Double Galaxy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Single Hop IPA hopped exclusively with Galaxy.

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Reviews: 203 | Ratings: 1,275
Photo of stevoj
4.09/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle share on 7/30/16, thanks to Jeremy. Hazy straw colored pour, small wispy head. Fruity aroma, tropical, melon, mango, citrus. More big fruit flavors in the taste, but still allowing some maltiness to make itself known. Very refreshing on a hot day, almost too fruity for an IPA, but delicious.

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Photo of MA_hops
4.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Hazy, dark orange in color with a thin white sticky head.
S: Phenomenal! Literally out of this world. Smelled like freshly peeled grapefruits, pineapple, melon, and tropical fruit galore. This batch of galaxy hops are insane.
T: Similar to the nose. Insanely juicy, melon and grapefruit pith notes pop out.
M: Medium carbonation, slightly bitter, sticky hops. Creamy, pillowy body.
O: Fantastic beer can't say enough about it.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Clean, balanced, beautiful aroma and very juicy. This is very close to a TH juice bomb. Ridiculously good and loved drinking it. Would recommend to anyone, one of the best HF IPA's you can get

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a snifter.
Pours a beautiful hazy deep golden color with one finger of soapy head.
Aromas are dank hops, tropical fruit and a touch of sweetness.
Flavor is incredible. Tons of orange peel, some tropical fruit and good maltiness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is excellent.
I can't believe it took me this long to try it, but it's fucking incredible.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.07/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Pony Bar.
Hazy, unfiltered head. No chance at a head -- full to the brim.
It smells delightfully hoppy, and also lots of fruit. Delightfully citrusy mangos. Lemon peel.
Light bodied and bit fizzy. The hops aren't immediately obvious, but he aftertaste is eternally herbaceous. The maintaste is mostly grain and orange zest, with a juicy-bitter component that is more Tropicana than Copacobana. I certainly wouldn't have known the provenance of tasting blind.
Decent DIPA, but there's better out there. Not HF's finest moment.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- light orange clear with light creamy head and nice lacing
Aroma is pure galaxy all the way, dank up front with citrus on back end. Smells great
Taste- Very flavorful imperial IPA, my favorite HF beer to date
Mouthfeel- smooth and creamy.
Overall- This is one of my favorite NE IPAs, really good beer. If you like the Galaxy hop, you will love this beer

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Photo of TheRossness
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Double Galaxy is the best DIPA I've ever had and one of the best beers I've had bar none! It is thick, looks thick, drinks smoothly (like all Hill Farmstead) and tastes amazing! People describe IPA's as tropical tasting, but I was never able to taste tropical fruits in an ipa. That is until I had Double Galaxy. It was bursting with orange, bananas, mangoes, pineapples, guava, peaches and other yummy fruits. It also introduced me to the Galaxy hop, which has become a favourite of mine. Double Galaxy is an outstanding beer. Its way better than Treehouse beers which currently 7/5/16 rank higher than it. I highly recommend drinking it. Awesome stuff!!!

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Photo of fireazzi
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is by far one of my most favorite double IPA's from Hill Farmstead. First time I had it I told my buddy it tastes like a fluffy cloud. Highly recommend this beer. very smooth for a double IPA.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.99/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler procured from the source.

This one pours a bright and supremely hazy orange, with a small head, and a ton of lacing.

This smells like orange puree, grapefruit pith, mango, pineapple, passionfruit, a little bit of pine, and a little bit of grass.

This is probably the most delicious IPA I've ever had, possibly the most delicious beer I've ever had. It's so bold, but balanced between all the things in an IPA that I want. It's super juicy up front, delicious grapefruit, intense orange, as well as mango, pineapple and passionfruit, and just the slighest hint of malt to prop everything up. This is unreal.

This is pretty rich, but not thick. It's very easy to drink, but substantial, with a good level of carbonation.

I am absolutely floored by this beer. Unreal stuff.

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Photo of ale2thechief
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is phenomenal. Served in tulip glass at three penny bar in Burlington. Most impressive mouth feel of any beer I've ever had. Good straight up New England style IIPA. Exceptional citrus flavor sets this apart from West Coast offerings. No caramel, malty aftertaste. Stunning!

