Harlan IPA - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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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.
08-17-2012 23:12:16 | More by Sammy
4.1/5 rDev -4.9%
On tap at Hill Farmstead on November 4, 2010. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Thanks to Shaun for his incredible generosity for spending a good deal of time with us.
Pours a nice golden-copper color with a nice white head and a bit of sticky lacing as the beer goes down. The nose is really nice with some citrus peel, bright grapefruit, orange, and some light pine hops. The taste is mildly bitter with some nice hop notes of grapefruit and orange. Drinks quite well and is a really solid beer with a good deal of flavor.
11-14-2010 13:42:46 | More by Thorpe429
4/5 rDev -7.2%
A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white that gradually died down, leaving lacing down the sides of the glass and wispy patterns of bubbles floating on the surface.
S: There are light to moderately strong clean aromas of pine resin hops in the nose—but not overpowering like a car air freshener.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has flavors of pine resin along with notes of citrus from the hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Even though this beer is packed with hop flavors, it’s relatively easy to drink because the smell and taste of hops is not overpowering. There are so many hops it almost seems like you are drinking a wet hop beer.
11-26-2011 16:27:07 | More by metter98
4.2/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured out as a hazy orange color, very nice white soapy head on top. The retention is a little clumpy but the lacing sticks to the glass really well. The smell of the beer is floral, big piny notes and sweet malt in the faint distance. The taste is nicely balanced between sweet and bitter, more bitter than sweet obviously. The mouthfeel is a bit heavier than most HF beers. Nice solid carbonation gives this beer a lot of life on te tongue. Overall very good, glad I got the chance to try this one.
03-02-2013 22:49:25 | More by Knapp85
4.43/5 rDev +2.8%
Dunno what's up with the review below me, this beer was hoppy as shit.
Appearance: Pours like every other Hill Farmstead IPA: cloudy and unfiltered pale amber with great head retention and lacing.
Smell: Really dank, intense hop aroma for the modest strength. This one is all hops. Columbus is blatant, giving the beer a big orange pith and grapefruit character with some spiciness and marijuana beneath. There's a touch of mango buried beneath the citrus. No malt character to speak of, and with a hop aroma so intense, it's really not needed.
Palate: This stuff is huge on the palate, very high IBUs matched by equally huge hop flavor. Bitterness is clean and resinous. The hop profile is largely citrus, namely grapefruit with some orange peel, pine and a touch of sweet tropical fruit that grows as the palate acclimates to the intense bitterness. Malt is largely absent. Bitterness is just slightly more abrasive than I'd like.
Overall: No surprises here, this is another killer hoppy beer from Shaun Hill.
07-31-2012 04:11:24 | More by largadeer
4.5/5 rDev +4.4%
On tap @ Lord Hobo (Cambridge, MA) on 2/3/12. 3 days fresh in the keg. Served in the always awesome HF branded Belgium stem glass.
Pours a hazed grapefruit color, with a thin head of bright-white forth. This stays bubbly and rich, flaring up to a strong ½ finger at times and leaving back robust spotty foam down the sides of the glass. The aroma is fresh, floral, and bright feeling, with grapefruit and pine the whole way through. Some herbal accents and a touch of tart lemon undercut the more assertive flavors a bit here in the nose, while light grainy malt sweetness softens out the edges a little.
Fresh zesty grapefruit zips the mouth, spreading a steady blend of pith and pine throughout the profile that hangs in a dry finish. A light herbal feel flow throughout and keep this smooth while sweet grains sit along the back, balancing this but otherwise being pretty undetectable, especially when compared to the fresh brightness of the hop flavors here. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a lively crispness that is made smoother by an oily creaminess that hangs on the edges. Alcohol is completely absent here and this overall might just have the perfect IPA feel to it, with a combination of smooth and crisp that just makes this unbelievably drinkable.
This might just be the most quenchable IPA that I’ve ever had. Crisp, bright, and dry, the hop flavors just POP here and the smoothness that this goes down with has to be tried to be believed. This hasn’t been on the last couple of times that we've visited the brewery, so I was psyched to get reacquainted with this one. It didn’t disappoint in any way.
02-06-2012 20:28:11 | More by Kegatron
4.1/5 rDev -4.9%
Thanks to Sean for sharing this. Served appropriately in a Hill Farmstead glass.
A - A finger of white foam settles to a thick collar, some wispy patches, and a few spots of lace. Hazy orange-yellow body.
S - Tropical fruits, citrus, zesty herbs and dank notes. Icing sugar malt character is present but understated.
T - Taste isn't quite as enjoyable although it's still quite nice. Piney bitterness is initially quite intense, but yields to tropical citrus and sugary malts mid-palate, with some dank earthy notes in the periphery. Some lasting bitterness in the finish, but otherwise fairly clean.
M - Medium body, chewy texture, and a dry finish. Zesty medium-high carbonation. Lots of residual hop oils and resins.
D - An enjoyable beer, but I think I prefer Edward as the Columbus dry-hopping doesn't totally integrate with the other flavors present. Still, I refilled my glass a few times and I'd never turn this down if offered.
12-18-2011 18:15:48 | More by MasterSki
4.15/5 rDev -3.7%
An IPA from Hill Farmstead that I have never had? Thanks yourefragile for this great opportunity. I love HF IPAs.
Beer is amber / darker than expected with a nice white head, soapy, medium bubbles lacing, stark white. Moderate carbonation.
