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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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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-23-2012 20:50:34 | More by crashoveride
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sarro

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.6%

12-12-2011 09:10:06 | More by sarro
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fantastic fresh growler from today's Hill Farmstead release.

Incredible appearance that is a cloudy yellow hay with degrees of radiance. Grapefruit in color. Just incredible.

Smeels are Floral, grapefruit, lemony, incredibly balanced. Slightly buttery as well. Very bright.

Super slick mouthfeel in a very good way. The head is like cake batter and just lingers. Incredible taste - hops are exploding. Super creamy, buttery. Really well balanced.

As a non IPA person this is amazing. On par with any double IPA available

Serving type: growler

11-19-2011 23:09:01 | More by Patrickbrusil
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-30-2012 17:07:52 | More by standardcherry
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

01-18-2013 14:25:05 | More by Blanco
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-04-2012 22:33:00 | More by LarryMyers
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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

05-19-2013 03:34:59 | More by Greenplastic615
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-19-2012 14:25:13 | More by InspectorBob
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-07-2011 23:51:08 | More by polishkaz
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +6%

11-03-2012 14:33:46 | More by sendbeer
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-13-2012 20:26:33 | More by GeoffreyM
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-04-2012 16:20:10 | More by jwat
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

02-02-2013 23:23:39 | More by Retail1LO
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-21-2012 18:36:39 | More by Gatordaddy
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-08-2012 00:50:10 | More by iL0VEbeer
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +6%

03-09-2012 15:20:36 | More by TheRuss9585
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6%

05-13-2013 05:48:34 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drank on-tap at Armsby Abbey, Worcester MA
Served in a cervoise

Super cloudy, peach color in appearance. The beer was topped by a foamy, bubbly, resilient white head. Thick, clingy rings of lacing coated the sides of the glass.

Tons of tropical fruit notes in the aroma. Peach, mango, papaya and pineapple dominated. Sweet hop juice. Loads of tangerine. Super smooth and well balanced.

Intense tropical fruit notes came through in the flavor profile as well. Lots of mango, papaya and pineapple. Tangerine juice was also noticeable. Some grapefruit pith appeared on the back end. Grapefruit and pine notes combined with each other in the slightly spicy, crisp, off-dry finish.

The mouthfeel was super smooth, creamy and supple. Medium bodied for the style.

Nor is an outstanding double IPA. Similar to Hill Farmstead's Galaxy Imperial Single Hop IPA (which I drank right before this), it is an intensely fruity yet immensely drinkable version of the style. It seems like more and more beers like this one are coming out of Vermont, and that is definitely a good thing.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 18:11:57 | More by Damian
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: One liter growler poured into a pint glass. Chilled before being poured. Thanks again to phingdong for another great Hill Farmstead IPA.

Appearance: Pale straw yellow in color and surprisingly cloudy. I can't see anything through the glass. Nice, bubbly, two finger, white head. Recedes into a really nice lacing.

Aroma: Citrus zest, mango, and pineapple. Very tropical and hoppy. Only a light malt backing.

Taste: Lemon and tangerine upfront. Only a touch of bitter pine, but tropical notes of mango and pineapple are stronger. Really tropical and sweet, although the bitterness does build nicely. Really easy to drink. This is disappesaring way too fast from my glass.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied, and nice and prickly on the tongue.

Overall, another great IPA from Hill Farmstead. I love the bright, citrus notes and the drinkability here. This really is a joy to drink. Really damn good. Certainly worth going after.

Serving type: growler

11-29-2011 01:30:03 | More by Gosox8787
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Gfunk720

Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Special thanks to Zach for hooking this up. 2L growler, out of a pint glass.

A- Light golden color, that is quite murky. It forms a healthy 2 finger white head when poured. Has a nice warm glow to it.

S- Amazing, absolutely stinks of fresh grassy hops and citrus. Mostly lemony tangerine notes to me, with a touch of pine. It literally is like sticking your nose in a bag of hops.

T- Very smooth and full, with the initial flavor being some sweet Mango/Tangerine flavor. It then transitions to fresh hoppy flavors, heavier on the pine in the aftertaste.

M- Full body, and full flavored. The mouthfeel is very complex, and interesting. Nice hoppy aftertaste.

O- Another killed DIPA from Hill Farmstead. The fresh hop flavor and smell is almost unmatched. Great work Shaun!

Serving type: growler

12-01-2011 22:54:39 | More by Gfunk720
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hill Farmstead and from a fresh growler.

Appearance: I love the look of this beer. Pale yellow with a white sticky head. Lacing clings to the glass. The look of HF IPAs is outstanding.

Smell: A blast of tropical fruits. Reminiscent of other Hill Farmstead DIPAs but with a nice unique twist. The hops smell so fresh and vibrant.

Taste/mouthfeel: Tropical fruits with a touch more dankness here than in the aroma. Not too much as it's still very tropical. The high alcohol is hidden incredibly well. I feel it quickly but never really taste it. This is delicious. Creamy with plenty of carbonation from my growler. Cheers to Phil on the growler fill skills. There was no visible air between the beer and the swingtop.

Overall: Yet another fantastic DIPA from Hill Farmstead (and Cigar City). Shaun (and Dan) consistently pump out my favorite hoppy beers. Beers like this will keep the 6 hour round trip as a monthly (more like every couple weeks) habit. Well done.

Serving type: growler

12-07-2011 23:46:42 | More by phingdong
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bigger 2 finger white head that has great rentention. Hazy yellow and orange body that looks pretty nice. A ton of lacing is left all around the glass after the head finally came down. Very close to 5

S Tropical fruits take charge. Pineapple, tangerine and oranges and other fruits make this scent really really nice.

T Nice sweetness throughout and the bittering hops pick up toward the end. Stays sweeter all the way through while the bitterness lays low. The tropical tastes are unbelievable but would like a little more bitterness. With that said, still an unbelievable IPA.

M Medium feel with similar medium carbonation on the tongue. Drinks really well.

O Really nice IPA. I didnt really have any expectations for the Nor and this made me smile. Would like some more bitterness in the taste but still a top notch DIPA. Another great IPA from Shaun and the rest of Hill Farmstead.

Serving type: growler

11-24-2011 23:56:07 | More by Gushue3
Nor from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.