Thornbridge Galaxia

 
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Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ashford in the Water, England

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

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BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Truly an explosion of hops in a glass. On handpull in the Sheffield Tap, poured into a half pint mini glass. Haze from the dry hopping, they must have used the freshest finest hops here and it shows.

4.2
harrisoni (19003) - 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.

4.1
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
Cask at the Hillary step, whalley range, Manchester. Gold with foamy white head. aroma of mango, peach, yeast. Taste is strongly tropical fruits with perfect amount of malt to give it some body. Very nice.

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DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
Cask handpull, The Crown, Beeston, Notts (rated to Radiohead, ’The Reckoner’). Pale and brilliant, lace like milk. Mint leaf and tinned lychees aroma. Sucking on a tomato leaf, stewed green character; whipped palate like lemon mousse, rich tea dunked in Darjeeling, fruit salad with lychee and Galia melon, more mint leaf. Huge silky balance. Doubt I’ll have a better beer all day, but you never know....(I didn’t).

3.9
JoeMcPhee (9454) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Cask at The Craft Beer Co. Citrusy, herbal aroma. Very zesty and a bit of soft fruit and pale malt. Really juicy and zesty with a lot of tropical character as well. Really damn tasty - unique tropical flavour.

3.9
DanielBrown (4527) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Keg at the Anchor, Birmingham. Sweet, tangy hopping. Big hopping. Tropical fruit. Very sweet on teeth and tongue. Almost sticky. Probably is sticky, if spilled on laminate flooring. Juicy delicious.

3.9
Benzai (16221) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
Draught @ Thornbridge Pub, Den Bosch. Clear golden color, medium sized quite creamy white head that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma is lightly malts, decently hoppy, nicely some hop bitter. Taste malts, hops, mainly bitter hops, bitter. Thirstquencing, lovely beer. Easy to drink, quite nice.

3.8
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

3.8
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Queen Adelaide Northampton. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. A very inviting hoppy aroma with good sticky citrus notes. Tropical fruit in the mouth. Good lemony bitterness. Good length. A good hoppy beer which I made my Dad drink two days later and he loved.

3.8
rafax (369) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2016
On tap. Light yellow, cloudy with nice white head and quite nice lacing. Pleasant and fresh aromas of citrus with strong notes of passion fruit. Light to medium body, average bitterness. Very nice and very drinkable.


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