Self-Reliance #3
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American Pale Ale
4.27 | pDev: 5.39%
Nov 28, 2017
Dec 14, 2016
American Pale Ale brewed with an experimental hop variety from South Africa.
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Rated: 4.5 by chippo33 from Vermont

Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Feb 06, 2017
Rated: 4 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Jan 26, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by JRod1969 from New York

Jan 25, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by oline73 from Maryland

Jan 23, 2017
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml growler, freshly filled, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 12.24.2016, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a super hazy and turbid golden peach color, orange hues with a foamy finger of white head, good retention and lace. The aroma is pleasant, citrus peel and some tropical pineapple and mango, grassy hops take over with pale grain and mineral water lingering. The flavors are quite bitter initially, sappy and piney, lots of green hop, hop spice, grassy and earthy hop profile, some softer fruit flavors emerge as the bitterness subsides once it warms up with sweet grains helping to support the hops. The mouthfeel is good, coating and creamy with a gentle medium body, lively carbonation at the finish that is nicely dry.

Verdict: A very good pale ale from Hill Farmstead, the South African hops are expressive and aromatic, though extremely bitter on the tongue. For a pale ale, it just felt heavy and bigger than the 5.00% abv it's quoted at. Definitely a good beer, but not one I'd write home about considering the exceptional quality of other beer from Hill Farmstead.
Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
hazed golden straw, bright white head leaves nice lacing all down the glass. aroma is relatively mild, but very pleasant. notes of bright orange, grapefruit, lemon, some grassy floral notes and a touch of bitterness. crackery malt is subtle but provides some nice balance. incredibly crisp and drinkable, light bodied with that HF signature creamyness - the masters of the pale ale.
Jan 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Skrip from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead taster.

A~ glowing yellow with a small head and a little lacing.

S~ like a citrus milkshake... lemon, orange, grapefruit with a little lacto, dank grass and earthyness.

T~ less like a milkshake here... thankfully! haha but still like a creamsicle. lots of awesome citrus flood the pallet followed by earthy hops and bitter orange zest.

M~ little creamy, nice carb and refreshing!

O~ so... i guess i like South African hops! haha definitely different and my favorite of this little series! South African hops for the win!
Jan 09, 2017
Rated: 4.17 by bobv from Vermont

Jan 09, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Jan 08, 2017
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a recently purchased growler into the modified tulip glass.
A - Cloudy lemon yellow, loose knit cap cover the offering, clinging to the glass is a snowstorm of residual froth.
S - Sweet malt, dragon fruit, pomegranate, hint of orange zest.
T - Follows the nose perfectly.
M - Soft water profile, fabulous palate coating, carbonation cleans the way for a lovely citrus finish.
O - A pitch perfect pale ale, full in texture, rich in flavors and aromatics. The offering is one to be sought out for certain.
Jan 06, 2017
Rated: 4.44 by doremite from Vermont

Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jan 02, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by petermethot from New Jersey

Jan 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by Jhfinn from New York

Dec 31, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by ScientificSquill from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 mL growler. Hazy pale orange. Big white head. Smells of floral and perfumy. Citrus. Tastes just a bit resiny, but more floral and perfumy again. Cracker malt and light bitterness. Finish has a bit of citrus and tropical sweetness. Medium body. Nice hop flavor profile.
Dec 30, 2016
Self-Reliance #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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