Double Galaxy - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Ratings: 596 | Reviews: 146 | Display Reviews Only:
4.33/5 rDev -5.7%
The keg of this one came and went way to quickly at the Birdsall House in Peekskill, NY. If not for the heads up from Stone's Dennis F. I might have missed it.
Pours heavily clouded, dull, dark tangarine amber, well groomed head, with ample webs of lacing left behind..
Muted ripe mango, lite smoke and some grapefruit on the nostrils.
Ruby red grapefruit, mangoes at back with a note of hot sauce. Nice spicy/sweet balance. Smooth grapefuit pith infused finish. Clear quality, dense and complex mixture of flavors, fresh, yummy and complex. The Hill Farmstead brews have been consistantly living up to the hype/buzz..Well worth seeking out this one
07-08-2011 15:21:05 | More by Billolick
4.63/5 rDev +0.9%
Cheers and thanks to weeare138 for sharing this brew.
Poured into a mini snifter, this brew appears a hazed golden orange color. When held to the light it displays some greenish and yellow hues around the edges. The head formation is soft with white bubbles that hang close to the edge if the glass. Spotty lace sticks to the glass.
The smell of this brew is downright fantastic. Citrus explosion in the nose with a fruity rindy aspect that is a little catty in character and herbal as well. The aroma comes across quite sweet and fruity with such a sick abundance of juicy hop oils. It is somewhat spicy and as it warms picks up a vinous twinge, fantastic all around.
The taste of this brew is rindy with citrus and spices, it has a lasting catty character that also turns more herbal in flavor. There is a spiced aspect to the hop flavor that gets a bit grassy as the experience continues. The malt backing is light and bready, maybe a bit biscuit-like that provides a soft sweetness to let the hop be the showcase in this offering. It has a lasting aftertaste of grassy and herbal bitter rinds.
This is a light bodied brew that is modestly carbonated and exceptionally easy drinking. Fantastic straight across the board. On this occasion, Ephraim was suppose to be the star of the show and this Galaxy offering completely stole the show. Supposedly this offering was more fresh than Ephraim but still I was blown away. For my first experience with Galaxy hops, I am very anxious to see more of this and get my hands on more of Hill Farmstead's offerings.
05-11-2011 14:58:56 | More by stakem
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.48/5 rDev -2.4%
Thanks to Sean for sharing this one!
Pours a fizzy beige head. Color is a hazed dull golden orange.
Aroma: Mango and grapefruit. Huge fruit profile. Floral, earthy, and fresh. No malts show here. Lots of hops, however.
Taste: Again, mangoes up front providing a sweetness. A light amount of grapefruit citrus. Floral and pine hops. Fresh and earthy. A touch of honey. No malts again.
Mouthfeel: Bitter and smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.
Overall, this was a solid dipa. No malts showing which was awesome. Tons of great hop and fruit flavors. This is up there with the best.
03-31-2012 14:02:21 | More by mothman
4.83/5 rDev +5.2%
Thanks goes out to Satchboogie for this brew.
Poured into a DFH glass a very nice cloudy golden yellowish color, nice carbonation, very nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is a hop bomb, with some nice malt notes, lots of citrus, and a very nice touch of pine notes, also some spice notes. The taste is very nice, hoppy, slight maltyness, sweet, lots of nice citrus/pine notes. Medium Body, ABV hidden very well with this one, very nice subtle dry/bitter finish. Goes down very very easy, slightly chewy. Never heard of this Galaxy Hop from Australia before, but it is very nice. WOW! This is definitely a very tasty DIPA on the lower side of things. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it, Thanks Kyle!
07-10-2011 01:21:18 | More by Wasatch
District of Columbia
4.7/5 rDev +2.4%
750mL growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
The beer is a hazy orange hue, with a small head that hangs out for a while, leaving a fair bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma is just awesome, with bold scents of oranges, grapefruits, hops, and nary a trace of malt. What a delicious beer. I wish I had a keg of this. Teeming with delicious citrus and hop flavors, this is hard not to chug. Superb on all accounts, I highly recommend this beer. Hill Farmstead is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.
07-11-2011 19:59:12 | More by Huhzubendah
4.47/5 rDev -2.6%
On draft at the Blind Tiger, NYC.
Poured a hazy bright orange hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a balmy earthy hop spice with a touch of juicy orange. some tropical notes as well.
The taste consisted of consecutive waves of pine, pepper and grapefruit With a moderately doughy malt.
The moutfeel was toward the cleaner side of the style.
Overall an excellent DIPA.
05-15-2011 18:13:15 | More by plaid75
4.47/5 rDev -2.6%
750ml swing-top growler poured into my Southern Tier tulip. It poured a pale, yellow orange color that was a little reminiscent of pineapple juice. A thick, frothy, white colored head filled the top two inches of the glass and clung to the sides as I drank it.
The aroma has a juicy, citrusy hoppiness to it with notes of grapefruit, pineapple and mango. Nice range of hoppy flavors coming out in it, and I really liked the tropical fruit notes.
The taste shows more of the juicy, sweeter, tropical fruit notes to it up front. Towards the finish more of a bitter, citrus rind, grapefruit flavor starts to take over and linger into the finish. I get some piny, resiny flavors lingering in the finish as well. Nice range of hoppiness to it.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall I thought it was a great beer. It was a very flavorful and easy drinking beer. It had a great range of hoppy flavors to it but more importantly it really managed to balance the juicy, sweet flavors with the bitter, resiny flavors nicely.
