HonkeyBra (3075) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Reddish amber pour with a medium sized eggshell colored head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, citrus peel, and lots of dankness. Mild caramel malt. Flavor is strongly bitter, tons of citrus peel and grapefruit. Mild grape skins, some pine and hidden booze. Some touches of spruce and evergreen. Nice, very bitter flavor. Medium bodied, fair amount of carbonation. Finishes long and bitter. This is a nice IPA. I like this hop choice.
kaser (2037) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange pour from 22oz bottle back deck. Peach and apricot aroma. Great balance of hops bitterness floral fruity happiness. Really good
jkbachman (179) - - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is intense with apricot and grapefruit. The galaxy hop has an interesting flavor profile: dry, slightly tangy, but features a lot of pine resin. Great IPA.
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wlajwl (3484) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is pine, very light tropical fruit and mild/medium sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, light tropical fruit, malts and very strong hop resin notes and medium bitterness in the finish.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a clear amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was notes of citrus, tropical fruit and some hoppiness. The taste was much the same, with a little sweetness and medium bitterness. Very nice.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma of earthy hops, caramel, toasted grain, grapefruit, pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Big hop flavor from raw leafy hops, pine. Long, lingering bitterness. Thick malts in the backbone. Not a favorite.
Headbanger (2863) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 7/8/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-50° in Shaker-Pours a medium amberish orange with a small loose white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and slight malt. Taste of the same with more malt. This medium bodied brew is anice tasting IPA.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Pours a cloudy, deeper orange colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a soapy lacing throughout. Aroma is sweet caramel malts with a good amount of grapefruit pines and some tropical fruits. Flavor is similar. Sweeter caramels and plenty of citrusy pines. Fairly bitter throughout with a few tropical fruit notes before this finishes dry, bitter, resiny, fruity, and somewhat sweet from the malts before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a somewhat soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Firm caramels and a sturdy malt backing with plenty of bitter, citrusy, straightforward hops. Not bad.
crossovert (6143) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much better than the Citra rendition. This one is fairly bitter with the typical hard-to-pinpoint galaxy taste.
Strykzone (4404) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an rsnls tasting. A golden pour with minimal head. This smells fruity with citrus. It resembles Cascade by aroma. The flavor is also fruity and has semblences of Vascade. It also has differences. More dryness. This is ok.
ryecatcher (617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy medium golden-orange (not sure if it’s a chill haze or not...) nice white head with mad lacing. Nose is dank, tropical fruits and pine (guava and passion fruit) with some caramelly malt notes in there too. Mouth is medium bodied and surprisingly drier than I expected, lots of tropical fruit hoppiness up front that rides a meaty malt backbone but isn’t overshadowed by it. Finishes with some breadiness and fades out with a long, lingering bitter finish. Only knock on the hop profile is that I didn’t get that white grape character that is tell-tale in Galaxy hops. Still very nice. I might have to run back to Binny’s and pick up the Citra release before it’s gone!