Double Galaxy | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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:
1,352
Reviews:
213
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
7.02%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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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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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Hill Farmstead - Double Galaxy, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Cloudy straw golden with an amber hue and a small soapy head. Great lacing. Great looking brew as per usual from HF.

Smell - Dank citrus from Galaxy hops, touch of malt but otherwise hops take center stage. Hill signature yeast.

Taste - Mouthful of juicy Galaxy hops. Dank citrus followed by some lemony zest and pine.

Mouthfeel - Light-medium bodied with light-medium carbonation. Rests citrus and pine bitter. Slight warm booziness but definitely well balanced. Great drinkability.

Overall - Great Galaxy hop brew, HF almost goes without saying that it's going to be a treat.

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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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A beautiful beer. Citrus cloudiness. One of the best.

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

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

Aromas of orange, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, alcohol and flowers
Taste is so smooth and balanced. Far from the typical over-resinous or sweetened dipa. Citrus, hint of pepper (alcohol?) but not boozy at all.
Bitterness is dry, fruity, smooth, perfect.
Overall, that's the kind of ipa i've always dreamed to drink. One of my best beer from HF so far

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Thinking this will be the pinnacle of our Vermont trip on Saturday, December 29th. This was tapped that Saturday morning and we grabbed three growlers of it. Reviewing new years eve....

A- double galaxy pours a hazy golden yellow body that bursts with colors equivalent to the brightest yellow highlighter you will ever see. A plethora of white foam bursts onto the stage leaving massive spider web lacing on the edges of my hill farmstead stem glass. Very vibrant and inviting. On second thought, it's glowing.

S- A whack of pineapple juice blasts forth with mango and apricot flavors. Absolutely citric and as juicy as it gets. DG is as fruity and citric as it gets. Nevertheless there is a bitter element coupled by some herbal scent. A little pine at the exit and not to mention the alcohol is hidden. These galaxy hops are off the charts.

T- A sweet rush of grapefruit that is enrobed in pineapples laces my mouth with brilliant bright flavors. This is like a tropical getaway for your palate. Astringent flavors of ripened fruit it matched with some caramel sweetness that has not been seen before. Whatever Shaun Hill did with the initial use of galaxy hops was essentially magnified by the dry hopping with the same hops. A perfect score for a DIPA when you include some mouth watering bitterness as well

M- refreshing, crisp, sticky, resinous flavors all over. Perfect feel

O- nearly three years on beeradvocate and finally it has happened for me. A 5/5. This is the best beer I have ever tasted. The attention to detail to this brew established the best DIPA in the planet in my opinion. What a brew. Give Double Galaxy the credit it deserves and drink it fresh! Great job Hill Farmstead!!!!

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Double Galaxy from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.56 out of 5 based on 1,352 ratings.
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