Galaxy Pale Ale
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #32
Ranked #1,561
4.3 | pDev: 5.58%
Nov 09, 2020
Dec 24, 2014
Notes: An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Galaxy hops.
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4.32 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 09, 2020
4.04 by crobinso from Colorado on Nov 03, 2020
4.28 by Jstuart23 from North Carolina on Oct 28, 2020
4.27 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Oct 11, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a golden hazy orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like passionfruit, pine, peach, pineapple, and grapefruit.

Hill Farmstead clearly knows what they are doing regarding Galaxy hops. This is just so clean, with a great dry and clean bitterness on the finish, with a nice clean juiciness up front, with pineapple and passionfruit mostly, and some grapefruit bitterness.

This is light bodied, clean, and very drinkable.

Hill Farmstead still makes my absolute favorite hoppy beers, they still make me happy all these years later after first trying them.

Oct 08, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

L: Hazy yellow with a thick white head and excellent lacing.

S: Peach, pineapple, and kiwi with a touch of pine. Very subtle breadiness to the malt.

T: Mild bitterness up front, moves into juicy citrus, pineapple, and peach. Very light malt backbone that provides a simple breadiness as a backdrop for the hops.

F: Lush, creamy body

Overall: A beautiful single hop beer. Very balanced on the palate and does an incredible job showcasing Galaxy. Among the single hop pale ales I have had from them, this is one of my favorites along with Citra and Simcoe.

Oct 01, 2020
4.35 by thoglund from New York on Apr 26, 2018
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Mar 09, 2018
4.33 by InspectorBob from New Jersey on Oct 24, 2017
4 by oldsailor from Connecticut on Jun 29, 2017
4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on Jun 16, 2017
4.34 by spycow from Illinois on Feb 22, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by cbutova from Massachusetts

A- Served from a 2L growler to a tulip glass. The body itself is extremely cloudy and hazy with a very pale golden hue. A thick and creamy cap rises atop the brew to about a half inch high with good retention. A massive ring forms at the edges painting the glass with plentiful pillows of lacing.

S- Bright and dank hops off the top with waves of different aromas and plenty of strength for a low ABV Pale Ale. Galaxy personified with notes of pineapple, dank weed, mango, slight melon, a bit of grapefruit, tangerine and lemon. A bit of pale grains but not much beyond those clean, juicy hops.

T- Melons and mango nectar lead things off with a blast of juicy hops right up front. This ends up leading to notes of lime peel, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, pineapple, floral and a slight bit of lemon. Pale cereal grains and a hint of bread round it out but again the star is by far the hops.

MF- Puffy and creamy light body with moderately high carbonation. The bubbles have held up with just a bit of time in the fridge just fine. Ends with a bright citrus bitterness that is just a bit pithy.

I know I have had this up in VT on draft before but this is probably the best batch I can remember to date. The aroma is a blast of dank and tropical vibes where the flavor balances things out a bit more with the citrus becoming more obvious. Nectar of the beer gods here.

Jan 21, 2017
4.5 by Skellbop from New York on Jan 19, 2017
4.5 by paulish from New York on Jan 19, 2017
4.31 by VaTechPhilly from New York on Jan 17, 2017
4.28 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania on Jan 15, 2017
4.46 by ER527 from New York on Jan 14, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Conscious_Palate from Vermont

A: Hazy & yellow with a little white foam on top. Looks nice in the glass
S: Typical Galaxy aroma, pineapple
T: The taste much like the aroma, tropical and juicy
M: Soft with a little sweetness. Very little bitterness
O: A very nice pale ale from HFS

Jan 13, 2017
4.29 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Jan 12, 2017
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4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

enjoyed this on tap. hazy light straw pour with a bright white head that decorates the glass nicely. somewhat subdued on the aroma, light grassy and citric hops, hint of tropical. on the palate is juicy orange, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, sharp citrus peel, light pale malt to balance, slight peppery spice, lemon and a nice bitter pine on the finish. pretty light in body but still maintains some creamy texture that brings out the galaxy notes. really nice low abv offering that is on par with the most legendary pale ales. So drinkable and tasty, highly recommended!

Jan 08, 2017
3.89 by vfgccp from New York on Jan 07, 2017
4.25 by Lucoli from New York on Jan 06, 2017
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3.42/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas


Jan 06, 2017
4.6 by TBonez477 from Vermont on Jan 03, 2017
4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jan 02, 2017
4.12 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jan 01, 2017
4.19 by NelCet from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2016
4.51 by MilaMila from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2016
4.25 by smcel371 from New York on Dec 28, 2016
4.5 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Dec 27, 2016
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4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jhavs from New York

On tap, fluted snifter, 12oz. pour at Blackback Pub.

Looks like grapefruit juice with a thin foam cap. Full on haze.

Floral, citrus zest, grapefruit juice and resinous hop aroma.

Flavor full of bright citrus and pine hops, light malt presence.

Moderate carbonation, smooth, lighter side of medium body.

Overall an excellent pale ale showcasing all aspects of the galaxy hops. Balance of bittering, aroma, flavor hopping is spot on.

Dec 20, 2016
4.42 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Jul 18, 2016
4.74 by Jackgonzo from Massachusetts on Jun 29, 2016
3.96 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts on Jun 14, 2016
4.49 by MarkJC1018 from Massachusetts on Dec 13, 2015
4.35 by iatethecloudsfor from Vermont on Oct 20, 2015
4.5 by joeroma5 from Massachusetts on Aug 21, 2015
4.25 by sirsteve42 from New York on Aug 08, 2015
4.12 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Jul 26, 2015
Galaxy Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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