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Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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831 Ratings
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Ratings: 831
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 6.86%
Wants: 407
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of SadMachine
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!

SadMachine, Oct 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

BARFLYB, Sep 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Los1324, Sep 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

bostonryan, Sep 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

TastyIsBeer, Sep 26, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

tarheels86, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

WeisGuy, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This brew was poured from a refillable 750mL Hill Farmstead bottle, filled at the brewery growler-style, into our Founders snifters. It glows the color of butternut squash, offering up a two and a half finger tall head of soapy, chunky, white bubbles, showing excellent retention. Cratered honeycomb lacing is left all around the glass. A murky haze cuts clarity and remains throughout, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears to be light. The aroma is wonderfully bright and fresh, giving notes of raw honeys, grapefruit and nectary sweet hops, mineral-laden water and clay, granular white sugar, apricot and nectarine fruitiness, thyme and oregano leafiness, sunscreen soapiness, envelope adhesive, and chalky pale malts. Our first impression is that the flavoring is just as juicy and sweetly hoppy as you would expect, helping to bolster and balance residual bitterness through the finish. As we sip, sour Starburst candy fruitiness, pale and lightly wheaty malts, white chalk and blackboard slate, mineral clay, white grape skins, biting citric rind, and a blend of grassy, nectary, grapefruity, and soapy hops start things off. Moving through the peak is continued freshness of grassy and soapy hops, fresh squeezed grapefruit juiciness, peach and tangerine flesh, booze and orange peel bitterness, green twigs, moderate metallic bite, and light rubbers. The end washes with bitterness of lemon and grapefruit rind, soapy citric and lavender oils, cotton, graphite, manila, white sugar and honey sweetness, residual bitterness of raw barley and lightly toasted pale malts, vegetal metallics, and honeysuckle. The aftertaste breathes of crusted wax, walnut oils, herbal hop bite, well water, resinous tree sap, green olive oiliness, lemon and grapefruity juiciness, sesame seed, dried pale malts, baker’s yeast, fresh grassy hoppiness, creamy milkiness, robust metallics, and denim. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip gives soft slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop. Following an initial foamy coating, the mouth dries with lightly puckering astringency and chalkiness. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, the best thing about this beer is its flavoring. This was actually a hard decision for us, as at first pop of the bottle we were initially thinking that the aroma couldn’t possibly be trumped. We were proved wrong. This is mainly due to the evolution with each, as they were exposed to heat. The flavoring calmed and became more even, while the aroma simply lost vigor. Keep in mind we are being exquisitely critical here, and both are actually sensational. This beer is wildly juicy from the hops, and happily “down-home”, with the typical Hill Farmstead well-water inclusions, which truly make each beer unique and continually incredible.

TheBrewo, Sep 20, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml Flip-Top Growler opened on 9.5.13

A - Pours a hazy, lighter orange with a very large fluffy off-white head with great retention.

S - Very fruity and citrusy, oranges, grapefruit, lemon.

T - Same as the nosze, a touch bitter, the sweet in the finish.

D - Good carbonatio with a medium body.

O - Another citrus forward lovely one from Shaun. Delighted to have had this one.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 11, 2013
Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 831 ratings.