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Double Galaxy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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595 Ratings

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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 1,142
Gots: 13 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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

5/5  rDev +8.9%

10-28-2012 00:17:22 | More by ASUBeer
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4.95/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

10-14-2012 21:04:39 | More by JohnSvag
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

09-17-2012 04:14:26 | More by Willytee3
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4.15/5  rDev -9.6%

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

09-06-2012 19:47:57 | More by tarheels86
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

09-06-2012 03:24:42 | More by BeerChanticleer
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

08-31-2012 22:35:13 | More by Gatordaddy
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

08-24-2012 16:16:58 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

08-15-2012 20:04:03 | More by bootdown21
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Quebec (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -10%

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.

07-17-2012 17:36:00 | More by Luk13
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

07-13-2012 23:00:34 | More by bobv
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4.83/5  rDev +5.2%

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. . .

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

5/5  rDev +8.9%

05-19-2012 01:02:40 | More by erha2
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-15-2012 21:05:21 | More by hannydawg
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New York

4.96/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

05-08-2012 17:18:23 | More by vonnegut21
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4.48/5  rDev -2.4%

A huge thank you to SneezyAchew for being my Hill Farmstead hookup. 750ml growler poured into Gulden Draak tulip.

A: Pours an extremely cloudy dark iced-tea color with a huge, greasy and fluffy head that slowly faded into a thick and very oily looking head that left a ton of crazy lacing down the glass.
S: Huge notes of citrus rind and tropical fruits. I get notes of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit zest, passion fruit, papaya and pineapple. There might be just a hint of pine as well. Smells great!
T: Follows the nose with huge dominating notes of galaxy hops. Lightly bitter citrus mixed with sweeter tropical fruits fill my palate. I get hints of dough and mint in the finish, and the aftertaste is solidly bitter.
M: Slick and lightly greasy mouthfeel, smooth overall, with soft carbonation and a medium-heavy body. Bitterness is refreshing and goes well with the flavor.
O: This was an amazing dipa, definitely top 10. Galaxy is a hell of a hop to make a beer out of. Thanks a million for this growler Mike. Much appreciated.

05-04-2012 00:13:18 | More by scottfrie
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4.45/5  rDev -3.1%

Reviewing the Galaxy Imperial Single Hop IPA from the Hill Farmstead Brewery. Thank you Jason for sending me this brew!
Score: 94

No bottling date, but this one was picked up from the brewery approximately one week ago. Served in a stemmed Hill Farmstead snifter and enjoyed on 04/04/12.

Appearance: Pours a hazy and transclucent golden yellow color. One-plus fingers of cream colored seafoam head at pour settles into a thin layer atop the glass. Amazing lacing, undying retention. This IPA is beautiful. 5/5

Smell: Huge notes of fresh tropical citrus. Grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, apricot and mango. Fresh pine and freshly cut grass. Candied grapefruit too. 4.5/5

Taste: The aroma's hops were piney and a bit leafy, but the flavor's hops are downright earthy. Heavy, sticky and earthy hops pummel the palate along with light, complex, juicy and sweet tropical citrus flavors to balance out the hoppy bitterness. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange, mango and lemon. Maybe a little peach and apricot. Definitely detecting some "fresh mulch" or dirt-like flavor from the earthy hops (but not in a bad way, despite how bad such a descriptor might sound). The flavor throughout is very consistent: heavy hops with a sweet juicy citrus backhone. Finishes with a lingering earthy hop bitterness. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied with low carbonation. The lesser carbonation works really well with the heavy, earthy hops on the palate. Juicy mouthfeel. Bitter finish. 4/5

Overall: Another home run from Hill Farmstead, who are quickly proving to me that they are the northeast masters of hops. If you liked Half Acre's Double Daisy Cutter, you will absolutely enjoy this one too.

Recommendation: If you like your IPA's juicy, and especially if you like heavier, earthier hops in your beer, then seek this one out. Short of the most casual beer drinker and the most cynical hop hater, I feel the remainder of beer enthusiasts out there could/should/would enjoy this one.

Pairings: Home grilled hamburgers with plenty of garlic and mango BBQ sauce.

Cost: $9 for a 750 ml swing-top bottle (plus a $3 deposit).

05-01-2012 06:48:49 | More by jegross2
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

04-30-2012 19:23:29 | More by brewblues82
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Growler from gn0sis. Thanks!

Appearance: Hazy unfiltered pale amber. The head is lasting and dense, leaving sheets of lacing down the glass.

Smell: A ton of tropical fruit - pineapple, mango - lesser notes of grapefruit and onion. A low level of pale malt sweetness enhances the scent of tropical fruit. This smells excellent.

Palate: Waves of pineapple, mango and grapefruit. A hint of onion. There's a moderate level of malt sweetness that works well with the fruity hop profile. Medium bodied with slight chalkiness; not quite as light and crisp as I'd like, but it's not much of a detraction. Bitterness is firm and lasting without bringing any astringency.

Overall: Outstanding. Easily in the upper tier of DIPAs.

04-30-2012 18:30:31 | More by largadeer
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

04-26-2012 00:05:27 | More by LaChupacabra
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4.4/5  rDev -4.1%

1232nd Review on BA
Growler to HF stemmed glass

Thanks to CliffBrake for this one

App- A big hazy, creamy, orange, yellow mixed with creme color. A solid fast receding 1-1/2 in off white head with tons of sticky cling and lace. Just a great looking beer.

Smell- Large amounts of tropical fruits with pineapple, tangerine taking over. Layered with a small piney large hoppy nose. Well balanced without either side dominating the other.

Taste- Really a creamy large and smooth IPA. Has a wonderful balance between the two flavors of tropical and hoppy. The hops are a very small bitter component and blend well with a creamy fruit layer.

Mouth- A very large medium carbonation. A bit too thick for my tastes and has a medium creamy carbonation. Residual citrus and small hop bitter.

Drink- A very good DIPA. Large flavors abound with a wonderful balance and texture. The rest of the beer makes up for the thickness, but just lovely.

04-25-2012 00:55:48 | More by FosterJM
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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

04-24-2012 17:00:32 | More by mjn5036
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

04-23-2012 13:28:09 | More by jbuddle
Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.