Self-Reliance #4
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Pale Ale - American
4.16 | pDev: 9.62%
Jun 03, 2018
Feb 15, 2017
Notes: American Pale Ale brewed with organic buckwheat from Maine, an abundance of Amarillo, and a touch of Columbus.

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4.5 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Jun 03, 2018
4.5 by chippo33 from Vermont on Nov 28, 2017
4.25 by Reagan1984 from Massachusetts on Nov 04, 2017
3.75 by Lucoli from New York on May 04, 2017
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2.53/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas


"Smells like hair." -Schlimenhaumer



Mar 25, 2017
4.5 by oline73 from Maryland on Mar 11, 2017
4.6 by mscudder from Georgia on Mar 11, 2017
3.9 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina on Mar 10, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

On tap at Hill Farmstead brewery. Served in a willi becher glass. Pours a cloudy, hazy yellow body, one finger thick white head, pulpy looking, good retention, bits of lacing. Smells of citrus and grass, light grainy sweetness, grapefruit, light herbal resin. All in all it smells like a fairly juicy hazy IPA. The flavour follows, a light grainy sweetness backs up a fair dose of citrus and grassiness, touch of hop resin; not particularly bitter. This acts like a great session IPA as this delivers the hops without much burn or sweetness to it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, well carbonated and very well put together. Lots of hop flavour for what is essentially a session IPA.

Mar 09, 2017
3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey on Mar 09, 2017
4.29 by edthehead from New York on Mar 05, 2017
4.19 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Mar 05, 2017
4.15 by Gkruszewski from New York on Mar 04, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Skrip from New Jersey

draft at Rattle n Hum West poured into a 5oz snifter.

A~ glowing orange/yellow with a medium head and a lot of lacing.

S~ tons of citrus and candied/burnt oranges followed by slight grass/earthyness.

T~ pretty different here! strong lemon on the pallet just like lemon meringue. ending with a heavy wheat presence, which i normally don't like but works well here!

M~ light, smooth, nice carb and very refreshing!

O~very nice addition to the series! and different! which i'm all about! i really loved the whole lemon meringue thing, even if it was just me haha!

Mar 04, 2017
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4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by agreenman19 from Connecticut

L - pours a super hazy, yeasty, murky orange. Surprisingly foreboding for a pale ale!

S - orange candy and a penetrating vanilla creamsicle mixed with lemon meringue pie. Smells fantastic.

T - buckwheat is a strange and potent animal. Distinct and unique flavors of grainy lemon rind, apple slice, and apricot candy. Huge bitterness on the finish. Yuge, I tell ya. For a pale ale? Some fruity citrus shines through a la tangerine and lime.

F - masterful and creamy as always from these guys. Leaves a minty coolness when all is said and done. Low carbonation.

O - this is unique, to say the least. Lots of interesting flavors and a bold take on a boring style. Well done.

Mar 04, 2017
4.57 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Mar 03, 2017
4.25 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Mar 03, 2017
4.02 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Mar 02, 2017
3.83 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York on Feb 28, 2017
4.06 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Feb 28, 2017
4.64 by smutty33 from Connecticut on Feb 27, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by curtis6290 from New York

Great hazy, bright golden pour with a nice foam head. I taste cinnamon and apple pie right off the bat balanced by a hoptical punch. Very interesting APA, but not their best.

Feb 26, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

on draft, in a nonic pint glass

hazy orange golden yellow in color, white head. nice fruity hop aroma. taste is hop dominated, but enough body to be balanced and drinkable.

Feb 26, 2017
4.38 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Feb 25, 2017
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 24, 2017
4.35 by yeaprolly from Washington on Feb 22, 2017
4.29 by doremite from Vermont on Feb 19, 2017
4.06 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Feb 19, 2017
4.02 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Feb 16, 2017
Self-Reliance #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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