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What Is Enlightenment? - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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548 Ratings
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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.83%
Wants: 174
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
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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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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass 6/19/2014.

A- Beautiful hazy, darker straw yellow body with a lovely, effervescent and thick foamy white head, great retention, tons of lacing all over the place. Even as far as the other Hill Farmstead pale ales go, this is exceptionally good looking.

S- Oranges, tangerines, peppercorn, crackers, grains, a bit of pine. Nice hop-forwardness that is cut just enough by the pale malt contribution. Enjoying the slight pepperiness that reminds me a little bit of other saisons from Hill Farmstead.

F- Oranges, oranges. Plenty of freshly squeezed oranges from start to finish, ending with a tangy, piney bitterness that is just enough to contribute to the palate before it gets fatiguing. Crackers, graininess and caramel add a nice malt backbone to the experience. Drinks quite well, though not particularly complex.

M- As per the Vermont water, this is a medium bodied beer with a soft feel and creamy bubbly carbonation. It's very drinkable on a warm, rainy summer night. Bitter orange and pine finish that isn't all that bitter. Disappears easily.

O- Very nice APA that showcases a good bit of citrus hops in the nose and on the palate, with the classic Vermont pale ale appearance and mouthfeel. A pleasure to try this one.

Serving type: growler

06-20-2014 01:55:26 | More by Stevedore
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-20-2014 00:14:40 | More by SweetChicken
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WellRested518

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-19-2014 23:44:37 | More by WellRested518
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HookemHoos

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-19-2014 17:02:01 | More by HookemHoos
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jebrew

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-19-2014 14:33:55 | More by jebrew
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-18-2014 21:01:41 | More by MattGrimley
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-18-2014 02:10:56 | More by thereal_adam
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jallen5076

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-18-2014 01:49:27 | More by jallen5076
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Motofan12


5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-17-2014 10:12:59 | More by Motofan12
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WTKeene

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-17-2014 00:09:22 | More by WTKeene
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ottodyer

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-16-2014 23:42:52 | More by ottodyer
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Travitten

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-16-2014 02:13:21 | More by Travitten
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Indy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-15-2014 19:58:39 | More by Indy
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dougfur

New York

4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2014 19:48:30 | More by dougfur
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-15-2014 15:34:54 | More by MattSweatshirt
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jcugafsu

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-15-2014 03:05:01 | More by jcugafsu
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ChipChaight

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-14-2014 22:52:17 | More by ChipChaight
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rderedin

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-14-2014 22:46:35 | More by rderedin
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bruindre

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-14-2014 22:34:36 | More by bruindre
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-14-2014 21:58:53 | More by Stum-pub
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volta

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-14-2014 03:32:49 | More by volta
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-13-2014 18:47:16 | More by JebediahScooter
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Rizzy17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

06-13-2014 14:09:55 | More by Rizzy17
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1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-13-2014 00:09:32 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
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mikemacisso

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-12-2014 22:11:04 | More by mikemacisso
What Is Enlightenment? from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.