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Amarillo Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Amarillo Pale Ale
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311 Ratings
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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

MichaelAllenVT, Dec 24, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill. Poured into a FTG snifter.

Super citrusy, like biting into a not so bitter grapefruit, quite tasty and fresh. Completely hazy yellow body, ring after ring of nice lacing. Good sustained bitterness. Farmstead knows their hops!

papat444, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

HeadieBrews, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

clemson14, Dec 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

TroyS62, Dec 20, 2013
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
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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Amarillo Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.