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Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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799 Ratings
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Ratings: 799
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 6.86%
Wants: 403
Gots: 27 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

AdamL73, Feb 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

ASUBeer, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of oline73
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured from the growler into a goblet.

Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber color. The nose is full of citrus peel bitterness and grassy hops. The flavor is even nicer than the nose. I'm getting citrus peel hop bitterness along with a grassy note here as well. There is just enough light malt behind the hops, gives the beer a pleasant bread like characteristic.. The finish is bitter with a slightly fruity note. The carbonation is smooth with a dry finish.

oline73, Feb 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Heady978, Feb 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

judkinst, Feb 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

FievelGoesWest, Feb 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

wildcats10, Feb 10, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev -1.3%

750ml growler poured into HF balloon glass.

A: Peach orange, gorgeous fluffy white 2 fingers of head, a bit cloudy. Killer lacing.

S: Citrus fruit, earthy hops. Peachy.

T: More pine in the flavor than the fruity and earthy hops I got in the nose. Very hoppy, but not overly so. You'd guess this a DIPA based on taste though.

D: Very high. A couple of glasses of this will go down smoothly. Not too strong, alcohol well hidden.

M: Medium body, medium carb.

O: Really great beer. For all of HF's awesome hoppiness, their single IPA's typically take a backseat to Edward and all the DIPA's. Not Susan - she's in that same class.

cbeer88, Feb 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Polasiuss, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

millerbuffoon, Feb 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

jjheinrichs, Feb 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

BColton1, Feb 07, 2013
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thebigredone, Feb 07, 2013
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browniewithnuts, Feb 06, 2013
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LostHighway, Feb 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

keithhansen, Feb 04, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev -4.2%

64oz growler
Filled 1/19/13 (drank at 2 weeks)

A: Pours out the typical HF hazy bright yellow orange color. Still some carbonation after nearly two weeks, I love it! Bright white head with tight tiny bubbles. Leaves some sticky lacing bits on the glass.

S: On the nose, got lots of citrus fruits. Really light on the malt bill. Citrus and some pine notes.

T: Taste follows the nose. Really awesome fruity, citrus and pine IPA. Low on the malt bill, but still some what balance on the palate. Not overly bitter, but you do get that hit right up front on the touch. The finish is dry with some lingering hoppy flavors.

M: Medium bodied.

inlimbo77, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

mrskunk, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

ygtbsm94, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

rtaps, Feb 03, 2013
Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.