01-01-2012 01:13:07 | More by billab914
4.45/5 rDev -3.1%
Thanks! Poured into a snifter.
A: Hazy orange with a big white head. Nice retention and good lacing.
S: Strong mango notes with tangerine, peach, nectarine, and orange flesh. Bright and aromatic. Touch of saltine cracker. Killer fruit profile.
T: Amalgamation of tangerine, peach, nectarine, and orange flesh. Smooth upper moderate bitterness with just a little of alcohol. Lots of hop flavor. The dry finish displays an increase in bitterness with accompanying grapefruit rind.
M: Medium in body with lower moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and sticky.
Overall: Another good hoppy beer from Hill Farmstead. I'm liking the Galaxy hop.
07-02-2011 16:08:34 | More by HopHead84
4.19/5 rDev -8.7%
750ml flip-top growler opened on 1.18.14
Best by Jan 18, 2014
A - Dirty, hazy light orange with a soapy cream-colored head with good retention.
S - Lots of grapefruit, orange, tropical fruits, grassy.
T - Grapefruit, very grassy, a touch leafy and bitter. A small amount of heat in the finish.
D - Good carbonation with a medium body.
O - Lots of grapefruit and grass, a touch bitter.
01-29-2014 05:09:09 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.93/5 rDev +7.4%
Had at the Blackback Pub.
Pours a cloudy light orange with a decent head into my glass. Very colorful and appealing.
Strong citrus notes. Very remiscent of a ripe orange with just a hint of mint.
Mango and orange flavors mingle with the taste buds. Mellow. Subtle. Not excessive. Wonder if it woulld go well with a cheese plate?
Citrus and mango mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.
Yet another marvelous, highly drinkable example of the style from Hill Farmstead. At this point, there is precious little that can match the quality of this brewery.
04-09-2011 21:53:39 | More by Brad007
4.24/5 rDev -7.6%
750 mL growler poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Very hazy orange body. Light wisps on the surface. Clings a little bit.
Smell - Oh yeah. Buckets of hops. Excellent citrus hop smell but it still manages to have a grainy malt presence. Sweet hoppy nectar.
Taste - Juicy citrus hop. Orange and grapefruit flavors. Nice sweet flavor behind it. Very monotonic, but deliciously so. Grainy malt and the sweetness drops off.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Clean and just a little heavy.
Overall - One hop makes it a bit one-note, but the flavor is excellent. Definitely a top IPA.
02-12-2013 02:25:08 | More by Alieniloquium
4.22/5 rDev -8.1%
According to this "Expert" my review is as follows... super unique color of a dark murky honey gold with tons of orange, super dark orange deep in the body, a cool light tope head... the nose is a bit light, some nice grass hops with a bit of dank, a bit of orange peel, good but cursing that I’m not having this totally fresh... the taste is super buttery grass hops... a really good beer, but getting a touch too hyped right now
07-09-2011 22:14:39 | More by jrallen34
4.66/5 rDev +1.5%
A - Opaque cloudy bright orange colour, yellow towards the edges. A thin layer of cream coloured head formed and left some nice lacing behind.
S - Tropical fruit and some dank/musky notes. Passion fruit, guava, mango, peach and a hint of caramel sweetness.
T - Sharp bitterness up front with a huge tropical fruit bouquet consisting of mango, passion fruit, pineapple and guava. A caramel sweetness provided just enough balance.
M - Medium body. Dry. Sticky and oily. Light carbonation.
02-04-2014 00:30:10 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.13/5 rDev -10%
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.
07-10-2011 20:05:50 | More by AgentZero
4.33/5 rDev -5.7%
Thank you, Eric. This review took me about 40 mins, as I allowed the beer to evolve and my sobriety to be compromised.
Pouring a hazy yellow orange with a dense, white head with excellent retention but surprisingly little lacing, this looks pretty decent. The nose is a beautiful expression of fruit hop notes. Tangerine zest, mango, passion fruit, a little floral character, fragrant honey, all bright, with minimal bitterness, this smells _excellent_. There is also a little bit of semi-ripe pineapple present. I can't perceive much malt character here. While the nose isn't explosive (like, say, Heady Topper), it does display depth and delicacy, which I enjoy.
The palate opens bright with a blend of moderate bitterness and plenty of tropical fruit. The layered flavors of citrus, mango, passion fruit and pink guava juice are delightful, but there is something that's a little lacking here. The hop flavors, while beautifully layered, aren't as bright and redolent as I'd hoped. Bitterness is moderate, delicately so, working well with the flavors. There may be a hint of pale malt somewhere here, but it doesn't particularly stand out, this is all about the hops. Given the delicacy of the flavors here, the medium-high carbonation is distracting. It makes this a blend of creamy and frothy on the palate, which when combined with the lack of aggression as far as the hop flavors go, seem a little muted. Once the carbonation does fall off, this does gain a slightly ethereal feel, which is nice. Drying, moderately bitter on the finish, with a lingering fruity hop flavor, this beer is pretty excellent.
I initially gave this beer a 4 for MF, but as I keep drinking it, it really does get better with subsiding carbonation, and so, I'm upping the score a hair. I guess what I was looking for was just a little bit of snap
01-30-2013 07:26:34 | More by DefenCorps
Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.