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Double Galaxy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

577 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 6.94%
Wants: 1,103
Gots: 12 | 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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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev -13.2%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-14-2014 07:35:26 | More by SupremePie
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-21-2012 18:20:58 | More by seeswo
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.2%

06-03-2013 16:36:42 | More by callmemickey
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4/5  rDev -13.2%

12-29-2011 00:03:51 | More by Urbancaver
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev -13.2%

11-25-2011 14:51:10 | More by jenray
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.2%

04-13-2012 03:51:46 | More by millerbuffoon
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Quackus

New York

4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-11-2013 23:35:50 | More by Quackus
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4/5  rDev -13.2%

04-17-2012 02:24:19 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -13.2%

04-16-2012 16:47:19 | More by djrn2
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mtchaput

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.2%

06-11-2013 23:00:56 | More by mtchaput
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xenjoiii

New York

4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-21-2014 02:24:51 | More by xenjoiii
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. 750 ml growler split with a friend.

While super hazy, looks are 4/5 all things considered. Somehow doesn't invoke the feelings of yuck that Heady Topper did in spite of being similarly murky. Not much by the way of aroma: slight papaya, rotting leaves, pine and resins.

Taste? Goddamn this goes goes down easy! Bitter and dry but still creamy owing to the low carbonation. Very smooth. There is a good malt backbone and even that has character; very juicy with elements working in unison. Bigger body than their Society and Solitude 3, but still very easy to drink.

4, 3, 4.5, 4.5, 4

Serving type: growler

04-07-2012 03:41:58 | More by tewaris
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.09/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Growler courtesy of Andy. Thanks!

A: Cloudy lemon yellow. Foams dies down after a decently aggressive pour. Legs are OK. Not perfect, but acceptable. Might be turbulent still from the shipping.

N: Clementines, pineapple, grapefruit. Pretty intense citrus. However, I don’t find there to be much depth to this. It’s like a wind through an orange grove.

T: Very full. Pine and earth. Lots of citrus: Mandarins, passionfruit, pineapple. Quite tasty, but like the nose, it seems to hit a high dimension in the front and leave the back end lacking.

M: Sticky and filling. Alcohol is well-hidden.

O: A very solid DIPA and not when I’d ever turn down. Balanced and flavorful, bitter and filling, but it feels like it’s lacking another dimension which would bring it to the top tier for me.

Serving type: growler

01-15-2013 17:14:21 | More by writerLJBerg
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callmescraps

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one at the Hop Head Throwdown, and reviewed from notes. I made sure to start with this guy, to go in with a fresh palate.

Appearance- Hazy orange or apricot color. Sort of a cloudy gold, with a hint of amber. Thick two inches of head. It takes a moment to settle, but I can barely wait.

Smell- Huge tropical fruits. Just massive. Mango, tangerine, a fruit bowl for sure. A little dankness as well. That sort of dank, pot-like aroma. Very good.

Taste- Follows the nose. Delicious fruits lead off. It's like a fruit punch. Pineapple, mango, tangerine, the whole nine. It gets very, very bitter on the end. The bitterness leads to a dank, almost herbalness. The finish is almost grassy. I love bitter beers, but the finish on this one is sort of detracting from the actual flavors. It transitions from huge fruit, to huge bitter pretty quickly, I'd like it a little smoother.

Mouthfeel- Pretty thick, unfiltered, reminds me of Kern River Citra. A tad heavy, but good.

Overall- Not the smoothest beer ever, and it honestly got a little hard to finish. I remember just throwing down the aforementioned Citra, ordering one after another. This one, I needed a break before getting a second pour. I found the extremely bitter, grassy finish a little off-putting. I think there is a reason that people often mix hops. I enjoyed the aroma aspects of this hop more than the bittering ability, it appears. It's 9/10 of being a truly spectacular beer, but it just misses.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2011 18:18:57 | More by callmescraps
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Rattle n Hum last month. The beer was served as a 12oz pour in a tall thin glass.

