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Motueka Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Motueka Pale Ale
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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Motueka hops, a New Zealand varietal.

(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 06-10-2011)
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Capones. The pour was a hazy peach orange with a small white head. The yeast looked somewhat disturbed but not too bad. Nose is dry, floral hops, light fruits, quite herbal. Flavor, as with Hill Farmstead's better pale ales, is very dry, earthy, and floral. Some lemon and mint type of zest, and a light softer fruit profile. Restrained and very well done. I'd like to have a super clean, fresh sample of this to really gauge it but I liked it quite a bit.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2012 19:56:56 | More by JAXSON
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-12-2014 10:59:32 | More by rollom
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-10-2014 07:30:41 | More by bobv
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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reebtaerG

Maryland

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

Had a 4oz pour from growler into tulip glass

A- Pours a nice light gold, foamy white head. Great lacing.

S-Aromas of passionfruit, citrus,pine.

T-Taste is light. Some melon mends with the pale malts nicely, a bit of pine comes in, but only very subtle.

M- Light-medium in body with fine carbonation.

O-Overall a decent APA hard to compete with Edward.

Serving type: growler

03-05-2014 13:34:46 | More by reebtaerG
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-24-2014 07:42:29 | More by Auror
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-19-2014 03:13:56 | More by stereosforgeeks
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zahara15

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-17-2014 21:48:54 | More by zahara15
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-17-2014 19:59:35 | More by jbird_1973
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-16-2014 01:44:41 | More by NuclearRich
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Quackus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-15-2014 14:03:57 | More by Quackus
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

App- hazy straw yellow body, nice one finger white head, good retention, nice lacing

Smell- Floral, nice breadiness, biscuits. Very floral nose that is quite a bit sharper than any other floral pale ales I've had the chance to try.

Flavour- Favors the malts a bit- bready, honey, caramel- but complemented nicely by a floral flavour typical of the more floral hops. Possibly some lemon zest as well, but rather floral-dominant.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, great carbonation, not super creamy but fairly easy to drink. Not terribly bitter, with a nice floral aftertaste.

Overall- Very interesting floral pale ale, I like how this beer is quite balanced between the floral hoppiness and the bready malts. Still, not something I'd use one of my 3 growler fills for- I'd drink this on tap in Waterbury anytime though.

Serving type: on-tap

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Motueka Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.