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Nor - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 73
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial IPA brewed in collaboration with our friends at Cigar City Brewing Company. Brewed with rice and and an abundance of worldly hops.

(Beer added by: Patrickbrusil on 11-19-2011)
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Pamola

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-11-2012 14:11:22 | More by Pamola
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-30-2012 17:07:52 | More by standardcherry
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4.35/5  rDev -2.9%

750ml poptop Growler poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a hazy yellow to orange color with a small white head. Nose is licorice, fruit and a light earthy hop.

Taste is all tangarine juice, citrus and bright fruit. Super tasty and hoppy but not too bitter but super drinkable. Very good beer kind of out of nowhere too.

11-25-2011 23:42:21 | More by kingcrowing
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-22-2012 00:07:04 | More by SPRichard
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev -8.9%

Growler poured into a GI tulip

A - Golden, hazy yellow. Has a nice head that settled down to a rocky layer of foam.

S - Light honey sweetness mixed in with tropical fruits of tangerine and pineapple

T - Light honey sweetness hits the palate first. Then, there is a mix of tropical flavors with pineapple and orange. Next, on the finish, the is a slight bitter pine that cuts through that I didn't notice in the nose. Overall, nicely flavored and balanced IIPA that brings a nice mix of flavors.

MF - Light body overall but has plenty of carbonation that gives this a nice, thick mouthfeel. This actually works out well for the beer as it makes it easy to drink while still having a nice thick body you expect from the style.

O - Overall, a solid DIPA from Hill Farmstead. I was really impressed by the mouthfeel and the array of hops t hat show themselves is this one.

07-14-2012 22:52:00 | More by jeonseh
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tugg407

Florida

4/5  rDev -10.7%

12-26-2011 00:34:35 | More by tugg407
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beenitty

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

01-02-2012 17:08:15 | More by beenitty
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ipa247

California

4/5  rDev -10.7%

12-04-2011 23:21:49 | More by ipa247
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -14.5%

Enjoyed on tap at the Black Back pub. Cloudy grapefruit coloured body. Apparently with rice and Brett. A good mouthfeel. Lots of orange citrusy taste. Some tropcal fruit.Very smooth drinker. Complex and good drinkability. I would like to try it again.

08-17-2012 22:48:36 | More by Sammy
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RCL

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-21-2011 15:43:51 | More by RCL
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-16-2012 16:12:02 | More by huskermike12
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

On tap at Willard's Tap House. Served in a Unibroue tulip.

Appearance - Very hazy orange. Nearly completely opaque. Nice fluffy white head that leaves some lovely lacing.

Smell - Tropical fruit hop aroma. Floral, too. Hefty sweet malt aroma as well.

Taste - Juicy tropical fruits. Orange and mango. Sugary malts back it up. Maybe a touch too sweet. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - A bit heavy. Just a bit too sweet and just a bit too bitter. Otherwise, quite nice.

Overall - A tasty treat to find in Florida. Maybe not Hill Farmstead's best IPA, but better than nearly everything down here.

07-26-2012 11:39:43 | More by Alieniloquium
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KMcG

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-14-2012 22:46:31 | More by KMcG
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outbackrebel

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-18-2012 01:35:57 | More by outbackrebel
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claaark13

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.6%

12-10-2011 04:08:13 | More by claaark13
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-14-2012 05:41:01 | More by mdillon86
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%

Inflatablechair busted out this bottle (really this is a 750 growler) recently... very cool Sam... excellent.

Pours a hazed pale orange... fluffy white head with good lacing and retention.

Nose is like a tropical fruit bowl... smells pretty sweet... the fruity hops punctuate that sweetness.

Flavor is fantastic mix of tangerine.... light pineapple and melon.. definitely fresh hoppiness, but I think the malts are a touch heavy, though they really help carry the hops. Not nearly as bitter as most DIPAs, instead the flavor hops whallop the palate.

Body is a solid medium with a nice prickly carbonation.

4/4.5/4.5/4/4.5

Thanks again Sam... I really liked this one.

12-27-2011 05:39:06 | More by JohnGalt1
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-21-2012 19:02:25 | More by rondufresne
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -8.9%

Served in a 10oz snifter for $6.50
Sampled 07JUL12

[A] Arrives with a bright white finger of fluffy foamy head resting above an orange creamcicle colored body. Light orange with a pale white softness. Opaque as all of Shaun's IPAs are. Lacing in thin sedimentary layers, connected every so often by a few craggily strands.

[S] Bitter orange and white grapefruit. Non-descript malt bill. High gravity is evident but not offensive. Straightforward.

[T] Bright citrus flavored hops with near bracing bitterness. Fleeting melon-like flavors poke thru every once in a while on the finish. Spiked honeydew and cantaloupe.

[M] Creamy smooth initially with a firm persistent carbonation immediately after - and thru to the finish. Semi-fine and moderately coarse. Medium body, leans dry.

[O] Man, the grading curve sure is tough for Hill Farmstead IPAs... To put it into perspective: Nor is probably better than 98% of DIPAs out there - but it doesnt even make Top 5 hop-centric beers in Hill Farmstead's portfolio.

09-13-2012 04:49:54 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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LiquidDegenerate

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

10-22-2012 17:36:18 | More by LiquidDegenerate
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev -5.8%

Thanks to SneezyAchew for the trade.

Pours a cloudy gold with a big 3-4 finger white creamy head.

Smells wonderful! Big citrus notes with some grapefruit and a great citrus peel. Bursting with aroma.

Taste follows the nose, but is a bit more subdued. Big citrus notes with a touch of caramel sweetness, but definitely hop forward. Alcohol shows through pretty boldly towards the end and it finishes very bitter and dry.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with low carbonation levels.

The masters of the IPA strike again. It's not my favorite by them due to the boldness of the boozy flavor, but still top notch. Glad I got to try it.

12-14-2011 22:00:27 | More by jmarsh123
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-03-2012 13:02:41 | More by mcintire78
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beernut

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-04-2012 16:17:56 | More by beernut
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jmilo64

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

06-26-2013 02:13:08 | More by jmilo64
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

01-18-2013 14:25:05 | More by Blanco
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Nor from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.