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Life Without Principle #3 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Life Without Principle #3
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 11
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Life Without Principle #3 is the next entry in our series of citrus and citrus-inspired beers. This chapter in the story was brewed with Citra and Motueka hops, as well as an abundance of hibiscus for tartness and citrusy aromas.

(Beer added by: papat444 on 09-24-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is hazy golden yellow with a tight creamy white head. Nose is light, clean citrus with a fair bit of spice and floral hops. Taste is even more citrusy, fair bit of tanginess to it, light floral notes, gentle carbonation with a medium body body and semi dry finish.

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Big thanks to Balcony for sharing the growler.

Appearance: Hazy dusky peach/orange with a bright-white head. Drops to a small wispy cap and collar with some nice sheets of placing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Crazy amounts of tropical fruit and citrus. Tangerine, mango, and peaches. Big hit of Citra right up front. Some bitter pine and ruby red grapefruit. Juicy orange with a slightly sweet malt backbone. Some biscuit in there as well. Nice balance of bitterness with a big backing floral element from the hibiscus.

Taste: Juicy citrus up front with a mild malt backbone. Some very mild powdery yeast with some slight spiciness. A hint of grass. Peach with some tangerine. Very juicy. Cites is assertive and the hibiscus grows as it warms. Hyper floral. Mildly fruity with some apple skin. A bit earthy with some solid herbal components. Flowers and peaches. Almost waxy on the back. Light and clean.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a moderate carbonation. Clean with a bit of a snap on the back.

Overall: No principles, but a few rules are still in place.

It's mega fruity and tropical. Mild and easy drinking. Not a true showstopper, but it's solid.

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Life Without Principle #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.