Excursions #4
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 7.16%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
115
From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  7
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Experimental hop IPA brewed with four varieties of New Zealand hops.
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 115 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by huddyball:
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huddyball from New Hampshire

3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Perfect hazy orange pour with a great head. Smell is quite muted and has a bit of yeast character that you don't typically get from HF IPA's. Taste is better. Still a bit of yeast followed by grapefruit rind. Mouthfeel is nice. Overall not my favorite HF offering but still a nice brew.

Jul 01, 2015
More User Reviews:
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pendabev from New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 14, 2015
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doremite from Vermont

4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 07, 2015
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deanhead from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Jul 16, 2015
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WeisGuy from New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 01, 2015
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mendvicdog from Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aug 19, 2015
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I tried this on tap at Reservoir in Waterbury Vermont served chilled in a snifter type glass.

The color is dark golden/medium amber with significant haze and light white head with fine bead. The smell is full of tropical hop aroma. The feel is light for the strength with moderately low bitterness and semi-dry finish.

The taste is very good with herbal and tropical hop flavors with practically no alcohol in the taste, This was a beer I really enjoyed, definitely high quality and would recommend trying this but not as punchy as some other Hill Farmstead IPA's, not as citrus but not necessarily a bad thing -the New Zealand hops are very tasty and utilized well.

Sep 28, 2015
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kniles38 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 29, 2015
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yourefragile from District of Columbia

4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 22, 2015
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 18, 2015
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mltobin from Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 10, 2015
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SABERG from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 03, 2015
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DrinkSlurm from New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sep 30, 2015
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2015-09-29 in Lanccaster, PA at Hunger and Thirst on tap

A - Hazy orange with a 1-finger white head and great lace.

S - Quite mild citrus and biscuit and a hint of floral.

T - Biscuit, citrus, pine, pepper, earthy spice.

M - Medium body and carbonation

O - Nice but not particularly memorable.

Sep 29, 2015
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 24, 2015
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Brew33 from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 09, 2017
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BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 02, 2015
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curlybird from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 04, 2015
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pjs234 from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 10, 2015
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Prohibition Pig. Served in a short pint. Hazy orange body. Big white head. Dank and a little herbal smelling. Light pale malt. Tastes of sweet orange. Pale malt. Hops take over and have a bit of a tropical fruit taste. Finishes more herbal. Light bitterness. Medium body. Interesting hop flavor.

Jul 21, 2015
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gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 25, 2015
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 22, 2015
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sirsteve42 from New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 08, 2015
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Prop28WasBetter from Connecticut

4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 24, 2015
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seanchai from Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 26, 2015
Excursions #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 115 ratings