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Double Galaxy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

577 Ratings
THE BROS
95
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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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

12-23-2012 19:02:58 | More by Patrickbrusil
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

12-12-2012 00:55:08 | More by CypherEnigma
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bootywhack

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

12-10-2012 04:26:38 | More by bootywhack
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emdawg

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

12-08-2012 17:27:15 | More by emdawg
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mountsnow1010

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +3%

11-29-2012 18:07:48 | More by mountsnow1010
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SourinQns

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

11-20-2012 03:54:13 | More by SourinQns
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soulkeeper1369

Maine

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-08-2012 13:10:00 | More by soulkeeper1369
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chippo33

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +3%

11-02-2012 00:23:24 | More by chippo33
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

10-29-2012 02:33:08 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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Derekg

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +8.5%

10-28-2012 18:53:47 | More by Derekg
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ASUBeer

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.5%

10-28-2012 00:17:22 | More by ASUBeer
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JohnSvag


4.95/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

ok, i haven't had this for about a year, so i'm going from memory. But the memory is a beautiful thing. This beer was "SUMMER IN A GLASS"! big fruity grapefruit aroma just radiating out of the top of the glass. the taste was bright grapefruity hops. summer in Vermont is SHORT and a glass of this beer helps you to pause and take in and enjoy every moment you can and think "hey, i can walk down the street in shorts and a t-shirt and feel just fine!"

this is the land of the Alchemist's wonderful Heady Topper (which i am enjoying right now) and the idea of a Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy brings a smile to my face.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2012 21:04:39 | More by JohnSvag
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OldCrustacean79

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3%

09-27-2012 03:25:05 | More by OldCrustacean79
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Willytee3

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

09-17-2012 04:14:26 | More by Willytee3
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tarheels86

California

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

750mL flip-top thanks to oteyj. Hazy, glowing deep orange pour. Fluffy, buttermilk head. Huge, 360, sheets of lacing. Long retention. Significantly fruitier, more tropical melon aroma than the Columbus Pale Ale. Vanilla tinged alcohol noticeable in the nose along with sticky jackfruit, mango, cantaloupe. Taste is soft, balanced, fruity, thicker mango and sweet strawberries saved by decent pine resin. Quite rich and almost dessert like compared to other HFS hop bombs. Doesn’t get boozy at all, which is quite nice. Thicker, oily mouthfeel. Fluffy. Long, quenching palate with mild peach yogurt. 8% is impossibly hidden. Be careful ;) 3/28/2012 8/5/8/5/16=4.2

Serving type: growler

09-06-2012 19:47:57 | More by tarheels86
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BeerChanticleer

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

09-06-2012 03:24:42 | More by BeerChanticleer
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +3%

08-31-2012 22:35:13 | More by Gatordaddy
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

08-24-2012 16:16:58 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3%

08-15-2012 20:04:03 | More by bootdown21
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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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bobv

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-13-2012 23:00:34 | More by bobv
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gonzowestwood

Connecticut

4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

A- Pale Yellow Orange, Big Head and Real Cloudy

S- Fresh Hops, Grape Fruit, grain, grassy, mango, orange and farm smell

T- Oh WoW! Big Big Hop Bomb Flavor. Very nice display of the Galaxy Hops. Same as the smell... orange and mango god damn!

MF- Would say Medium Body but has a very smooth overall feel

O- Overall an absolutely, amazing, World Class IPA. At 8% it a real creeper. Shaun Hill has done it again. . .

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2012 04:43:45 | More by gonzowestwood
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erha2

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-19-2012 01:02:40 | More by erha2
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hannydawg

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-15-2012 21:05:21 | More by hannydawg
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vonnegut21

New York

4.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Growler-share my friend picked up one day at the brewery. From notes, finally getting around to reviewing.

Appearance: Dark golden pour into a Hill Farmstead tulip. Thick head that slowly dissipates and leaves the glass thoroughly laced.

Smell: Huge juicy citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit is strongly present. Hops and a piney resin scent a lightly present in the backbone, but this one is all citrus.

Taste: The galaxy hops really shine here. Grapefruit, orange, tropical fruits. Lightly bitter to start, with a stronger, lasting bitterness to finish. Beautiful.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation with a medium body. Slick and smooth on the palate.

Overall: This is by far the best IPA/DIPA I've ever had. I drank this immediately after a Heady Topper and it put my previous favorite of the style (and still much beloved) to shame. I can't wait to try the other single hop experiments from Shaun. Incredible.

Serving type: growler

05-08-2012 17:18:23 | More by vonnegut21
Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.