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Double Galaxy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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599 Ratings

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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 1,157
Gots: 14 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

LaChupacabra, Apr 26, 2012
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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.

FosterJM, Apr 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

mjn5036, Apr 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

jbuddle, Apr 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

bierdabbler, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

CADMixes, Apr 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

JoshVandy, Apr 21, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +0.9%

A- A murky yellow-orange with a thin white frothy head. Plenty of lacing to go around.

S- Hops! Plenty of zest and citrus. Nice and tropical.

T- Strong and slightly bitter. But the zest is so nice. The aroma pours over into the flavor.

M- Nice and crisp. It's a truly refreshing beer.

O- One of my personal favorites. A nice 8% ABV with a kick. Its crisp, refreshing taste will have you sitting back and enjoying this beer for time to come.

AutumnBeerLove, Apr 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

bsuedekum, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

coreyfmcdonald, Apr 17, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev -5.2%

Thanks to AndrewK for sharing this one at jmgrub’s tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of tropical fruit and some herbal and peppery hop aromas. Taste is the same with some big grapefruit flavors. There is a somewhat mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a fantastic DIPA with awesome aromas and flavors that showcase the galaxy hops used.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 17, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev -3.5%

Thanks much to gn0sis! About as fresh as I can manage and poured into a Deschutes snifter.

It's murky... cloudy... sort of like looking at melted butterscotch, except for the beautiful pearl head that leaves a good deal of lacing on the sides of the glass. I wasn't expecting such a translucent sheen, but I like it. The smell is... of... wait for it... Galaxy hops! no kidding! these are an earthy hop, sort of like smelling a peony in a pine forest. a bit of honeycomb comes through as well.

The taste is on the bitter side, but comfortably so with caramel on the sides of the tongue (as well as clementine, navel orange, and just a hint of berry sweetness). It goes down incredibly smooth with a clean aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a bit thin at first - it enters just on the watery side, but seems to thicken as it moves toward the throat and leaves just a bit of film. The transitional nature isn't quite doing it for me, but it's a small hiccup in an otherwise outstanding brew.

This was my first taste of Hill Farmstead. I blew the chance last time I was in Burlington, but glad I took the time here. Galaxy is a really wonderful brew, showcasing the quality of the hop variety in a subtle but focused manner. I'd certainly have this again.

fvernon, Apr 16, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +4.6%

Thanks to Nick for another 2L growler of hoppy goodness from HF!

Pours a clouded burnt orange with 2 fingers of creamy off white head, retains a sheet forever and leaves beautiful rings the whole way down the glass.
Mmmm Galaxy hops! Smells like super fruity pineapple grapefruit juice poured over some biscuits. Taste is a concoction of tropical fruits, pine resin, and biscuits. Medium body with creamy carbonation, light and dry finish for such a resinous hop monster. HF knocks it out of the park yet again with their IPA/DIPAs, and this might be my favorite IPA to date.

xpimptastikx, Apr 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

stevec32, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

djrn2, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

BdubleEdubleRUN, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

AndrewK, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

drewone, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

GuisseppeFranco, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

furthurgone, Apr 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

ithinkimasofa, Apr 15, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +1.3%

A - Pours a murky yellow-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice thick lacing.

S - Aroma is full of citrus and tropical fruits with lots of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. There is some sweet caramel malt mixed in along with a bit of lemon and orange zest.

T - Starts off strong tropical fruit hop flavor with lots of grapefruit and pineapple with some bitterness. Through the middle, more bitterness comes through with even more topical fruits and citrus flavors with some orange zest, mango, and stronger pineapple, with a bit of sweet caramel malt. The finish is a mix of orange zest, lots of tropical fruits, bitterness, and a touch of caramel malt.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a zesty, dry, and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. The hop profile is incredible with the tropical flavors strong from start to end. The bitterness is really nice as well. Great showcase of the Galaxy hop.

ngeunit1, Apr 15, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev -3.1%

2L growler split two ways.

Pours a hazy peach color with a small head that settles and leaves lacing down the glass.

Smells of grapefruit, orange, sweet vanilla and topical fruits in the background.

Tastes similarly, lots of grapefruit and lemon ring. Some caramelized sugars and tropical fruit flavors. Initially quite bitter, but sweetens as it warms.

Medium body, medium-low carbonation, a hoppy dry finish. Super drinkable and creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, a great hop very forward DIPA. Incredibly drinkable. Half the growler was delicious and I could have had a few more glasses. Alcohol well hidden. Great balance of hops, sweetness and citrus.

islandboi8204, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

millerbuffoon, Apr 13, 2012
Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.