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Thornbridge Galaxia

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Thornbridge Galaxia
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Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Single hopped Australian pale ale. A new beer fom the team here at Thornbridge “Galaxia”. The name might suggest it’s from the stars but it refers to this being a single hopped pale ale – a beer brewed to showcase the Australian hop variety Galaxy. Caolan Vaughan our resident antipodean says ”Using our fantastic pale ale recipe allows this stunning hop to transform this beer into a pleasurable experience in a glass - one for all hop lovers”. The Galaxy hop imparts striking beautiful aromas of mango, guava and grapefruit. While providing an intensely tingling bitter finish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours a lightly cloudy gold with a very tight, white foam cap. Citrus, wet grass and piss in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with juicy cat pee, ripe tropical fruits, some straw and white sugar. Light bodied with soft, fine carbonation. Sweet, sticky-juicy finish, more pee, some citrus. Very nice beer. If the condition was a touch better this would be a knock-out.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Cask. Light golden color with an attractive creamy white head. Fresh, subtle nose. Acid, lemon, light citrus funk. The taste is mildly bitter, easy to drink summer fruits and grass, slightly acidic tang. Light/medium body, subtle carbonation. Overall, a nice representation of the galaxy hop varietal. Reasonably tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
One of the best pale ales to surface from Thornbridge in some time. Showcasing the Galaxy hop wonderfully with its golden, malty base. The thick, sweet body of the beer itself lends itself well to a such a lovely hoppy ale. Elements of sage and tangerine characterise the finish what is a worryingly quaffable beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
Cask at CASK Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico. Not too impressed by this, the Galaxy hop did not stand out particularly for me. Poured pale amber with loose white head; muted fruit aroma; soft, almost soapy in the mouth, with flowery hops and a gentle but sustained light biscuity body with some pepper towards the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
Cask at the Hillary step, whalley range, Manchester. Gold with foamy white head. aroma of mango, peach, yeast. Taste is strongly tropical fruits with perfect amount of malt to give it some body. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London. Slightly hazy golden color. Aromas of lemon, pepper and cumin. Taste of tart fruits, honey and tropical fruity hops. This was last pint of a day I wasn’t at sharpest at this point, but still I was impressed by the disdinct tropical taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16225) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2011
Cask @ The Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a pale golden yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Queen Adelaide Northampton. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. A very inviting hoppy aroma with good sticky citrus notes. Tropical fruit in the mouth. Good lemony bitterness. Good length. A good hoppy beer which I made my Dad drink two days later and he loved.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Cask at The Craft Beer Co. Citrusy, herbal aroma. Very zesty and a bit of soft fruit and pale malt. Really juicy and zesty with a lot of tropical character as well. Really damn tasty - unique tropical flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
Cask in Craft Beer Co. - clear pale yellow. Nose is grapefruit and citrus peel. Body is very light and on the taste it is really just a very light grapefruity beer. However, like the simplicity of it and prefer it to the house Mikkeller lager, which is a bit heavier. Finish is bitter and a touch dry.


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