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Amarillo Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Amarillo Pale Ale
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.31%
Wants: 28
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Amarillo.

(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 09-07-2011)
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Beersalesman802, Sep 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Mikeluzzjr, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

chippo33, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of crispinol
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Single hop series with Amarillo. Not much to it, but well made for sure

crispinol, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of rudzud
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Split with JLindros and poured into a Kate the Great tulip.

A - Poured a nice lightly hazy dark straw hire with a great two finger wire had that leaves sticky lacing and a soapy blanket.

S - Aromas of Amarillo galore, tropical fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, nice dankness.

T - Taste is incredibly unimpressive. Falls flat really, tons of Amarillo obviously but somehow rather meh. Bitter finish, light grapefruit...just doesn't pop. Just lackluster.

M - Mouthfeel is solid as usual, crisp, clean, good.

O - Overall, I expect better beer from hill farmstead. Super lackluster taste, nose was awesome though.

rudzud, Dec 18, 2013
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3.72/5  rDev -12.3%

Nichols33, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of NuclearRich
3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A. Hazy straw, very light color with plentiful white foam that leaves a light lacing.

S. Floral. A little orange, and maybe a little dank. Mild. A light malt sweetness comes through as well.

T. Follows suit from the aroma. Floral, orange citrus, dank. And mild. A certain pilsner malt bread-like flavoras well, especially as it warms.

M. Light bodied, medium to light carbonation.

O. Tasty, for sure. It just didnt wow me. I guess I am so used to HF knocking it out of the park, that a decent beer ended up disappointing me. Very plain, with a very subdued hop profile.

NuclearRich, Jun 02, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to KickInTheChalice for the pour.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with decent white foam and sticky lacing.

Smell is dank. There's a bit of citrus in the beginning and pine at the end, but the dankness is prominent.

Taste is good but not as hoppy as I'd like. Starts out hoppy and light, then gets a tad grainy before finishing crisp and slightly bitter from hops.

Feel is a bit light - it's nicely carbonated, but light bodied, almost lager like.

Overall, I'm surprised by the light body of this one. It does have a lot of hops, but isn't as well balanced as I'd expect an east coast IPA to be. Overall a solid and tasty beer.

readbaron, Oct 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

brokentee, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Kinsman, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

RAKeeler, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

JackNip, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

curlybird, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Viperman1316, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

slim2043, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

sirsteve42, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

JoninVT, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

jbuddle, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

thegerm87, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

belleisa_losteo, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

laxer8811, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of craytonic
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: amber/yellow pour with a nice white head

Aroma: Citrus and pine hops, medium amount of malt, touch of earthiness

Taste: Citrus/;ine hops, grapefruit, slight bitterness and earthiness

Overall: Decent APA, closer to an IPA. Wouldn't seek it out specifically but wouldn't turn it down, particularly if I could get it fresh, local on draft.

craytonic, Nov 25, 2011
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3.82/5  rDev -9.9%

SenatorSpaceman, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud for splitting this one.

Pours a nice creamy 1 finger head that fades slowly with nice lacing, hazy golden blond color.

Nose brings nice tropical fruit, passion fruit, hint grapefruit, floral hops with a mild citrus and nice dank resin, hint papaya even, little melon, mild blonde malt base as well, maybe touch of tangerine, nice fruit overall.

Taste is a lot less bright and flavorful as the nose was, mild hops with little floral and faint tropical fruit, touch of dank resin, like a shadow of Amarillo hops. A little blond malt base, decent but lighter overall bitterness, that eventually increases as it goes. Finish is fairly bitter, dry, more mild Amarillo hops, touch more fruit.

Mouth is med bod, fluffy decent carbonation.

Overall nose was great, but flavor was a big let down. DIdn't seem like a typical Hill Farmstead APA, the nose did at least but flavor was not there, seemed to have really been muted.

jlindros, Dec 20, 2013
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Amarillo Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.