Life Without Principle #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by rudzud:
4.28/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a 2L growler of this at the Hill Farmstead Festival of Ales party. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a crystal clear super light straw hue with a half a finger white head that doesnt really slump down, just kind of hangs around. Not nearly as nice of a head as their other blonde ale, Walden.
S - TONS of valencia orange jest and citra hops. Again, not quite as good as their other blonde, but man alive does this smell nice.
T - Mmmm...oranges. Getting alot of zest notes here along with great citra notes. Wonderful bitter finish. Quit tasty really. Almost doesnt drink like a beer.
M - Mouthfeel is more than exceptional here. Wonderful carbonation, bright, crisp, just jumps off the tongue.
O - Overall this was a tasty beer from Shaun. Love the orange, wish the appearance was better though as it was almost lack luster compared to most of their other beers.
Serving type: growler
08-13-2012 01:46:12 | More by rudzud
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District of Columbia
4.15/5 rDev +0.7%
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 -13.1%
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 63 ratings.