neongolden (1780) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2017 Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml growler opened on September 4, 2012. I’m fearful for the day when a google search of "Society & Solitude" brings up Hill Farmstead beers instead of Emerson, but according to Greg Currie, literature can’t give us insight into the mind and its workings anyways, so I drink Hill Farmstead when I could be reading Emerson.
Pours a cloudy tangerine yellow-orange. A finger of resilient, creamy white head sticks around.
Riper-than-ripe juicyfruit nose. Unbelievable tropical fruit, mango, tangerine, lemon citrus, pineapple, maybe a hint of green leafy bitterness. Bright, bitter, and brilliant.
More of the same. A citra bomb on the front of the palate, beaming citrus and pineapple, playing right into galaxy’s passionfruit/tropical fruit brilliance. Mango juice. This beer sweats more juicy, fruity bitterness than other beers are made of. Resinous finish. Just enough sweetness to pull this back from the too-bitter.
Creamy; medium, medium light bodied.
At this point I’m convinced Shaun knows something other brewers don’t. One of my personal favorites from his repertoire of IPAs/DIPAs, and playing right into my weaknesses, S&S #4 is a nearly perfect showcase of what citra and galaxy can do.
(Tap sample @ CBC 2016 Green Session, Copenhagen) Pours hazy medium gold with a towering white head. Nose is loaded with juicy pale pit fruit and mango, supporting grapefruit, lightly grassy, bright and not very resinous. Flavour is very well balanced, grapefruit at the core with peach, mango, guava, peach skin, low bitterness for style, quire fruity and hop-laden but low on 'greenness'. Malt body is subtle and retiring. Smooth body without alcohol. Super DIPA, extremely high drinkability and hefty hopping without a hint of the raw/oversteeped hops that some recent hazy things are prone to express. Mep3222 (1609) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Juicy hazy IPA with more grassy medicinal hops than tropical. Still some tropical and they come out more as it warms. Mango and pine dominate and balance each other. Really nice. trapped (3483) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 20, 2017
Draught. Milky yellow with small foamy off-white head, sweet lemon aroma, high carbonation, lightly bitter lemon peel taste with pineapple, very smooth body, long finish. Delicious. tapefuzz (755) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Draught. Pours a cloudy - essentially opaque - orangeish straw with a medium white head. Aroma is grapefruit, mango, dough, grass, and a very light pine. Taste is similar but very sweet and lightly bitter - some orange and pineapple, as well. Medium body. Medium carbonation - lightly prickly. Juicy, sticky, lightly creamy mouthfeel. Not as good as Double Galaxy but an excellent beer blending Double Galaxy with the best elements of Double Citra. jc1762 (1578) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Thanks Ryan for sharing the growler! Poured into a tulip glass showing hazy orange with spares white foam.
The nose shows moderately intense guava and lime with a strong NE style malt backbone.
The palate is medium bodied and well carbonated. Light flavours of guava with a strong NE style malt backbone and a moderate sharp bitterness on the finish. Better on the nose than the palate.
MatChar (90) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2017
2 litre growler (best before 08-06-17). Appearance: nice cloudy blonde wheat/hay-like, subtle but holding foam. Smell: pear, peach, orange. Taste: highly fruity mix of pear, peach, pineapple and pineapple, nice piney notes, mid-bitterness, awesome feel for style. Overall: close to perfect Double India Pale Ale, great drinkability, complex use of hops, successful balance of juiciness, hopiness and complexity. ametras (1706) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2017
750ml growlers. Murky golden with a foamy white head. Flavors are peach, tropical fruits, melon and pine needle with dank notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture. skrip (227) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
750ml growler poured into a Kane snifter.
A~ glowing neon yellow, with a nice fluffy head and some lacing.
S~ crazy citrus hop presence. Nice and earthy and full of life!
T~ pretty much follows the nose, you can really tell the difference between the citra and galaxy. They really play nice together. More mango, lemon like bitterness comes in on the after taste.
M~ super smooth and amazing carbonation as always.
O~ definitely not my favorite of the series but still incredible. I’m still more for the blacks lol Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Pours nice and thick with a beautiful bright head. Citrus hops on the nose. Flavor of the citra hops helps balance the galaxy in an awesome way! Turboninja (819) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Well, NYC, USA. Balanced, refreshing bu simple. Citra x 2 really can be detected.