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Harlan IPA - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Harlan IPAHarlan IPA

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508 Ratings
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Ratings: 508
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 ghostwalker:
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%

Growler personally retrieved from the farmstead.

Cloudy yellow-orange body. Light frothy head.

Clean, crisp hop nose.

Clean malt, lightly sweet, bitter hops. A perfectly balanced brew.

Crisp, clean, scouringly strippy mouthfeel.

Great drinker, perfect with pizza.

08-08-2012 02:08:42 | More by ghostwalker
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kingcrowing

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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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hagbergl

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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.

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Sammy

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Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.