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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: 7.51%
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:
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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4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

yourefragile, Oct 04, 2013
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4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Huhzubendah, Oct 10, 2013
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cpetrone84, Feb 06, 2014
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Life Without Principle #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.