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Average: 4.29 | pDev: 4.2%

Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 36

American IPA | 6.00% ABV

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Notes: Rotating availibility. American IPA brewed with Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin and Citra hops.
BA SCORE
91
Outstanding
Difference & Repetition 4Difference & Repetition 4
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 36
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can: Poured a cloudy yellow color ale with a nice white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of juicy citrusy hops notes with nice floral undertones. Taste is a refreshing mix of juicy citrusy hops notes with residual sugar notes, minimal bitterness with some lasting floral hoppy undertones. Body is full with good carbonation. Solid NEIPA.

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Photo of thatche2
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip glass, 2-3 weeks old. Appearance is hazy yellow/light brown with one finger thick head. Smell is earthy hops, citrus (orange and grapefruit), resin, and faint grassiness. Taste is a little sweeter than expected with good citrus juice flavor. Sweetness is moderate and bitterness is low to medium. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, juicy, and fairly effervescent.

Overall, this a good and juicy IPA, but I enjoyed Difference and Repetition #5 significantly more. This beer is slightly sweeter than I would like with some bitter flavors that don't fully come together. However, the citrus and earthy hop flavors are very good. I appreciate this rotating hop series with 6% ABV, and enjoy just about all of Hill's beers (D&R#4 being no exception).

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Photo of jhavs
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can into a snifter.

Hazy orange straw, slightly straw tinted foamy head. Lots of lacing.

Aroma is citrus, earthy resins and white grape must. Bit of hop spiciness/herbal scent too.

Juicy citrus mixed with bitter grapefruit rind and pith, the nelson stays noticeable and adds an earthy/spicy/herbal taste and the wine grape.

Moderate carbonation and medium body.

A great blend of hop flavors.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-The beer pours the color of orange juice with a 2 finger off white head. The head recedes to a thin film leaving excellent curtains of lace.
S-The nose is citrus fruit and grapefruit pith. Some spiciness at the back end which may be the Nelson. (Full disclosure: I'm not a wine drinker).
T- Sweet citrus up front which transitions to a moderate pithy bitterness. Nelson character if its there is melding with the pith.
F-Mouthfeel is soft and creamy. Carbonation is prickly, but light. Overall mouthfeel is medium.
O- Excellent as always with Hill Farmstead. Not necessarily my favorite hop combo, but well executed and well worth a purchase.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of Nelson grape and herbal notes and some citrus. Also some grapefruit. Tastes of stronger grapefruit, then citrus, then Nelson hops. Grainy and doughy malt. Nice grapefruit bitterness. Medium body. Excellent.

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Photo of Skrip
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a Bissel Brothers pint glass.

A~ hazy darker orange with a small fluffy white head and a lot of lacing.

S~ orange marmalade up front with tangy hops and orange zest. dank grass/earth and a little vanilla on the end.

T~ nice hop bit up front, green and earthy followed by a little burnt candied oranges. even more vanilla here on the finish.

M~ smooth and nice carb.

O~ nice addition to the series for sure but nothing tops #3 so far! that combo of hops seemed to work the best! lets hope this keeps going and see what happens!

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Photo of Knapp85
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow color, the smell is packed with some intense hops coming off the can. The smell isn't as strong once in the glass. Still very nice though. The taste is sweet with a subtle tanginess from the hops. The feel is super smooth. Overall a very good IPA.

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Photo of kevanb
3.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, purchased at the brewery on 9.13.17, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

The beer pours a very hazy and cloudy orange copper color, big foamy white head with excellent retention and large swatches of lace. The aroma is nice, tangy and spicy hops leap from the glass, lots of grapefruit rind, grassy hops, hop spice, hop oils with some piney bitterness and lingering pineapple and tropical fruits with a bit of mineral water and pale doughy malt. The flavors are good, plenty of crisp and bitter hops, very green, earthy and grassy flavors assert themselves well with some more fruity and gentle bright floral character underneath while grapefruit rind and pine linger on the tongue with hardly a hint of any pale grain. The mouthfeel is good, coating and lively with a bristly carbonated texture with a very dry finish.

Verdict: A good IPA from Hill Farmstead. The grassy and dry flavors are countered well with some more brighter and delicate tropical fruit and floral qualities that make this a very enjoyable beer that is very refreshing.

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Photo of SABERG
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a recently purchased, undated can into the modified tulip glass.
A - Clouded straw color, conceals the gentle carbonation. A lose knit froth, however provides evidence.
S - Tropical elements, pineapple, papaya, then peach and white grape skin.
T - Semi sweet malt, then back to the tropics, adding to the aromantic list some pine sneaks in there.
M - Medium n body, water profile acts as a delightful canvas, palate response to sweet malt is quickly met with a wonderful bitter balance, finish is dry and has a bit of chalk. Lingering flavors are stone fruit .
O - An excellent addition to the series, this version has more white grape skin on the palate, blending well with the tropical fruits from the Simcoe and Citra

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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 36 ratings