O.T. Brewing Company Flagstick Galaxy Hazy Pale Ale – American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV | 45 [?] IBU

O.T. Brewing Company Flagstick Galaxy Hazy Pale Ale American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV | 45 [?] IBU (C$3.00 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 355 ml, packaged on 18-Aug-2018, acquired 7-Sep-2018, reviewed 7-Sep-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale straw with one fat finger of rocky white head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tropical fruit, juicy orange, pale malt, light pine. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mild bitter finish. (4/5)

Very similar to their base Flagstick, but with Galaxy hop character – and given my attitude towards Galaxy hops, this is most definitely not a complaint. Like the base beer, I still find that the aroma and flavour are both on the light side, making this behave somewhat like a watered-down IPA, instead of a highly flavourful low(er) ABV beer. That’s somewhat ameliorated by the more flavourful aroma of Galaxy hops, but I still wish it were a bit more emphatic. (15/20)

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