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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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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2011 00:12:38 | More by jlindros
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Bendurgin

Maine

4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

11-27-2011 03:30:15 | More by Bendurgin
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2011 00:22:49 | More by rowingbrewer
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

07-15-2012 02:51:46 | More by xnicknj
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

11-27-2011 03:20:08 | More by andrewinski1
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

12-14-2011 22:00:27 | More by jmarsh123
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

11-27-2011 00:37:24 | More by Sean9689
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 11:39:43 | More by Alieniloquium
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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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jjf3792

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-19-2013 17:15:07 | More by jjf3792
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-26-2012 01:42:07 | More by raythealeman
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-06-2012 01:37:58 | More by JRod1969
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

12-20-2011 15:58:59 | More by sideshowe
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-02-2014 12:50:35 | More by ncaudle
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-15-2012 20:05:57 | More by bootdown21
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quetzal013

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-19-2012 03:12:11 | More by quetzal013
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

04-05-2013 09:39:47 | More by beernads
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

01-23-2013 06:00:02 | More by Kelp
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-13-2012 22:03:07 | More by Wowcoolman
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

01-11-2013 19:59:47 | More by Quackus
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

01-10-2013 21:27:31 | More by Rochefort10nh
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popery

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

01-27-2013 08:01:53 | More by popery
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey during Hill Farmstead tap takeover. Reviewed from notes.

A - Nice hazy orange pour with a one finger head that left nice thick side lacing down the glass.

S - Smell is a bit too subtle for me with some light citrus and malts.

T - Wow, much, much better than the nose. Very fruity and citrusy with lots of tangerine and even some light pineapple.

M - Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. The ABV is very well hidden.

O - Overall this is a super enjoyable double IPA. Lots of very nice fruit and citrus flavours. Very refreshing and good, worth buying again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 01:29:06 | More by rudzud
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Colaboration time

A-Pours a translucent yet glowing honey hue. Big, fluffed white head that retains its girth exceptionally well. Leaves heaps of lacing. Looks big and bold.

S-The beer's aromatics are not stunning but the are quite pleasing. Not a high intensity aroma. I get a nice amount of fruity hops and grains. Smells pretty balanced too. Malt is sturdy and displays heavy notes of biscuit and dough.

T-Plentiful amounts of citrus and tropical fruits. Bitterness is semi-subtle, especially for a Hill Farmstead brew. Well balanced and not overly coercive. Malts really balance this one out.

M-Creamy for a DIPA. Displays a strong resinous and syrupy quality. Medium bitterness.

O/D-A very nice DIPA but it maybe my least favorite Hill Farmstead affiliated hoppy beer I have tried. Still phenomenal, but a bit too relaxed. That being said, it still beats 90%of the DIPAs I can readily buy...Maybe 95% of them.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2012 21:56:23 | More by VelvetExtract
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy golden orange color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-citrus, pineapple, pine, slight malt aromas

T-citrus , pine, nice malt backbone with pineapple and grapefruit, solid hoppy finish, alcohol pretty well hidden

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and a nice crisp bite

O-a solid DIPA with nice flavor and balance

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 17:56:44 | More by MDDMD
Nor from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.