Dharma Bum
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #651
ABV:
6%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,235
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 5.18%
Ratings:
202
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 11, 2022
Added:
Jun 17, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  24
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Dharma BumDharma Bum
Notes: American Simcoe Single Hop IPA.
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Ratings by DaveCash:
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3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DaveCash from New York

Apr 15, 2019
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4.22 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania on Jan 11, 2022
 
4.19 by TWStandley from Massachusetts on Dec 07, 2021
 
4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois on May 19, 2021
 
4 by rab53 from Washington on Aug 30, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at Mule Bar

Aug 17, 2020
 
4.6 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Aug 08, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by 5toutman75 from Illinois

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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4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by bubseymour from Maryland

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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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

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
 
4.78 by WaffleNugget from Vermont on Dec 14, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

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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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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
 
4.33 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Aug 10, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Can shared by Brennan. Thanks man!

Aug 05, 2019
 
4.1 by 22Blue from Kansas on Aug 04, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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
 
5 by redfox405 from California on Jul 25, 2019
 
4.25 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Jul 25, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Harrison8 from Missouri

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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4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

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
 
3.79 by LocalRippa226 from Massachusetts on Apr 28, 2019
 
4.13 by user785335 from Florida on Apr 27, 2019
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Apr 16, 2019
 
4.66 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on Apr 15, 2019
 
4.25 by SkiBum22 from New York on Apr 15, 2019
 
4.67 by Mitchell027 from Vermont on Apr 08, 2019
 
4.75 by Speyton from Vermont on Apr 06, 2019
 
4 by cmdbrews from New York on Mar 20, 2019
 
4.27 by Hopheadhiker from New York on Jan 27, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

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

Jan 12, 2019
 
4.27 by moltch from Massachusetts on Jan 03, 2019
 
4.21 by rogacks from Massachusetts on Jan 02, 2019
 
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 05, 2018
 
4.24 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Oct 13, 2018
 
4.14 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Sep 28, 2018
 
4.19 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Sep 07, 2018
 
4.25 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Aug 02, 2018
 
4.19 by LoudRed from Massachusetts on Aug 01, 2018
 
4.5 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on Jun 17, 2018
Dharma Bum from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 202 ratings