Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.5/5 rDev -0.2%
2L growler filled at the brewery exactly a week ago and kept refrigerated since being filled. Poured into HF glass.
A- Pours a hazy fairly opaque yellowish slightly brownish with about two fingers of foamy slightly fluffy thick head that coats the glass with thick lacing and has excellent retention slowly receding to a thing foamy layer. Nice carbonation of consistently rising carbonation bubbles.
S- Lots of grapefruit, pine, hops, and some pineapple fruitiness. Definitely well above average aroma strength, the grapefruit hits you right away which is balanced nicely with a pineapple fruit.
T- Fairly strong presence of dry grapefruit balanced with piney hops following with some lightly juicy pineapple, a faint hint of sweet malts, and a slightly bitter finish. Lingering aftertaste of grapefruit and pine. Fairly strong hop presence that lends a lot of flavor. Nice balance between all the hop varietals, I can definitely distinguish the Citra, Riwaka, and a little bit of the Simcoe hops coming out.
M- Medium bodied, goes down very easily, nice carbonation, slightly dry with a juicy finish. The awesome retention of the head adds a little bit of creaminess.
O- This is another phenomenal IPA from HF, possibly one of their best. At the brewery we did a tasting between this, Abner, and SS5 and we thought although all of them were great Susan beat out the other two slightly. I could easily drink this all the time and it's one of the best IPAs I've had. I definitely recommend trying it if you get the chance especially if you like IPAs with a strong grapefruit presence.
11-24-2012 23:27:59 | More by jaasen64
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4.53/5 rDev +0.4%
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.
12-04-2012 04:49:02 | More by standardcherry
4.6/5 rDev +2%
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.
12-11-2012 04:15:34 | More by ehammond1
Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 760 ratings.