jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from gnosis.. thank much. Pour is a cloudy straw gold.. Aroma is floral hops, citrus, grass. Taste is very bitter upfront.. deliciously hoppy.. smooth bitter finish. Lots of citrus and earthiness. Silky mouthfeel. Loved this one.
Bulk_Carrier (3157) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at The Blue Stone. This was poured into a tall tulip.
The appearance was a pure orange juice to rind color. One finger white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly. Light lacing here and there.
The smell had a stunning burst of bittersweet orange juice with bitter grapefruit pulp and rind backing it all up. Light sweet mango strolls in underneath.
The taste copied the aroma nicely. Bittersweet orange juice aftertaste slides into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the bitterness from the hops to pack an appropriate punch.
Overall, beautifully and wonderfully done. A masterpiece of a DIPA that I know I would have again.
yourilevesque (901) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En fût. Liquide trouble est orangé et me paraît très dense. Le houblon est très puissant en bouche sans jamais surpasser les malts dont la forte teneur en arômes céréaliers apportent volume et profondeur. Le Galaxy est plus floral et gazonneux que fruité dans cette bière de souche fermière. Très belle densité en bouche. Peut-être un rien trop de corps pour une IIPA à mon goût. Les saveurs sont fidèles aux arômes avec un fruit supplémentaire qui n’existait pas il y a une minute à peine. Finale amère bien soutenue par les malts. Ce verre demeure une jolie compensation pour toutes ces magnifiques bières que j’ai bues hier soir au EBF sans pouvoir les goûter à cause de ce foutu rhume...
simont1 (517) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy glowing yellow with an eggshell head. Big whaf of bubblegum, overripe apricot, mango, peach, citrus, pine and spruce, Nicely balanced resin with mango, very much like the Tree Houses Green in hope profile with that big bubblegum, filled with juicy fruits and overripe apricot. Big creamy mouthfeel. The best HF hoppy beer, and maybe the best hoppy beer overall.
dlovell2 (1472) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewery. Pours golden with white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor is big juicy tropical fruits of mango and pineapple followed with citrus. Finishes grapefruit and dank pine resin. Galaxy is one of my favorite hops and this did not disappoint.
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Tangy citrus hops dominate the beer. Straight forward with minimalistic malt presence. Clean and refreshing. God body and mouthfeel.
jnortonvt (41) - Essex Jct., Vermont, USA - DEC 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased growler at brewery on way home from Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Was recommended by employee and she was right! Pours a frothy, thick head with piney and citrus aroma. Both dominate the taste as well. Evergreen and Grapefruit are certainly in the aftertaste. Lighter carbonation than other beers I?ve tasted. I wouldn?t call it Hill Farmstead?s best beer but it really is excellent - as their beers are.
Brigadier (3405) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml growler
There’s nothing quite like a trip where you stumble upon a tasting with some big guns. This heavy artillery shelled my palate after just a few opening salvos. A well rounded imperial IPA breaks into the "World Class" tier although I don’t think it was quite good enough for me to go out of my way to trade for others with so many great locals available.
Aroma / Appearance - A hazy body clouds the glass with the color of wilting dandelions. Crisp head traps mango, grapefruit, and a sea of tropical fruits. Bright, fruity, and full of resin, the experience sparkles with life.
Flavor / Palate - Crisp citrus and mango burst onto the scene like the Koolaid Man through a brick wall. Memories of warm sunny beaches fill the mind as the waves of tropical hops crest the tongue en route to the back of the throat. A lingering bitterness leaves behind long lasting traces that balance nicely without being too fatiguing. If this is a series it would be interesting to try a few more side by side.
ben4321 (5249) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Fool’s Gold, 12/5/15. Hazy orange color. Big hop nose, tropical and grapefruit rind. Bit of pine. Fairly dry, bitter close. Drinks rather nicely. Pretty excellent.
drsandman (784) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque hazy orange yellow, small white head. Nose is full of Mango, orange juice, pineapple, creamsicle, pine. Super gooey fruity loveliness, some pine and herbal notes. Medium body, smooth fruit juice. A beauty without much bite.
Jow (3033) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Vahalla. Yellow orange pour sudsy white head. Nose is wonderful tropical fruits and pine. Tastes of mango, pine, stone fruit, fresh grass and slightly herbal. Mouthfeel is juicy and semi bitter. Lingering fruity finish. Damn!