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Double Galaxy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.6/5
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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
Ranking:
#41
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
1,404
pDev:
6.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,440
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Ratings: 1,404 |  Reviews: 225
Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of J-Rice
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.92/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SourTweek
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beast464
4.91/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zbeattie6
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DanGeo
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip. Pineapple forward with a touch of hop bitterness. Very nice cloudy pale yellow look, solid mouthfeel. Well done!

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Photo of sweemzander
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryanflc
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jleavitt08
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Virby44
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spinrsx
4.61/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Can thanks to Kevin!

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Photo of Mattybuchs
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kuges
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatche2
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass. Smell is classic Galaxy hops with notes of orange/grapefruit pulp, floral hops, pineapple and some resiny sweetness (tropical). Taste follows the nose with great creamy body up front. Then, a surge of light orange pulp transitions on the finish. Sweetness is low to moderate with a really nice honey/resiny character, and bitterness is fairly low. Carbonation is relatively low as well, really well executed.

Overall, this is probably my favorite IPA. Double Galaxy is absolutely delicious with great complexity and an incredible citrus finish, such a delicate yet incredibly flavorful beer.

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Photo of BNarc
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.73/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into speigelau IPA glass canned on 8/28

A: Milky unclear body with a bright orange body. pretty small soapy white head that settles to almost a ring.

S: Pineapple a little honey and ton of that yeast smell.

T: A little yeasty taste some sweet cantaloupe soft lemon a little grass.

M: Soft a light carbonation medium bodied.

O: It's a decent beer but not anything I would look for if I was going out.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml growler dated Sept. 7

This is about as perfect as a beer gets for the style. Very piney and pithy. Gritty hop purée all the way. This brew is sooo alive!

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Photo of JonnyJuicebox
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from can into my d-bag neckbeard teku. No canning date, but no more than a week old at this point.

A: Stunning, washed out golden yellow. Completely opaque, perfectly smooth. No particulate to speak of. Fluffy white head that's sticking around. Nice lacing along the sides. One of the most beautiful NE style IPA's I've ever seen.

S: Honestly the smell jumped out of the can the second I opened it. Smells like pure orange juice. Sweet, sticky, dank. Herby-ness.

T: World class. Ambrosia. When I drink galaxy hops I always taste pineapple, but this is straight orange and grapefruit. There is a wonderful bitterness on the finish to round out the juiciness. The malt is playing second fiddle...this is just all hops all day.

F: Smooth, creamy, rich, velvety

O: Perfect.

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Photo of Dodger88
4.85/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of reebtaerG
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 1,404 ratings
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