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Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 873
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 6.87%
Wants: 414
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hill Farmstead Susan

Poured into a small 8oz tasting glass at the brewery.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a nice white head. There are some nice bright orange hues to the brew as well. The head is nice and sticky and soapy like most of the higher quality IPAs.

Aroma starts off with citrus fruits, amazing tropical fruit notes. Bright and fresh citrus fruit juice with a nice herbal and grassy backbone is present. There are notes of orange and tangerines and some mild grapefruit and nice dry overall hoppy bitterness. These HF brews although seem balanced are all about the hops. The bready malt is there but it isn’t.

Flavor is the same story. Grassy and herbal with nice pine notes. I forget this is a single IPA ‘cuz it is a hop-heads dream. Clean yet dank and piney with tons of citrus notes that are very present but not overwhelming. They just keep making you come back for more. There are some mild tropical fruit notes of mango and papaya but the citrus notes take the lead. Yummy, drinkable and deceiving because it seems like a DIPA. Mouthfeel is great crisp, clean, dry and bitter.

HF IPAs are taking the craft beer scene by storm. I think this one deserves the hype as a strong single IPA that is drinkable and well crafted.

JoEBoBpr, Jul 04, 2013
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Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 873 ratings.