Double Galaxy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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100
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1,353 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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
Ratings:
1,353
Reviews:
213
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
7.02%
 
 
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1,438
Gots:
133
For Trade:
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Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shanrath
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daudelin2000
4.88/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had 2 of these at The Guild Tavern in S. Burlington, VT for my birthday dinner. Pours a very turbid, light yellow color. There is no seeing through this beer. Very thick looking.

Aroma is sweet candied orange and very ripe cantaloupe. With my eyes closed, you could convince me that this is an orange creamsicle. It's not explosive aroma, but very nice nonetheless.

Taste is pure hoppy goodness without over doing it. I get the orange creamsicle flavor much like the aroma. Drinks so easy for a double IPA. The taste makes me want to brew my own single Galaxy hopped beer although I'm sure mine would not be this good.

Mouthfeel is soft and creamy with minimal bitterness. Carbonation is spot on and it's just dry enough to leave you wanting more.

Overall, this is probably in my top 5 for sure. Very similar to Society and Solitude #4. This is a great example of a Galaxy hopped beer. Just outstanding!

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

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

Photo of mcholton
4.14/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very cloudy yellow coloring and slight head on top. This beer had heavy tastes of fruit throughout

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Photo of Jbavi360
4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MacMalt
4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I had this on draught in a restaurant. 16 oz. pour served in a tulip glass. It pours a turbid, muddy yellow mustard color with one finger of milk-white head and extensive lacing that persisted through the pour. It has a delightful aroma of tangerine, melon, grapefruit, a whiff of caramel, and subtle, floral hops. I admit that at first I wasn't wowed by the taste but as the glass warmed I changed my mind. Lots of grapefruit, melon, caramel, and pine. The hops are evident but not bitter and the fruit taste really came forward. I think the most amazing attribute was the mouth feel. This may be the most creamy DIPA I've had and with an ABV of only 6% I could drink this all day! By the time I finished, I understood, and concurred, with the world-class rating. Amazing stuff!

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Photo of nfedas
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moradin
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Juggerr
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of raspy22
4.94/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of 7irondave
4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JBreits83
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pants678
4.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy yellow, plenty of white foam.

Floral, melon.

Ripe melon I think is the best description of Galaxy. No bite to pin down, just a sorbet sort of orange and melon taste. Not much to argue with here.

Feels like lighter carb.

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Photo of Rob1025
4.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rjbrew
4.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pwoody11
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tvaughan32
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Pooles26
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.56 out of 5 based on 1,353 ratings.
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