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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is a Double Belgian IPA brewed exclusively with Galaxy hops. The nose is an impressive blend of citrus aromas reminiscent of guava and lemons. It also has subtle Belgian yeast esters. An intense, clean bitterness dominates the flavor profile, with little malt character to compete with. A fruity yeast sweetness is noticeable in the finish, alongside a resounding bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottling dateís scratched off, but this was bottled recently. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Appearance: A golden color with two fingers of an off-white head. Very slight haze to it. Some great lacing. I donít often review a beerís label (sometimes I get beer on draft), but this is just another fantastic bit of art by Shortís. Itís pretty simple, but definitely eye catching. Pretty awesome, no doubt. Smell: Iíve never had a Galaxy only beer, and Iím not even sure Iíve experience Galaxy hops before, but I get quite a bit of clove (or coriander?) with a bit of Belgian funk and citrus rind. Taste/feel: Well, not being the biggest fan of clove/coriander, I donít love this beer as much as I wanted to, and itís just not what I had expected really at all given the style. Itís slightly Belgian, I suppose, but I guess Iím just used to those walloping Belgian IPAs brought on by Brewery Vivant. A floral spice (like clove) is the first thing I notice, then it turns into a sweet sort of citrus, and by the end thereís a nice malt balance. This is still a very good beer, and I donít find that floral sort of flavor over-powering, so this is something I really enjoy. Not NEARLY as bitter as I was lead on to believe it would be. Gargle Blaster slowly grew on me as I worked my way down the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1000) - Vermont, USA - NOV 7, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 12oz. bottle supplied by mikeme409. Many thanks! To tulip, it pours a golden amber orange with a trim, sudsy white head barely a fingernail in length. Aromas of limeade, hibiscus petals, lavender, mangoes, Australian hops, bay laurel, and vanilla beans. Tastes of everything described with the addition of bitter orange peel, farmhouse yeast, orange blossom & bosswood honey, and sea salt by swallow. An explosion of limes, hops, and crystal malt. Damn fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours a dark orange amber with little head. Smell is sweet malts and fruity tropical hops. Taste is mango, passion fruit, pineapple, caramel malts. Slightly sticky mouth feel, but nothing more than I would expect from a dipa. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle. Murky deep gold with small white head. Fruity hop aroma. Taste is hop and clove. VERY well balanced and smooth. Good body. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2824) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 10/2013. Pours moderately hazy bright orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, peach, guava, pear, tangerine, lemon zest, citrus rind, clove, pepper, floral, grass, bread, light banana, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of peach, tangerine, pineapple, pear, guava, lemon zest, citrus rind, clove, pepper, floral, grass, pine, light banana, light bubblegum, bread, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, pineapple, peach, guava, clove, pepper, light banana, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop, yeast, and malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. All around great balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
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Bottle: The aroma consists of fruit, bubblegum, Belgian yeast, and grapefruit. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. There is some sporadic dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate fruit, lighter bubblegum, and Belgian yeast. The finish has moderate-heavy grapefruit and lighter pine. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMe11k (1) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
Pours copper in color with a thin head. The combination of zest and hop make it one the most unique beers I have every had. The fruity zest reminded me of grapefruit combined with the blast of hops just finished off the greatness of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
turtleman810 (2) - - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
Wow. Deep golden almost copper color. Nice fruity aroma and taste with just wicked hoppiness. Likening it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
bottle. Deep golden with small head. Enormous fruity hops. Seriously amazing hop flavors. Light belgian spice, but the hops are the star here. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3486) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
When blowOffTube said he was holding my BIF box to wait for this release I wasnt sure what to think, but I am glad he did! Pours hazy orange amber with a small off-white head and good lacing on the glass. Aroma is citra-esque with notes of pine, grapefruit, passionfruit, dank leaves, grass, caramel. Flavor is very dank right from the start, earth and tropical citrus. Light sweet, resinous, piney, mowed grass, yeast, zesty bitter orange peel. Medium bitter. Medium body. This was an enjoyable drink - thanks!

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