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Title: Cascade vs. Galaxy
Post by: narcout on June 16, 2019, 03:36:28 PM
I've been meaning to play around with some split batches for a while, and I just got around to buying a pair of 3 gallon kegs.  Friday night I kegged a batch of APA and dry hopped half with 2 oz. of Cascade and half with 2 oz. of Galaxy.

I've never used Galaxy before.  They smell like my cat peed into a bag of Citra - should be interesting.

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Title: Cascade vs. Galaxy
Post by: BrewBama on June 16, 2019, 03:39:56 PM
I brewed a Golden Ale a while back and used Galaxy. I really enjoyed it. I don’t recall any cat pee flavor.


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Title: Re: Cascade vs. Galaxy
Post by: blatz on June 16, 2019, 03:41:31 PM
.  I’m a big fan of cascade, and sold all the remaining galaxy I had a few months ago - I know it’s the new “it” hop but after trying to like it I finally singled it out to be why I didn’t like certain ipas.  Hopefully you like it though!


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Title: Re: Cascade vs. Galaxy
Post by: Robert on June 16, 2019, 06:25:28 PM
If my cat peed on my hops, I probably wouldn't call it "interesting."  (I'm just glad she can't read this and get any ideas.)  But I both can detect the "cat pee" note in some hops, and also like it in the right situation (but not always.)    Look forward to your assessment.
Title: Re: Cascade vs. Galaxy
Post by: Mardoo on June 17, 2019, 12:10:45 PM
Galaxy is one that divides opinions here in Australia. It’s also a hop that some people’s palates interpret totally differently to others. Me, I taste diesel whenever Galaxy is in a beer. Yark.
Title: Re: Cascade vs. Galaxy
Post by: reverseapachemaster on June 18, 2019, 03:57:31 AM
I am not a big fan of cattiness in hops so I am not a fan of galaxy (or simcoe, for that matter). I see why people who might like that or not be bothered by it could really enjoy that hop. It just isn't for me.

Title: Re: Cascade vs. Galaxy
Post by: narcout on July 08, 2019, 06:06:34 PM
Man, that Galaxy is pungent.  Most of the cat pee flavor has disappeared, so that's good. 

It's crazy how different these beers are.