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Harlan IPA - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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544 Ratings
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 56
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of lurpy1
2.78/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dear Hill Farmstead brewery,

I have always hoped to try your beer, and I was very excited to see a bottle of Harlan show up at a recent tasting. However, I was disappointed to find that it did not contain any hops in it. The ingredient list clearly shows that hops should have shipped with the product. Additionally, Harlan is an IPA, and anyone would agree that an IPA with no hops is pretty much useless. Harlan was consumed alongside a decent but fairly forgettable IPA, and even that IPA remembered to include some hops.

This beer was consumed in Minnesota, which is a long way from your Vermont headquarters, so perhaps the hops all fell out en route? Regardless, you may want to check your QC processes to ensure that when a beer like Harlan leaves the brewery, it always has some hops in it.

I do want to say that Harlan is an attractive, hazy, vivid orange beer, and I could almost smell and taste just how good it would have been, if not for the missing hops. I am quite surprised that of all the reviewers I'm the first to comment on the missing hops, I guess an omission like this doesn't happen too often.

I look forward to trying your other beers, but after such a disappointing experience, it will be tough for me to give a positive recommendation to Harlan.

Sincerely,
lurpy1

With the sarcasm-dial turned to zero, let me say that most people at the tasting were stunned by the lack of hop character. I for one wondered if the bottle was mis-labled.

lurpy1, Jul 30, 2012
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2.88/5  rDev -33.2%

KForge, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

BGsWo22, Feb 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

Mikeluzzjr, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

mklisz, Apr 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

kscaldef, Dec 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

pieface22, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of PennsportHophead
3.43/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pint glass at the Barrel House, Philadelphia. Hazy
yellow orange with better than average lacing.

S: Very floral, orange rind, dank resiny Columbus hops

T: Tangerine, slight tropical fruit, muted pine cone. Pale malts are pretty dominant. Creamy mouthfeel. Thick, lingering hoppy finish. Kind of muddled

O: kind of a one note beer. While better than your average IPA, this one lacked complexity for me and I was bored of it about halfway through.

PennsportHophead, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

DWolf, Jan 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

GuisseppeFranco, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

HopsHopenstein, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

ThatsThatDude, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

ChrisPro, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

texasclimber, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

chippo33, Nov 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

brez8791, Jul 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Thing, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of kingcrowing
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

kingcrowing, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of joel66
3.75/5  rDev -13%

joel66, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

PretzelsNBeer, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Dawkins, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Franch, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

sdm9465, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Takeanotherswing, Mar 06, 2013
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Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.