Life Without Principle #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kinsman:
4.25/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 growler picked up at the brewery this afternoon. Pours a perfectly clear golden straw color with just a touch of thin white head. Overheard conversation at the brewery that this was not filtered but finings were used to clear the beer for it's blonde appearance.
Aroma is like a freshly peeled orange and at this point thats about it. Little room is left for a hint of the malts underneath to come through.
The orange flavor isn't quite as overpowering on the palate as it was one the aroma. Orange is certainly most notable flavor but touch of hops adds a little depth to it with a nice bitterness to round it out.
Mouthfeel is light and bubbly. Overall, L w/o P packs more orange/citrus punch then just about anything else out there. Serve this alongside you're breakfast stout with some eggs and bacon and you're in heaven.
Serving type: growler
08-10-2012 23:13:57 | More by Kinsman
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District of Columbia
4.15/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Harvest Festival.
Pours a clear, pale golden straw color with a fluffy thin white head. Nose of fruity orange zest, slightly bitter and grassy, but not much malt or anything else of note. Flavor is slightly grainy, grassy and filled with sweet malt and a strong citrus zest presence. Bitter and grassy finish. An impressive blonde ale, though I think Walden had a little more depth and the citrus added to this was almost too much for me.
Serving type: on-tap
01-13-2013 01:35:53 | More by yourefragile
3.58/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
750 mL growler poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Nearly transparent yellow with a very brief head. Some wisps, but dull.
Smell - Light grapefruit hop and other citrus aromas. Almost nothing else. If I struggle I can almost imagine a touch of pale malt.
Taste - Grapefruit hop and bright citrus flavors. Pale malt more of a player here, but still light. Crisp and not at all bitter.
Mouthfeel - Very light, well carbonated. Very dry.
Overall - Yeah, it's a blonde ale. Not a lot to it, but as usual from Hill Farmstead it's beautifully crafted and technically perfect. This one's just a little less exciting than their other beers.
Serving type: growler
12-23-2012 12:54:23 | More by Alieniloquium
Life Without Principle #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.