Mutual Admiration
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
4.36 | pDev: 6.19%
Aug 02, 2019
Sep 20, 2015
Our friend Pat Mcilhenney, owner and brewer at Alpine Beer Co., and his wife Val visited us in August of 2015 while on an East Coast vacation, so why not brew a beautiful, hoppy collaboration? This IPA is truly a collaboration of styles, techniques and philosophies—resulting in a harmonious, cross-country, hop-forward beer that could only be the product of true mutual admiration.

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Reviewed by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this on draft at HF in Oct of 2015. I just found this on some notes I had made. I am putting in some review numbers so I can keep a list on BeerA so I can find what I have had at HF. So this rating really doesn’t count if you read this.
Aug 02, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by rogacks from Massachusetts

Jan 02, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Oct 05, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by zotzot from Vermont

Jun 28, 2018
Rated: 4.57 by cgwami from Canada (MB)

Jun 27, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by cigrsmkr from New Jersey

Jun 26, 2018
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Reviewed by papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 750ml growler, filled at the brewery two days ago. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a thoroughly hazy amber-pear colour with three fingers of lumpy, lathery, cream-coloured head. Retention is excellent and leaves sticky, clumpy wads of lacing.

Moderately pungent nose of your tart tropical fruits, like kiwi, guava and lemon, honey, and funky, musky, sweaty sex. Tart, earthy, flowery.

Taste starts out similar to the nose but with prominent grapefruit juice and white grape skins along with the kiwi, guava and lemon. Tart, dank and... mmm, woodsy? a sort of musky, spicy character. Finishes with almost-medium bitterness and a slight mineral tang.

Feel is smooth and semi-juicy - a brand-new term, incidentally, which is simultaneously the opposite of and the same as semi-dry. Medium bodied and moderately-well carbonated.

Overall, a well-built, tasty beverage. Recommended.
Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jun 22, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by petermethot from New Jersey

Jun 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wow this is a superemely well balanced and delicate juicy IPA. Plenty of tangerine orange, grapefruit, lemon, peach, some nice piney and green notes that bring a mellow bitterness and bready malts dancing in the background. Excellent mouthfeel light/medium bodied with some slightly creamy texture.
Jun 20, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 15, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jun 08, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Jun 14, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by Trio2shine from California

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Deltoro from Florida

May 25, 2016
Rated: 4 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by Beer4B from Florida

Jan 14, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by HugeBulge from New York

Jan 01, 2016
Mutual Admiration from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 106 ratings