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Harlan IPA - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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438 Ratings
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.44%
Wants: 44
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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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-02-2012 18:40:13 | More by InspectorBob
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-26-2013 14:05:46 | More by orangesol
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2L swing-top growler filled at the brewery.

First HFB glass pours with a 1/2" off-white head, over the cloudy amber brew. Head falls at a reasonable pace, down to an uneven froth, with coating sticky lace. Aroma is nutty with a citrus tinge that comes through nicely.

Taste starts lightly sweet, quickly giving way to the dominant citrus hoppiness, with a moderately bitter close. Lemon lingers on the lips. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is so easy. Nice intro to Hill Farmstead Brewery.

Serving type: growler

07-07-2012 17:52:02 | More by ppoitras
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-27-2014 00:28:50 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Teresa's Next Door in a Troegs Perpetual IPA pint glass.

Yet another hoppy offering from the guys at Hill Farmstead, and to have fresh kegs sent to my neck of the woods infrequently just makes me giddy.

Harlan India Pale Ale looks shades darker than your average HF IPA. This one sports a dark gold look with bronze appeal, perhaps that's the 100% Columbus hops used or something else. As always a nice bright white head with clings around the glass with staying power.

Smell is bright with pine and grassy appeal backed with just a touch of tropics, it's hard to pick out but hints of orange. It leers towards more earthy and grainy with the pine from the Columbus. A small amount of caramel with a small malt bill.

And Harlan delivers with taste, that delves into more earthy terrain for HF hoppy beer. I get a lot of tropics from other HF hop forward beer, this is more grainy earthy and piney, a nice change, and yet the flavor is huge. Pine rubs shoulders with some a firm bitterness, light malt builds with the smallest amount of tropical flavor ever in a HF beer that I've had.

Feel is a touch up from light with a nice crisp carb hit going for it. My palate is not ruined by this beer, it's not a ripper, but there i some punch. Hey, at 6% why not have another.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 00:02:47 | More by BARFLYB
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer appears lightly hazy, with ample effervescence and a small white head. The aroma offers oranges, orange rinds, citrus, various tropical fruits. Great flavor! Abundant citrus flavors. Easy to drink, I instantly want more. Hooray Hill Farmstead. Another terrific brew from one of America's top breweries. I would drink this anytime. Would love to have this on draft at home.

Serving type: growler

12-18-2011 23:53:36 | More by Huhzubendah
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -7%

11-21-2013 02:46:01 | More by drewone
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-02-2013 20:53:09 | More by mdaschaf
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7%

03-03-2013 07:34:38 | More by Kelp
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-03-2012 22:59:25 | More by PEIhop
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HopHead84

California

3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

12-05-2011 01:19:43 | More by HopHead84
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-28-2013 18:30:46 | More by billab914
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

03-10-2013 21:38:31 | More by rolltide8425
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL growler poured into my new Dogfish IPA glass! Let's take this bad boy for a test drive.

Appearance - Nice white head with decent retention and nice lacing. Golden yellow body that's a little hazy.

Smell - Lots of grapefruit and grassy hops. All hops. Pungent and a little bit of onion to it.

Taste - Very hoppy. Bright citrus with a touch of sweetness right up front before becoming more grassy than the nose. Not much malt. Low bitterness, but there's almost no sweetness to it from the malt at all so it lingers.

Mouthfeel - Clean and easy to drink. Light to medium body with a dose of bitterness at the end.

Overall - I had a small pour of this and wasn't enthused. Split a growler with someone and now I really like it.

Serving type: growler

03-12-2013 00:08:20 | More by Alieniloquium
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-19-2014 14:03:44 | More by ShanePB
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque hazy orange/yellow colour with one finger of egg shell coloured head.

S - Grapefruit, peach, pine, pineapple and a touch of honey.

T - An assertive bitterness up front with tangerine, peach, grapefruit, orange rind and a hint of mango. A light honey sweetness in the background.

M - Medium body. Sticky and oily. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: growler

02-04-2014 00:32:35 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

11-30-2012 03:25:48 | More by chippo33
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-28-2012 01:39:54 | More by bsuedekum
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

11-25-2013 19:36:53 | More by tbeckett
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

03-09-2013 06:02:39 | More by Lare453
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-24-2013 18:07:50 | More by Reagan1984
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -30.2%

02-21-2013 19:16:42 | More by BGsWo22
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
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
Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.