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Half Pints Black Galaxy

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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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"... and pray the there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space..." A CDA based on the Black Scrapper but finished completely with Galaxy hops. Released March 17, 2012 - one batch only.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8107) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle shared by Ferris @ ChrisO’s. Dark brown color, medium sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, hops, roasty. Taste malts, roastyness, hops, bitter. Medium to full body for a 6% ABV beer and medium carbonation. Quite well balanced between the hops and roastyness. Very much like it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadie (664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
Une grande tête marron qui laisse les belles dentelles sur une bière noir foncé. L’arôme d’houblon floral avec du malt torréfié et un peu du café. Le goût est d’abord du café et malt torréfié avec un peu du chocolat et une amertume forte avec un saveur et aprês goût du pin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3093) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Une bouteille de dresden. Many thanks! Une robe brune foncée et une superbe tête mousseuse qui génère une très belle dentelle. Au nez, un équilibre plaisant entre les fruits tropicaux, du chanvre, des aiguilles de pin et les malts rôtis, grillés et chocolatés. Ce style me plaît bien lorsqu’il montre bien les deux côtés de la médaille. Au goût, le caractère noir remporte la première manche mais quand le houblon est au bâton, il ne frappe que des coups sûrs. En bouche, je note un corps bien fait, aéré et tout en légèreté : une construction qui facilite bien des choses. En finale, la résine et les notes de conifères volent un but et les notes rôties/chocolatées avancent jusqu’au marbre. Bien exécutée. Je ne suis pas tombé en amour mais je suis bien capable d’apprécier cette bière qui appartient à un style qui souffre de son ambivalence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3132) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Un bomber partagé par Patrick. Une bière brune avec des reflets acajou. Un nez de malt grillé et rôti alimenté par des houblons sentant la marijuana. Une bouche collante par la résine des houblons. Un pétillement sur la langue en finale avec une amertume bien dosée.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8184) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of orange and tangerine peel, roast chocolate, pine and citrus. Some resin in back of palate. Medium body. Smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (961) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a very dark brown letting just a touch of light through the corners, a large tan head that leaves tons of lace all over the glass. Aroma is a nice hop forward pine, citrus, tropical fruit, and a roasted malt finish. Flavour is assertive roasted malts mixed with pine, citrus, mild tropical fruit, medium-high easy drinking bitterness and a nice dark malty dry finish. Fantastic brew!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1195) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours am almost opaque black with delicate fruity hop aroma of passionfruit, guava, tropical fruits, light citrus, roasted malts and light chocolate. Balance is definitely toward hop aroma but balance of black malts is still present. Taste is tropical fruits, passionfruit, mango, roasted malts, cocoa, light coffee and a complimenting smooth bitterness on the finish. Palate is assaulted by all kinds of flavors with neither hops or malts or bitterness dominating and never harsh. Finishes smooth and almost dry with a mildly slick mouthfeel. Love this beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle - Roast malts and earthy vegatel hops. Jet black with a bubbly brown head. Up front hops and bitterness followed by roast malts. Light bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (991) - Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Thanks to cards04. A bigger malt aroma than most black IPA’s with hints of chocolate. Deep purple body with a lingering cream colored foam. Hop flavor melds well with the espresso malt leading into an astringent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear black with an average to large frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a very good complex beer.


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