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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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LiquidDegenerate

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

10-20-2012 00:59:38 | More by ScottP
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xenjoiii

New York

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

10-08-2012 02:47:24 | More by xenjoiii
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev -10.7%

10-03-2012 01:36:41 | More by dunix
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

09-06-2012 03:26:43 | More by BeerChanticleer
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-28-2012 01:29:41 | More by Yabev15
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-21-2012 18:53:00 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2012 22:48:36 | More by Sammy
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml growler courtesy of JeepCop. Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Opaque brownish yellow color. Two and a half fingers of white, pillowy/creamy head. Retention is good and a decent amount of lacing is left.

4.0 S: This has a raw, fresh hop vibe in the nose. It smells like I've shoving my face in some hops right before throwing them into the boil. Primarily floral with earthy and grassy secondary. Yeasty with bready malts. Very nice.

4.0 T: Tastes like it smells. Raw, resiny hops that focus on floral, earthy, and grassy flavors. Moderate yeasty breadiness. Very light sugariness. Light bitterness. I'd prefer this to be a bit cleaner and less yeasty, but it's still pretty good.

3.5 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good carbonation, especially from a growler. Reasonably creamy. The thing that I'm not a fan of is that this is a bit too chewy for my liking.

4.0 D: Another more than solid beer from HF. This has a lot of the things that I don't like in a DIPA (big yeasty breadiness, chewy mouthfeel) and still manages to get a good score out of me.

Serving type: growler

08-11-2012 01:03:42 | More by DavoleBomb
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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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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-30-2012 17:07:52 | More by standardcherry
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tria Rittenhouse in Philly on 7/13/12. Served in a tulip.

Pour: Hazy straw orange with two fingers of white head.

Smell: Grapefruit and pine burst out. Very inviting.

Taste: Piney and citrusy with a light bready maltiness. Peppery on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Very juicy and not overly bitter. Rice adds a great dry aspect on the finish that leaves you craving another sip.

Overall: Great collab from Cigar City and Hill Farmstead. Delicous

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 16:02:10 | More by cfrances33
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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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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -33%

07-24-2012 02:04:13 | More by brez8791
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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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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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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -10.7%

07-18-2012 22:37:07 | More by HopsHopenstein
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outbackrebel

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +11.6%

07-18-2012 01:35:57 | More by outbackrebel
Nor from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.