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Double Galaxy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Double Galaxy
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

596 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 1,143
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Single Hop IPA hopped exclusively with Galaxy.

(Beer added by: sisuspeed on 04-02-2011)
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

01-21-2013 16:37:35 | More by duceswild
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Weebay

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

01-28-2014 18:57:37 | More by Weebay
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

01-25-2014 05:09:15 | More by hikeeba
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

12-29-2013 20:08:48 | More by LoveStout
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askham

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

01-20-2013 23:17:57 | More by askham
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

03-20-2013 19:41:47 | More by tom10101
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev -17.6%

Growler shared by Thorpe429 at his place the other night. Thanks! A big want, obviously because at the time of this review, this is the #44 beer on the beeradvocate best of list "popular" and the #6 beer on the best of American Double / Imperial IPA. This probably means I'm going to love it.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a wispy head of small white head that leaves some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is mildly vegetal and earthy with a mild citrus hops, moderate floral notes, smell good but I'm not overwhelmed so far.

When I drank this I asked Thorpe if it tasted the same as the one he drank (by himself) a few days earlier and he confirmed that "It is nearly the same, perhaps a little less hoppy" -- it is hoppy, mild to moderately bitter on the back, interesting throughout but there is an off sulfur character or some sort of vegetalness that makes me wish we were drinking more Abner. Not my favorite from HF but perhaps my expectations were too high. I've never had a Galaxy single hopped beer. I'd have another and I'd even have this again on draft but it was somewhat of a disappointment.

07-09-2011 15:56:47 | More by drabmuh
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -17.4%

Pour is hazed yellow amber with lots of tight white head. Nose is hoppy peach, not super bright but hops lead in nose. Taste is a bit muddled. Stronger hop presence, peach and tropical fruit with a light bitterness. Body is light with a strong carb and clean finish.

02-10-2014 00:35:23 | More by cpetrone84
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CharlieMurphy

New York

3.9/5  rDev -15%

Counter pressure filled yesterday. I've had Ephraim before but not this one. My palate is a little wrecked from the Saison fest yesterday so...

A: Orange merange with a thin frog egged head. Very warm and murky

S: These hops smell incredible- Tons of citrus, thin and blended- there's lots of different fruits amalgamating and making it difficult to identify, pine is even significantly quaffable as a tertiary aroma. Some thin/cleanness + a lesser degree of mustiness akin to simcoe and/or centennial at the end as well.

T: Not quite a mirror of the smell. Some empty delay in flavor in the beginning that's a slight let down. Citrus fades quickly from first sip to last and it doesn't have anywhere near the citrus presence implied by the nose. Finish is also akin to simcoe/centennial.

M: Not too rough, approachable level of dehydration for a DIPA. low-medium carbonation.

O: Good IPA, not on world class level like some other HF's.

08-14-2011 23:55:37 | More by CharlieMurphy
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -13.9%

Growler shared by Whitemomba-- thanks Jason!!

Served in FFF tulip pint.

A really hazy beer here-- a lot like other HF beers that I've had actually... It's a golden apricot color with a nice two finger head. The bubbles are big and loose, and due to that fact, it seems we don't see great retention or lacing.

The beer smells and tastes very nice: citrusy lemon and grapefruit with some dank floral notes, all over a light bready/biscuity malt. Very dry and bitter finish. Clean and fresh.

Body is nice. Well carbed and medium light.

Overall, this is a good beer... Not the best HF beer I've had, but still good.

07-08-2011 01:08:27 | More by AleWatcher
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -13.1%

750ml growler filled at the brewery yesterday, split with Kev.

Hazy light peach-colored body with a white head. Falls to about a half-finger leaving decent lace.

Scent includes herbs, earthiness, citrus/peach, caramel and sugar cookie sweetness. Honestly, tame overall.

Taste is better and more potent with cat pee, peach, pineapple, earthy hops and some dank. Some sugar cookie malts and warm bread there but mostly hops. Low bitterness.

Nice smooth mouthfeel similar to other HF IPAs. Good carbonation, light feel, and way too drinkable for 8%.

This was good, the highlight to me was how crushable it was. Compared to some of their other hoppy ales I thought this too subtle in the flavor-wise.

01-13-2014 23:16:47 | More by Chico1985
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Skrip

South Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -13.1%

750ml growler poured into a Jester King snifter

A~ glowing amber color, cloudy but still beautiful. nice head as well.

S~ overpowering citrus all around! lemons, grapefruits, mangos, etc... just the smell i want from a DIPA.

T~ following the nose with very nice bitterness from the hops. pine and earthy notes too!

M~ very nice and smooth, some what thick and creamy but not over powering. this is a double i could drink all day long and definitely fall over =]

O~ could be one of my favorite double IPA's but at this point i've said that so many times its really hard to pick... would definitely drink again, but IMO it would be easier to seek out some heady or something similar and still have just about the same experience, maybe even better?

01-16-2013 22:29:01 | More by Skrip
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joel66

New York

4/5  rDev -12.9%

03-17-2013 15:51:39 | More by joel66
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -12.9%

01-10-2013 12:14:19 | More by Callmecoon
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -12.9%

12-27-2013 22:46:22 | More by acurtis
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.9%

01-04-2014 04:10:16 | More by Dawkins
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ejyoung

Arizona

4/5  rDev -12.9%

07-12-2013 04:42:40 | More by ejyoung
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Cascade77

Vermont

4/5  rDev -12.9%

03-11-2013 12:50:53 | More by Cascade77
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -12.9%

12-31-2011 16:08:10 | More by ZacharyJ
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -12.9%

11-15-2011 21:49:09 | More by rpstevens
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wil19b85

Vermont

4/5  rDev -12.9%

02-13-2013 23:41:42 | More by wil19b85
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unclejazz

New York

4/5  rDev -12.9%

02-24-2013 02:33:38 | More by unclejazz
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Brandonbrew

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -12.9%

01-15-2012 01:53:52 | More by Brandonbrew
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.9%

03-07-2014 00:19:50 | More by TheEvilGenius
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SupremePie

Vermont

4/5  rDev -12.9%

01-14-2014 07:35:26 | More by SupremePie
Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.