nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to largadeer. Cloudy orangish copper in color with a small white head. The aroma Is excellent, citrusy and tropical with sweet malt hints and just a touch of butteriness. The flavor is great with a nice malt and hop balance. Mild sweetness is balanced by mango, orange, tangerine, and grapefruit hops. Tastes really amazing. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation and only slight resinousness. Another winner.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blackback Fly and Pub in Waterbury, VT. Pours a cloudy, darker golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, very frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is juicy, oily, and resiny pines with lots of pineapple citruses and mango tropical fruits. A nice sweet caramel malt backing accentuates the sweetness and juiciness of the hops. Flavor is similarly great. Big, juicy pineapples and oranges with some pink grapefruits, mangos, tangerines, melons, and peaches. A light herbal note to the resiny pines with a soft biscuit malt backing giving off a nice sweetness again helping accentuate the hops. Fruits get really complex towards the end as this finishes dry and moderately bitter with lots of oily resins. Lengthy aftertaste following a very soft and smooth, medium body and a gentle, moderate carbonation. Overall, an excellent DIPA. Lots of complex fruits from the big, fresh, resiny hops. Very soft malt backing helps accentuate the juiciness and sweetness of the hops and keeps this very easy drinking. Highly impressed.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml growler shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, oily and piney, resinous hops, caramel, and butter. Flavor of bitter, citrusy, and resinous hops, pineapple, caramel, biscuit, mango, and floral notes. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, juicy, resinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Excellent DIPA that really showcases the galaxy hops.
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 Thanks to Nick for hooking me up with another 2L HF growler!
Pours a clouded burnt orange with 2 fingers of creamy off white head, retains a sheet forever and leaves beautiful rings the whole way down the glass.
Mmmm Galaxy hops! Smells like super fruity pineapple grapefruit juice poured over some biscuits. Taste is a concoction of tropical fruits, pine resin, and biscuits. Medium body with creamy carbonation, light and dry finish for such a resinous hop monster. HF knocks it out of the park yet again with their IPA/DIPAs, and this might be my favorite IPA to date.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Pour out of growler, big thanks to Aaron for the pour! Hazy yellow-orange pour with nice white head, but thin. Aroma is nice big pine and grapefruits, juicy orange and lemon notes, touch of big dank hops as well, some slight biscuit just enough to balance, but this smells awesome. Taste is a nice mix of big fruity hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits and mango up front touch of pine and grassy floral notes, biscuit and toffee, finishing fairly bitter with a slight off taste at the end with mineral notes.
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and floral on the nose, tart and bitter on the finish. Aroma is subtle and floral. A great ipa - the only thing I might change is to reduce the bitterness on the finish.
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler @ Dans house, courtesy of glouglouburp. Huge thanks! Pours a hazy, light, florescent orange appearance with a fairly small, off white head. Huge smartees, mango, passionfruit, peach, citrusy hoppy, quite sweet aroma. Iím a sucker for these ultra fruity, hoppy aromas. Itís a ten in my book. A bit prickly mouth feel with a little bit sharpness from the carbonation. Big peach, apricot, mango, passionfruit citrusy hoppy flavor with a fairly bitter finish and even more bitter, albeit more organic hoppy aftertaste. I wasnít a fan of the finish or aftertaste but itís still a stellar beer.
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2L growler, drank a week later. Very murky hazy blond pour with very small head. Probably the worst looking beer Iíve had from Hill Farmstead. Aroma is a burst of tropical fruits, mango and pinneaples with a woody and rustic touch. Taste: Citrusy and spicy hops. Not as expressive as the other HF DIPA Iíve had but highly drinkable. Full bodied med-low carbonation. A little attenuated because it wasnít consumed as fast as it should have. Should have drank this one sooner, but still very good nonetheless.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Pours a murky yellow-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice thick lacing.
S - Aroma is full of citrus and tropical fruits with lots of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. There is some sweet caramel malt mixed in along with a bit of lemon and orange zest.
T - Starts off strong tropical fruit hop flavor with lots of grapefruit and pineapple with some bitterness. Through the middle, more bitterness comes through with even more topical fruits and citrus flavors with some orange zest, mango, and stronger pineapple, with a bit of sweet caramel malt. The finish is a mix of orange zest, lots of tropical fruits, bitterness, and a touch of caramel malt.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a zesty, dry, and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. The hop profile is incredible with the tropical flavors strong from start to end. The bitterness is really nice as well. Great showcase of the Galaxy hop.
joeneugs (2575) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml growler from fbm115. Thanks Steven! It pours a rather cloudy orange color with a small white head. The aroma is really balanced with citrus, pine, and sweet tropical fruit. Soft, but very enticing. The flavor is very interesting with waves of peaches, melon, tangerine and mango followed by some spice and pine. Thereís some crackery malts in the background and a very big pine sap, almost woody finish. The body is full. A very fruity, juicy IPA. Very good.