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Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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726 Ratings
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Ratings: 726
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 6.87%
Wants: 364
Gots: 20 | 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:
American IPA brewed with our favorite hops. Hopped with Citra, Simcoe, and Riwaka.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-25-2012)
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 mL growler filled fresh from the brewery yesterday and kept chilled since then. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a really agressive, creamy three finger head with great retention. Cloudy yellow/orange in color (a lot like Edward and some of their other single hop offerings).

Aroma: Tons of tropical fruit and ctirus notes upfront. Pineapple and mango notes really stand out. I am getting a touch of the Simcoe hop note in there as well that really tempers the tropical fruit notes.

Taste: The Citra and Riwaka hops offer some really great tropical notes. Lots of pineapple and mango with some orange zest and grapefruit. Not as sweet as the aroma suggests. Some pretty agressive grapefruit and bitter hop notes. As it warms more, the aggressive grapefruit bitterness builds nicely. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a nice creaminess. Really nice, bright carbonation.

Overall, a really nice, fresh IPA with a nice tropical background. Really nicely balanced with a more bitter finish than I expected. Not only refreshing but this grew on me as I drank it. I think I still prefer Edward to this but it is definitely a really nice beer.

Serving type: growler

11-18-2012 17:49:09 | More by Gosox8787
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tarheels86

California

4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750mL flip-top growler thanks to yourefragile. Moll is the man! Pours a cloudy orange with a medium, buttermilk head. Good lacing. Complete rings. Nose is jackfruit, dragonfruit, serrano hot pepper, pineapple/peach. Taste is chalky, minerally, a tad powdery. Flavor has some funky rind, cantaloupe, peach/pear juicy sweetness. Finish brings nice mellow bitterness. Palate is ultra soft, fluffy, easy to drink. Quenching, cloud like mouthfeel.

Serving type: growler

09-25-2013 21:39:44 | More by tarheels86
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to DonFrap!

Pours a very hazy opaque dark almost muddy orange. Two fingers of off white head. Lost of web by lace.

Bright citrus aroma, with some floral hops and touches of pine and sweet bread malts.

Taste is high citrus, ,old grapefruit, some sweet orange, spice, somewhat resinous.

Has a great feel, somewhat light bodies, good mild crisp carbonation, some slickness.

Another great HF IPA, but I think Abner is better still. Yeah, I'm splitting hairs ;)

Serving type: growler

01-03-2013 02:48:54 | More by EgadBananas
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kevanb

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass.

The beer pours a really lovely copper honey color, hues of gold and light amber, very cloudy complexion. A nice finger and a half of white soapy heady appears and has good retention, lots of film atop the beer after the head has completely receded and wonderful soapy lacing survives the entire session. The aroma is spectacular, bright and vibrant notes of grapefruit and pineapple, floral notes of a fresh bouquet of wildflowers are very dominant as well, light earthy pine is there as well with a healthy amount of pale cereal malt. I could stick my nose in this beer forever, the balance is wonderful and the brightness is really special. The flavors are nice but fall a bit flat compared to the nose, grapefruit, pineapple and tangerine are all present with the same kick of fresh wildflower and lemongrass, the earthiness take over at the finish with bitter dirty pine and grassy weeds and some stronger sweeter malt than the nose suggested. Susan is full bodied, lower on the spectrum of carbonation but still lively and appropriate for the style and has a nice dry bitter finish that leaves a bit of a cottonmouth sensation behind.

Verdict: A really wonderful IPA from Hill Farmstead and another triumph in their hoppy arsenal. The aroma is really something to behold, a truly delightful beer to savor and enjoy.

Serving type: growler

12-31-2012 22:36:41 | More by kevanb
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cincysig

Massachusetts

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Colorado

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Wisconsin

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Iowa

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Maryland

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Illinois

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.