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Double Galaxy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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827 Ratings
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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 1,252
Gots: 28 | 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:
Beer added by: sisuspeed on 04-02-2011

Imperial Single Hop IPA hopped exclusively with Galaxy.
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Ratings: 827 | Reviews: 155
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4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Kyle for getting this one for me. 22oz. growler into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger frothy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a cloudy, pale yellow-orange. Lacing is thick and layered with great stick. As always, quite the looker from Hill Farmstead.

Nose papaya, pineapple, starfruit, citrus, and cane sugar. Very pulpy and aromatic. Delicious!

Opens citrus, pineapple rind, papaya, and lemon rind bitterness. A light malt body balances this one in the back. Some citrus hop notes make their way to the front at the finish which is sticky and dry with a lightly astringent hop bitterness. Aftertaste is balanced tropical fruit. So drinkable and with a refreshingly new hop profile.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with some bubbles and life in the mouth and goes down dry and sticky with a long, lingering aftertaste. Perfect as always.

Double Galaxy is far from my favorite Hill Farmstead DIPA but that's not to say it isn't astoundingly complex, refreshing, and drinkable all at the same time. Definitely worth seeking out as this one is quite different from the other HF pale ales.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Hophead717
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of askham
3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Pinknuggets
4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml to Lawson's Sniffer

A: Golden orange hone cloudy and basically completely opaque with a thick white fluffy head looks pretty much exactly like a dipa should in my opinion

S: Smells of tropical hops there is pretty much nothing there but hops but it has such a presence that you can almost smell the bitterness

T: HOP BOMB this thing literally punches you in the mouth with hops instantaneously after taking even the smallest sip. This resides some as the beer warms and the hops start of have a juicer flavor with some citrus notes, but there is still a strong bitterness with hints of pine resin. This beer is pretty much straight hops in terms of flavor profile but I see nothing wrong with that.

M: The feel is very oily and resinous you can almost feel the stickiness in your mouth and it lasts for a pretty decent amount of time after the finish. There is not much carbonation but the bite from the bitterness makes up for it with crispness.

O:This is a hop head's dream especially if you like galaxy and bitterness. I really enjoyed this and does live up to the hype, but it is a little too much for me, however compared to everything else this beer is amazing. If you can get your hands on it try it for sure.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of headyhopzhead
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of polishkaz
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mikecharley
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of FTowne
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of srandycarter
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Murky light apricot, HUGE head, tons of cling lace that lasts forever. Head has long stay too.

S - A little musky, skanky, cat pee, sweet malt behind.

T - Nice. Big malt, balanced well with the hops described above.

M - Medium body, good carb and great balance.

D - I have a growler, I plan to do it some damage tonight.

Photo of MDDMD
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-golden orange color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-citrus, tropical fruit, pine, floral notes, very fragrant

T-nice tropical fruit and citrus upfront with light grapefruit flavor, pine and bitter hoppy finish follow, well-balanced

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and yet smooth, alcohol well integrated

O-delicious and certainly and upper echelon DIPA

Photo of Kinsman
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Skrip
3.99/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml growler poured into a Jester King snifter

A~ glowing amber color, cloudy but still beautiful. nice head as well.

S~ overpowering citrus all around! lemons, grapefruits, mangos, etc... just the smell i want from a DIPA.

T~ following the nose with very nice bitterness from the hops. pine and earthy notes too!

M~ very nice and smooth, some what thick and creamy but not over powering. this is a double i could drink all day long and definitely fall over =]

O~ could be one of my favorite double IPA's but at this point i've said that so many times its really hard to pick... would definitely drink again, but IMO it would be easier to seek out some heady or something similar and still have just about the same experience, maybe even better?

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Sarlacc83
4.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Growler courtesy of Andy. Thanks!

A: Cloudy lemon yellow. Foams dies down after a decently aggressive pour. Legs are OK. Not perfect, but acceptable. Might be turbulent still from the shipping.

N: Clementines, pineapple, grapefruit. Pretty intense citrus. However, I don’t find there to be much depth to this. It’s like a wind through an orange grove.

T: Very full. Pine and earth. Lots of citrus: Mandarins, passionfruit, pineapple. Quite tasty, but like the nose, it seems to hit a high dimension in the front and leave the back end lacking.

M: Sticky and filling. Alcohol is well-hidden.

O: A very solid DIPA and not when I’d ever turn down. Balanced and flavorful, bitter and filling, but it feels like it’s lacking another dimension which would bring it to the top tier for me.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.