Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: growler
11-24-2012 23:27:59 | More by jaasen64
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