Difference & Repetition - Simcoe, Galaxy, Hallertau Blanc
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Difference & Repetition - Simcoe, Galaxy, Hallertau BlancDifference & Repetition - Simcoe, Galaxy, Hallertau Blanc
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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
6%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 4.9%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
111
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 25, 2020
Added:
Jul 11, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  15
SCORE
95
World-Class
Difference & Repetition - Simcoe, Galaxy, Hallertau BlancDifference & Repetition - Simcoe, Galaxy, Hallertau Blanc
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Rated: 4.5 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Apr 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.39 by rpjterp from Virginia

Oct 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Aug 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.4 by Soloveitchik from New York

Jul 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Jul 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by Bhooved from Massachusetts

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by DaveCash from New York

Apr 22, 2019
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L - 1-finger dense offwhite head slowly craters in from the middle, leaving a permanent ring of bubbly lacing. Body is an opaque, hazy, slightly muddy orange.

S - strong tangerine, pineapple, herb.

T - rather dank citrus. Grapefruit and tangerine most predominantly. Middle has a bit of funky sweat sock going on, with some bitter, earthy hops as well. Moderate bitterness. No sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body with lower than expected carb.

O - the dankest beer I’ve had from HF.
Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by WoolEnthusiast from Connecticut

Apr 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by cmdbrews from New York

Mar 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Feb 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by moltch from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by wtpbod from New York

Jan 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Yeroc from Pennsylvania

Dec 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.83 by meatface from Massachusetts

Sep 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by ericcmay from Illinois

Sep 23, 2018
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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!
Jun 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.4 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jun 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by J_heeb from Vermont

May 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by cambabeer from New York

May 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Phurley2 from Massachusetts

May 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.65 by Dchansen54 from Vermont

May 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.45 by Didier from New Hampshire

Apr 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.26 by lic217 from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Feb 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by jwyrwa2421 from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by smi69 from New York

Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2018
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

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.
Jan 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

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)
Dec 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by mdfb79 from New York

Dec 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by oline73 from Maryland

Dec 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.45 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Dec 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by sgregory from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.59 by Mrthetank from Virginia

Nov 22, 2017
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Reviewed by HM88 from New York

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Golden amber appearance w/ about half inch of thick foam head. Hazy body, very beautiful. Aroma is fruity and flowery. The flavor matches up well and hits the palette hard w/ fruity notes of pre-dominantly grapefruit, after taste is nice -- no bitterness. Smooth mouth feel on par w/ other HF. Although, the beer was overall good, I prefer HF's society & solitude series.
Nov 16, 2017
Difference & Repetition - Simcoe, Galaxy, Hallertau Blanc from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 128 ratings