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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

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.51%
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:
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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4.74/5  rDev +11.3%

Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is golden and clear with a soft white head. Fantastic aroma. Fresh hops and oranges. Juicy and smooth. What a delicious beer. I could drink gallons of this. Light in body with a subtle malt presence. Oh my, Hill Farmstead has done it again.

10-10-2013 00:19:59 | More by Huhzubendah
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.71/5  rDev +10.6%

Sampled on tap and from a growler.

Pours a bright rose hued, golden color with a slightly pink, dense off white head that fades a little quicker than Edward does. Aroma is floral and hoppy, leafy Citra, grass, lemon, and faint red berries. Medium body, tight carbonation with a dry, slightly tart finish. Hibiscus and Citra add a little more citrus sweetness to front of the flavor than Edward and finish dries out with a grassier Moteuka bitterness and mild tartness. Flavor and body is more like a typical HF APA than previous LWOP beers, but the hibiscus is a nicely balanced addition to make this notably distinct. I suspect I'll like this more than most will but who cares. Super refreshing and crisp, this was a pleasant surprise.

10-04-2013 21:00:50 | More by yourefragile
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.69/5  rDev +10.1%

Growler 750ml. Beautiful hazy gold pour. Aroma is incredible with grapefruit rind, hibiscus and dank. Taste is nicely tart from citrus nicely balance by hop bitterness. I thought hibiscus added some bitterness too. This one is highly drinkable being the perfect balance betweentart and bitter for a blonde ale. I loved it even more than #1.

10-25-2013 04:13:01 | More by Luk13
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Skrip

South Carolina

4.56/5  rDev +7%

750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

A~ cloudy golden copper color with a nice light head and a good amount of lacing.

S~ hibiscus really comes through with a nice lemony, citrus tartness. followed by amazing sweet hop bitterness and a little piney earth. the citrus really over takes over though, which is just perfect!

T~ mmm...! its like a non-imperial Mimosa IPA. tartness and floral aspects up front from the hibiscus. followed by earthy hops which get engulfed with crazy citrus notes of lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, and a little guava. tartness reprise on the finish.

M~ great carbonation, super smooth and kind of champaign like.

O~ this is really incredible. i love floral brews especially when it comes out like it does here. the hibiscus really makes this amazing from the citrus taste/texture to the amazing tartness. i would love to see this wine barrel aged, kind of like E. the malt would really attack the barrel making this a thick, funky masterpiece!

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Life Without Principle #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.