What Is Enlightenment? - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Ratings: 409 | Reviews: 73 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ToasterChef:
4.28/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A 750 ml HF swing-top growler has been in my fridge for a few days. The beer is poured into a white wine glass.
The liquid is golden colored and appears hazy through the condensation on my glass. A small pure white head does last too long but leaves good lacing. Clinging and rising bubbles can be seen within. For a growler that is a few days old and made the long car ride from Vermont to Maine, the carbonation levels appear to have held up nicely.
The beer has an amazing aroma. Lots of citrus and floral hops. It leads me to believe this will be an exception American pale ale.
The beer has a strong hop flavor.Citrus is the most noticeable flavor, although at the finish, it is more of an oily hoppiness. For the first few sips the hops were so dominant that the malts were noticeable absent. It was as if there was a large hole in the flavor profile. After a few sips, the beer tastes more balanced, but the hops are still strong.
Medium body with strong carbonation. There is a tangible coating on my lips and the roof of my mouth that is a touch sticky and fairly bitter.
This is a fairly impressive APA. I wouldn't say it is worth the long pilgrimage to HF if this is the only beer you seek, but if you make the trip and it is still available for growler fills, you should think about buying some. If you find it on tap, then by all means order a glass.
Serving type: growler
07-13-2013 00:28:18 | More by ToasterChef
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3.79/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hazy golden amber, tight white head. Nose has fairly balanced grain notes, fresh, a lot like Edward. Hops have are herbal and grassy. light grapefruit, a touch light in the nose. Definitely the lightest on flavor, clean fresh grain, light cereal and dough, dry finish with more bitterness than some of the others. Grapefruit and orange citrus are light, hint of peach and grassy hops on a light body with strong carbonation.
Serving type: growler
02-06-2014 23:07:30 | More by cpetrone84
What Is Enlightenment? from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.