Dark Star Hophead Galaxy

Formerly brewed at Dark Star
Style: American Pale Ale
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
A single hop version of our most popular beer, using the Australian Galaxy variety to give a distinctive clean citrus, mango and passionfruit character.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (10311) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Stopped regular rating 22nd Oct 2012 but had this on handpump at FFTMC, Oxford, Saturday 5th January 2013 Pours pale gold, amazing clarity, slim white head, looks absolutely tip-top. Good aroma, clean with citrussy wafts. The flavour is crisp, clean but then it starts to build, initially you get some lemony/orange bittersweet combination but then there is an element of tropicalness anout this, perhaps a hint of pineapple, not totally sure, the finish is dry. This is a wonderful beer, we were lucky to find out that they had this as it wasnt officially on yet. For a low abv session beer this would take some beating, simply marvellous. A7 A5 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TylerGreenDC (880) - - FEB 16, 2014
On draft. Looks like a stout. Aroma of cherry and raisins, albeit faintly. Flavors of cherry and chocolate malts. Lits going in for a session pale ale, which is fun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, London, Greater London, England SW1V 2EE.

Clear light medium yellow orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, sweet hops, fruity hops, light btter. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average duration, buttery hops, hop bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. [20130118]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (14225) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Fest 13. Greeny gold with white head. A beer with it all, loads of sharp, hoppiness, fruity, grapefruit, lasting bitterness. The beer holds the attention throughout with a long, long finish. This is a Jack Russell of a beer, a small one that thinks its much bigger. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (2016) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
On cask @ Coach and Horses Dronfield - a lemony gold colour, nice lacing white head, but nothing much in the nose. A bit of citric hoppiness found its way in there, but nothing that shouted "guess what youre going to taste next". The first sip is an explosion of tart lemons and tropical citrus, a proper ping on the tongue, so crisp and so much going on for a low ABV. That, given a well rounded mouthfeel meant this lasted not long at all. One for a session thats for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (18028) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Cask handpull at Evening Star Brighton. Clearish gold lasting whte head. Served quite cold some tropical galaxy hops touch of diacetyl. Refreshibg in mouth though. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
21st January 2013
Old Fountain. Almost clear gold beer, little white head. Slightly soft palate and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Nice presentation of Galaxy here - juicy and only medium bitter. Lacks the harshness so many Galaxy beers seem to have. Nice orange citrus with lesser notes of mango and tangerine. Neutral malt supports. Semi dry finish. Very satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Cask at CPK, London. Pours clear yellow with a fine, white foam head. Light zesty citrus aroma, some straw. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry straw and fresh lemon. Light in body with fine carbonation. Great condition. Clean finish, light pee, more lemon. I know nothing in the previous few lines reflects how outstanding this beer is, so Ill be more straightforward: THIS BEER IS OUTSTANDING. As ABV session beers go, it would be tough to beat out this guy. Its just great, really great. I could drink this stuff by the gallon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15575) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2013
Cask (Live and Let Live, Cambridge)
Light citrussy and black tea aroma. Soft palate, carbonation low. Gentle toffee-like malts, some pungent spicy hops - nettles in places. Ginger in the finish. Simple, but so tasty and refreshing. Pale, loose sticky head. Finish quite dry, some resiness. Very nicely attenuated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A clear golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus fruit, pine aroma. Tastes hoppy, citrus fruit, pine, slight bitterness. Really easy drinking session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen. It pours clear pale gold with a medium white head. The nose is quite clean, passion fruit, pithy citrus, urine, lime, dough and hay. The taste is pissy hops, hay, zesty citrus, orange, lime, passion fruit, straw, nice bitterness and dough with a dry, crisp finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. Good bitterness, crisp, clean, well-balanced and massively drinkable. Great flavour for 3.8%. I could drink an excessive amount of this no problem.

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