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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

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 9
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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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -29.7%

10-03-2013 07:54:37 | More by chippo33
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18%

09-27-2013 01:56:08 | More by bostonryan
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -18%

09-26-2013 23:30:59 | More by Mikeypnh
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

10-02-2013 19:33:49 | More by Andrew041180
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

09-27-2013 21:25:11 | More by LoveStout
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rthomp

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

10-12-2013 22:10:36 | More by rthomp
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

10-26-2013 21:47:04 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-26-2013 23:39:35 | More by acurtis
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-10-2013 03:54:19 | More by oline73
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-15-2013 21:57:29 | More by anticipation23
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-06-2013 21:20:21 | More by Thorpe429
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-06-2013 22:18:29 | More by outoffocus
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clay23

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-11-2014 02:35:13 | More by clay23
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-03-2013 18:29:49 | More by VTBeerTrade
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-29-2013 21:41:42 | More by stevec32
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jbeervt

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-29-2013 22:48:22 | More by jbeervt
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2014 23:21:37 | More by cpetrone84
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-26-2013 17:30:03 | More by Sean9689
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-26-2013 03:00:31 | More by agreenman19
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FleetwoodMatt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-12-2013 22:17:46 | More by FleetwoodMatt
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-24-2013 04:28:58 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-30-2013 03:43:42 | More by starrdogg
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-12-2013 22:12:58 | More by gavjamhawk
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jrallen34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-28-2013 20:12:18 | More by jrallen34
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Life Without Principle #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.