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Excursions #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Excursions #1
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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.26%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This IPA features a experimental hop from the Pacific Northwest, Hop 01210, as well as Citra and Amarillo, for a citrusy, lemony and slightly resinous flavor.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 02-05-2014)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excursions #1 pours a cloudy straw yellow, with a small, creamy head on tap. The foam disappears quickly leaving behind spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is light with notes of lemon rind, pine and bread. Hints of grass also present.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is smooth and watery with mild carbonation. The flavor is well balanced. It begins with lemon rind and a touch of orange citrus and a hint of pine. A bit of bready funk appears in the middle. It finishes with mild bitterness and grassy hops.

This is an easy drinking beer with mellow flavors. Well balanced and easy drinking.

Serving type: growler

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Poured from a 750mL growler into a Lost Nation pint glass. Growler filled 4/16.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a dense two-finger off-white head. Average head retention--although worth noting that it never quite fades completely--plentiful curtains of sticky lacing.

In the nose, lemon zest, light grapefruit, orange, and sweet bready malt. Pine and a grassy, almost minty note play supporting roles. Fairly delicate, albeit enticing enough.

In the mouth, lemon zest, passionfruit, grapefruit and orange. Pine needles on the finish. Biscuity-sweet malt undercurrent runs beneath all. Lemon notes are prominent.

Mouthfeel is, as with every Hill Farmstead pale ale I've had thus far, a joy. Medium-bodied, lush and creamy enough to be palate-coating, but just crisp enough and with just the right amount of carbonation to still feel refreshing and lively.

On the whole, a very good beer that suffers a bit from its relative lack of complexity. I applaud Shaun for his willingness to experiment with new and creative hop strains--but this particular offering was just missing that extra bit of magic that seems to touch Edward, Abner, and the other Ancestral offerings that I've had thus far. Quite good nonetheless.

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Excursions #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.