Dharma Bum
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #674
ABV:
6%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,238
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 5.18%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
173
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 10, 2022
Added:
Jun 17, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  24
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: American Simcoe Single Hop IPA.
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Rated: 4.33 by gutbuster from Kentucky

Oct 10, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Sabatinis in Exeter pa earlier this evening.

Looks good in the glass. Hazy pale yellow body, strong white head leaving rings of lacing.

Excellent strong fruity hoppy aroma

On tasting, doesn't quite rise to the level of the nose, meaning it's "merely" outstanding. A lot of quality packed into a 6% ipa.

Mouth above medium, finish light and fruity.

Overall, great beer . Usually simcoe doesn't thrill me much, but in the hands of the master brewers at HF, an outstanding drink.
Oct 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Dec 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

May 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by rab53 from Washington

Aug 30, 2020
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Mule Bar
Aug 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Aug 08, 2020
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Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 7/21/20
Consumed 7/31/20

I always find that i tend to favor the 7.5% - 8% DIPAs the most, but I try to remember that the regular IPAs are a different style to be judged against other regular IPAs. On that scale this beer is phenomenal. There’s the great hop bitterness that I love melded with the NEIPA soft feel, pretty color, and some sweetness. This ranks with some of my favorite IPAs for sure. Won’t pass it up when given the chance to get some.
Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Got to knock it a little on appearance. Weird dark floaties in there. Looks like black pepper suspended in my beer. That is pretty much where anything bad ends. All other attriubutes of this 6% NEIPA hit all the marks of high craftsmanship.
Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz can into a stemmed tulip glass.

Pours a hazy bright orange color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. The head leaves an impressive crown of lacing as it settles into a thin film.

The aroma is quite citrusy up front, bringing notes of grapefruit, lemon and tangerines. Slightly herbal, with some notes of fresh pineapples and grainy malt on the back.

The flavor is exceptionally herbal with some spiciness. Lots of juicy citrus; namely grapefruit, tangerines, orange and lemon. There's a solid grainy malt backbone with an earthy, piney finish.

The feel is typical HF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy, smooth, with a nice lingering bitterness.

Overall, this is a great single hop IPA. Simcoe may be the most diverse hop on the planet and this beer squeezes the citrus flavors and aromas out if it. Flavorful and drinkable as hell. Par for the course with Hill Farmstead.
Jul 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.78 by WaffleNugget from Vermont

Dec 14, 2019
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
canned 7.22.19, drink by 9.2.19, opened 9.1.19

poured into a teku glass

hazy amber liquid , some carbonation, one finger foamy white foam cap quickly recedes top a white foam ring, some lacings

aroma is bright citrus, grapefruit

taste is grapefruit hops, simcoe

dry finish, hop nibble

good beer
Sep 01, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 7/22/19
Pours a light fizzy foamy 1/2 finger head with medium retention, light lacing, hazy cloudy medium orange color

Nose grassy slight dank Simcoe, plenty of grapefruit, citrus, lots of pith, little generic tropical, light doughy creamy malt

Taste light doughy creamy cracker malt, little sweet with good balance to the medium bitterness, Simcoe brings a little hop note, grassy, grapefruit pith, generic tropical and a little citrus zest, a bit juicy, finishes a bit drier with heavy bitterness, citrus zest and pith dominating the finish, long lingering bitterness

Mouth is med bod, little creamy juicy soft, medium creamy carb

Overall not bad, crosses between NEIPA and west coast, with good balance up front and long bitter finish, enjoyable mostly, although the Simcoe gets a tad dank and grassy
Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Aug 10, 2019
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Rated by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Can shared by Brennan. Thanks man!
Aug 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 04, 2019
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 6 pack of this at the brewery yesterday.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy bright golden hue with a good half finger head that faded slowly to leave thick lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of some earthy, herbal notes. Little bit of tangerine and dank pineapple.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Large amount of dank papaya and tropical notes. There is some nice grapefruit and tangerine notes as well along with a little bit of sweeter malts. Light grassy notes as well. Balanced.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, little creamy, soft, fluffy.

O - Overall this was a very enjoyable IPA. Nice balance between the hops and malts that showcases both the citrus and dank elements of Simcoe.

Serving Type: Can
Jul 28, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Jul 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jul 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a bright yellow with an opaque tint. Head is two fingers of stark white foam, and retains well. Aroma is tangerine, papaya, herbal and earthy hops. Flavor profile is tangerine, papaya, herbal, grassy hops and cracked black pepper and zesty yeast. Mouth feel is soft and pillowy with just a very light grain to it. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, tropical fruits and a bit of zest in this soft IPA keep it drinking smooth.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 12oz can. Reviewed on Beers by BeerAdvocate.
May 27, 2019
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L - 2-finger dense, creamy offwhite head atop a gleaming orange body.

S - herb, citrus.

T - dank pineapple, grapefruit, earth, melon. Pleasing biscuity middle, with a bit of cheese and more dirtiness. Moderate bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body with appropriate carb.

O - great use of Simcoe.
Apr 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by LocalRippa226 from Massachusetts

Apr 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by user785335 from Florida

Apr 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Apr 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by DaveCash from New York

Apr 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.66 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

Apr 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by SkiBum22 from New York

Apr 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.67 by Mitchell027 from Vermont

Apr 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by Speyton from Vermont

Apr 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by cmdbrews from New York

Mar 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by Hopheadhiker from New York

Jan 27, 2019
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Rated by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
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!
Jan 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by moltch from Massachusetts

Jan 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by rogacks from Massachusetts

Jan 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Sep 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Aug 02, 2018
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