E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.9/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This was one of my favorite things I have ever put in my mouth.
Pours a pale straw color with a thick fluffy head.
Perfect weight. Somewhere between Saison, Sour, and IPA.
Smells very funky and inviting. Tons of barnyard. Horse Blanket.
Flavors of stone fruits and citrus with brett. Dry, juicy, refreshing. But that funk is to die for.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2011 18:15:25 | More by grotonmarketguy
4.88/5 rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Shared tonight with Robert (rtepiak) that came all the way from New York, stopped today at Hill Farmstead and to my place in Montreal for a massive trade and to try a couple of beers. Amazing BA.
Easter special release. This is a Belgian IPA with Brett. 750 ml.
A: Light honey color beer, hazy. The head is just massive, creamy looking and pure white. Retention is really good as well as lacing. Head is pure white.
S: At first, both of us were thinking mango and passion fruit. But then, Robert said lychee and it was most definitely lychee in the beer. Some trace of musk from the brett. It has an earthy character in the smell as well as real subtle honey and pepper. Strong strong smell overall.
T: Most like the smell, mango, passion fruit but most of all lychee are the main players. This beer is so fruity (it is also extremely fresh). Much dryer than expected too (maybe the brett?). Also, good amount of pine resin, orange zest and herbal hops. The hay, the muskiness and the earth characteristics just blend perfectly with the beer. Light honey and pepper at the very end. Very dry, thanks to brett. I really would have a hard time imagining a better Belgian IPA that has the west coast at heart (aka very hop forward).
M: Light to medium body with medium to strong carbonation. Lighter than expected, but I doubt the Brett had something to do with this.
O: A wonderful beer from a wonderful brewery. It is very fruity, dry, hop forward, earthy, musky, dry. It was weird but wonderfully easy to approach. Most definitely the most taste you can get out of a 6.2 ABV beer. Sharing it with an amazing BA just made the whole experience better.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2011 06:10:12 | More by flipper2gv
E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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