Double Galaxy - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Ratings: 595 | Reviews: 146 | Display Reviews Only:
4.76/5 rDev +3.7%
Served from a fresh 750ml growler into a HF stemmed Tulip
Appearance- Hazy orange with big 2 finger bubbly white head that left great lacing.
Smell- Big tropical fruits, nectarine, peach, tangerine, clementine, mango, pineapple, white grape, light malt background, and a slight hint of booze.
Taste- Big citrusy hops with light grassy/pine notes. Peach, grapes, oranges, earthy floral notes. No hint of booze in taste at all.
Mouthfeel- Well carbonated, with a medium body. No booze heat, very drinkable. Not very bitter, but very fruity.
Overall- A very well-crafted IIPA from Hill Farmstead (obviously). Very good beer that I could drink all day.
01-24-2014 17:30:48 | More by Seanniek91
4.54/5 rDev -1.1%
Hill Farmstead - Double Galaxy, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.
Look - Cloudy straw golden with an amber hue and a small soapy head. Great lacing. Great looking brew as per usual from HF.
Smell - Dank citrus from Galaxy hops, touch of malt but otherwise hops take center stage. Hill signature yeast.
Taste - Mouthful of juicy Galaxy hops. Dank citrus followed by some lemony zest and pine.
Mouthfeel - Light-medium bodied with light-medium carbonation. Rests citrus and pine bitter. Slight warm booziness but definitely well balanced. Great drinkability.
Overall - Great Galaxy hop brew, HF almost goes without saying that it's going to be a treat.
01-19-2014 18:12:12 | More by JMScowcroft
District of Columbia
4.38/5 rDev -4.6%
Growler is two weeks old. Teku glass.
A: Pours a slightly orangish straw color, hay with a half finger of attractive, snow white head. A good portion of the bubbles are quite large. Very good retention and some dots of lacing.
S: Predominantly delicate fruit (passion and stone fruit) with some herbal/floral notes, dankness and the occasional whiff of blue cheese, with a mild malt backbone. with some sweaty socks/blue cheese thing going on.
T: Again, some mild fruit (grapefruit, now, but also stone, tangerine) with a more prominent herbal note, finishing quite dry with a mild bitterness.
M: Soft mouthfeel with light carbonation and medium-light body.
O: Not the most exceptional DIPA, but delicate and highly drinkable, esp. given the ABV. Like all HF, this is well crafted, though more on the subtle end.
01-17-2014 02:46:16 | More by pmarlowe
4.45/5 rDev -3.1%
750ml growler generously sent to me by Anthony. Thanks a lot man! Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 1/15/2014. My main comparison is Pipeworks Galaxy Unicorn as that is the one other Galaxy-hopped DIPA that stands out in my mind.
Appears much like the other HF DIPAs- hazy golden-straw body, lots of thick white head and lots of lacing. Looks delicious, and from a homebrewing perspective, I can't quite see how Shaun can get his beers to look quite that pale!
Smells very good- straight up Galaxy hops. Lots of passion fruit and mango, but a little bit subdued compared to Pipeworks Galaxy Unicorn. However, the hops are more or less unopposed given that the malt base isn't as ridiculous in this one. This is a nice showcase of Galaxy hops here.
Flavourwise- comes out better than the smell. Flavour is a lot of passion fruit, a little of mango but not a ton of sweet malt backbone, which is interesting. Still, the flavours comes across really well here and I actually prefer the balance here more to Galaxy Unicorn which definitely has quite a bit more of a malt backbone.
Medium bodied, very creamy and rich; not a terribly bitter aftertaste as Galaxy Unicorn has but rather a more passion fruity flavour finish. Finishes somewhat dry as well. Very good and easily drinkable. I could drink the entire growler on my own, easily.
I see the hype here, and the hype nearly meets expectations here. At the same time, I think the nose doesn't quite measure up to Galaxy Unicorn, but it does beat that beer in every other facet. Not Shaun's best DIPA despite what these ratings would have you think (Abner is a better, more complex beer) but it's definitely worth trying at least once.
01-16-2014 05:59:22 | More by Stevedore
Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.