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Harlan IPA - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Harlan IPAHarlan IPA

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498 Ratings
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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 49
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Harlan is Edward’s slightly more aggressive alter-ego. Dry Hopped exclusively with Columbus hops.

(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 07-04-2010)
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

L: Super hazy pale yellow with a thick creamy head. Great lacing as well.

A: Big dank, pine resin notes with earthy, garlic undertones and a nice fruity edge. Classic Columbus. The fruity esters from the yeast really amplify the fruity notes from the hops, keeping it from being overly dank. Malt is clean and bready, giving a nice backing to the hop character.

T/M: Firm, sticky bitterness upfront that moves into massive pine resin and hop spice. Citrus notes linger on the palate with a faint breadiness thanks to the very dry finish. Very nice body as well considering the dryness.

Overall, an amazing IPA for those that like columbus. The esters from the yeast play some nice tricks as well, accentuating the fruitier side of hops and creating a very complex aroma and flavor. Delicious.

05-10-2014 03:12:35 | More by Siriusfisherman
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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joel66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-26-2013 02:10:18 | More by warnerry
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

01-25-2012 01:16:31 | More by DWolf
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-24-2014 17:05:19 | More by JakerLou
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-15-2012 17:14:36 | More by bierdabbler
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev -13.5%

On tap poured into a wine glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a small bright white head. Nose is fantastic on this, it's fresh, light and citrusy with some mango sweetness as well, fantastic.

Taste is solid, but off the bat it's a bit grainy (reminds me of shut the hell up from The Alchemist). However, the Columbus hops bak it up nicely. The makeovers is a bit low so the hops shine through very well. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, a bit of sharp carbonation but it's still pretty smooth.

10-28-2010 21:27:59 | More by kingcrowing
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-11-2014 05:36:31 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-26-2014 17:02:10 | More by ccurrid
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-10-2012 13:49:58 | More by bpfrush
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

08-03-2012 19:57:14 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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jminch

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-20-2014 23:23:08 | More by jminch
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-13-2013 20:22:17 | More by doremite
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-23-2013 04:21:13 | More by stereosforgeeks
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

I was lucky enough to get a glass of Hill Farmstead Harlan IPA at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA. Served in signature Hill Farmstead Brewery stemware. Nice.

Appearance (4.75/5): Harlan pours a brilliant golden yellow and is topped by a luxuriant, creamy 2.5 finger white head. Hill Farmstead's IPAs have what is in my opinion the ideal look for the style. The color and towering head on them, presented in a beautiful glass, are close to perfect. Harlan is in the same class as the other IPAs in the HF lineup.

Smell (4.25/5): Deep dankness from the hops and sweet malty pale malts flex in the odor. Harlan is quite lemony, grapefruity, and piney. Classic West Coast hop profile, but with a sweeter edge. True to Hill Farmstead's style, the aroma is a successful balancing act between fruity hoppiness and sweet malts. This isn't an aggressive smelling IPA; but that's not what the guys at HF do.

Taste (4.25/5): Dank, very juicy loads of pink grapefruit and a bit of tropical fruit. Harlan is not highly bitter. The malt plays a quite significant role in the flavor profile of this beer and the finish is just as sweet as it is bitter.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Very balanced, well carbonated, and medium body. This is an easy drinking IPA–the bitterness is there and definitely does stab the tongue with some grapefruity astringency, but it isn't a palate destroyer, so it's quite possible to have a couple, perhaps more, glasses of this beer. A final note on mouthfeel: like so many Hill Farmstead IPAs, Shaun Hill has been able to coax a creaminess out of Harlan that really is impressive.

Overall (4.25/5): Harlan is a very, very good IPA. This citrusy, piney, golden-orange beauty is an easygoing, highly drinkable beer with a sweet malt profile that really plays a strong role in this beer. That said, Harlan isn't my favorite IPA by Hill Farmstead–it could have been a little more aggressive and dry, but these are minor quibbles. Another great beer by Hill Farmstead.

04-10-2013 18:13:41 | More by hagbergl
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.2%

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Washington

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prdstmnky

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -9.5%

Enjoyed on tap at the Black Back Pub. Lace, soapy head. Funky aroma,and hops. This is a dirty blond.Honeyish smooth mouthfeel. The taste, tangerine orange citrus and juicy and fruity,piney, resiny,hits the spot. Suitably carbonated.Something I couldcome back to.

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Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.