Dharma Bum
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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IPA - New England
Ranked #604
Ranked #1,992
4.24 | pDev: 5.19%
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
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Notes: American Simcoe Single Hop IPA.
Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 200 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Devin.

A hazy yellow with a dense, off-white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is fruity with grape, candied mandarins, a moderate citrusy fruitiness. This is clearly replicated on the palate, with a clean hop flavor, a mild bitterness and a mild cracker note. Not as bright as some other HF IPAs I've had, there's a hint of grass present. Light in body, moderately carbonated, this beer is medium-light in body and has a fruity finish. Solid stuff.

Oct 09, 2017
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aleigator from Germany

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.

May 05, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Prohibition Pig Brewpub. On June 30, 2017.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking semi-hazy pale yellow to orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Not much lace, seemed somewhat filmy and sliding.
The aroma had some grapefruit sweet to bitterness, slight grassiness, super subtle clean earthiness and a light floral hop tone. Clean crisp biscuit malts are there, but seem barely there.
The flavor leaned into the sweetness initially and then obtained a nice substantial sturdy bitterness revolving around the cleanliness of those malts. Mild yet lovely aftertaste of the grapefruit to earthiness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt substantial, light though, but expected. ABV felt appropriate and as projected by the brewer.
Overall, another knockout of an AIPA by HF. Would love to have again.

Jun 30, 2017
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322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

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

Jul 25, 2019
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

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

Can shared by Brennan. Thanks man!

Aug 05, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
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
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LocalRippa226 from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apr 28, 2019
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Speyton from Vermont

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

Apr 06, 2019
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woemad from Washington

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can received courtesy of Jhavs and his LIF box. Stamp on the bottom says the beer's name and "1313 (presumably a batch number)." My first from Hill Farmstead.

Poured into a Mad Bomber IPA glass, this was a hazy, lemony shade of amber, with a pillowy, bone white head that hung around for a bit and left all sorts of lace behind.

Tropical fruit aroma was what hopped out towards my nose at first. Also a little grassiness, but the fruits are in the lead.

Like in the nose, the taste is led by a tropical fruit sweetness, but is balanced by a subordinate grassy, herbal bitterness. Very subtle malt backbone. Things finish off with a mild dryness.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery for the style.

Mouthfeel aside, this is a nice all-Simcoe take on a NE IPA. Glad to have had something from Hill Farmstead at last! Thanks, Jhavs!

Sep 10, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can

Pours with a medium haze, fine bubble long lasting cap

Fresh hop nose, with pine, lemon and grapefruit juice shining through.

On the palate, its more citric hop goodness, mingling nicely with the pine needles and hop resin goodness....fresh and flavorful...go get some

Dec 23, 2017
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy light yellow orange color with a big, white frothy head.

S - Bright citrus, tropical fruit, and mango.

T - Resiny tropical fruit, passionfruit, and sticky pine bitterness on the back end. Sweet tropical fruit up front and lingering pine resin on the back end.

M - Medium body.

O - An overall fantastic beer.

Oct 27, 2017
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doremite from Vermont

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

Jul 08, 2017
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EMV from Pennsylvania

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

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Fiddlehead Teku

L: Cloudy/thick light golden pour with thick foamy white head. Outstanding lacing.

S: Grapefruit and citrus.. slightly fruity... light grains in the background.

T/F: Hoppy and amazing... grapefruit, tangerine, and faint lime... slight grape must and grass. Herbal and bitter... great complex flavor. Medium to light in body... carbonation good. Finish is bittersweet citrus and then dry. Leaves you wanting more.

O: Outstanding... not much more to say than that. I love what Hill Farmstead does and this one is even better on-draft.

Oct 12, 2017
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jaxon53 from Connecticut

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

Oct 13, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can.

Only a slight haze on an otherwise golden body. A light and white foam has excellent coverage.

A very well rounded, earthy, herbal citrus hop effect on the nose. The malt seems very grainy but very clean. Simcoe is an all time great and diverse hop. They have utilized it well.

The flavor is mostly derived from the excellent Simcoe hop. A rich, earthy, bitter citrus tone, super clean and grains filled malty backdrop. A very earthy, high-toned, flavor, most excellent balance. It doesnt havevto be fruit punch to impress me, I love the earthy side of hops.

A light, clean mouthfeel, grainy effect with rich pine and citrus, then sour ending, slightly dry.

Quality Simcoe heavy ipa.

Dec 17, 2017
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Gatch from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks, judkinst! Canned... My mistake was drinking this after a can of Citra. Those two hop varietals can't compete, as Citra is vastly superior. Simcoe seems to be one of those original, older hops that defined the style but aren't the super fruity, dank modern varieties that make up the top beers of the hoppier styles. Anyway, tasty stuff, as expected.

Jan 02, 2018
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mltobin from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 06, 2017
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

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

Jun 22, 2017
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grover37 from District of Columbia

3.62/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aug 16, 2017
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chefduff2 from New York

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

Aug 09, 2017
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JMScowcroft from Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 13, 2017
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

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

Aug 15, 2017
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Mitchell027 from Vermont

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

Apr 08, 2019
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billab914 from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 28, 2017
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curlybird from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 22, 2017
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