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Life Without Principle #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Life Without Principle #1
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 13
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Life Without Principle #1 (we are big fans of Thoreau!) is the first in a series of Citrus inspired American Style Blonde Ales. #1 is brewed with 200 ICUS of Valencia Orange and complemented by several American hop varieties. The inaugural release was brewed with the help of our good friend Luc "Bim" Lafontaine, formerly of Dieu Du Ciel! in Montreal and now en route to Japan to open his new brewery.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-06-2012)
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -27%

03-03-2013 16:40:45 | More by chippo33
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27%

08-31-2012 01:17:12 | More by bsuedekum
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Black Back Pub. Light yellow and lacey. A new blonde,hoppy blond, yes with valencia orange.Medium mouthfeel, suitably carbonated.Well executed for what it is. Good though not exceptional creation.Refreshing, drinkable, but not something I want daily.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2012 22:58:08 | More by Sammy
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jh1982

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

12-29-2012 02:53:47 | More by jh1982
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huskermike12

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

08-16-2012 21:23:18 | More by huskermike12
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

09-24-2012 21:59:04 | More by HopsHopenstein
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

09-03-2012 00:29:45 | More by MarkIntihar
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Takeanotherswing

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

03-06-2013 03:24:27 | More by Takeanotherswing
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

08-16-2012 23:27:08 | More by DonFrap
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SupremePie

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-14-2014 04:33:22 | More by SupremePie
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-17-2012 00:00:47 | More by Urbancaver
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-02-2012 06:24:23 | More by bobv
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale hazy gold, looks almost like a wit.

Exciting citrus aroma, though not sure I can really pick out the orange that I'm looking for.

Really fresh up front with crisp citrus. Clean grain through the middle and a quenching finish. Bitterness is restrained.

Huh. I was really looking out for a big hit of orange, but am not sure whether I picked up anything other than the citra. A really nice summer beer, not sure if a heavier orange punch would help or hinder.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2012 02:59:55 | More by CanuckRover
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-13-2013 20:23:21 | More by doremite
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-25-2012 00:01:36 | More by wesley14
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-24-2012 17:39:35 | More by bostonryan
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-04-2012 01:37:43 | More by rpstevens
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-22-2012 20:44:07 | More by polishkaz
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surlytheduff

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-04-2012 20:37:37 | More by surlytheduff
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-15-2013 18:32:17 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-12-2012 00:59:36 | More by CypherEnigma
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jbuddle

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-22-2013 21:31:07 | More by jbuddle
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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-25-2012 20:36:34 | More by juliusseizure
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-28-2012 01:26:46 | More by Yabev15
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Life Without Principle #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.