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What Is Enlightenment? - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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564 Ratings
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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.83%
Wants: 182
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
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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MarkIntihar

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
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!

Serving type: growler

05-14-2012 23:46:15 | More by MarkIntihar
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes (May!) after hooking JLindros up with a growler. Finally getting around to adding all my beers. Poured into a Kate the Great tulip.

A - Yessss, a glorious hazy golden Apollo the God of the Sun hue with with a wonderful one finger fluffy white head that fades slowly to leave a wonderful thick and creamy blanket with nice sticky side lacing.

S - Aromas EXPLODE. Actually, more than explode. They assault the nose with huge tropical citrus powers. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, juicy glorious hops. Its a nonstop glorious assault on the senses all backed up by that faint malty sweetness.

T - The taste is superb, but not quite as ZOMG as the nose. Pleasantly delicious citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, clementine) with a super faint musty hop and creamy malt sweetness. Man oh man...

M - Mouthfeel is exceptional. Creamy bust crisply carbonated. Just top notch.

O - Overall another phenomenally well done beer. I love, absolutely love, tropical notes in a beer and this one delivers in aces. Well worth the 8 hour round trip.

Serving type: growler

11-07-2012 17:32:38 | More by rudzud
What Is Enlightenment? from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.