Eight Degrees Brewing - Galaxy Single Hop IPAThree summer single hop specials. Three of our favourite hops; one grist bill to unite them all! The malt body for these brews is simple, yet elegant, designed to showcase the hop flavours and aromas.

The third beer in our single hop summer trilogy is Galaxy. This versatile hop from far, far away – well, Australia actually – has a wonderful blend of fruity characteristics: a clean citrus aroma gives way to ripe passionfruit and peach flavours.

Pair with smoky, savoury barbecued spare ribs or a big, fat, juicy burger.

Perfect for those clear starry, starry night skies!

Short description: single hop IPA – short, sharp and snappy – tropical fruit

Style: single hop IPA
Hops: Galaxy.
Malt: two row base Irish malt.
Strength: 5.7% ABV
Bitterness: 62 IBUs

Tasting notes
yellow with a foamy white head.
Aroma: up front passion fruit aroma, followed by a sharp citrus twang.
Flavour: short, sharp and snappy, like a good punk band! Intense tropical fruit flavours, with masses of passion fruit, hints of peach and a grapefruit rind bitterness at the end.
Aftertaste: lipsmacking dry finish.

Food pairings: these fruity flavours are just the thing to contrast with barbecue food like some rich smoky spare ribs or a decent homemade burger. Go for a lighter style of summer eating with some shrimp ceviche with coconut and see how the tropical fruit aroma complements the shellfish. Gorgeous with mango sorbet.

Launch Date: July 2016.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: Bottles and draught (30L and 50L kegs)

  1. Enjoyed at Bierhaus Cork. Galaxy is good. Good amount of hops

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