I grabbed a 750 ml growler of this beer on my last trip to Hill Farmstead not realizing that I had never had it before. Most of the time I go to Hill Farmstead I have tried all of the beers available but Galaxy Pale Ale seems to be a relatively new addition to the single hop pale ale series.
No big surprise on the appearance as it looks much like the other Hill Farmstead pales and IPAs, unfiltered orange with a solid off white head, a beautiful beer. Aroma has a nice mix of tropical fruits and earthy hops. This beer is as aromatic as any beer in recent memory, feels like it could fill a room with that lovely hop smell. Taste leans more towards the earthy side of the aroma than the tropical fruits but they are all still there along with some pine. This beer is very well balanced but also has a fair amount of bitterness for a pale ale.
I prefer Double Galaxy to this one but both are excellent beers and really showcase how much the Galaxy hop can do.
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Hill Farmstead
Brewers Description: An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Galaxy hops.