Galaxy Imperial Single Hop IPA pours a somewhat clear dark orange. There's a little bit of soap colored foam crowning the beer, but it's unremarkable both in terms of head retention and lacing. The nose is a little bit weak, but what is there is very nice, redolent of passion fruit and other tropical fruity notes. Each sip opens with a pleasant swirl of caramel, before a very smooth bitterness rolls in mid palate. The same fruity notes from the nose comprise the back end, and it's not as subdued as the nose is. The body is nicely dialed in, sturdy enough to support the hops, but not at all overbearing. The carbonation is nice and active, the bubbly nature really accenting the hops. I really enjoyed this beer, and specifically the flavors/aromas from the Galaxy hops. I'll be sure to check these hops out for my own brewing purposes in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2011 06:05:51 | More by axeman9182
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2L growler, drank a week later. Very murky hazy blond pour with very small head. Probably the worst looking beer I’ve had from Hill Farmstead. Aroma is a burst of tropical fruits, mango and pinneaples with a woody and rustic touch. Taste: Citrusy and spicy hops. Not as expressive as the other HF DIPA I’ve had but highly drinkable. Full bodied med-low carbonation. A little attenuated because it wasn’t consumed as fast as it should have. Should have drank this one sooner, but still very good nonetheless.

Serving type: growler

07-17-2012 17:36:00 | More by Luk13
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Three cheers for Sean for sharing this growler.

A - Yellowish orange beer with a frothy white head that had some good retention.

S - Smells a lot like catnip and catnip tea. Some nice tropical fruits, citrus, and some sugary bitterness on the end.

T - Great hops, sweet, with a little floral taste, tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus rind. There is a nice buttery taste at the beginning of this one that adds an interesting element to this beer melded with the hops.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and a crisp feel.

O - Really nice beer, with a unique taste. I'm not real familliar with Galaxy hops, but it made for a really great beer.

Serving type: growler

07-10-2011 20:05:50 | More by AgentZero
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml growler, picked up at the brewery last weekend.

Pours a hazy bright orange color, with one finger of white head. Great lacing and retention. Looks inviting, for sure.

Smell is quite fruity, with undercurrents of grainy malts and hoppy bitterness. Grapefruit leads the way for sure, but the galaxy brings forth some unique juicy tropical fruity aromas. Pineapple, something pulpy I can't put my finger on. I like it.

Taste starts out with grapefruit citrus, then has a wave of I-don't-know-what. Almost nutty. Finish is grapefruit peel bitter. Unique, but in a way I wasn't really expecting, with some surprising flavors mid-way through. The bittering comes off a bit strangely, and peaks quite late. And I get much less of the tropical fruit here than I did in the smell. It's good, but doesn't have quite the depth, variety, or balance I find in the best DIPAs.

Medium-bodied, long bitter finish, spot-on carbonation. Not as sticky as many DIPAs, but good.

A very good IPA, definitely showcasing many aspects of this hop. Doesn't bowl me over, though, in the way that, say, Abrasive does. Looking back on this review, I barely mentioned the malts. Didn't mention their absence either, though. Clearly they're the supporting cast, and they do their job by not being noticeable.

Serving type: growler

04-02-2012 02:47:35 | More by zeledonia
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MasterCraft

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Have had this beer multiple times from multiple bars on tap in the last week, but this review is live and from a 750ml growler, picked up at the brewery 5 days ago. Poured into a tulip.

Looks like natural apple juice coming out of the growler, pours a nice hazy apple juice color with a fat white head. Sticky lacing.

Smells dank, like overripe mangos and passionfruit, a little cat piss but somehow not in a bad way.

Tastes again like borderline-rotting mango and passionfruit, solid bitter bite, clearly a palate ruiner. I get maybe a little pine, lots of fruitiness and basically no citrus. Little to no malt character.

Mouthfeel is great in my book, very creamy and inviting, medium carb, evident tannins from the hops. About 8-9oz is, my mouth feels like it's covered in hop particles.

Overall, a pretty great beer. It reminds me very much of Lawson's Kiwi. I enjoy single-hop beers, as they are an exercise in brewing restraint (though it's hard to argue this beer is in any way restrained). As far as DIPA, I enjoy Heady Topper and Abner more.

Serving type: growler

01-10-2013 01:20:13 | More by MasterCraft
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks to chippo33

750ml growler

pours cloudy murky dull orange and burnt gold. nice inch or so of creamy white head. some lacing and decent retention.

very tropical and fruity. mango and orange dominating. some grapefruit hidden.

similar to nose, very fruity and tropical up front. through the finish a citrus and pine bitterness emerges and finished this. faint malt.

a bit chewy with a mild to moderate carbonation. drinks easy.

pretty good overall, very straight forward with emphasis on the hop.

Serving type: growler

04-12-2012 22:23:46 | More by hooliganlife
Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.