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Harlan IPA - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Harlan IPA
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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 49
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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jawneyt

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-22-2012 08:30:41 | More by jawneyt
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musicforairports

New York

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Blackback Pub in Waterbury, Vt. Served in a stemmed Hill Farmstead glass.

Light gold color, very cloudy. Leaves really nice lacing.

Smell is juicy citrus and pine notes, some definite pineapple aromas as well. Not too strong, but awesome.

Flavor is all hops--floral, lemon and orange notes, mostly. Very little pine and no real malt besides a mild sweetness. Somewhat bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and clean. Goes down kind of like water. Typical of HF beers.

Overall, the description of this as a stronger version of Edward is dead-on. Hill Farmstead knows their hoppy beers. I'd chose one of the DIPAs over this one, though.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 15:54:24 | More by musicforairports
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-10-2012 03:39:08 | More by SpillyBeers
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-09-2012 15:20:09 | More by TheRuss9585
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durrrr

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-28-2012 07:01:33 | More by durrrr
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-20-2012 02:26:48 | More by ElGallo
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Kkottonmouthkngz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-19-2012 21:14:02 | More by Kkottonmouthkngz
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CP20

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-19-2012 14:49:37 | More by CP20
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

02-18-2012 19:07:50 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-16-2012 14:51:50 | More by jsilva
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served in a stemmed tulip

A hazy orange, with golden highlights around the edges. A nice two finger ecru cap settles slowly. Some clinging lace around the edges and sip marks.

This is amazingly fresh. Huge tropical fruits, fresh flowers, pine needles, and even some herbal notes. An extremely light grainy malt bill really allows these hops to shine.

Sweet, juicy tropical fruit with pine needles, fresh cut flowers and perfumey hops hit you up front with the light malt through the middle before a bitter blast of white grapefruit and pine. The bitterness in this guy hits you like an uppercut. However, it is not a pummeling bitterness. It comes in waves. There is a noticeable herbal/earthy flavor that lays low, rounding out the profile.

Medium body with some chewiness before a clean, dry finish. A bit oily in the finish as well.

This is a damn fine IPA. I love the depth of the hop profile. Amazingly fresh and clean.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 16:15:52 | More by ColForbinBC
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-11-2012 16:29:39 | More by dunix
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hill Farmstead Harlan Pours a hazy orange color with a thick, creamy, off-white head. The lacing is quite good, as is the retention.

Citrus peel, pine and the promise of bitterness fill the aroma.

The flavor begins with a good bit of pine and bitterness, but it softens to reveal grapefruit and other citrus fruit, as well as a hint of sugar from the malt. The citrus is quite bright and vivid. The malt backbone, in general, is lightly sweet, with grain and caramel flavors both represented.

The mouthfeel has a crispness from both the carbonation and bitterness, but the body still manages to feel smooth and creamy.

Hill Farmstead just knows how to make hoppy beers, and I'm beginning to think that maybe Vermont water might also be well-suited to the task in general.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 22:11:10 | More by Hojaminbag
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-08-2012 22:26:19 | More by kaelingirl
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Jesse14

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-07-2012 22:04:52 | More by Jesse14
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Armsby Abbey.

A - Poured into a hill farmstead glass a dandelion yellow hue that was nice and hazy. Atop was a thick two finger whipped cream thick head that left thick sticky side lacing and sudsy blanket.

S - Huge aromas of bright tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, and citrus. Just amazing.

T - Sweet Jesus this is good. Lots of amazing and bright tropical fruits here. Lots of pine and bitter citrus rind. Dances on the pallet.

M - Nice mouthfeel here with sharp bitterness on the end.

O - Overall I love this beer. Great tropical aromas and flavor. Very fresh tasting. God I love hill farmstead.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 21:02:34 | More by rudzud
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 20:28:11 | More by Kegatron
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grahambo

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-06-2012 02:20:22 | More by grahambo
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-06-2012 01:07:00 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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bpk59

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-05-2012 20:39:53 | More by bpk59
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-04-2012 19:22:05 | More by s1ckboy
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dudeabides76

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-04-2012 02:14:06 | More by dudeabides76
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the publick house in Brookline.
Foggy yellow in color with a foamy head that stuck around. The aroma primarily gives off grass and lemon and a little melon. The taste follows suit... Lemon, grass, a touch of apricot. It isn't as citrusy as other IPAs from HF, but the flavor is refreshing and smooth for an ipa.

Soft, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall this is very enjoyable, yet it isn't as exciting as other ipa offerings from HF. Keep in mind, this would be stellar for other breweries, but from HF, it doesn't stand as tall as other IPAs from them. It's still worth drinking whenever you see it, though.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2012 01:42:28 | More by jbertsch
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-03-2012 22:59:25 | More by PEIhop
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-03-2012 13:46:01 | More by wdarcy77
Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.