Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #60
Ranked #671
4.38 | pDev: 7.99%
Aug 31, 2023
Sep 10, 2014
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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Rated: 4.35 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Hendry from Vermont

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 4.63 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

May 29, 2022
Rated: 4.56 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by JonB25 from Delaware

Jul 22, 2021
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.56 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Jun 01, 2021
Rated: 4.63 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Jan 21, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jun 01, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by clake from Vermont

May 21, 2020
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Apr 06, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4 by KevinL from Michigan

Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by jheimbigner from Washington

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 4.47 by StoutSnob40 from California

Nov 28, 2019
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Blonde; big orange Botanic Gardens fruit nose; light tartness, citrus hit, some mild hay bale, and clean end.

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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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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.62 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

May 23, 2019
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Sue from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 330 ratings