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Hill Farmstead Galaxy Single Hop Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (699) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Poured into a sample glass at the brewery: Pours hazy orange with a one finger head. Aroma of lemon and orange zest, light bread, some resin, tiny bit of grape. Taste is heavy citrus, very dry, nice balance with a decent hop bit. As with all of their pale ales, very crisp. I still prefer the Citra single hop, but man this really highlights the strengths of galaxy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3570) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
July 16, 2015. On tap at Three Penny Taproom.
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dank, grassy and fruity with orange, peach, mango, pine and light grain notes. Taste is light sweet, smooth medium bitterness with some grass, pine and citrus pith notes. Finish is light fruity with orange, grapefruit, grass, pith and pine bitterness, some dank notes. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, slight oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16524) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2015
On tap at Hill Farmstead. An unclear pale golden beer topped by a creamy, fingerthick white head leaving lacing. The aroma is a bit neutral, with pine cones and lemon zest as well as some pale malts. Resins, lemon zest and a decent bitterness in the mouth, the malts pushed to the back. It’s dry and medium to full-bodied, with a nice carbonation level. Rather long finish. Overall, a tad boring I think, but sure a nice beer anyway. Quenching too. 150610

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ctipping (1425) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2015
On tap at Prohibition Pig. Originally reviewed 6/13/2015. Murky and hazy. Bright orange. Nice lacing. Aroma of orange and tropical fruit. Light pith aroma. Taste is orange hops. Less tropical. Grainy cracker malt. Mild bitterness. Medium light body. Low carbonation. Simple and outrageously good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Draft at the blackback. Pours a cloudy bright yellow with medium sudsy white head. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. Flavor had some pine, peach, mango, orange. Very nice. Light body and a sticky texture. Average carbonation and dry finish. Yes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Nice white head and lace on cloudy yellow. Nice soft hop aroma. Dusty body. Soft. Almost chalky. Hops are restrained and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2015 Draught at Armsby, 6/28/15
The usual HF appearance, much like Dupont with a massive, thick white head that is endlessly retained. Moderately hazy body is a peachy-gold color.
Spicey/earthy hop notes dot the otherwise tangy citric array that is galaxy. A strange hop, perhaps not quite as much so as mosaic, but definitely given to some weird interpretations. Juicy apricot, tangy grapefruit and perhaps a touch of chardonnay-like grape skin on the very end. Otherwise, sparse yet supple malts provide stucture, and dryness prevails, with no alcohol or flaw noted.
Juicy, stone fruit and pulpy citrus with tangy, pine-tinged bitterness kick off the slightly punchy flavor. Softer mango and honey-laced grapefruit round things out, as the creamy texture controls the hop delivery. Quite dry, with some papery/earthy notes from the hop particulate (assumedly) and yet a juicy, almost tart-like hop finish that is quite clean and swallows up the palate. None of the peachiness or pine from the Conduct and with a touch more bread dough showing through. Straightforward pale ale and does justice to this interesting, popular hop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (242) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
2L growler, thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours a hazy peach with thick white head, nice lacing. Aroma is dank hops, grass, tropical fruits, leaves and bready malts - very aromatic. Taste is grassy hops, tropical fruits and soft bready malts. This one is highly drinkable and very well balanced. An awesome pale ale, probably my favourite from the single hop series with Riwaka.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22460) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
19th June 2015
Bottle thanks to the ever generous Leighton. Hazy yellow gold beer, with an untidy pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Light pale malts, dry and mildly sweet. Light floralness segues nicely in to light yellow grapefruit. Mild hop spice and a trace of tropical fruits. Dry and slightly pithy finish. Comes together well but drier than I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (9538) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Huge thanks to Leighton for this one. Big bright yellow / straw coloured pour with Aroma is big dank resinoid hop, little onion, tropical fruit, not the standard galaxy aroma. Flavour is composed of wheaty base grains, big dank oniony, tropical peach. Hazed

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