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Harlan IPA - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Harlan IPAHarlan IPA

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526 Ratings
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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 49
Gots: 9 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -13%

ErinnA, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

jordanimal, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

tom10101, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

$6.75 for an imperial pint glass
Sampled 06FEB13

[A] Hazy creamsicle orange with finger high of white loosely compacted head. Retention is well above average. Lacing is fantastic.

[S] The blend of hops covers the gamut. From the light tropical notes, to the blend of sweet orange and bitter grapefruit, all the way to the melon qualities reminding me of both cantaloupe and honeydew. Some spicy/stinky hop character adds balance to the fruit suggestions. A little caramel comes through as well.

[T] Fresh hop flavor first and foremost - same characteristics as above. Integration is a bit lacking. The balance between hops, malts and mouthfeel aren't working for me though as the hops completely dominate the malt (I know, it's an IPA), but more importantly, the mouthfeel almost completely dominates the flavor.

[M] Sharp carbonation that bites the tongue fiercely on all sides. The assault finally fades giving the flavor a chance to poke through before the bone dry finish.

[O] If the flavor and mouthfeel portions of my review seems harsh, let me put it in perspective: I would order this beer 9 times out of 10 on most taplists. It's a great beer, in my opinion, it just falls short of the phenomenally high bar Mr. Hill has set for himself.

FeDUBBELFIST, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
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
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Rifugium, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12/4/2011

Growler from bring, thanks! Snifter.

A: Very hazy yellowish orange with a fast fading finger of froth.

S: Aromatic floral notes meld with passion fruit, mango, and tangerine. The blend of tropical and citrus fruits is pleasant. Malt doesn't contribute anything in the nose. I also get orange and some grassiness.

T: Bitter orange pith and grapefruit rind with a little mango and evident herbal notes. There's a fugacious sweetness coinciding with the appearance of tangerine. Malt stays out of the way. The finish exhibits an upper moderate dry bitterness with lingering citrus rind.

M: Lower medium in body with low carbonation (a bit too low for my taste).

Overall: A solid IPA from Hill Farmstead. Not quite on par with their other hoppy offerings but still good.

HopHead84, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Sammy, Aug 18, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Capones in a standard pint glass. I think it's the first time we have had it available in Pa.?
Poured a dark, hazy orange-amber with a smallish off-white head. A coating and a decent amount of lacing remained throughout. Nose was grapefruit, some pine, flowery herb, and some sweet caramel malt. Taste was grapefruit, pine and caramel malt with a moderate amount of bitterness at the finish Body was medium, creamy with moderate carbonation. This was refreshing and I wouldn't hesitat to go for it again.

regspeir, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of Tucquan
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-07-04 in Paoli, PA at TJ's

A - Cloudy orange with a 1-finger head and mild lacing.

S - Citrus, dank, grassy/herbal, light tropical hop floral. Pleasant but not overpowering.

T - Spicy/herbal, orange and grapefruit citrus, light pine and orange zest. Certainly influenced by the Columbus hops.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Soft and lightly oily.

O - I enjoyed it although I like Edward better.

Tucquan, Jul 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

acurtis, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

rolandboy, May 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

waddellc2, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

mikeburd1128, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

jsilva, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Atomicskis5, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Harlan from the Hill Farmstead Brewery.
Score: 91

Three week old 750 ml growler served in a Half Acre tulip and enjoyed on 04/09/12. Review is from notes.

Appearance: Pours a dull golden color with a finger of white soapy foamy that settles into a thin foggy layer. Good lacing and retention 4/5

Smell: Grapefruit juice and pine. Sweet mango and nondescript "bright tropical fruit." A hint of onion. 4/5

Taste: Lemon, grapefruit and pine. Sweet mango and bittersweet citrus. Mild "orange juice" backbone. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium-plus carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry, bitter finish. 4/5

Overall: A delicious single IPA. I wonder if it's even better fresher. Next time, I certainly won't sit on this one for a couple of weeks.

Recommendation: IPA lovers should seek this one out.

Pairings: Hamburgers.

Cost:$8 for a 750 ml growler or $16 for a 2 liter growler (plus the deposit).

jegross2, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

mcintire78, Jul 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

d_brommer_nh, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

dipaguy, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

ScaryEd, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

metter98, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

EnronCFO, Jan 14, 2012
Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.