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What Is Enlightenment? - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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659 Ratings
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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 213
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
American Pale Ale brewed in honor of our Second Anniversary. Simcoe and Amarillo hops.

(Beer added by: CliffBrake on 04-26-2012)
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Motofan12, Jun 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml Growler to HF stemmed tulip glass. Bottled 5 days prior.

A - Poured a hazy yellow/peach colour. One finger of bubbly white head formed and quickly receded to a few bubbles scattered across the top of the beer. Very light lacing.

S - A massive fresh tropical fruit, citrus and pine aroma up front with a moderate bitterness evident. Peach, mango, tangerine, apricot and grapefruit. By far the most appealing APA nose I've experienced.

T - A nice pale ale profile - well hopped but not so much that you wonder if you are drinking an IPA. Tangerine, grapefruit, mango and peach flavours take centre stage with a touch of pine present as well. The malt bill is barely noticeable but adds a very light touch of sweetness. The bitterness is quite dry.

M - Medium body with nice hop oils. Light to moderate carbonation. As noted above, very dry throughout.

O - This is a spectacular APA. My first ever 5/5 rating and unquestionably deserving of it.

TheSevenDuffs, May 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

dangelop, Jul 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

ThatsThatDude, Jun 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

bosshop, Oct 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

nh2032, Jun 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

thezoobrew, May 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

went to waterbury vt, had this on tap at the resevior tap room, this by far has to be the best i have had in a pale ale, had to have two more before i left, pours orange hazy, plenty of citrus pine and hops, well balanced. will search this beer out again.

BERNUTBAG, May 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

deparker, Aug 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

rollom, Jul 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

canadianghetto, Jul 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

dcolatriano, Jun 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

PorterBoy14, Jul 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Abbbp, Jun 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

bellywin, Oct 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

soulkeeper1369, Jul 28, 2013
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Miamilice, Jun 07, 2014
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Rootz, May 29, 2014
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Kroborett, Aug 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

TobiasG, Jun 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

tjmackie, Oct 24, 2014
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Lehighace06, Jun 05, 2014
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wizmasta, May 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Jones153, Jul 28, 2014
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4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Gramercy Tavern in NYC.

Looks sexy as hell. Slightly cloudy bright amber hue, with a lingering single finger head.

Nose has intense citrus accents. I get orange and peach dominating, with a nice piney background. Little bit of grapefruit too.

Taste is very complex. The hops come at you at first, but then recede quickly with the citrus notes dominating the rest of the way. Great orange and peach notes follow the nose perfectly.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Carbonation is muted for easier drinkability.

This is one of my favorite beers right now. If I could, I would drink this non-stop, forever. What a beer.

iwantsomerocks, Aug 20, 2012
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What Is Enlightenment? from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.