1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Harlan IPA - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
Harlan IPAHarlan IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

498 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 498 | Reviews: 84 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lurpy1
lurpy1

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -35.5%

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.

07-30-2012 15:44:51 | More by lurpy1
Photo of KForge
KForge

New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev -33.2%

08-15-2014 18:19:58 | More by KForge
Photo of BGsWo22
BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -30.4%

02-21-2013 19:16:42 | More by BGsWo22
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

05-27-2014 19:15:14 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Photo of mklisz
mklisz

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

04-01-2013 18:45:31 | More by mklisz
Photo of kscaldef
kscaldef

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

12-11-2013 06:30:48 | More by kscaldef
Photo of pieface22
pieface22

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

02-09-2014 00:35:00 | More by pieface22
Photo of PennsportHophead
PennsportHophead

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -20.4%

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.

03-09-2013 00:11:08 | More by PennsportHophead
Photo of DWolf
DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

01-25-2012 01:16:31 | More by DWolf
Photo of GuisseppeFranco
GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

02-18-2012 19:07:50 | More by GuisseppeFranco
Photo of HopsHopenstein
HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

01-14-2012 23:16:34 | More by HopsHopenstein
Photo of ChrisPro
ChrisPro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

12-18-2011 19:32:39 | More by ChrisPro
Photo of texasclimber
texasclimber

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

12-18-2011 06:40:56 | More by texasclimber
Photo of chippo33
chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

11-30-2012 03:25:48 | More by chippo33
Photo of brez8791
brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

07-01-2012 17:14:55 | More by brez8791
Photo of Thing
Thing


3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-26-2014 14:49:56 | More by Thing
Photo of kingcrowing
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
Photo of joel66
joel66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13%

03-17-2013 15:54:02 | More by joel66
Photo of PretzelsNBeer
PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

08-03-2012 19:57:14 | More by PretzelsNBeer
Photo of Dawkins
Dawkins

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

09-23-2013 01:40:44 | More by Dawkins
Photo of Franch
Franch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13%

03-06-2013 18:28:52 | More by Franch
Photo of sdm9465
sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -13%

08-05-2014 02:37:37 | More by sdm9465
Photo of Takeanotherswing
Takeanotherswing

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13%

03-06-2013 03:13:48 | More by Takeanotherswing
Photo of CypherEnigma
CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13%

12-12-2012 00:58:16 | More by CypherEnigma
Photo of ErinnA
ErinnA

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13%

08-18-2014 21:49:53 | More by ErinnA
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.