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
Ratings:
1,353
Reviews:
213
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
7.02%
 
 
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1,438
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133
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Photo of SFLpunk
4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz pour in a tulip at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill for "Hoppy Easter."

Pours super densely hazy with a reddish gold color and thick white head that leaves lots of lacing. Aromas of dank bud, over-ripe orange peel, lemon oil and hay/grass. Palate is immediately bitter with loads of orange & tangerine juice followed by yellow grapefruit bitterness. Sticky up front and bitter on the finish, but far from dry. Not as tropical as the Nelson Sauvin, but packed with all manner of citrus fruits. Excellent.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very hazy orange body. Light wisps on the surface. Clings a little bit.

Smell - Oh yeah. Buckets of hops. Excellent citrus hop smell but it still manages to have a grainy malt presence. Sweet hoppy nectar.

Taste - Juicy citrus hop. Orange and grapefruit flavors. Nice sweet flavor behind it. Very monotonic, but deliciously so. Grainy malt and the sweetness drops off.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Clean and just a little heavy.

Overall - One hop makes it a bit one-note, but the flavor is excellent. Definitely a top IPA.

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Photo of mbw314
4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into a tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head and a thin fine lacing. Nose is Piney and fresh, a bit of tropical fruit and light sweetness.

Taste is a punch of bitterness and floral hops. There's a nice long bitter bite on the finish. Mothfeel is smooth and crisp with some very nice carbonation. Very tasty and refreshing on a hot day like this.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of 05Harley
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tapped straight from the keg @ Rochefort10nh's place. Reviewing from a growler.

Price - $130 per 1/6 barrel

Pours turbid with a shade close to that of apricot accompanied by a fluffy white two inch head. Laces nicely with polka dots. The appearance is like a 9.0 on the beach.

The aroma is strong with hemp resin and herbal hops. Oranges, lemon, mango and pine are all there behind the backdrop of grapefruit. The fruit and pine blend well together and add to the balance.

The flavor is much more earthy than what I was expecting. Not as fruity and sweet as the nose would suggest. Grapefruit, orange and caramel are hidden in there. No sense of the 8.0% punch lurking in the dark so beware.

The mouthfeel is intense and sticky with a bitter dry finish. It does settle down a bit as it warms. Has a medium body with a near perfect carbonation feel.

Overall I enjoyed this beer many times over several days. As a DIPA this is very dangerous due to it's high drinkability. Perfect for this time of year and another solid offering from the areas best brewery.

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Photo of Beerontwowheels
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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

Hill Farmstead Brewery "Double Galaxy"
on tap @ The Mule Bar, Winooski, VT on 6 June 2016
$8 / 10 oz., 8% ABV

Notes: Cloudy orange-gold body beneath a bright white head. Hard to tell what the head retention and lacing are truly like given it's in a bar glass... seems very good, but it could perhaps be better. I'm guessing this is hopped with Galaxy hops, although I'm not sure about the "double" part. Is it a double IPA or is it double hopped with Galaxy? Do they make a "Galaxy IPA"? Pleasant, non-distinctive citrus in the aroma with a suggestion of other fruit over a lightly grainy malt base. The flavor is fuller, delivering juicy hops (tropical/citrus... soft grapefruit... perhaps passion fruit) over a sweetish 'cracker-like' maltiness. Solidly bitter, leading to a dry, bitter finish with some residual hoppy fruitiness. The alcohol never shows (although I only have 10 oz.). Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation that leaves it smooth across the palate. Nicely balanced - finely focused. I'm pleased that it's not over-blown, and thus quite drinkable despite its strength.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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

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

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jmilo64
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jgammoniv
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Hefewiseman
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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