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Flying Dog Imperial IPA - Galaxy Single Hop
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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You call that a hop? THIS is a hop. Developed and grown solely in Australia, Galaxy hops impart distinctive grapefruit and passionfruit character from when the beer first greets the nose until the last of it lingers on the palate. Combined with a crisp, dry finish, our last Single Hop Imperial IPA release of 2012 will leave you begging for more. Number of obnoxious references to Australian pop culture used: 1. Number of obnoxious references to Australian pop culture we wanted to use: 20.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1727) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Draft. Pours gold, big white head, some retention/lace. Aroma is melon/piney hops, caramel. Taste is very bitter, pine/melon/citrus hops, caramel malt sweetness. Palate is crisp, oily, bitter finish. I’m guessing an older keg.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abrakarl (307) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Too bitter. Not bad but it is too one dimensional for me. No sweetness bit still some honey and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Draught at Bishops Arms Savoy. Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of cookies. Fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of hops and alcohol. Hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
On tap at The Tap Pours clear neon orange with a nice off-white foam cap and good retention. Lacing was excellent. Could not see through the glass after it was gone. Smells like a tropical delight. I love Galaxy hops. Lots of papaya, mango, guava and pink grapefruit. A touch of malt bakbone, but the hops shine. Nice initial flavor burst of lush tropical fruits. The perfect amount of malt creates a kind of candied fruit flavor of guava, mango and papaya. Finishes with more of a grapefruit presence and fairly dry and bitter. Grapefruit lingers on the back of the tongue. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very juicy and finishes with a nice candied bitterness. Alcohol is hidden well. Would not have guessed this ABV. Nice effort to showcase one of the best hops around. Small malt bill and let the hops do their thing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Staffan47 (873) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
Jaha vad ska man säga om den här då? Inget fel direkt med inte spännande någonstans heller. Funkar, men inte mer än så

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3763) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Sampled on Draft at Cap Ale Innsbrook for the Flying Dog Tap takeover. Semi hazy dirty straw pour with massive pillowy light khaki head. I got the very last dregs from the keg so I think that negatively impacted my pour. Aroma was VERY grainy and starchy and extremely reminiscent of homebrew mash. But the flavor did have significant tropical/citrus fruitiness to it. A little thin, and not quite the galaxy punch I expected. I will certainly rerate if given another opportunity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2059) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Draught @ Sorbon. Pouts a hazy medium amber, with a white head. Hoppy, fruity aroma, spruce, apricot, caramel, grass, passion fruit, and a lightly oxidized note? Off dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Hoppy, resiny taste, spruce, apricot, marmalade, lavender, passion fruit, caramel. Very nice. (2013-06-14)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Draft at Standings. Pours brilliant golden amber with thick white head. Aroma is huge juicy, fruity hops. The taste is tropical fruits, sweet oranges, grapefruit, sweet malt and caramel in the forefront, followed by a slight hop bitterness. Bright fruity hop finish. The ABV is quite high and was well hidden when I first started drinking this beer but slowly came through as I continued to drink and the beer warmed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2013
32oz fresh growler, from DEPs. Shared with Alicia. Mostly hazy vibrant orange color. Thin white head. Little lace. Bigger body. Nice, smooth, lighter crisp carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Wow, I really dig the Galaxy hop. Very big hop flavor. Resin, grapefruit, light pine... Some tropical fruit... Some pineapple. Big bitter taste, nothing astringent, though. A good, huge hoppy bitterness. Minimal sweet. Minimal caramel malt profile to this, more just a huge, assertive hop assault, that lasts minutes into the aftertaste. Love that I can continue to taste the hoppiness long after the swallow. Pretty awesome super assertive Galaxy showcase.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap ($6): Pours a light amber with a white head. Aroma is peach and pineapple, and I guess a bit of citrus. Taste is fruity as all hell. This ain’t that bitter, because this hop is a fruity mane. Alcohol is sufficiently well covered. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.


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