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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Limited Release #4. Spring 2011. Ale brew with huskless malt and Belgian candy sugar. Galaxy Hopped Barleywine is a new take on an old favorite. This beer pours a dark crimson, almost mahogany color. The yeast & galaxy hops deliver a big bang of red and yellow fruit aromatics like banana, pineapple, cherry, and strawberry. The experience begins with a taste of toffee and darkened sweet caramel overlaid on subtle tones of vanilla. All to be punctuated by the floral and citrus dry hop character.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6035) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours dark amber / maroon with a beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, sour tropical fruits and caramel. Intensely hoppy flavour for barley wine (almost a sweet Imperial IPA), citrus hops, and sour tropical fruits further back. Nice depth, but I donít think the hops mesh extraordinary well. Nevertheless, enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bomber pours deep ruby red with tan head. The aroma emits spicy hops and grapefruit notes, grassy hops and some sticky smelling sweet maltiness. The taste pummels the palate with wide loads of spicy hops mixing with grapefruit like hops all fully bitter and little on the flavor side. There are snippets of sweet maltiness that really do nothing to temper the bold brash bitter hoppiness going on here. The IBU must be up there. To midway and into the finish it picks up additional notes of grassiness, hop resin and mild levels of sweet maltiness. Big bitter boozy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2011
22oz bomber. Deep reddish brown w offwhite head. Thick malty aroma w resiny notes of pungent hop and notes of toffee and raisin. Flavor is malty sweet but also resiny hoppy with lots of complexity - fruity esters, evergreen, toffee, hints of roasty malts. Mouthfeel is medium full and slippery with a somewhat aggressive bite of carbonation. Overall a tasty and well balanced brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Sumemr fruit and light caramel aroma. Caramel and sumemr fruit flavor with light pine and light grapefruit. Medium-plus bodied. Summer fruit and grapefruit lingers with caramel and light pine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikiel (875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle with Andrew and Carla. Pours ruby red with off-white foam. Smells bitter and sweet. The taste reminds me of grapefruit, but actually tastes very sweet and fades into a pine-like bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
good flavor, the beer has a strong flavor, palate is medium thin but has a good consistency. the malts and hops are almost equal. tasty all the way

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
The aroma is very malty with caramel and pine hops. The appearance is dark amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average for the style. Overall this is good but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10805) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours ruddy dark amber with a slight beige smear for head. Wow aromas of citrus/pine over light roast caramel. Itís smooth, thickly sweet and fairly balanced with floral/citrus. Thereís even a bourbon vanilla aspect. Nicely done.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5661) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Courtesy blutt59. Clear copper color/ beige head. Big grassy hop aromas with caramel, pit fruit in the background. Medium bodied. Grainy caramel, black pepper, mild pit fruit flavors--decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Crimson/garnet pour with a small eggshell head that left a spot or two of lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, honey, and brown sugar with a slight hop profile lending some citrus. Flavor also shows some orange peel, grapefruit pith, and lemon...underlying, of couse. Sweetness definitely takes center stage. Still a bit young, as the alcohol isnít completely hidden.


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