Lukaduke (1066) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich orange golden color with a finger of sticky foam.. Aromas are dank herbal tropical hop juice. Nice apricot, mango and citrus take the lead with a dank earthy caramel malt backbone to hold everything in place and deliver this big hop juice flavor. Nice lingering fruit.... YUM!
jra1983 (14) - york haven, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on tap at the worthy burger. Pour a cloudy, hazy tangerine color. Nice pillowy head. Nose is of tropical fruits, peaches, slight pine. Taste was much the same as the nose.
hopscotch (8242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler... Pours murky and yellow with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet presents a solution of citrus and tropical fruits with a heavy note of well-worn, funky, unwashed socks. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with busy carbonation. The bittersweet flavor delivers a medley of tropical, fuzzy and citrus fruits - apricot, grapefruit, peach and passionfruit. Finishes with tannic bitterness that lingers a good while after each sip. Growler courtesy of the one and only landhoney!
Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to Mr Leighton. It pours cloudy light orange with a small-medium white head. The nose is big on the pine, juicy fruit, orange, passion fruit, touch of spice and some herbal notes. The taste is zesty citrus, grapefruit, orange rind, pine, light resin, light spice, leaf and some sherbet with a bitter, citric finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice high level of bitterness. Pretty tasty.
bird_machine (56) - San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a Russain River snifter from a 750ml growler. Has a bright orange color with small white head. Aromas of pineapple citrus, orange peel, pungent earthiness in there as well. Mouth is pretty juicy, with good full body and medium carbonation. Finish is full of big bitter hops, straw, hay bail thatís a little off putting. Not much fruit, or flavorful hops on the tongue. Overall a nice bodied IPA, but the galaxy hops left a little astringency that wasnít my favorite.
jackl (2827) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler @ Bruceís. Cheers to Leighton for all the HF beers! The pourís a slightly hazy medium orange color with a small white head. The aromaís strong pineapple. Pissy grass funkiness. Dirty southern hemisphere pacific hop profile. Slightly moldy cheddar. Sea salt, mango. The taste is cantaloupe, tropical fruits. A bit of acerbic tropical leaf. Nice fresh hoppy profile. Mango fruit leather. Nice, earthy bitter funk on the finish. Lovely full texture. Overall, a really nice double IPA. Very tasty, full of character.
jbruner (1200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lacing. Aroma of fresh, resinous hops, and just a hint of caramel pale malt. The taste follows, slightly bitter and incredibly easy to drink for an heavy IPA. Great stuff, they may just live up to the hype.
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.
brystmar (517) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Growler. Big, fresh hop presence in the aroma. More floral than fruity.
Huge blast of bitter, piney hops assault my palate. Sharp & biting profile, like an aggressive Single IPA on steroids. No malt in sight. Seriously imbalanced -- and in a direction I dislike.
If you like IPAs like Palate Wrecker, you'll love Double Galaxy. But I can't drink this stuff.
weissch (5) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Did I believe the hype surrounding Hill Farmstead brewery? Yes. However, my good friend and traveling companion Mya Pharaoh did not. "Mya," I insisted, "they are universally acclaimed." To which she replied, "Universally acclaimed, my ass."
The first thing I noticed about the Galaxy? Its price. The second thing? The general shape and height of the bottle. The third thing I noticed about this beer was its taste. Then I noticed the color. A sinister orangeade, this Double IPA could give you a fish, and then teach you how to fish with just one quick glance in its direction. All drinkers must be aural learners. The aroma of this beer most closely resembles that of a cool, summer breeze. Unfortunately "most closely" isnít close enough for my impossibly high standards of beer review. So I must resort to saying the beer smells like a vague mixture of water, yeast, hops, and barley. It smells like a mixture between heaven and hell. Godly, but yet brimming with optimismís flames.
Have you seen the clown that hides from gay people? Head brewer at Hill Farmstead, Brett Knightly, has not. I didnít think so.
JPDurden24 (1116) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy golden orange pour with a white head. Lovely hops with a nice fruit juicy presence, citrus, lemon zest, some biscuit flavors. A wonderful hop bomb! Excellent!