Excursions #5
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #151
ABV:
6%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,532
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.36%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
81
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 26, 2023
Added:
Dec 07, 2015
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  12
The fifth installment of our experimental hop series, this IPA is brewed with German Hallertau Blanc and Australian Vic Secret.
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Ratings by NelCet:
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Rated by NelCet from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 14, 2017
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.25 by Stengelfoot from California

Aug 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by VaporDome from New York

May 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Jun 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Vermont Tap House, Williston, VT. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a cloudy/hazy burnt orange color with a bar pour’s kind of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Super slim film of white foamy lace. The aroma starts off with bitter citrus rind flowing sweetly into a pith-like fluffy juiciness. Grapefruit bitter to sweet pulpiness flows to blend nicely. The flavor blends nicely between the bitter rind and pith to the sweet pulp, somewhat fluffy but not distracting. Some mango. Free flowing blend into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with fair enough balance between sipping to sessionable sort of bittersweet juicy contour flowing over my tongue. Nice carbonation. Overall, extremely nice AIPA exacting the New England style juicy standards coming in nicely. One of these days, West Coast and New England will probably split, but for now, this was superb and of course I’d have again.
Jun 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by kvgomps from New Jersey

Feb 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by oline73 from Maryland

Feb 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Feb 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Jan 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.58 by matts900 from Andorra

Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.55 by msondel from Massachusetts

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.37 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Jan 13, 2017
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.59/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy bright golden straw color with a 2-finger creamy all-white head. The head sticks around for days before settling into a halo around the top of the beer. Leaves a ton of lacing as the head dissipates. One of the best looking beers I've ever had.

The aroma brings lots of grapefruit and papaya, followed by some pine and grass. The back end is dank and oniony.

The taste follows the nose. Lots of grapefruit, some pine, finished off by onions and garlic.

The feel is medium bodied with lower carbonation. Creamy and smooth, but lots of lingering bitterness.

Overall, a solid and interesting IPA, but not one I'd be interested in trying again. It's a bit too oniony and bitter for my tastes, and the lingering bitterness makes me crave a tic-tac.
Jan 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by edthehead from Maryland

Jan 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.84 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Jan 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

Jan 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by TBonez477 from Vermont

Jan 03, 2017
Excursions #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 81 ratings