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Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 947
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.32%
Wants: 491
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-25-2012

American IPA brewed with our favorite hops. Hopped with Citra, Simcoe, and Riwaka.
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Reviews by Pinknuggets:
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4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

!!50th Review!!
Growler to worthy sniffer

A: thick orangey honey color with small white head completely opaque with nothing going through

S: wow it smells like a tropical fruit paradise there is some hops and maybe a bit of pine fresh too

T:I don't know where to start there are so many delicious flavors lots strong of melon, orange, and other tropical fruits, there is a piney resiny flavor too, but the hop bitterness is still there in the finish and the fruit comes our more as the beer warms

M:great smooth oily resiny feel to it there is some light carbonation for a bite but it goes down really smooth the crispness is there but goes away as the beer warms up

O: this is a good looking wonderful smelling great tasting ipa with a decent mouthfeel made from 3 of my favorite hops I can honestly say this is not only the best ipa I've had from hill farmstead so far but it's one of the best ipas I've ever had quality stuff for sure get it if you can

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Poured from a growler into my Lawson's snifter.

A: Hazy, orange/golden color with a nice white head. Looks creamy.
S: Wonderful citrus/tropical smells with a hint of grassiness at the end.
T: Taste is not as intense as the smell. Amazing citrus(grapefruit) and mango taste. A little floral too.
M: Medium bodied with little carbonation. Creamy/oily mouthfeel.
O: Another home run from Hill Farmstead! Delicious hop profile.

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Growler

Thanks so much for sending this to me, baconsausage!

Cloudy, hazy, murky dark orange, but nearly a light brown because of all the residual sediment. This leaves the glass very messy with sheets of sticky irregular lacing all the way down. Gorgeous IPA, and unique in it's incredible lack of clarity. Is that due to a wheat addition?

Stinging citrus notes abound in this IPA--lots of grapefruit flesh and zest, juicy orange and mango, and a bit of pine sap. There's a touch of a sweet malt character underlying the fruit, but this is simply, yet outrageously citrus-forward.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with huge amounts of grapefruit and pineapple making up the abundance of the flavors' notes, along with an assertive, yet complementary earthy bitterness that lingers on the back end. Extraordinary.

Medium bodied with moderate to high, yet slightly creamy, carbonation. Marvelously drinkable.

An exceptional IPA. In the upper echelon of IPAs and my favorite from Hill Farmstead.

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Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 947 ratings.