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Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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741 Ratings
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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 6.86%
Wants: 370
Gots: 23 | 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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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a HF growler to a long stemmed wine glass.

Cloudy and hazy body with about a finger width head. Almost looks like a combination of orange and mango juice.

Tastes of citrus: orange and lemon and hops. A nice sweetness on the end from the malts. Nicely balanced.

Not a lot of carbonation, and by the end their wasn't much left coming out of the growler. Really lets the hops and malts shine.

Overall a really great IPA! Very well done!

Serving type: growler

10-06-2013 23:27:07 | More by jhartley
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cfh64

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-06-2013 21:32:02 | More by cfh64
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yossi316

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-06-2013 03:14:23 | More by yossi316
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-05-2013 14:11:47 | More by josephwa
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-04-2013 23:20:05 | More by jzeilinger
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AL89BR

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-04-2013 04:46:20 | More by AL89BR
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blackie

California

4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

drank so much of this - in and around Waterbury as well as a liter growler to go, and lord it was a lovely time

Susan is a deep, golden apricot in color with a rich cream white head that leaves good lacing. A carefully crafted hop blend is the highlight here - those lovely NZ hops bring their tropical medley including kiwi, mango, and passionfruit with the others bringing citrus highlights of tangerine and grapefruit. Juicy and fresh, riding a light, subtly sweet pale malt base with a touch of honey. Pleasant on the palate - moderate in body with a soft light-moderate carbonation. A balanced bitterness with a touch of citrus oil accents the finish and provides a dry, drinkable close. A top-tier IPA that pulls in all the best characteristics of a great hop blend and sets them against a thoughtful malt base..

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2013 04:09:20 | More by blackie
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-03-2013 02:21:50 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-02-2013 13:18:13 | More by montrealbcr89
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Jaru1026

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-02-2013 03:03:04 | More by Jaru1026
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Beersalesman802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-02-2013 00:39:01 | More by Beersalesman802
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FleetwoodMatt

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-02-2013 00:32:11 | More by FleetwoodMatt
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-01-2013 16:05:11 | More by Kmlund
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy orange/gold with a large white head that slowly recedes and leaves plenty of lacing. Beautiful!

S- Smells intensely citrusy and fruity with notes of tangerine, lemon, and dark grapefruit. Floral/grassy notes, and a good malt backbone of butterscotch and caramel.

T- The flavor opens mostly with citrus, specifically tangerine and grapefruit. The middle is buttery smooth with the caramel/butterscotch malt body. It finishes with a floral/grassy, mildly bitter hop bite.

M- The mouthfeel is pretty much perfect. Frighteningly smooth and buttery, reminiscent of Abner. Just the right amount of carbonation and a dry finish.

O- Overall this is an outstanding IPA that has DIPA-like flavor and aroma!

Serving type: growler

10-01-2013 04:23:36 | More by SadMachine
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mecmd

Georgia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-01-2013 00:42:52 | More by mecmd
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1up

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

09-30-2013 14:24:20 | More by 1up
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jd18

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

09-30-2013 01:26:09 | More by jd18
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

09-29-2013 18:12:02 | More by In_Control_Mike
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.5%

09-29-2013 13:06:57 | More by BARFLYB
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Los1324

New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-28-2013 23:43:59 | More by Los1324
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

09-28-2013 23:20:49 | More by jayhunter357
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

09-28-2013 22:30:18 | More by shehateme
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

09-28-2013 22:23:25 | More by AOShabaz
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

09-28-2013 19:38:29 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Drucifer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-28-2013 18:13:38 | More by Drucifer
Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.