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What Is Enlightenment? - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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97
world-class

640 Ratings
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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.82%
Wants: 190
Gots: 15 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Zach for the trade! Poured from the growler into my brand new FFF Teku tulip.

A - Pours a cloudy yellow-orange, with a half a fingers worth of pale white head. The head dissolves somewhat quickly into a wisp of white dust on the top of the glass along with a ring around the outer edges of the glass. Head retention is nice from this point, and it seems to cling to the sides of the glass after every sip.

S - WHAM HOPS! Citrus and grass dominate the nose in an exceptionally pungent blend. Incredible nose from the moment I popped the swingtop. Nice vanilla notes in the backdrop as well, complimenting the citrus with a clean finish. Really an exceptional scent to it.

T - Follows nicely from the nose. Very tropical fruit/citrus hop up front, with a nice vanilla malt background flavor. My only complaint is that it is not quite as intense as the nose, but it is still an incredibly well done beer.

M - Dry enough finish to clean the palate, but not too dry to leave me thirsty with every sip. Obviously very little/no alcohol burn with this one, but still pretty incredible how smooth it goes down.

O - Overall, wow, this is the first HF hoppy offering I've traded for, and I honestly couldn't be happier. What an exceptionally balanced pale ale, and one I hope to enjoy again!

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What Is Enlightenment? from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.