappealing till the next sip, very weird.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3295) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Smell of hops, cookies and citrus. Sweet taste of hops with a malt base that moves towards cookies. Like an aged IPA with a nice malt base. Probably allot better when fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (886) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass From: Albertson’s in Alpine, Calif. Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack) Purchased: Sept. 30, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 4, 2014 Misc.: Bottled on July 7, 2014 Poured an orange, caramel, hazy color with three fingers of frothy white head. Calm and serene on the top and underneath. Above average-to-good spiderweb foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top of the glass all the way down. (Sight - 4.33) Smelled caramel malts up front and then a lot of hops. Got Citra hops, pine, sharp grapefruit, soapy notes, floral hops, spicy Simcoe (I think) hops, faint buttery malts, lime and bitter tangerine rind. Very nice on the nose. (Smell - 4.38) Taste was a lot more potent than the smell, but in a bad way. More gritty and malty and just stronger. No hiding the 8 percent ABV here. Got boozy grapefruit, Citra hops, wet Cascade hops, soapy pine, lime rind, buttery notes (much stronger than the nose), sharp tangerine juice, caramel, vegetable hops and some floral hops. Reminded me somewhat of a combination of Manzanita Chaotic (one of my favorites) and New Belgium Rampant (one of my I hate you, but I God damn do I still respect you beers). (Taste - 3.91) Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, buttery, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.80) This beer was so almost exceptional. I really liked the look and smell, but the taste and feel dropped off. However, I enjoyed it overall and would have more in the future. (Overall - 3.99) 4.03 90 A-

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1692) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours an orangish Amber with two fingers of off white he's. Aroma is citrus with some pine and a nice maltiness. Flavor follows. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Pale amber pour with a thick tan head. The nose has a bright fruity nose. A touch of soft malt and some nice fruity character. There’s a bit of pine and light citrus along with some nice tropical notes. A touch of lingering bitterness. Has a touch of fruit as well. Pretty damn nice beer.


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