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Double Galaxy - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Double Galaxy
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

578 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 6.94%
Wants: 1,105
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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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-28-2013 02:29:06 | More by oldp0rt
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Jefe73

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I haven't reviewed very many beers, but I felt very compelled to do so for this one. Thanks to jsvt for sending a very fresh growler of this.

A - Pours a very hazy, golden yellow with a nice two finger off white head that lingered to the very end.

S - As everyone has been quick to point out, the aroma on this bad boy is incredible! It's exploding with citrus and tropical fruits at every turn. Orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple and piney hop notes. Hill Farmstead really nailed the smell on this IPA.

T - Much of what is present in the nose is exactly what you get upon your first sip of this perfectly crafted brew. Again, citrus and tropical flavors dance all over my tongue. Orange rind, lemon zest, pineapple, mango and maybe some peach. This is all finished up on the backend with a resinous piney bitterness. It's all balanced perfectly. Very drinkable.

M - not overly carbonated. A think mouthfeel which adds to the body. Not overly bitter.

O - This has definitely moved to the top of my list when it comes to IPA's. I highly recommend seeking this out and trying it for yourself.

Serving type: growler

04-24-2011 00:57:45 | More by Jefe73
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josephwa

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-26-2014 23:23:32 | More by josephwa
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VT-Mike-BeerParadise

Vermont

5/5  rDev +8.5%

02-01-2014 17:40:18 | More by VT-Mike-BeerParadise
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

02-08-2014 22:15:24 | More by Matthewpakula
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goalie33

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-08-2013 16:10:44 | More by goalie33
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

02-23-2013 02:18:19 | More by phishfoolme
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jammalamma

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-29-2011 14:38:40 | More by jammalamma
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justforrazors

Missouri

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-10-2013 01:51:11 | More by justforrazors
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stevec32

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-16-2012 17:36:18 | More by stevec32
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thewimperoo

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

02-15-2013 02:26:16 | More by thewimperoo
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MattDion

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-17-2011 04:43:28 | More by MattDion
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Takeanotherswing

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-06-2013 03:08:45 | More by Takeanotherswing
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-15-2011 05:18:22 | More by spycow
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-15-2011 18:10:28 | More by HopStoopid120
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-15-2011 04:50:15 | More by Gushue3
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-22-2012 08:27:59 | More by jawneyt
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-14-2013 23:31:31 | More by Casterbridge
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-02-2012 01:14:59 | More by splendidsplinter
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HopLuva

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-31-2013 18:17:48 | More by HopLuva
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lovindahops

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thinking this will be the pinnacle of our Vermont trip on Saturday, December 29th. This was tapped that Saturday morning and we grabbed three growlers of it. Reviewing new years eve....

A- double galaxy pours a hazy golden yellow body that bursts with colors equivalent to the brightest yellow highlighter you will ever see. A plethora of white foam bursts onto the stage leaving massive spider web lacing on the edges of my hill farmstead stem glass. Very vibrant and inviting. On second thought, it's glowing.

S- A whack of pineapple juice blasts forth with mango and apricot flavors. Absolutely citric and as juicy as it gets. DG is as fruity and citric as it gets. Nevertheless there is a bitter element coupled by some herbal scent. A little pine at the exit and not to mention the alcohol is hidden. These galaxy hops are off the charts.

T- A sweet rush of grapefruit that is enrobed in pineapples laces my mouth with brilliant bright flavors. This is like a tropical getaway for your palate. Astringent flavors of ripened fruit it matched with some caramel sweetness that has not been seen before. Whatever Shaun Hill did with the initial use of galaxy hops was essentially magnified by the dry hopping with the same hops. A perfect score for a DIPA when you include some mouth watering bitterness as well

M- refreshing, crisp, sticky, resinous flavors all over. Perfect feel

O- nearly three years on beeradvocate and finally it has happened for me. A 5/5. This is the best beer I have ever tasted. The attention to detail to this brew established the best DIPA in the planet in my opinion. What a brew. Give Double Galaxy the credit it deserves and drink it fresh! Great job Hill Farmstead!!!!

Serving type: growler

01-01-2013 00:08:47 | More by lovindahops
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-15-2012 04:38:29 | More by ithinkimasofa
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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jbertsch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-15-2012 02:01:43 | More by jbertsch
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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

12-08-2011 08:22:20 | More by stevecooks
Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.