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Difference & Repetition | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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 IPA brewed with Simcoe, Amarillo & Galaxy.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,555
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
119
pDev:
4.9%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
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4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
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4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was the second of 4 Hill Farmstead cans that I traded for in front of Other Half relatively recently. No date on the bottom of this but it had "DIFFERENCE & REPETITION" on the bottom with "1364" written underneath that. Like their other offerings that I've had, this was incredibly smooth and easy to quaff and almost didn't feel like beer because of the inherent juiciness and recessed level of alcohol!

Lovely pour to this as the beer was a milky straw with plenty of head to top it off. That was boisterous enough but the lacing left behind was impressive because of how thick and copious it was. Not a strong aroma to this but there was enough dankness from the Galaxy as well as grapefruit pith, lime zest, and earthy citrus thrown in for good measure. All of those shone through in the taste as a milky dandelion mouthfeel took hold and gave this an underlying sweetness that tied everything in together. Orange cream, funky woodiness, and a light but sufficient carbonation rounded things out as the flavors lingered for a while and coated the palate nicely once the liquid finally went down.

With so little booze present, this was incredibly easy to quaff. Beers from Hill Farmstead seem to almost be naturally occurring since they are so smooth and rustic in nature. That's how this was and fans of their brews will easily fall in love with this, as was the case with me!

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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +7%
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4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
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4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.61/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml growler, hand written tag reads "Difference & Repetition" - no mention of a batch number, freshly filled, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 8.19.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a hazy orange color, cloudy golden hues and a foamy white head, good retention and nice swatches of lace. The aroma is pleasant, strong honeydew melon, pine, grassiness, light stone fruits with mild bitterness and doughy pale grain and Hill Farmsteads signature water profile. The flavors are fine, lots of melon forward hops, light pitted stone fruits, grassy and more spicy hops as it warms up to room temperature and the bitterness is quite strong with an assertively malty backbone. The mouthfeel is good, coating, creamy medium body that has a nice prickly touch of carbonation and a dry bitter finish.

Verdict: A solid IPA from Hill Farmstead. Nothing to really write home about, the melon forward hops aren't really my favorite but there is a nice balance to the beer. The bitterness keeps the beer tasting more on the spicy/green/piney end of the spectrum and doesn't let the fruit flavors develop past the melon character.

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4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Can
Indecipherable date code.


A:
Pours a glowing light orange
without much of a head to speak of. (3.5)

S:
Guava, mango, like and a dash of limey oomph. (4)

T:
Animal cracker malt through the finish holding up some earthy bitterness and the same fruity aromas as in the nose.  (3.75)

M:
Medium body with medium carbonation and a dry finish. (4)

O:
A decent beer. The hops seemed like they might have lost some of their punch but they were still there and it wasn't oxidized or anything. Good IPA with a nice tasting malt character and a crisp bite in the finish. (3.75)

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Difference & Repetition from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 119 ratings