1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

What Is Enlightenment? - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
What Is Enlightenment?
Picture being approved.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

629 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 629
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.82%
Wants: 183
Gots: 14 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 629 | Reviews: 84 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
Ilovelampandbeer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-11-2014 23:34:18 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
Photo of Gunch52
Gunch52

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-11-2014 22:56:14 | More by Gunch52
Photo of DrewLikesBeer
DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-11-2014 14:49:17 | More by DrewLikesBeer
Photo of mythaeus
mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-10-2014 11:52:35 | More by mythaeus
Photo of wilsonmatt
wilsonmatt

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-10-2014 02:13:13 | More by wilsonmatt
Photo of Ian_B
Ian_B

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

06-10-2014 01:39:48 | More by Ian_B
Photo of hogansct
hogansct

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-10-2014 01:39:25 | More by hogansct
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-10-2014 01:19:10 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
Photo of BMart
BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-09-2014 20:14:33 | More by BMart
Photo of Caudalie
Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-09-2014 13:23:55 | More by Caudalie
Photo of NW_IPAHEAD
NW_IPAHEAD

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-09-2014 03:02:54 | More by NW_IPAHEAD
Photo of drewone
drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-08-2014 23:36:40 | More by drewone
Photo of Rado
Rado

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-08-2014 23:19:11 | More by Rado
Photo of slim2043
slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-08-2014 17:32:31 | More by slim2043
Photo of sgn4779
sgn4779

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-08-2014 14:34:01 | More by sgn4779
Photo of sphyrn
sphyrn

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-08-2014 05:53:11 | More by sphyrn
Photo of petermethot
petermethot

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-08-2014 04:50:45 | More by petermethot
Photo of Hrdqore
Hrdqore

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-08-2014 00:49:31 | More by Hrdqore
Photo of ScotNH
ScotNH

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-07-2014 22:53:16 | More by ScotNH
Photo of PA-Michigander
PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-07-2014 22:32:27 | More by PA-Michigander
Photo of Miamilice
Miamilice

Vermont

5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-07-2014 15:09:35 | More by Miamilice
Photo of markgugs
markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-07-2014 13:49:57 | More by markgugs
Photo of jbaker67
jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%

Pours unclear golden with an orange hue, thicker for the style which is nice. Aroma is the only thing that is not balanced here because it is so light. What you do get in the nose is so juicy and delicious, some citrus sweet hops. The body and flavor are perfectly balanced, as usual for HF. It brings juicy hops with just the right tang, and citrus, soft without any hop bite at all. Each sip gets better, refreshing the palate on a warm spring day just like an APA should do. Lingers on the tongue just long enough until you are going back for more.

06-07-2014 12:00:38 | More by jbaker67
Photo of PittBeerGirl
PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-07-2014 03:46:17 | More by PittBeerGirl
Photo of Ewhite2121
Ewhite2121

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-07-2014 02:30:13 | More by Ewhite2121
What Is Enlightenment? from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.