Brazos Valley Brewing Co. Lost Highway Galaxy IPA – American IPA at 6.9% ABV

Brazos Valley Brewing Co. Lost Highway Galaxy IPA American IPA at 6.9% ABV (US$2.31 at Specs Main Houston, 355 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 3-Mar-2018, reviewed 12-Mar-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: pineapple, pale malt, citrus. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet tending slightly high, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium slightly sticky body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium bitter finish. (4/5)

Another one I can’t find dating for, but the brewer web site says it’s a “Feb thru Apr” release, so it should be fresh. Galaxy hops have got to be among my favourite ANZ varietals, and this showcases them to good effect. Very similar to its sibling Lost Highway I just tried, although slightly lighter in colour and exhibiting slightly different hop character, but having much the same issues with overall appearance and excess sweetness. If one were to pretty this up and clean up the malt a bit, it would be a stonking good brew. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze

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