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Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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696 Ratings
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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.1%
Wants: 355
Gots: 17 | 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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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2L growler shared with peepz this time around, have had this a few times in the past as well.

Very hazy pale orange with an off-white head with great retention and lace. Doesn't really get under a finger.

Definitely a noticeable scent upon pouring, tropical citrus earthiness and light toasty malts. Strength does seem to fade after some time.

Taste is great, tangerine, lemon, mango, pine dank hops with a toasted biscuit finish. Tropical earthy goodness to start, bready goodness on the finish, can't ask for much more out of an IPA. Good amount of bitterness to it but very drinkable, probably perfect amount of malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is very smooth yet well-carbonated. Feels a bit bigger than the listed ABV via heftiness and bitterness but that's really not a flaw here.

Very good, and maybe my fav. IPA from Hill Farmstead so far. Though I liked the 'softer' flavors of Society & Solitude #5 alot, I enjoyed the amped up bitterness on this one more, it still remains pretty balanced and drinkable.

Serving type: growler

11-11-2013 01:07:15 | More by Chico1985
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-10-2013 03:27:05 | More by cwelsh55
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

11-07-2013 01:29:16 | More by mdaschaf
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-06-2013 00:36:35 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT. Served in a 12 oz tulip glass. Consumed on 11/1.

A - Light orange in color. Cloudy with a bright white head. No lacing. Moderate carbonation.

S - Extremely fragrant. Orange, pine, pineapple, and fresh hops.

T - Somewhat tart, mandarin/orange, lemon and apricot flavor. More noticeable malt backbone.

M - Creamy with a medium body. Nice tingle throughout mouth. Standard HF quality.

O - Very very good, but preferred Harlan (consumed same evening), although Susan is higher rating. Like all HF products, it is a must try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2013 17:15:38 | More by Duane_Opfer
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sphyrn

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-04-2013 00:07:23 | More by sphyrn
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WTKeene

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

11-01-2013 20:12:49 | More by WTKeene
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

10-31-2013 21:02:26 | More by Hugonaut13
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-31-2013 18:53:14 | More by zbodnar1
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dkw0063

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-28-2013 21:46:09 | More by dkw0063
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

10-28-2013 07:52:14 | More by DRBiser
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-27-2013 16:51:28 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Miamilice

Vermont

5/5  rDev +10.9%

10-27-2013 15:38:05 | More by Miamilice
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bmmortale

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

10-27-2013 12:04:21 | More by bmmortale
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

10-26-2013 02:59:44 | More by agreenman19
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-26-2013 01:47:12 | More by LarryAppleton
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LanceRobbins24

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.9%

10-24-2013 02:52:42 | More by LanceRobbins24
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

10-21-2013 18:12:03 | More by thewimperoo
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bsm789

Vermont

5/5  rDev +10.9%

10-20-2013 03:33:46 | More by bsm789
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-20-2013 01:07:00 | More by DrunkinYogi
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +10.9%

10-20-2013 00:51:53 | More by duracell
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BrewedEgo

Connecticut

4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sublimely wonderful IPA

Poured from growler into pint glass. 1/4" head dissipates within a minute. Color is a unfiltered pale straw-amber. Thank you to breweries who have stopped filtering out the deliciousness.

Swirling the glass and shoving nose in glass reveals grapefruits and apricots and tremendous sweetness, straw and something papaya-like. Doh. Just splashed myself in the face.

Rolling around a big swig over the tongue and bringing in air over the tongue for about fifteen seconds: Flavor is tremendously well-balanced, some initial sweetness, passionfruit, and papaya, but not sugary, ever-so-slight bitterness, after-taste is floral and complex. Fruit flavors are quite bright, definite beyond the basic grapefruit tastes in the standard IPA.

Just can't get over how delicious, balanced, and sublime this is. Hits all the pleasure centers in my brain. And my descriptions just aren't doing this beer justice. Sorry, fellas. Wish this was available everywhere.

I'd move to Greensborough just to be able to drink this on a regular basis.

Serving type: growler

10-19-2013 22:43:19 | More by BrewedEgo
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-19-2013 17:07:31 | More by dcguitar
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campfirebrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

10-19-2013 12:45:33 | More by campfirebrew
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-19-2013 10:34:24 | More by Bilco
Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.