Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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3.63/5 rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Enjoyed on tap at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill.
A totally cloudy orange body with good lacing. Smell hints at hops but the flavor is more malt forward than hoppy which is a little disappointing. Flavor of orange and mineral aftertaste round things out. Clean finish with minimal lingering. While good, with the pedigree that HF has built up, this one falls short unfortunately.
Serving type: on-tap
12-25-2013 21:57:08 | More by papat444
3.75/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Reviewing Susan from the Hill Farmstead Brewery out of Vermont.
Two week old 2L growler. Served in a stemmed Hill Farmstead snifter and enjoyed on 09/19/12.
Appearance: Pours a translucent sunset yellow color with three fingers of white foamy head. Really good lacing and excellent retention. Leaks a lot of streaky head along the side of the glass. 4.5/5
Smell: Orange, pine, sweet malt, citra pellets, grapefruit and a faint wood aroma. 4/5
Taste: There's lots of sweet tropical fruit and malt, but none of the necessary bitterness for an IPA. Oranges, grapefruit and mango. The citra hopping is clear. There's a faint bitter pine in the finish that needs to be more prominent. Tastes a lot like hoppy, unfermented wort -- somewhat underattenuated quite frankly. Not bad, but not that good either. Gets sweeter/maltier as it approached room temperature. 3.5/5
Mouthfeel: Full-medium bodied with decent carbonation. Super dry, almost cotton-mouthing. Bitter on the finish, sweet on the pull. 3.5/5
Overall: Missing the necessary bitter kick. This is a rare miss for Shawn Hill in my worthless opinion.
Recommendation: If you have to skip any Hill Farmstead IPA, make it this one.
Pairings: Thai food.
Cost: $25 for a 2L growler (including the cost of the growler).
Serving type: growler
12-15-2012 05:24:31 | More by jegross2
Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.