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RATINGS: 327   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4784) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Amber pour, cream head. Fresh tropical, fruits, sweet malts, grapefruit, lightly bitter. Nice palate, fresh hops, grapefruit, bitter, easy finish.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (692) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours a golden amber color with a white head. Hop, resin, citrus, pine and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, resin, pine, biscuit and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation and good bitterness. Resinous hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap at bar in Atlanta, orange pour, white head, nose is super citrus, taste is very hoppy, piney, awesome double ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2478) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12 oz total wine. Pineapple and grapefruit aromas. Bit of citrus peel and big fruit flavors. Finish is a little bitter. Decent body working throughout. Solid drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Location: Bottle at the Bar Below, 6/4/14

Aroma: It has a citrus and floral hop aroma, catty notes, and some tropical fruit
Appearance: It pours a murky looking dark orange color with a beige head
Flavor: The flavor is fruity and a little soapy, floral notes as well, similar to the nose
Palate: The body is medium-plus, and it has a decent mouthfeel and carbonation to it
Overall Impression: Found this to be a solid beer, but not a top-of-style offering. Still I enjoyed it. Might be worth re-visiting, as I’m sure the age.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1625) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber, nose is toffee malt, pine, taste is dry, bitter, crystal malt, juicy pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (276) - - JUL 15, 2014
Pours hazy copper with thin white head, good lacing. Nose of citrus. Taste of citrus and pine, finish of hoppy goodness. Very solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (492) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
From 354 ml bottle. Pours a lightly hazy copper-orange with a creamy 2-finger head and fine carbonation. Aromas of lemon, flowers, pine, caramel, bit of peach and orange. Taste starts of with a slightly sweet malty caramel that soon gives way to a very firm pine resin and grapefruit bitterness. Resolves into orange zest and pepper at the back end. Lingering bitter finish. Enjoyed this a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12oz bottle poured into an a tulip glass. An abundant citrus strikes the nose initially and throughout. Initially, there’s also a sweet caramel candy note and peanut brittle, but this fades; it’s replaced by bread crust and spice (specifically coriander and lemongrass come to mind). Near the end, there’s a light, roasted caramel note with a slight herbal skunk, and maybe even a burnt hint. It pours a murky orange color with a creamy, rocky white head and heavy sediment in the body. The head slowly recedes leaving a medium thick ring with a moderate splash of a surface head. It leaves an abundant, small bubbled, web lace. The taste is a pleasant and straightforward blend of medium high sweet and bitter. The texture is oily with a good amount of zippy carbonation. The full body finishes with notes of primarily toasted bread and bitter citrus. There’s also a hint of caramel and a dry, light spiciness. The aftertaste is a lingering bitter fruit and bread crust.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (71) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle (12oz): slightly cloudy golden brown. Small head. Very nice, worth another drink.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ipalotdotcom (14) - 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.


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