Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
4.28/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Purchased at the brewery on 8-8-13, from a 750ml growler poured into a The Alchemist pint glass.
AP: Nice inviting colour on this one, reminds me of orange or peach marmalade. Fluffy 1.5" head that dwindles down to 1/4". Almost no lacing on the sides when you tilt the glass, so excellent head retention.
AR: A pine and citrus explosion of aromas on the first whiff. Green fresh pine more like the needles than the bark/sap. Citrus is grapefruit, lemon, orange, tangerine. Light toasty crackery grains in the background.
T: I swear the malt base to this has a buttery roll taste to it, like the croissants I bought recently at my local supermarket. I like that as it gives it more depth than just being light grains and crackers playing solely second fiddle to the hops. All the citrus aromas are in the taste as well, very well balanced both among themselves and with the malts. On the taste I get a little more tropical fruit like pineapple and papaya. A nice soft bitter citrus rind finish that lingers for a while. The fruity hops flavours don't come across as what I'd call 'juicy' though.
M: Fairly carbonated, slightly creamy on the palate, finish isn't too dry or puckering, pretty much a clean finish.
OV: A very good beer for certain, just not quite World Class to me. It's very good, but it didn't blow me away. Now, that's not a bad thing and I'm not disappointed in any way. If I could get my hands on a beer like this whenever I wanted then it would be in my regular rotation to drink. I'm glad I got this and tried it.
Serving type: growler
08-10-2013 04:37:01 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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4.31/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pour is a hazed golden amber with a bubbly white head. Nose is powerful citrus and grapefruit hops. Subtle grain notes and a hint of a malt backbone. Taste is so gentle and focused, tropical fruits everywhere, mango, grapefruit, peach skin. Light grain notes. Bitterness is present through the finish with a fairly inviting palate, extremely soft body, crisp clean finish, tropical fruits gently linger. This stuff is darn good.
Serving type: growler
02-05-2014 02:00:50 | More by cpetrone84
4.33/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 mL growler poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Hazy golden yellow. Small white head. Wispy surface.
Smell - Tons of simcoe. Deeper whiff reveals mango and tropical fruits. I don't love simcoe, but this smells great.
Taste - All hops. Simcoey grapefruit at first. Grainy cracker malt. Switches dramatically to citra-like hop flavors in the finish. Tastes like mangoes in the end.
Mouthfeel - Light. Well carbonated and a touch of bitterness.
Overall - It takes a lot for a simcoe IPA to win me over, but this did.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 20:07:40 | More by Alieniloquium
Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.