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Thornbridge Galaxia

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


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12920) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Cask at the Euston Tap - 02/04/12. Slightly clouded gold with a thin white head. Fresh hoppy aromas, tropical fruits, a little citrus and straw. Tastes of mango, peaches, grapefruit and straw. Medium bodied, carbonation and a dry finish. Decent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3892) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Slightly hazy golden/yellow. A sour citric note, then mellowing out nicely with a smooth, soft body. Reasonably good. (cask at the Craft Beer Co., June 2012)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Very hopping, with light citrus. Oily, but too sweet. Good, but not great. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (3263) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Cask at the Craft Beer Co, hazy gold with a lasting white head, citrus and green hops on the nose, astringent dry hoppy body with malty and peach notes. Very nice but lacking balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2465) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Citrus, hoppy aroma. Tastes hoppy, fruity, malty. A decent enough Thornbridge ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap. Slightly cloudy blond/amber colour, with white creamy head. Aroma is slightly twiggy, pine hops, some lemon and a bit of stink. Taste is smooth and creamy, some citrus. Nice, but something weird in there too putting me off a bit. Not really getting all the tropical fruit to be honest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14405) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   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.

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