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Dharma Bum | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.24/5
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180 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Simcoe Single Hop IPA.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,034
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
180
pDev:
4.95%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 180 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mitchell027
4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Speyton
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmdbrews
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grapefruit peel, cracker, pulpy OJ. Very light and clean. Tasty!

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Photo of moltch
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rogacks
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benjaminsa
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoudRed
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeLev
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bdiiorio
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cp45
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours an entirely cloudy, orange color, with a small, froth head.

The beers aromas are defined by a luscious orange pulp quality, which gets enhanced by sesame seeds, caramel and a tremendous amount of papaya. Utmost tropical, the nose gets enriched by a lemon zest note, which blends in perfectly well.

Mouthfeel on this is awesome. The beer drinks soft and smooth, almost velvet, sparkling up during the finish, adding a nice refreshing feeling with a long lasting lemon bitterness.

Tastes of dried oranges, way more pronounced lemons than there were on the nose and a well rounded tropical papaya infusion. Due to the prominent lemons, the beer develops an early, pungent dryness, which stays on the palate till the finish, without overcoming the sweeter turning tropical fruit impression. Finishes with an aqueous note, since all the fruits have faded and the remaining lemons get wrapped up in a bitter hop punch, too bitter to comprehend.

This gets remarkably bitter, almost to the point at where it overburdens my palate. Its great mouthfeel prevails throughout though. This has a thoughtful build up, emphazising the hops through and through, but after it peaks, my palate turns numb to everything but the sparkly, late carbonation with a late, long lasting lime afterglow.

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4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Frudel
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Newest Batch April 2018

Bright hazy orange juice with a nice white head on top, sticking to the glass the whole time.
Smells like I was sitting at Hill Farmstead sipping an IPA, fresh as f*ck! Piney aromas, dank, exotic fruits.
Great malt profile along with a nice fruitiness, light to medium bitterness.
Amazing mouthfeel for that 6%.

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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Dharma Bum from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 180 ratings