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Life Without Principle #3 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Life Without Principle #3
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 12
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: papat444 on 09-24-2013

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.
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 10
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 89 ratings.