Mutual Admiration
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
IPA - New England
4.36 | pDev: 6.19%
Aug 02, 2019
Sep 20, 2015
Notes: 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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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

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
4.35 by rogacks from Massachusetts on Jan 02, 2019
4.5 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on Oct 05, 2018
4.46 by zotzot from Vermont on Jun 28, 2018
4.57 by cgwami from Canada (MB) on Jun 27, 2018
4.21 by cigrsmkr from New Jersey on Jun 26, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by papposilenus from New Hampshire

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
4.5 by wshinevar from Massachusetts on Jun 23, 2018
4.12 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Jun 22, 2018
4.25 by petermethot from New Jersey on Jun 22, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

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
4.35 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jun 15, 2018
4.33 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Jun 09, 2018
4.24 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jun 08, 2018
3.9 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts on Jun 14, 2016
4.35 by Trio2shine from California on Jun 07, 2016
4.25 by Deltoro from Florida on May 25, 2016
4 by ArtZan from New Jersey on Feb 01, 2016
4.14 by Beer4B from Florida on Jan 14, 2016
4.13 by HugeBulge from New York on Jan 01, 2016
4.33 by Shogun250 from Vermont on Dec 08, 2015
4.25 by NHbeerfishing from New Hampshire on Nov 17, 2015
4.36 by clay23 from New York on Nov 14, 2015
4.29 by scotv from New York on Nov 06, 2015
4.43 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Nov 05, 2015
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4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Growler. Poured very hazy. Aroma was pretty magnificent. They added a really neat assortment of hops in here. I love the Nelson and its nuanced aromatics. Its very fruity and tropical but there is also a good dose of pine and greens. I enjoyed the flavor a bit less than the nose but both were quite delectable. The flavor was more straightforward and slightly less intricate. Still, the combination of fruity and green was pretty excellent. Slightly earthy hop finish which I liked. Had more body than I was expecting. Creamy feel. Another stud.

Nov 05, 2015
3.5 by Desp59 from Pennsylvania on Nov 04, 2015
4 by LoveStout from New York on Nov 04, 2015
4.41 by bobv from Vermont on Nov 02, 2015
3.94 by acurtis from New Jersey on Nov 01, 2015
4.5 by SocalKicks from California on Oct 29, 2015
4.75 by oline73 from Maryland on Oct 28, 2015
4.41 by sirsteve42 from New York on Oct 27, 2015
4.6 by leaversuch from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2015
4.5 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Oct 26, 2015
4.27 by mltobin from Connecticut on Oct 25, 2015
4.59 by HopsHopenstein from Connecticut on Oct 24, 2015
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4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by SABERG from Massachusetts

Poured from a fresh growler (1 day) into a modified tulip glass.
A - Golden hue, slight haze, stunning white cap fed gingerly by a steady trane of
meandering carbonation.
S - Tropical notes lead with papaya, dried mango, passion fruit and pineapple. A bit of malt biscuit
and hints of honey.
T - All of the above and, a wonderful malt base that supports without taking away.
F - Full, rich and round, a beautiful feel that has no edges. A true delight.
O - This offering is a delight to be had, rich in body, full in flavor and a tropical walk in the nose.

Oct 23, 2015
4.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Oct 23, 2015
4.78 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Oct 23, 2015
Mutual Admiration from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 106 ratings