BREWER: Dorking Brewery, Surrey, England
VESSEL: 44oml tin
DATE OF POST: 19th March 2023
Unsurprisingly, this beer is made using galaxy hops. Solid name when you think about it. And you don’t have to think too hard to get it. I think that deserves a little nod. So, although you can’t see it, I am giving a little nod to the name Trip to Galaxy.
Trip to Galaxy is a collaboration between Dorking Brewery (obvs) and Calibro 22 Brewery haling from Dorking’s twin Italian town, Sinalunga. I do love these collabs, but there’s got to be extra kudos doing it with one of your twin town brewers. This aspect most certainly gets another nod from this tester.
Nods over. Onto the testing.
Zesty and clean on the palate, TTG is quite the revelation. I have to confess, before drinking I wasn’t expecting anything quite as refreshing as it is. The fruity flavour is short lived and finishes with a sharp after taste. As you move down your beverage, the sharpness becomes a well-rounded, soft bitterness. All in all, this makes for a banging drinking experience.
It might not be the most complex of beers, but TTG definitely has some character about it. Imagine yourself on a beach in summer or chatting while the bangers burn on a bbq – these sort of scenarios are where this brew would come into its own.
I like it. I like it a lot.
Great collab. Even better beer.
Sammy’s Rating: 80%
Let’s just start with… this is a banging beer!
But before the fanfare I need to get a neg off me chest… yawn yawn.
Trip to Galaxy as a name suggests in fairly huge hop spades that this would be a single hop brew. I mean, thankfully Galaxy is used but we also have Citra and Columbus hops joining the party. This really is not a bad thing AT ALL but with a name like TRIP TO GALAXY there was a fairly large head scratch going on.
Anyway, whatever, to the beer itself.
In both packaging and brew this beer is clean, tight and awesome.
I love the simplicity of the tin, but it’s kinda bringin the noize too in an understated way! #oxymoron.
Jymi’s notes on the brew:
Full of flavour and only 4.4%
Very refreshing, crisp with a great mouthfeel.
Light and zesty in the sip with an great build to bitterness in swallow and aftertaste.
Galaxy does take centre stage to be fair, Passion Fruit balanced with grassy notes.
In conclusion, go find, buy and enjoy!
Jymi’s Rating: 86%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 83%
MOB review next weekend: WHAKAHARI by PURPLE MOOSE BREWERY
Sammy & Jymi – Musing on Booze weekly since 2017