Odin Brewing Company Galactic Space Dragon – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 65 IBU

Odin Brewing Company Galactic Space Dragon American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 65 IBU (C$3.00 at Oak & Vine, 355 ml, packaged on 20-Oct-2017, acquired 7-Jan-2018, reviewed 8-Jan-2018)

Appearance: hazy particulate-laden pale gold with one fat finger of rocky white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, pale malt, pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration finish. (4/5)

Like there was any chance I wasn’t going to buy a beer called Galactic Space Dragon. (And somewhat shockingly, it’s not made by Clown Shoes.) Not to mention, the can bears what I suspect is equal parts slogan, aphorism, and admonition: “Sky above. Earth below. Beer within.” Works for me! … at least until you get upside-down on the beer within, I suppose? As far as the beer goes, it’s another wannabe NE/IPA from the West Coast – which is apparently fast becoming a thing, so I guess I need to start using the WNEIPAFTWC acronym now? It’s hazy and sorta juicy, sure, but also brings in a slightly dank West Coast pine. S’OK. (15/20)

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