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What Is Enlightenment? - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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97
world-class

648 Ratings
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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.82%
Wants: 201
Gots: 17 | 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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Ratings: 648 | Reviews: 85 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

ottodyer, Jun 17, 2014
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Travitten, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Indy, Jun 15, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light straw color, hazy and a nice creamy head on top. It looks exactly how a beer should, in my opinion. The smell is modest, but awesome. Straight up grapefruit hoppiness. The taste takes it up a notch, with pretty powerful citrus hop flavors. Very little bitterness, but enough. Typical HF body, even in this pretty light beer. As usual, Hill Farmstead has made a beer that is hard to find fault with. It is masterfully brewed and probably the best APA I've ever had.

dougfur, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

MattSweatshirt, Jun 15, 2014
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jcugafsu, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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Stum-pub, Jun 14, 2014
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volta, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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tylergoov, Jun 12, 2014
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mltobin, Jun 12, 2014
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mythaeus, Jun 10, 2014
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wilsonmatt, Jun 10, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy, unfiltered yellow-gold with a decent, fluffy head.

Smells heavily of citrus hop notes, particularly sweet tangerine. Very slightly woody/earthy with hardly any resinous characters; this smells like fruit juice.

Tastes very similar. Pale malted wheat with a lot of sweet, orange-y hop flavours. A little more piney and bitter than the smell, but very smooth overall; you might enjoy this even if you aren't a fan of hops.

A little light on the body and carbonation, but this is an extremely nice, crisp, and refreshing American Pale.

Ian_B, Jun 10, 2014
What Is Enlightenment? from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.