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Susan - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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767 Ratings
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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 6.87%
Wants: 391
Gots: 25 | 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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Ratings: 767 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.3%

01-31-2013 22:47:02 | More by callmemickey
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-29-2013 21:07:34 | More by DNICE555
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zgunder

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-29-2013 21:06:58 | More by zgunder
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MrVonzipper

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-29-2013 06:02:17 | More by MrVonzipper
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nkeckhar

New York

5/5  rDev +10.9%

01-29-2013 01:59:57 | More by nkeckhar
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gory4d

New York

4.16/5  rDev -7.8%

Pours a hazy golden with a dense, tall white head. The smell is lots of big citrus (tangelo, maybe), with some grassy notes and something sweet like cake batter. The taste is again very heavy on the citrus, but with a strong malt backbone; lots of herbal notes, too. It's a little thick, but well carbonated. Reminds me a lot of Edward, but more amped up. A good beer.

01-28-2013 18:24:22 | More by gory4d
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-28-2013 17:26:16 | More by jsilva
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-28-2013 04:06:04 | More by Psychmusic
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-28-2013 02:29:33 | More by oldp0rt
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-27-2013 14:20:00 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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bahnfire

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-26-2013 21:14:56 | More by bahnfire
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

5/5  rDev +10.9%

01-24-2013 23:48:52 | More by CB_Crowe
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-24-2013 21:20:47 | More by ncaudle
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Robdrinx

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-24-2013 16:50:21 | More by Robdrinx
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OtisCampbell

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-23-2013 22:56:10 | More by OtisCampbell
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-23-2013 18:38:42 | More by IrishColonial
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -4.9%

Drank on-tap at Lord Hobo, Cambridge, MA
Served in a cervoise

Cloudy, dark mustard yellow in appearance. The liquid was topped by a small, eggshell colored crop of froth that fell to a clingy film. Lacy looking patches of foam trickled down the glass.

The aroma was amazingly skunky and dank. Super weed-like. Piney and resiny. Tropical fruit notes were apparent. Definitely some mango and pineapple. Slightly citrusy.

Citrus notes dominated the flavor profile. Lots of tangerine and orange peel. Touch of lemon. Some pine and resin as well. Semi-bitter notes of white grapefruit came through on the finish.

The mouthfeel was creamy and frothy yet thinner bodied for the style. The liquid contained a lively, spritzy effervescence.

Susan is a very solid IPA but definitely not one of Hill Farmstead's better offerings. Even though this beer is all about hops, I cannot help but think that a touch more malts could help improve the mouthfeel and round out the flavor profile.

01-23-2013 01:14:26 | More by Damian
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joebres

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.3%

01-23-2013 00:31:50 | More by joebres
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phishbone23

New York

3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

01-22-2013 21:36:24 | More by phishbone23
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%

Thanks to Paul for snagging this gem for me.

The beer is fairly hazy and golden hued with a soft white head. The aroma offers hops, tangy citrus, a hint of grapefruit rind. Delicious flavor. A beautiful hop forward beer. Mild bitterness and nary a hint of alcohol. Refreshing and tasty. It was quite effortless to polish off a pint of this.

01-22-2013 02:06:20 | More by Huhzubendah
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jrallen34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.3%

01-22-2013 01:25:16 | More by jrallen34
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +8.2%

750 growler thanks to Tommy, two and a half week old. Huge pop at the opening, this one was nicely sealed. Intencing danky aroma of onion and weed, some citrus and leaf. This feels like the small cousin of Abner, less powerful but more drinkable. My favourite IPA.

01-22-2013 00:38:57 | More by Luk13
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-21-2013 19:49:20 | More by headyhopzhead
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askham

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -11.3%

01-20-2013 22:22:36 | More by askham
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-20-2013 04:57:37 | More by seanwhite
Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.