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Galaxy Pale Ale | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.3/5
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150 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Galaxy hops.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,348
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
150
pDev:
5.81%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Skrip:
Photo of Skrip
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

A~ bright glowing yellow with a huge head and lots of lacing.

S~ really earthy! slighty bread like malt and a lot of citrus.

T~ more earth here! grassy, hay, pine, and a ton of hop bitterness all followed by amazing citrusy fruits, orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, etc...

M~ extremely dry from the hops but still smooth and refreshing. somehow... haha

O~ it always amazes me how well these are balanced for being so hoppy! tons of hop bitterness up front that magically transforms into an island of tropical fruit... crazy! this one is definitely just as good as the rest, Galaxy always does it for me!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rudzud
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the brewery yesterday. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice hazy light gold hue with a BIG two finger creamy white head that fades slowly to leave loads of sticky lacing and a dense, creamy blanket. Picture perfect.

S - Aromas of earthy hops, lightly herbal. Very nicely spicy too, which was a surprise. The citrus notes are great too, more zest like than fruit flesh. Lemons, clementines, light light malt backbone. Very aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, more earthy notes, super faint herbalness, the pine pops out in the taste too before playing second fiddle to the wonderful citrus notes. Light lemons, oranges, grapefruit, soft malts to balance things out. Not assertively bitter though it does definitely come out more and more with each sip.

M - Mouthfeel is spot on and nicely carbonated and crisp. As per usual with Shaun's beers.

O - Overall this beer was really, really pleasant. Very well crafted showcasing of galaxy hops, which to be fair I feel does a better job than Double Galaxy. Well done sirs, well done.

Serving Type: Growler

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doremite
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guess2814
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer has a very smokey foggy look to it.. Galaxy hops are smooth and just right.. Cheers! Great beer to enjoy sipping on

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Photo of Roguer
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was truly sublime across the board; one of the best hoppy brews they've done yet. Galaxy hops provide plenty of juice, bite, herb, pepper, and bitterness. Malt profile is clean and almost chewy.

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Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ace1117
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mango passion fruit Galaxy nose. Taste is solid, but a bit muddled lacking the distinctions of some other of Shaun's well hopped brews.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Prohibition Pig. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Murky and hazy. Bright orange. Nice lacing.

Smell - Orange and tropical fruit. Light pith aroma.

Taste - Orange hops. Less tropical. Grainy cracker malt. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Low carbonation.

Overall - Simple and outrageously good.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heystevec
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Highbury09
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevincredible
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbub18
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Beautiful looking beer--straw/yellow and murky. 2 finger white head with a ton of lacing.
S: Yup thats the stuff. Galaxy hops are huge on the nose. Definitely some good, funky earthiness though, too. Really delightful
T: Hoppy, hoppy beer. I was actually a little surprised it has so much bite and stays at only 5.5% If you love Galaxy hops this is a dream beer for you. Good malt backbone that keeps it in balance.
M: This was the only area I wasn't blown away. Little high on the carbonation for me.
O: Really fantastic beer. I really enjoyed the hop forward aggression here in an APA. Once again HF kills it. Great stuff.

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Photo of Vicirus
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArtZan
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hockeypuck
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mike
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Galaxy Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 150 ratings