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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Imperial Single Hop IPA hopped exclusively with Galaxy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
Growler, from JulienHuxley (thanks!). This was consumed the day I got it, I’m just way behind on my ratings. From notes: translucent/hazy orange-kissed gold with a thick off white head that leaves gobs of lace. Massive hop character of fresh tropical fruits with underlying pine and grass notes. The malts here are very restrained (in typical HF fashion), and the fresh hops really shine. The most gulpable DIPA I’ve ever had, and a terrific hop shocase for Galaxy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrold (4241) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
From a growler, picked up at the brewery. Pretty murky, dark straw colour. Clingy, lasting, white head, that can’t make its mind up whether it’s bubbly or filmy. Looks great, anyway. Beautifully fresh, tropical fruit on the nose. Missus says it smells like Lilt. I get some mango and pineapple. Some vanilla malts, but they’re secondary to the hops. Taste has grapefruit pith bitterness. Traces of the vanilla malts. Airy, soft mouthfeel. Ridiculously drinkable. No trace of the ABV. Finishes moderately long, pithy bitter, with a soft, rounding sweetness. Stunning.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1335) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2015
750 mL growler. Very hazy orange body. Light wisps on the surface. Clings a little bit. Buckets of hops. Excellent citrus hop smell but it still manages to have a grainy malt presence. Sweet hoppy nectar. Juicy citrus hop flavor. Orange and grapefruit flavors. Nice sweet flavor behind it. Very monotonic, but deliciously so. Grainy malt and the sweetness drops off. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Clean and just a little heavy. One hop makes it a bit one-note, but the flavor is excellent. Definitely a top IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4499) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Growler received in trade. Pours very hazy tiny burnt yellow with a frothy white head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is heavy fruity and slightly grassy with crackers, white bread, pink grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, star fruit, rose hips, freshly cut grass, pine needles, minerals and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, fruity and grassy. Mouthfeel is round, slightly astringent, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with crackers, white bread, grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, freshly cut grass, pine needles, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Very prominent DIPA character with sweetness and hints of alcohol. Nicely fruity galaxy character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
(Bottle) Pours hazy orange golden with an off-white head. The aroma holds sticky hops, strawberries, tropical fruits, (mango, star fruit) roses, honey, bread and light citrus. He flavour is light sweet to dry, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with notes of citrus, tropical fruits, honey, bread and crackers. The mouthfeel is soft and almost thick (for the style) with a light to medium carbonation. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Growler tnx to Alex. Pours cloudy pale amber with a small off white head. Aroma is dry yet a bit sweet citric fruity tropical fruits. Flavor is crispy fruity citric slightly sweet strawberries had good bitter bite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11501) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2015
On tap at Blue Dog. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Fruity, floral and pine. Citrus and juicy - nice all around hoppiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (7669) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 22, 2015
Growler courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is big fresh grassy citrus hop. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a big crisp, yeast, woody hop, big citrus fruit, light floral palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (8933) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Lovely aroma. Thin white head. Very hazt blond pour. Lovely bitterness. Very very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (10642) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Growler shared. Pours cloudy orange with an off white head. Aroma of orange peel, tropical fruits, mango and huge juicy citrus. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with huge juicy hops coating the mouth and a light fizzy carbonation.

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