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Double Galaxy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by sisuspeed on 04-02-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,290
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
17.76%
 
 
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Reviews: 204 | Ratings: 1,290
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 had.....by 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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Photo of Stater
4.21/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrus and malt cracker balance on the nose. Taste follows suit. Great overall offering from HF. I prefer more punchy citrus. But, for those of you that like balance, this one's for you.

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

#BeerFestivus, 750 mL Hill Farm growler split with a friend. Amazing haze, juicy topical hop punch...Smoother than double citra, could drink this all day...

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Photo of gcamparone
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL growler into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. Purchased at the brewery a few days ago.

Looks beautiful.. pours a hazy golden orange body with a big, frothy white head that reduces slowly to leave moderate lacing and some chunky retention.

Aromas are super inviting, bursting citrus, pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit. On the tongue is a delicious cornucopia of fresh hop notes, tons of citrus and grapefruit, light pine on the follow through with a light resinous hop zing on the finish that sits on the tongue for a while. Medium body and low-ish carbonation. Wish it was a little more carbonated but that's really not a big deal.

Overall delicious, another winner from HF. Clean, crisp and nicely balanced, easy to drink. Recommended.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Muddled yellow.

Smell - Pine and citrus.

Taste - Really incredible combination of citrus, pine and tropical notes. WOW!

Mouthfeel - Thick and creamy. Low attenuation. Medium carbonation.

Overall - One of the best beerS that I have tried from Hill Farmstead. Highly recommended.

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Photo of tempest
4.2/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had a glass at Judy & Punch. Appeared a hazy yellow, as you'd expect. The Aussie hops come out with a huge peach with a creamy floral undertones. It's a great imperial IPA and delicious, but not quite as interesting or complex as some of the other opaque IPAs from HF.

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Photo of Tommo
4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Similar in style to most of there Double series ipas. The overwhelming galaxy hop gives it a mild vomit or puke taste in my mouth that i cannot escape. Its very nice, smells wonderful, but for some reason i cant get over this feeling i get when i drink it. Had 2 750mls growlers and they were both overwhelming

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.33/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler. Poured like pure fruit juice. Tropicana. Aroma is denser and has less pop than I was expecting. No matter, it still smelled pretty impressive. Galaxy, to me, always has such a ripe, tropical fruity aroma and then the flavor is more assertive. The nose here is mixed citrus with passion fruit. The flavor is more pungent than the nose. A really strong, tropical fruit medley. Passion fruit and some grass. Creamy, full bodied ale. Slightly below my expectations but my head was in the clouds for this one.

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Photo of SirElton
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I will preface this by saying that Double Citra is my favorite IPA, and I love galaxy hops, so I was very excited for this one. It's not as juicy as I was expecting, and it's not as well-balanced as its Citra sibling, but this is still a world class IPA. Beautiful to look at, refreshing, finishes clean. If I could drink these everyday, I wouldn't live long.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into a globe.

A: Golden-orange color. Opaque with haze. Fluffy white head retains well. Webby lacing.

S: Heady and obscenely tropical. Kiwi, papaya, passion fruit, tangerine wedges, grapefruit with sugar. Freshly mowed grass, mildly leafy and spicy, sticky cannabis. Big floral dimension too. Broken pine needles. Juicy fruit gum. There's a crazy hop complexity on the nose, especially considering this is a single hop brew. Underpinnings of doughy malt.

T: Tropical and exotic hop flavor hits the tongue with magnum force. Honeydew melon and cantaloupe, kiwi, papaya, tangerine juice, grapefruit juice, tangy passion fruit. Leafy with a mild spice. Broken pine needles in the background. Sticky cannabis. Pithy and floral too. Bitterness is very tame. Doughy and nougaty malt flavors support. Faint trace of alcohol. Long juicy tropical finish.

M: Medium bodied. Round and full with that chewy unfiltered feel. Silky smooth.

O: Ridiculous hop flavor and complexity crammed into this single hop beer. Bitterness is tame and drinkability is through the roof. So vibrant and uniquely tropical and juicy. This is Hill Farmstead's mic drop. I don't know that it's possible to make a hop-forward beer better than this.

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Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.56 out of 5 based on 1,290 ratings.
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