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Friendship & Reunion - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Friendship & Reunion
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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 6.24%
Wants: 24
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Collaboration with Dieu du Ciel. This batch was brewed at Hill Farmstead.

For the batch brewed at Dieu du Ciel, review here:  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 1141/82116 

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-12-2013)
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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler, thanks to cypherenigma

Poured a hazy apricot color with a half inch of head.

Nose was citrus , orange and grapefruit with a hint of papaya

Taste was extremely juicy mixed with the bitterness of grapefruit pith. Slight sweetness from the orange in the after taste.

Overall this was delicious. Top 3 hf ipa next to abner and society 5

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4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL growler poured into a Teku snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Nice surface foam that lasts a while. Nice lacing.

Smell - Lots of grapefruit hops. I'd guess columbus. Slightest bit of sweetness from the malt.

Taste - Follows the nose. Grapefruit. More bright citrus. Balanced very well by the malt. Barely sweet, but the malt is present. A bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Medium low carbonation. Balanced IPA.

Overall - I seldom enjoy a balanced IPA, but this is great. Another hit from HF.

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4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rather light in the glass with a nice orangish-straw color. A bit hazy and capped by a sticky white head.

As expected, orange is the dominant note on the aroma but it's not quite as 'in-your-face' as I thought it would be. Instead it's a nice orange note alongside the more typical fruity hop notes and a bit of malt.

Juicy and a bit floral as well in the mouth. Not really a palate-wrecker of an IPA, instead just a nice well balanced beer with tasty orange highlights. Overall, a fine beer for a quiet evening but not quite as memorable as some other HF IPAs.

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4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Yet another incredible HF IPA. I'm handling a 64oz growler of this puppy tonight, it's been in my fridge for nine days since it was filled. Experience tells me nine days stored properly is no worry for HF IPAs.

Appearance: HF IPA. Slightly darker than the single hop IPAs Shaun makes. Trademark pillowy head that disappears before long.

Smell: Wow. Juice. Extraordinarily dry smelling, like a very crisp whiff of citrus juice, hops...and something like clementine pith, or sweet orange pith. I'm a citrus lover, this is as good as it gets.

Taste: See smell, but for your mouth. Amazing. Zero bitterness. Juicy hops, super dry finish. You're not going to believe this, but it goes down easy.

Mouthfeel: Awesome. Life most HF IPAs, the carbonation is not overpowering. Super dry mouthfeel.

Overall, it doesn't get much better than this. Of the lower gravity hoppy beers that Shaun and company have put out, I place this alongside What is Enlightenment? as one of my favorites. Echoes a baby version of Society and Solitude #4, if you ask me. Super juicy, super dry...just insanely easy to drink.

Sadly, this has kicked at HF. Here's hoping this one is brewed again.

...this morning, Shaun posted on facebook that he's brewing something that is, as he said, a fusion of Friendship & Reunion and What is Enlightenment? I'm not fortune teller, but I'd bet that's going to be pretty good.

Cheers.

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Friendship & Reunion from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.