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Foster - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 28
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Foster is our Black Wheat IPA…

(Beer added by: Jwale73 on 02-12-2011)
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-17-2013 17:00:23 | More by CypherEnigma
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Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-11-2013 16:20:12 | More by Shilt
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unclejazz

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-09-2013 00:28:01 | More by unclejazz
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cameron_chapman

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-07-2013 04:34:25 | More by cameron_chapman
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-28-2013 02:24:56 | More by oldp0rt
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bahnfire

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-26-2013 21:12:01 | More by bahnfire
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vtbeerandbud

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-24-2013 16:46:01 | More by vtbeerandbud
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL growler paired with original Nintendo and a wife.

The beer is a deep, dark shade of brown nearing black. The head is wet sand hued, standing in at nearly two inches tall and plastering the tulip glass with sticky lacing.

The aroma offers pine, hops, roast, chocolate.

So fresh and flavorful. While I'm not normally a huge fan of black IPAs, this one is delicious. Hop forward, yet well balanced, offering chocolate, bready malts and lingering resinous pine.

Medium bodied and smooth on the palate. Lightly bitter for the style with an elegant roast character.

While Hill Farmstead Jimmy is undoubtedly my favorite black IPA (though barrel aging certainly plays a role in this instance), Foster stands in second. A great example of the style.

Serving type: growler

01-24-2013 02:57:17 | More by Huhzubendah
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-24-2013 01:35:24 | More by starrdogg
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phishbone23

New York

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

01-23-2013 14:33:17 | More by phishbone23
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nanobrew

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-21-2013 22:10:38 | More by nanobrew
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown black color with a light tan head and good lacing

S-dark malt, pine, hints of citrus and coffee

T-dark roasted malt, coffee, pine , citrus , nice bitter hoppy finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-a solid black ale with good balance, easy drinking

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 01:17:02 | More by MDDMD
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-19-2013 00:42:19 | More by AdamP
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Quackus

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-18-2013 22:45:23 | More by Quackus
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Lunch

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-17-2013 06:17:19 | More by Lunch
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ahwahoo2006

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-17-2013 03:09:30 | More by ahwahoo2006
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-16-2013 14:18:10 | More by jderosia603
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-15-2013 15:34:58 | More by mklisz
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-13-2013 21:37:16 | More by spycow
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seeswo

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-13-2013 03:13:27 | More by seeswo
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xenjoiii

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-12-2013 16:45:36 | More by xenjoiii
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-12-2013 00:58:08 | More by cbeer88
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-12-2013 00:12:09 | More by Jspriest
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MasterCraft

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 750ml growler, though I've had this on tap.

Pours black with a nice light brown head

Nose is fruity, tropical hops followed by a little pine, coffee, chocolate, toffee. Very very nice.

Taste is assertively bitter, robust dark malts combine nicely with a hop bite. Coffee, chocolate, orange peel, pine, bread dough. Don't remember the bread dough from having this at bars, but I keep tasting it now.

Mouthfeel is nice, medium bodied, typical of style and nothing to complain about.

By far the best black IPA I've had, and the only one that has made any sense to me. While the flavor profile still looks out of whack on paper, it makes a delicious beer, and one of my favorite semi-regular offerings from HF

Serving type: growler

01-11-2013 05:40:55 | More by MasterCraft
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-09-2013 05:45:24 | More by Auror
Foster from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.