Aroma is piny with some CTZ-esque grinding hop flavors.
Beer is thin on the backbone but complex on the hop side of things, very earthy, almost sulfury, mildly sweet, moderately bitter finish. Nice overall, I'd have it again.
12-22-2011 03:50:27 | More by drabmuh
4.4/5 rDev +2.1%
thank you so much stakem for this growler share for my birthday!
enjoyed from a glass chilled.
The color is murky hazy tarnished golden with a small white head with tight bead. The smell is very herbaceous with lots of tropcial fruit odors and mild hint of grass with light floral and citrus tinges. the feel is great with moderately high bitterness, good carbonation and lots of resins from the hops w/ moderately low astringency and alcohol effect on the palate.
The taste is so fresh and green, the hops are very juicy and taste citrusy with rind-like notes and mild hints of tropical fruit adding to the lush herbal taste with subtle sweetness, very dry and there is hardly any alcohol flavor because this is drenched with oily hop flavor. Overall I was again impressed with Hill Farmstead's prowess in the realm of ipa, just fantastic in every way. Thanks again Adam!
07-02-2012 13:57:06 | More by Slatetank
4.2/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a decent fluffy 1/2 finger head that fades quite slowly with messy lacing, hazy murky peach orange color.
Nose is very nice, fresh hops galore, light musty resin, tropical fruit with hints of pineapple, guava, passion fruit, and even light grapefruit and citrus, with what seems like a decent bitterness, and some light sweet aromatic and reddish malts underneath. All hill ipas and pales have a great nose.
Taste brings more fresh hops, light resinous flavor but not much. Plenty of juicy fruits, tropical mostly, light musty passion fruit, guava, pineapple, tangerine, light clementine citrus, hint if orange zest, and nice light pink grapefruit. Decent fluffy malt underneath tries to add a sweet balance but mostly just helps to prop up the hops. It brings lots of juicy flavors and fluffy feel. Finish is fairly bitter, long tropical fruity hop finish, some musty resin lingers, and fairly dry and smooth.
Mouth is med bodied, light fluffy and smooth, decent carb for a growler.
Overall great again, not quite their best ipa, but still great, and thats a huge shoe to fill. Nice hops again as usual, some nice citra and such, simcoe?, and a decent malty base that doesn't do too much and adds a nice base, as well as light abv and good drinkabilty.
07-06-2012 12:23:35 | More by jlindros
3.85/5 rDev -10.7%
First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA
Seriously, how many different IPAs can one brewery make? Well, apparently a lot, as we see HF seemingly bang out a new one every few months or so. And you don't hear me complaining.
Harlan is described as Edward dry-hopped exclusively with Columbus. I was a little leery on trying this one, after recently having HF's questionable Columbus IPA, but I can't let one bad experience ruin the hop for me altogether.
Surprisingly served in a full pint glass, Harlan poured an impenetrably hazy golden orange color with a moderate white head that receded to a thin layer, leaving some soapy lacing behind. Typical aromas of citrus and tropical fruit I'd expected in a good AIPA, and also a distinctive herbal quality to the nose. Taste follows the aroma, hop-forward, but a little less fresh and fruity than some of the other HF IPAs. More of a piney quality, grapefruit pith, lots of earth, herb, and a definite mustiness that pervaded right through to the aftertaste. Ok, but just not as great as Edward or some of their other beers. I guess I'm just not a huge fan of Columbus when not proportioned "correctly." Medium body, fairly chewy for an IPA, decent overall.
07-09-2012 00:11:01 | More by Rifugium
4.45/5 rDev +3.2%
Draft at Bainbridge Street Barrel House in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a very hazy, dark golden yellow color with lemon yellow edges and a frothy two finger white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap/ring. Large streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy floral hop aroma with oily resins and dank, juicy buds. There's also some pine needle and spruce tip countered by faint citrus and a decent pale malt backbone. Very floral bouquet with some earthy resins, slight light fruit notes, bread, biscuit and cracker.
Full bodied with a slight creamy texture and a blast of dank, juicy hops that provides lingering dry, sticky bitterness. Floral, grassy and spicy hops along with earthy pine needle, spruce tip and tropical fruit notes followed by bready yeast, biscuit and graham cracker. Really well balanced and easy to drink with great hop flavor. Another impressive IPA from HF.
09-11-2013 06:34:03 | More by corby112
District of Columbia
4.2/5 rDev -2.6%
750 mL swingtop growler, thanks Brandon!
Pours and smells like a HF IPA. Cloudy dark copper with a large off white head; nice retention and lacing. Pine and earthy aroma; mildly sweet and tons of hops with little malt. Flavor is dominated by citrus rind and pine with a light malt backbone. Medium thick with moderate carbonation. A little forgettable compared to most HF IPAs, but still an above average take on the style.
12-19-2011 00:28:57 | More by yourefragile
4.25/5 rDev -1.4%
A:Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with a nice white cap. Head settles very slowly leaving some bubbles, a little collar and spotty lacing
S: Grapefruits and pine needles with some underlying Earthiness
T: Immediate freshly cut grass and grapefruit with some pine resin peaking in and out. It has a very nice, clean taste as do most HF IPA's. The finish is long, subtle in bitterness and dry
M: Light to light-medium body, well carbonated, crisp, refreshing with loads of flavor bombarding the palate
O: Very nicely done. No omplaints here.
03-31-2013 14:37:45 | More by barleywinefiend
Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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