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Harlan IPA - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Harlan IPAHarlan IPA

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537 Ratings
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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 52
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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4/5  rDev -7.4%

IPAchris, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

kscaldef, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

LoveStout, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

tectactoe, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of rudzud
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

rudzud, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.6%

BGsWo22, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

ColForbinBC, Feb 12, 2012
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4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a hazed golden yellow with a tight white head and thick lacing. Nose is big and delicious, light clean fresh grain, strong hop profile, citrus, light grassy, just a hint of resin to add depth. Taste follows the nose, grain is clean, a little bit more of a presence in the flavor. Loads of citrus with just a hint of resiny hop and a light but presence bitterness through the finish. Extremely drinkable, soft delicate body, moderate carb.

cpetrone84, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

outoffocus, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BMart, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Reagan1984, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

bpfrush, Apr 10, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

CheapBeerBuzz, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of AlexFields
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light, very hazy wheat yellow, large nearly white head with lots of large bubbles, and lots of thick lacing.

Aggressive hop aroma, pine and bitter citrus, grapefruit and some grass, definitely smells like Columbus. Really big aroma and not much here except hops, smells great.

Taste is aggressive hops too, big grapefruit and tangerine, some pine and grass, a little weed character. Columbus hops are really dominant here again. Pretty bitter, but also a hint of fruity sweetness. Delicious.

Carbonation level is perfect, soft and creamy mouthfeel that keeps drinkability very high despite the fairly high bitterness. Excellent.

This is a wonderful IPA. Great aroma, great flavor too of course, great drinkability.

8.7/10

AlexFields, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Holland, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

tom10101, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Dicers, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

warnerry, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ShemRahBoo, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

thegerm87, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of cbutova
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured from the 750ml growler to the large, snifter/tulip shaped HF glass. Large haziness to a golden body that has some apricot hue to it. Creamy white head to two fingers with good retention. Lacing starts with ample thick sheets with webs covering most of the glass below.

S- Citrus hops off the top with a large Columbus presence that brings some major dank notes into this aroma. Just a slight bit of stone fruit and tangerine fruity hops. Fairly clean beyond that with some HF house yeast and cracked grains.

T- Hop-centric without being overly pungent or destroying the palate. Citrus hops with orange zest, grapefruit, pine and lemon rind notes with a support of dank Columbus, tangerine, stone fruit and apricot hops. Very slight bit of yeast as well as pale grains.

MF- Light-medium bodied with a frothy and creamy texture. Carbonation is moderate even after being in the growler for several days. Finishes with a light, clean bitterness.

Citrusy hops followed up by some dank and stone fruit varietals. I seem to enjoy each sip more and more and as usual it is a quality brew made by HF.

cbutova, Jun 01, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Bob! A couple of 750ml growlers shared with friends and poured into a Darkness tulip.

A - Pours a hazy golden/orange color, cream-colored head, some sticky lace along the sides of the glass, thin collar, wisps.

S - Tropical fruity citrus, grass, pine, a touch of floral notes in there as well. Very nice, not too sweet, not too hoppy. Just right in the middle of where I like my IPA's.

T - More pine and grass then the nose, some hoppy citrus notes mixed with orange peels. Again a nice level of bitterness and a touch of sweetness that doesn't fatigue the palate.

M - Light, good carbonation, refreshing, oily finish.

O - What do you know, another excellent hoppy beer from the HF crew. This was the perfect beer to go with our Hunahpu's variant tasting and started things off right. Recommend!

Sean9689, Dec 19, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

muskiesman, Aug 14, 2014
Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.