beer-yum (61) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 An excellent black IPA. Nicely balanced and not as strong as others of the style - which can be an advantage at the end of an extended tasting session. A beer I hope to have many more of in future.
Maris (749) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 500ml bottle on 16/5/2013. Pours a clear medium golden with a medium bright white head. Has a glorious floral, fruity aroma featuring lots passionfruit and lychee. There’s some moderate caramel and toffee malt notes up front, along with masses of sweet fruit, including more passionfruit, apricot, peach and mango. But this one is all about the hops. A sharp, lingering grapefruit bitterness is the backbone of this fabulous IPA. The body and carbonation are medium. A delicious, challenging full on brew.
Oakes (10936) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - APR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-tan w slight haze. Has a catty, gooseberry quality that tells me this is an accent hop not quite ready for a solo. Rich hoppy taste but harsh bitterness. For me, this isn’t a "single hop" type of hop.
Gramoit (251) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a quite a pale yellow with a average sized head that dissipates into a thin film over the beer. Solid/good Ipa this one, probably lacks the proper malt backbone for the amount of hops in this beer.
DylansDad (157) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 What an amazing beer. It’s called IPA, but looks for all the world like a lager in your glass. The taste is awesome; it has the sharp clean-ness of a good pils but the hops and malt are all IPA. Honestly, it’s like drinking two beers at once. I’ll be trying this one again for sure.
Re-rated on a clean palate: Great beer, I really get all the bitterness now, yet not quite backed up enough by the malt. Also, it seems the flavour profile of the Galaxy hop may be a bit too one-dimensional to be used as a single hop. That said, it is still one of my fave NZ ales.
Brenhophead (382) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Pour light golden with a small white head and perfect carbonation for an IPA. It has that slight toffee candy like aroma that most US IPA’s have along with a nice pungent passion fruit mingling in. Balanced bitterness and the pine/passion fruit comes through in the flavour. Very good use of an exciting hop.
DeliriumT (327) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fresh passionfruit. Flavour is sweet and citrusy and FULL of galaxy hops
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beersiveknown (1617) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light burnished gold with slightwhite head. Strong peaches, mango and passion fruitaroma. Smooth bodied with fruity passion fruit and a touch of chalky mature cheddar rind just in the long finish with pineapple notes. Best beer I’ve had using the Galaxy hop.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a brilliant golden amber with small but dense slightly off white head. Seems to hang around for ages leaving heaps of fine lacing as it falls away. Very nice looking pint. Aroma is like sticking your head in a bucket of fresh hops. Piney & resiny and pretty darn good to be honest. Flavours for me unfortunately let this beer down a little. There are definately heaps of resiny hops but there is also an odd nuttiness that really distracts from the taste for me. The resiny hops and nuttiness lingers for a long time. Very chewy mouthfeel.
Nysa67 (14) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Would be interested to know the IBU?
website says ’enough malt sweetness to carry the immense hop load, and
finishes with a bitterness that will slap you across the cheeks!’
I agree with the bitterness bit but not the ’enough malt sweetness’ bit. It seems to me the bitterness is excessive and there isn’t enough flavour that can come through that excess hops