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Nor - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
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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Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%

Swing top growler courtesy of yourefragile. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a hazy light apricot color with a good white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries plenty of tropical fruit and orange. Light sweetness in the flavor as well. Great fruit character. Medium body and a nice bitterness to the finish. Really solid brew.

Thorpe429, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%

Tap at the Armsby Abbey Hill Farmstead takeover.

Light creamy head covering, decent lacing, super hazy golden carrot orange color.

Nose hops, mostly candy citrus hops, little earthy, hint of light malty aroma.

Taste starts with more candy citrus hops, little juicy, light pine, tangerine, orange peel, semi bitter, fluffy, some malts bring a light caramel nougat like malt. Candy cookie like flavor, fluffy sweetness. Finish is fairly bitter with decent citrus hop, light tropical fruits, bit oily and sticky.

Mouth is med bodied, dec carb, oily with a light booze.

Overall nice, nothing super special like most of the other IPAs from Hill Farmstead, but this doesn't tread any bounds or do anything wrong, just a nice DIPA done pretty well.

jlindros, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Bendurgin
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%

Huge thanks to John's parents (whom I have never met) for snagging a growler of this for us. We owe you guys! Poured into a shaped pint glass. Pours a hazy golden straw color with a monster of a fluffy head with some sticky lace.

Big pine aroma with a bit of clementine and some tropical fruits. Really big hops in the nose here. A bit more mellow on the pallet with the hops. Grassy hops with a mellow orange flavor and a little bit of caramel sweetness to finish it off. A little bit

The body is a little bit heavy with some soft carbonation. A little sticky to finish. Overall this one is pretty good. Not their best DIPA, but still a cut above the rest.

Bendurgin, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.2/5  rDev -6.3%

Had this beer on tap at the birth of tragedy daybreak release. The beer is a hazy yellow with a huge pilowy white head it's impressive to see. The smell is citrus and grassy hops. The flavor is citrusy and a little grassy. The mouthfeel is mouth watering. Overall a good ipa

rowingbrewer, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
4.2/5  rDev -6.3%

750mL growler poured into tulip - thanks alex

Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice froth of white head resting on top. Plenty of patchy lacing on the glass and filmy, thick retention resting on the brew.

Explosive, juicy fruit hops in the nose with plenty of tropical fruit. Orange and grapefruit with pineapple and tangerine. Bitter and sweet at the same time with a very faint notion of alcohol.

Bitter and juicy up front with plenty of fruit character. Oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, mango and more dance across the tongue. Lighter malt backbone with bready hints and soft sweetness. Continued citrus pith and pulp with bitter dryness in the finish. Light warmth as well.

Medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and dry on the tongue. Another delicious hoppy beer from HF - I don't think they've really missed the mark yet.

xnicknj, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of andrewinski1
4.2/5  rDev -6.3%

Thanks to Jon's parents for bringing this back from Vermont! Awesome! Pours with a nice large fluffy head. The body is hazy orange.

The aroma is full of pine with a hint of juicy pineapple and citrus. The hops are potent.

The taste is sweet and juicy, with the hops not being overpowering but instead well integrated with the malt flavor. Zesty citrus rind goes well with the sweet malt. The finish is slightly drier, but still juicy.

This is medium bodied with a nice smooth carbonation.

Another hit from Hill Farmstead. Definitely worth the effort to get for a beer geek.

andrewinski1, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of jmarsh123
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.

jmarsh123, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Sean9689
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%

750ml growler, thanks Bob! Split with the fiancé and poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a mirky orange color, frothy white head, sticky lacing, a nice cap on top.

S - Tangerines, mango, tropical fruit, loads of bitter hops, resin. A very sweet hoppy nose is how I would best describe this one. Very fruity, very hoppy, very nice.

T - Sweet tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, oranges, piney resin, huge dank/bitter hops, some detectable alcohol heat. Again, a nice balance of sweetness and hops, but I think I prefer the nose on this one.

M - Light to medium, good carbonation, sweet oily finish.

O - Really enjoyed the huge tropical fruity sweetness in this beer and it's pretty darn dangerous for 9%. Very smooth, easy to drink, and enjoyable. CCB and HF really pulled this one off, no doubt about it. Would definitely have again but prefer Ephraim and Abner to this one.

Sean9689, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

mdillon86, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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Nor from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.