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.62/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a growler picked up at the brewery. This is an insane DIPA. Nice unfiltered look; plenty of lacing. Nose is a little light -- citrus and a little funk. Lots of orange, orange peel, and a bit of funk in taste -- super clean, super smooth. This is one of the top IPA type beers I have had -- very much different, but in the same world class as the Abner I had yesterday. Bottom line - it is going to be real hard to put Vermont in my rear view mirror tomorrow knowing that Hill Farmstead doesn't make it down my way. Well worth getting off of the beaten path to visit Greensboro Bend and pick up some real gems.

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Photo of DirtyDawg10
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had this one on tap at Armsby Abbey today. It poured a nice yellow golden color with a nice head and great lacing. The smell was citrus and fruity, orange. The taste just blew me away. Very nice profile of citrus, orange and maybe a bit of pineapple with a bitter grapefruit at the finish. The mouthfeel was excellent. I wish I could have stayed for another one but I was on my way to Tree House. I hope to get to try this one again soon.

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Photo of diemilio
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had it tonight on tap at Armsby Abbey; freaking amazing. It reminds me very much of Green, but a little bit less "on your face" and with a smoother mouthfeel.´╗┐

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Photo of curtis6290
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Truly an outstanding beer, by far the best that I've tried from Hill Farmstead. Huge fruit and sweetness flavor profile, with the piney and dank kick. Highly recommended!

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Photo of tregan_20
4.98/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Fresh growler poured into a snifter glass. Pours somewhat hazy copper color with a decent amount of head. The small and flavors consist of mangos, pineapples, citrus, pine, fresh grass, somewhat herbal; very clean IMO. The hint of alcohol is very limited here. Overall, this is a fantastic DIPA and would love to try some more ASAP! Cheers!

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of winningwes91
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is the real deal. Pours a super hazy orange with a finger of pillowy white head. Smells like a melange of passion fruits..Taste is the same. Best dipa (even better than ks). Amazing

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Photo of Sheppard
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at Armsby. This is truly a delight. Pours a orange hazy golden color. It's not turbid, but it's not translucent either. White head. Aroma is citrusy. There is a ton of orange citrus, with some resin, and a mineral texture to this DIPA. I really love this beer.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

its beers like this that make me feel truly blessed to live in VT. had this on tap at manhattan's

appearance is everything youd expect in a HF ipa... hazy, nice retention and lacing

smell basically sealed the deal for me. tropical vacation status - mango, pineapple, melons, orange, citrus zest and a light pine.

the taste is unbelievably fresh and juicy, matches the nose really nicely, straight up hop bomb with just the right amount of very light malt sweetness to balance. mouthfeel is great in terms of accentuating the intended flavors and creates a really nice piney bitterness on the finish.

overall i think its one of the most perfect IPAs ive tried, although that is highly subjective of course. balance is unbelievable, the quality of flavor surpasses that of most IIIPAs but it drinks like a session. i dont know how they did it, but im very pleased.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.18/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 filled 2/5

L- Hazy orange with a thick, billowy head with excellent lacing.

S- Juciy. Very citrusy.

T- Orange, grapefruit. Resinous. Fairly bitter throughout but especially at the end. Finishes very dry.

M- Excellent carb as usual. Drinks very easy. Refreshing.

O- Not my favorite HF IPA but still extremely solid and enjoyable.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2-8-16 - On tap at TRIA in Philly. Served in their classic "T" stemmed tulip. Cloudy with straw color. Swirls on top. Super good with hoppy and kind-of fruity flavors. Another great one and glad TRIA had this gem.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.93/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - That wonderful New England style look. Murky, cloudy, turbid. Love it.
Smell - A tropical juice bomb! Pineapple, mangos, orange, citrus. Everything I love about an aroma on a beer.
Taste - So amazingly juicy. Pineapple and mangos lead the way. Citrus, some grapefruit and some orange come thru as well.

Overall - The best from Hill Farmstead I've far! A top 5 DIPA for me without a doubt, possibly a top 5 beer period!

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Photo of jolly_lynch
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one really blew my mind; had a really sudsy (but not bubbly) carb, with a dank, earthy hop flavor that lingered long after the take. Not to mention it looks beautiful.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours beautiful vibrant orange, hazy through. Smells of citrus and spicy hops. Taste is bitter, smooth, lots of grapefruit and some pine with a light sweetness. Another solid DIPA from Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of Kraj30
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a Hazy yellowish orange color. Smell is light pineapple and citrus fruits.. taste is so smooth. it great citrus flavor through it.. mouthfeel is very solid... HF has maybe the most refined beers there are.. this was another winner for sure..

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