Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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3.53/5 rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Serving Type: Poured into a tulip glass from a 2L growler filled yesterday and stored over night in the refrigerator.
Bottom Line: This is a mediocre beer that does not live up to the hype. It is certainly not worth the long trip to the brewery, located in the middle of nowhere, and it is NOT worth the wait in the long, non-moving, weekend lines to obtain a fill of this mediocre, overpriced beer that is being sold from a keg/tap/growler-fill system that reeks of amateur hour. My score above is not influenced by my poor experience at the brewery - it is based on the beer alone - but the experience did leave a bad taste in my mouth and I can't help but think that this underwhelming beer is not even good enough to wash that taste away.
A: Beautiful, opaque, golden orange colored beer with a small, 1cm head if poured down the side of the glass. (Another pour directly into the bottom of a pint glass resulted in a thick, foamy head)
S: A medium, hoppy nose, with hints of grapefruit. Not yeasty. A little bit ambiguously citrus-y
T: A mild, undeveloped flavor. Mild, cold, bitterness is the only flavor to speak of in a way that is almost identical to the skin of an orange or a grapefruit. The flavor is really shallow, with no interesting initial note and no finish, other than mild grapefruit skin bitterness. Not bad, but extremely underwhelming. WHERE IS THE FLAVOR?
M: Nice mouthfeel, with medium carbonation, that imparts a nice, fully, mouthfeel
O: Very mediocre. it had promise based on the smell and look, but the taste is so underwhelming one-dimensional, that I am completely unable to understand why this beer is more well-rated than so many other quality beers.
Serving type: growler
10-20-2013 17:32:20 | More by tkdchampxi
3.68/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap poured into an 8oz glass.
Pours a nice cloudy amber color with a very thin white head with a tinge of lacing. Nose is lacking here, it's fresh and light but not too hoppy.
Taste is refreshing and quite malty, I just had a chinooker'd so that mght be why I feel like there's so little hops here. Malt is really refreshing and almost reminiscent of a a German beer. It's a good beer but not a hop bomb at all.
Serving type: on-tap
04-28-2010 21:01:44 | More by kingcrowing
3.7/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Draft at Monk's Cafe.
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with golden tangerine hues and a one finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaky lacing left behind.
Sweet citrus hop aroma with hits of dry earthy pine. Oily and resinous notes countered by hints of orange peel, mango, grapefruit and tangerine. Pale grainy biscuit malt with hints of graham cracker.
Lighter end of medium bodied with a blast of dry bitter hops that linger over the sweet tropical and citrus fruit notes and pale malt backbone info a spicy dry finish. Very good balance of bitter, dry and sweet notes. Hints of oily pine, mango, pineapple and straw with biscuit and Graham cracker malt notes. A bit watered down but still plenty hoppy without being one dimensional. Very easy to drink.
Serving type: on-tap
06-25-2011 01:19:59 | More by corby112
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,450 ratings.