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Harlan IPA - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Harlan IPAHarlan IPA

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545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 85
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Growler filled November 15 and consumed on the 18th. From notes.

A - Cloudy golden pour with no visible carbonation. Two finger soapy white head went kinda fast. OK lace rings and a film of retention.

S - Lot's of citrus, quite typical of most HF IPAs. Mango, passionfruit.

T - Lot's of bright citrus, passionfruit, sweet tropical honey, dank, grassy, syrupy mango.

M - Good mild carbonation, medium body, decent bitterness. Almost a syrup sorta feel that seemed like it should have been lighter.

O/D - A good IPA. Pleasant, but the body was a bit much for the entire growler. A good battering of American hops. Enjoyable.

tbeckett, Nov 25, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this twice- first time in a 2oz taster glass at the Hill Farmstead brewery while waiting in line on 11/23/2013, and then once again in a 12oz pour in a Hill Farmstead pilsner glass today, 11/25/2013.

Pours a standard Hill Farmstead hazy golden-orange body with a very nice creamy fluffy white head that retains well. Solid lacing, its not explosive but it does stick quite well on the glass.

Smells very citrusy- grapefruit, lemon, passion fruit- with a bit of caramel malt backbone that cuts the hoppiness with a nice sweetness. Very strong nose, but not too complex.

Flavour is very nice. Not complex- its got lots of grapefruit and passion fruit, reminding me of passion fruit bubble tea- not sure why- but that's what it delivers along with a solid attempt to balance out the citrus with a nice caramel toffee malt backbone. Not super bitter, actually.

Creamy, medium bodied beer with good carbonation; dry and refreshing. Very drinkable and not incredibly bitter.. it's not quite as good on the mouthfeel as other Hill Farmstead pale ales deliver, but it's very good.

This feels like a less complex but more sessionable version of Susan. It brings citrus qualities along with that patented Hill Farmstead mouthfeel. I would recommend Legitimacy as a better, comparable Hill Farmstead IPA (yes I know this is Grassroots, but still), otherwise I'd just go with Susan here.

Stevedore, Nov 23, 2013
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Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.