Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #63
Ranked #681
4.38 | pDev: 7.99%
Feb 04, 2022
Sep 10, 2014
Notes: Sue is the wine barrel-aged version of Susan (1891-1975), our grandfather's sister and the namesake of our bright, citrusy Farmstead IPA. Aged for nearly two years, it has developed and evolved into its current manifestation: a complex, lightly tart and delicately hopped Farmstead ale.
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4.56 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania on Feb 04, 2022
4.5 by JonB25 from Delaware on Jul 22, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by npolachek from New York

This beer was packaged in 2014 and is a dry hopped IPA each and wine barrels with some good tartness. Dark straw in color, somewhat bitter. and a solid farmhouse IPA.

Jul 07, 2021
4.56 by blisscent from Rhode Island on Jun 01, 2021
4.63 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Jan 21, 2021
4.6 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 01, 2020
4.46 by clake from Vermont on May 21, 2020
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2020
4.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Apr 06, 2020
3.5 by JamesLeung from Florida on Feb 22, 2020
4 by KevinL from Michigan on Jan 05, 2020
4.46 by jheimbigner from Washington on Jan 01, 2020
4.47 by StoutSnob40 from California on Nov 28, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StJamesGate from New York

Blonde; big orange Botanic Gardens fruit nose; light tartness, citrus hit, some mild hay bale, and clean end.

4 4.25 4.25 4 4.25

A ton of hoppy fruit, possibly at the expense of everything else: not catching the barrel + mixed ferm character is low. The usual expert execution; it’s a good beer no doubt. It just might not live up to HF’s own high standards: stood next to E., a similar concept, it doesn’t compare well. From any other brewery this would be great; a victim of its own success that way.

Oct 25, 2019
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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

Beautifully shimmering perfect amber, a mild sparkling column builds a tall off-white foam settling to a thin film and bubbly compact collar.

A tart yet floral melange of cured citrus zests pair with white wine oak and a delicate white grape characteristic that brings a unique rosé or almost soft raspberry quality to it. Faint hay and grass accent the tail end of the dry, prickly finish. The moderately effervescent body kicks up some wild herbal qualities here and there, rounding out this complex crusher.

The second pour is hazier but still beautiful, and complexity continues to develop, with a hoppy sort of banana peel punch in the background.

Jul 26, 2019
4.62 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on May 23, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jhavs from New York

Onsite pour into globe. Shared by two people.

Pours an orange tinted straw color. Thin bubbly head that sticks around for a bit but ultimately settles into a few bubbly islands.

Aroma has zesty and sweet citrus candy hops, grassy field, earthy oak.

Flavor is smooth and balanced. Lots of citrus including lemon zest, tangerine juice and some grapefruit. Some grain and straw, fruit and oaky earth flavors. Tartness is mild and only a hint of funkiness.

Moderate carbonation and medium body. Smooth and perfectly balanced.

An excellent brew and especially interesting that this can be made from an IPA. The hop flavors are persistent, but delicate and melded perfectly with the flavors brought out by the Farmstead ale process.

Mar 26, 2019
4.34 by SkiBum22 from New York on Mar 22, 2019
4.6 by smi69 from New York on Feb 10, 2019
4.24 by Raziel313 from California on Feb 10, 2019
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4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

a gorgeous beer as expected. nose is grassy, floral, lemon, mint, slightly bitter hops, green and herbaceous, straw, peppery note, a weird spice note that a love but somehow reminds me of incense they had in a dark room at my local hippy store when i was super young. dankness, white grape, must, light funky farmhosue character and some kiwi, pulpy OJ, and candied fruits dancing around in the background. on plate there is white wine throughout and pungent hoppy character in all its piney and resinous bitterness its woodsy and floral, pithy grapefruit, herbaceous green character, orange, hints of oak.

overall this one brings a great complexity of flavors and is quite unique. not sure the flavor profile is my preferred style but its so interesting and well executed.

Dec 02, 2018
4.44 by Beerbom from California on Nov 07, 2018
4.27 by coz from Illinois on Sep 30, 2018
4.4 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania on Aug 16, 2018
4.27 by 7irondave from Massachusetts on Aug 09, 2018
4.36 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Aug 05, 2018
4.82 by cj8311 from Maryland on Jul 26, 2018
4.68 by xtonytx from Connecticut on Jul 24, 2018
4.48 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Jul 09, 2018
4.5 by ChrisG523 from Massachusetts on Jul 04, 2018
4.46 by johnlatona from New Jersey on Jul 03, 2018
4.46 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina on Jul 02, 2018
4.37 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Jun 30, 2018
4.27 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jun 09, 2018
4.54 by schinebd from Massachusetts on Jun 09, 2018
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Jun 07, 2018
4.53 by RyanTheLion13 from Iowa on Jun 03, 2018
4.25 by aasher from Indiana on May 21, 2018
4 by Phurley2 from Massachusetts on May 09, 2018
4.5 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Apr 28, 2018
Sue from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 327 ratings