Excursions #5 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.21/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The fifth installment of our experimental hop series, this IPA is brewed with German Hallertau Blanc and Australian Vic Secret.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-07-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,876
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
79
pDev:
7.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Skrip:
Photo of Skrip
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead taster.

A~ glowing light yellow with a big fluffy head and a ton of lacing.

S~ dank grass up front followed by tons of lemon and guava. a little orange zest on the finish.

T~ pretty much follows the nose. melon like brine here and lots of tea, maybe green? or something more herbal? a little white wine like funk on the back end as well. really dank!

M~ smooth, a little dry, nice carb and very refreshing.

O~ definitely the best of the series! i love all these hop experiments but some of them just don't work out. this on the other hand worked perfectly! crushable, herbal and dank! what more could you ask for!?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TimBeaulieu
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of doremite
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ace1117
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ben1313
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL growler. Hazy orange. Smells tropical. Melon. A little bit of candy sweetness. Tastes like a candy sweetness also. Orange and tropical fruits. Pale malt sweetness. Light bitterness. Medium body. A little creamy. Nice.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of rjp217
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
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.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer definitely uses some interesting hops. It has a citrus and tropical flavor, but it differs from other IPAs with similar flavors in a way I can not quite pin down. It regained my faith in the Excursions series.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Desp59
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sugarman
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of msondel
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled a couple days ago thanks to rudzud.

Pours a big creamy foamy thick head hits a finger head that fades semi slowly, tons of sticky lacing, murky pale orange color.

Nose is quite nice, touch of creamy malt base, typical hill Farmstead base, then hops, plenty of tangerine, citrus, with grassy hops, little herbal character, a strange tea or herbal character I can't put my finger on, earthy herbal gassy dankness. Little guava, citrus zest little dank.

Taste brings mild sweet malts, creamy malt base again typical Hill Farmstead base, then hops, nice citrus zest, tangerine, juicy orange thing, into grassy herbal hop notes, back to a mild herbal tea, fair to a bit bigger bitterness, touch of grapefruit late. Finish semi dry, little bitter rind, lingering tangerine, grassy herbal fair bitter.

Mouth is med bod, creamy notes, nice carb.

Overall ok, typical hill base, but hops are ok, nothing special, Shaun still made a decent beer from iffy hops.

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Photo of baklo
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Excursions #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 79 ratings