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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
16th August 2011
On tap at Craft Beer. Thanks to Tom and Ian for alerting me to the reappearance of this beer that I had thought I had missed for good! Clear gold beer, tidy white head. Light semi dry palate. Lightly bitter with pithy orange and peel acridness. No real tropical fruit here, maybe a trace of peach. Bitter aftertaste. Not bad at all but not the stunner I was hoping for and inevitably after much seeking out the reality was a slight let down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
August 16, 2011 - cask at Craft Beer Co. Slight hazy bubbly gold with a fairly long-lasting frothy/creamy off-white head. Light but very pleasant somewhat pear-sweet malt profile with plenty of mid-level acidic bitterness, not sure the variety (juicy, acidic, catty - 7+). Taste is very well-balanced, very light and sessionable - someone said "sorbet" or "sherbert" and now that’s all I can think of - dang; tasted good though. Mmmmm - beer good! Some lemon, decent acidity and carbonation, light body - nice grapefruit bitter finish, very very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
Cask @ Craft Beer Co. Pours a clear gold, with a thin airy white head. Citrusy, slightly oniony, light toffee, sweet sherbert. Dont think it shows galaxy at its full potential. Bitter finish, medium mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5201) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Clear amber to copper. Strong Nelson Sauvin aroma, with some bisquity malts in the background. Light to medium bodied. Semi dry with firm bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Tap @ Craft Beer Co. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma is piny, cat bin, grape fruit and fruity. Flavor is velvety, oily, caramel, bisquit, bitter hoppy and malty; very nice. Finishes longlived bitter and fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at Craft. Clear yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of grass, citrus and hops. Fruity flavour of citrus, grass and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer, London. Golden beer, bubbly offwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma, citrus, grapes, pine apple, bread and toffee notes. Hoppy fruity flavor, grassy, some pine apple and perfume. Very drinkable!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
From cask at Craft. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy and slight peachy. Light bitter, mild sweet and fruity hoppy into a mild finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2011
Cask, Sheffield Tap. Peppery mango. If Thornbridge stopped brewing Kipling and kept brewing Galaxia I’d be sad and happy. Like a bunny rabbit that knows deep down that, as much as it brings smiles to be stroked by pink girlies, it was born to be braised with mustard

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
From mini cask at The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Clear gold colour with lasting bubbly ivory head. Wow now that is unusual. Bit of nettle bit of tea. Tropical fruits and stone fruit too. Really unusual finish like peppery hop and intense fruit. Fruit salad. Just completely floored me. Not many beers completely surprise me these days but this one did. Single hop and its a fruity peppery bitter stunner.


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