Breakfast Kernel Beer Tasting: Galaxy IPA
The weekend kicks off with this single-hop offering from the London hopmeisters. Galaxy is one of those Australian hops that brewers like to bang in IPAs to give them some oomph; so a single-hop version should do very nicely.
It’s 7.2% and comes in 330ml bottle-conditioned form. It poured a hazy burnt orange with a small off-white head and a strong, pleasing aroma of tropical and citrus: grapefruit and passion fruit. The beer itself was medium bodied and full of grapefruit, pineapple and mango. It starts off quite smooth and then the bitterness washes over the tongue
This is an excellent hoppy IPA. The clean citrus/tropical flavours burst through and continue through to the bitter finish. Not only good for hopheads, but also for those interested in what single-hop beers can deliver.