Double Galaxy
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #15
ABV:
8%
Score:
100
Ranked #67
Avg:
4.59 | pDev: 6.75%
Ratings:
1,673
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 01, 2022
Added:
Apr 02, 2011
Wants:
  1,450
Gots:
  166
SCORE
100
World-Class
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Notes: Imperial Single Hop IPA hopped exclusively with Galaxy.
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4.5 by Affinity from Missouri on May 01, 2022
 
4.48 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 19, 2022
 
4.24 by DaveCash from New York on Dec 18, 2021
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4.62/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

This is very close to a perfect IPA in my mind.
Great representation of Galaxy hops.
Nice white head. Sticks around.
Smells like candied pineapple and bubble gum.
Taste has the pineapple on the front but a nice bitter backbone.
Body isn’t too thick which makes it remarkably drinkable

Dec 13, 2021
 
4.73 by PDinunzi from New Jersey on Nov 27, 2021
 
4.6 by StanleysCup from Maryland on Nov 20, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Pivopijak from Washington

can into glass
Canned 8 days prior to review.
Medium thick, frothy white head, that quickly thins out. Vivid, cloudy, medium orange color, with much intricate lacing to start off with. The aroma has a candied malt, guava, pineapple, a little mixed sweet spice underneath. Flavors of candied tangerine peel, guava, passion fruit, with a bit of help from some medium toast malt, in the background, to fill out the body and some of the flavors. There is a bright effervescence to it, as well. The finish is largely a mixed citrus peel glow, then a moderate bite.

Nov 17, 2021
 
4.21 by bret27 from California on Nov 15, 2021
 
4.65 by santig0nzalez from Paraguay on Nov 11, 2021
 
3.9 by Jkolls from Ohio on Nov 07, 2021
 
4.5 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Nov 06, 2021
 
4.61 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Nov 03, 2021
 
4.44 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Nov 02, 2021
 
4.31 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Oct 30, 2021
 
4.22 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Oct 28, 2021
 
4.93 by JAWS from New York on Oct 23, 2021
 
4.34 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Oct 22, 2021
 
4.5 by timmy2b from New York on Sep 05, 2021
 
4.99 by CAcker from California on Aug 09, 2021
 
4.48 by WormGod from New York on Aug 02, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by jcastro002 from New Jersey

Had this at Blackback Pub in Waterbury. Truly an outstanding beer! Excellent color, smell and feel. I wish I was able to drink more than 3 of these… so damn good

Jun 30, 2021
 
4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
 
5 by chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska on May 31, 2021
 
4.71 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 25, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dboon from Florida

Growler. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Tangy citrus hops dominate the beer. Straight forward with minimalistic malt presence. Clean and refreshing. God body and mouthfeel.

Apr 30, 2021
 
4.58 by wolfpac255 from Illinois on Feb 08, 2021
 
4.71 by Weirdwell from Nebraska on Feb 02, 2021
 
4.25 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Jan 31, 2021
 
4.5 by inspektor from North Carolina on Jan 21, 2021
 
3.97 by jamesloc from New York on Jan 14, 2021
 
4.5 by Hokie95PSU from Pennsylvania on Dec 14, 2020
 
4.56 by TomFoolery_x from Illinois on Nov 21, 2020
 
4.22 by crobinso from Colorado on Nov 03, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by argock from Virginia

Canned 09/15/20. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Hazy gold with 1-2 finger frothy off-white head with excellent retention and sturdy lacing.

S: Herbal undertones to the hop aroma with minty, peppery, melon coming through strongest, with some pineapple and red grapefruit in the background.

T: Flavor is also melon-heavy with some lemongrass and herbal notes in the mid-palate and pineapple and orange in the finish. Pale maltiness is substantial and lends light grainy sweetness. Bitterness is medium with mild fruity esters.

M: The feel is a bit high in minerality for me with a little chalkiness in the finish. Body is medium with low-medium carbonation.

O: A great NEIPA with a more bitter edge which I like. Thanks to my generous friend Eric for giving me the chance to try this exceptional beer from an exceptional brewer — did not disappoint.

Nov 02, 2020
 
4.78 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Oct 22, 2020
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4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by 5toutman75 from Illinois

Canned 9/15/20
Consumed 10/18/20

As with all the best NEDIPAs, this is a beautiful beer. If it didn't taste and smell so amazing, I'd wonder if they made beers just to look pretty on Instagram, but this matches on the other notes. I love that the ones from the Northeast do have a bit more of a bitter dry finish than the Midwestern ones that I drink most often (being from Chicago.) I DO wish they'd change to a 16oz can. There's a reason why that's so popular now as a format size, and with the dryer finish, I could really drink more than 12oz in a sitting. There's not as much on the nose as the super fresh Hop Butcher's that I most often drink, but that might be due to the can being a month old. I still get nice hops and bitter grapefruit rind on the nose and pallet. It's a wonderfully balanced beer. Will HF ever expand and increase distribution? If so, people will undoubtedly say their quality has dropped even if it doesn't. I'd love to see this in my area. Don't ever pass this one up!

Oct 18, 2020
 
4.63 by Eddiehop from Texas on Oct 16, 2020
 
4.59 by gardner254 from Ohio on Sep 26, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

L: Hazy yellow with a thick, creamy head and good lacing.

S: Bright, pungent tropical fruit, grapefruit, a small amount of dank, pine, and a touch of spicy booze. Some subtle pale malt in the background as well.

T: Firm but mild bitterness upfront, moves into a huge wave of citrusy tropical fruit flavors. A piney resinous edge to the flavor as well as some peach notes. The malt flavor is surprisingly full and provides a good base as well as a bit of sweetness to support the hop flavors.

F: Full bodied but still a drying finish.

Overall: A full on juicy hop experience with surprising complexity for a single-hop beer. Everything works perfectly to create a supremely balanced and drinkable ale.

Sep 17, 2020
 
4.53 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Jul 26, 2020
Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1673 ratings