Self-Reliance #4
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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

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Rated: 4.5 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by chippo33 from Vermont

Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Reagan1984 from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Lucoli from New York

May 04, 2017
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.53/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

"Smells like hair." -Schlimenhaumer


Mar 25, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by oline73 from Maryland

Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 4.6 by mscudder from Georgia

Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina

Mar 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey

Mar 09, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by edthehead from Maryland

Mar 05, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Mar 05, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by Gkruszewski from New York

Mar 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Skrip from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.57 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Mar 03, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Mar 03, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Mar 02, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Feb 28, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 28, 2017
Self-Reliance #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 29 ratings