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Double Galaxy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Double Galaxy
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712 Ratings

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 1,165
Gots: 21 | 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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4/5  rDev -12.7%

Callmecoon, Jan 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Lunch, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Alpar, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

JMScowcroft, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Caudalie, Jan 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MordorMongo, Jan 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Shilt, Jan 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BdubleEdubleRUN, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

HeadyTheElder, Oct 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

TechBrew, Jan 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Thishops4u, Oct 18, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

After having had this each time it has been brewed (on tap and from growlers), it's about time for a review.

A - Hill Farmstead has the best looking IPA/DIPAs. Hazy orange with a white head. Sticky lacing all the way down. Just beautiful.

S - Fantastic. A hop explosion. Citrus, orange, tropical fruit, with a bit of pine/dankness thrown in. All this from one hop variety.

T - Follows the nose. Citrus, dank fruits, bright orange, etc. Any malt seems to cower in the background and fear for its life. This is the kind of DIPA I love. It's not too sweet or too malty, just beautiful hops. It's also bitter without being overly so.

M - Mouthfeel is very good. Nice and full and moderately creamy.

O - This is one of my favorite DIPAs. I have had all of Shaun's DIPAs, and not a one has failed to wow me. This is fantastic. I'm happy to see that it has become a regular in the DIPA rotation. I can't wait to see what new ones comes down the road.

phingdong, Aug 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dwoolley1, Mar 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

DrinkingDrake, Jul 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

ScottP, Jun 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

xJMFCx, Oct 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

twowheelssoar, Jan 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev -5.7%

RKing44, Sunday at 03:21 AM
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

clay23, Sep 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

jh1982, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

SpasmWaiter, Sep 01, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with a beautiful bright white and creamy head on top. Citrus and tropical fruits pack a punch right up front on the nose. A nice variety of lemon and orange alongside juicy mango and pineapple. Just a hint of pine resin in the background.

First sip is like drinking the mix of juices from a bowl of tropical fruit salad. Mango and passionfruit with a bit of orange as well. Not nearly as grapefruit-centric as many IPAs are these days. This is followed by a healthy bit of floralness and some heat from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is rather full-bodied with smooth but bubbly texture. Overall, another winner from HF. I'd put this on par with Heady Topper and just below Abner.

Kinsman, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Atomicskis5, Apr 12, 2013
Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.