Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by lovindahops:
4.88/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
HF Susan, my first growler from our trip to the brewery yesterday. I am excited to try the application of New Zealond hops in this
A- Susan pours a gorgeous mango orange fill with highly anticipate hazy color. A creamy white head of foam rises only to slowly subside leaving lacing everywhere. It's a sticky as possible it can be towards the edges
S- A plethora of citrus and tropical fruit tones burst out of the glass. Some sweet malt is present along with a pepper like presence. Susan is very lively and floral and that is exactly how I like ipas. Even a slight pine scent at the end just to round it off
T- an onslaught of tropical fruit, pineapple, and lemon zest wax my taste buds in the form of a green mountain avalanche. While the hoppiness is out of this world, a sweet malt undertone coates the palate with some of the aforementioned pepper tone. This is the real deal for an India pale ales taste profile. Hoppy as can be with emphasis on citrus and bitter characteristics as well
M- carbonation, smoothness, coating flavor that has the perfect feel. Sticky on the palate and delicious aftertaste
O- so it is now a fact for me. For ipas only, Susan passes Flower power as the best ipa I have ever had. The riwaka hops combined with simcoe and citra (and topped off with shaun's brewing style) created a citric hop bomb of mouth watering flavor. I really enjoyed this and wish I had easier access to it
Serving type: growler
12-30-2012 19:21:59 | More by lovindahops
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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
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