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Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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729 Ratings
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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 6.87%
Wants: 363
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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5/5  rDev +10.9%

07-28-2013 14:30:22 | More by soulkeeper1369
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alaimoa

Connecticut

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

Growler fill from @tauroe and brought to connecticut
Susan gets the perfect 5 down the list
Pours a cloudy golden with big lacing
Smells of intense hop florals, glass clippings/pine/woods/grapefruit/lemon
Taste has a medium bitterness and carbonation with a crisp dry finish
Overall easily in the top list. Great balance of fruitiness hops, dryness in the finish. Lacing extremely impressive

Serving type: growler

07-26-2013 20:56:53 | More by alaimoa
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California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-24-2013 14:23:57 | More by mhksuccess
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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Hanzo

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2013 00:26:23 | More by Hanzo
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jamvt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-21-2013 13:42:33 | More by jamvt
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-21-2013 01:57:32 | More by DIPAFAN
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Sean802

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-18-2013 15:20:12 | More by Sean802
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buffs9

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

07-17-2013 01:36:12 | More by facesnorth
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marshmeli

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-15-2013 20:31:58 | More by marshmeli
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blguillen

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-15-2013 19:13:48 | More by blguillen
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-15-2013 01:45:25 | More by drewone
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Growler purchased 6/28 and consumed 7/5.

A - Cloudy golden orange with one finger of cream coloured head.

S - Juicy citrus and tropical fruit aromas - grapefruit, orange rind, peach and pine. A touch of honey sweetness.

T - Good bitterness with a fresh and juicy hop profile. Peach, grapefruit, passion fruit, mango and lighter grapefruit notes with a slight honey malt sweetness in the background. Incredibly smooth and dangerously drinkable.

M - Medium body. Sticky and oily. Dry. Light carbonation.

Serving type: growler

07-14-2013 23:29:31 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-14-2013 20:27:49 | More by outoffocus
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laxer8811

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-14-2013 17:36:04 | More by laxer8811
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.9%

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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Djibouti

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL growler into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. This was filled at the brewery 5 days ago.

Appearance: Pours a light, hazy amber and leaves a finger or two of white medium-density head, which lingers around a bit.

Smell: Lemon peel, citrus, mild peppercorn, some light spices. Smells very refreshing and has a nice, mild aroma.

Taste: Matches the aroma right on. Lemon peel, peppercorn, citrus. Quite juicy. Finishes with some mild, earthy pine. Very light and well balanced.

Mouth-feel: Well carbonated with a light to medium body. Very, very smooth, alcohol is completely hidden.

Overall: A very well balanced, light, delicious IPA. I could definitely drink a lot of this. Citrus is the dominant hop flavor but there are some nice other flavors weaved in.

Serving type: growler

07-11-2013 01:47:01 | More by Resuin
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought back a full-size growler of this one over the weekend and extremely glad I did. Also drank a 750ml the night before with a different set of people. Notes from July 7th.

A- Light golden-orange colored body poured into 5 pint glasses with just enough room for a one finger head sticking out the top of the glass. The cap has a nice creamy texture to it and retains very well. Lots of lacing webs.

S- A massive mango-citrus-IPA feel almost like a pulp/puree of extremely fresh fruits. Just has a great juicy feel like the best of the "West Coast" IPAs. Peach and orange zest really come to mind too.

T- Everything really works out nicely here. Juicy citrus, orange, mango, passion fruit, peach, tropical hop profile. The hop flavor is very big but not over the top like some new beers tend to be, the flavors are easily distinguished but come together into one great mix. Slight freshly cracked grain and yeast bread in there beyond this. Earthy and pine hop flavors come into play eventually as well.

MF- Creamy and a resinous, oily IPA feel. Moderately thick body with a medium carbonation that accentuates the hop flavor nicely. Clean bitterness round it all out.

West Coast flavors produced beautifully on the Eastern side of the USA. Between Heady and Hill Farmstead I think the coastal styles of IPA has truly been abolished because they are just as good over here. The best new IPA I have tried in quite some time.

Serving type: growler

07-10-2013 18:45:13 | More by cbutova
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EnticeMySpice

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-10-2013 02:04:22 | More by EnticeMySpice
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ridglens

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-09-2013 23:12:23 | More by ridglens
Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.