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Harlan IPA - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Harlan IPAHarlan IPA

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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 64
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: SFLpunk on 07-04-2010

Harlan is Edward’s slightly more aggressive alter-ego. Dry Hopped exclusively with Columbus hops.
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was lucky enough to get a glass of Hill Farmstead Harlan IPA at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA. Served in signature Hill Farmstead Brewery stemware. Nice.

Appearance (4.75/5): Harlan pours a brilliant golden yellow and is topped by a luxuriant, creamy 2.5 finger white head. Hill Farmstead's IPAs have what is in my opinion the ideal look for the style. The color and towering head on them, presented in a beautiful glass, are close to perfect. Harlan is in the same class as the other IPAs in the HF lineup.

Smell (4.25/5): Deep dankness from the hops and sweet malty pale malts flex in the odor. Harlan is quite lemony, grapefruity, and piney. Classic West Coast hop profile, but with a sweeter edge. True to Hill Farmstead's style, the aroma is a successful balancing act between fruity hoppiness and sweet malts. This isn't an aggressive smelling IPA; but that's not what the guys at HF do.

Taste (4.25/5): Dank, very juicy loads of pink grapefruit and a bit of tropical fruit. Harlan is not highly bitter. The malt plays a quite significant role in the flavor profile of this beer and the finish is just as sweet as it is bitter.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Very balanced, well carbonated, and medium body. This is an easy drinking IPA–the bitterness is there and definitely does stab the tongue with some grapefruity astringency, but it isn't a palate destroyer, so it's quite possible to have a couple, perhaps more, glasses of this beer. A final note on mouthfeel: like so many Hill Farmstead IPAs, Shaun Hill has been able to coax a creaminess out of Harlan that really is impressive.

Overall (4.25/5): Harlan is a very, very good IPA. This citrusy, piney, golden-orange beauty is an easygoing, highly drinkable beer with a sweet malt profile that really plays a strong role in this beer. That said, Harlan isn't my favorite IPA by Hill Farmstead–it could have been a little more aggressive and dry, but these are minor quibbles. Another great beer by Hill Farmstead.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a small amount at the source, then on tap later at The Three Penny Taproom, in Montpelier, VT.

Pours a dirty golden blonde color. Hazy. Small amount of visible carbonation.

Smells of pine, lemon, and orange.

One of the more resinous, piney IPAs I had from Hill Farmstead. Strong pine needles, earthy, dank flavors, alongside some notes of citrus. Thin malt backbone, which a theme I've noticed with Shaun Hill's IPAs.

Medium body, with strong carbonation and a very crisp mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Another great one from Hill Farmstead. Is it all that surprising?

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden amber pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is a strong blend of bright citrus fruit and dank pine resin, a wonderful balance on the nose.

The first sip punches your mouth with more dank hop resin laced with the fresh orange citrus taste. Rough around the edges in all the right ways. Firm hop bittering is forgotten behind the heavy flavors of hop oils dominating the brew. Meduim body with a silky finish.

Each mouthful of this ipa is drenched in aromatic hops. The rough edge keeps the hop oils in a check a bit and refreshes your palate for more hop indulgence.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.