Galaxy Pale Ale
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American Pale Ale
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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Rated: 4.32 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 09, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by crobinso from Colorado

Nov 03, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by Jstuart23 from North Carolina

Oct 28, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Oct 11, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.35 by thoglund from New York

Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Mar 09, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2017
Rated: 4 by oldsailor from Connecticut

Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Jun 16, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by spycow from Illinois

Feb 22, 2017
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.5 by Skellbop from New York

Jan 19, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Jan 19, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by VaTechPhilly from New York

Jan 17, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by ER527 from New York

Jan 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Conscious_Palate from Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.29 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 3.89 by vfgccp from New York

Jan 07, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Lucoli from New York

Jan 06, 2017
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.42/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Jan 06, 2017
Rated: 4.6 by TBonez477 from Vermont

Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jan 02, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jan 01, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by NelCet from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 4.51 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by smcel371 from New York

Dec 28, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Dec 27, 2016
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.42 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Jul 18, 2016
Rated: 4.74 by Jackgonzo from Massachusetts

Jun 29, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Jun 14, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by MarkJC1018 from Massachusetts

Dec 13, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by iatethecloudsfor from Vermont

Oct 20, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by joeroma5 from Massachusetts

Aug 21, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by sirsteve42 from New York

Aug 08, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jul 26, 2015
Galaxy Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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