Self-Reliance #5 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.25/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Pale Ale with New Zealand Motueka and New Zealand Cascade from Freestyle Farms.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,273
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
21
pDev:
5.41%
 
 
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by BoldRulerVT:
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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the growler into HF stemware.
Pours a lovely medium blonde with tons of haze. One finger of sudsy head.
Aromas are a lot of orange peel, some pineapple and lots of hops.
Flavor is really nice, maybe a touch subdued but beautiful orange, mango and hops.
Mouthfeel is HF excellent.
Overall, a delicious HF pale Ale.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of acurtis
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattybuchs
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Doc Ponds.
This was poured into a tall tulip.
The appearance was a fully hazy orange color with a finger and a half's worth of white foamy head. Slight lace wound around the cap and slid off at a moderate pace with a semi-foamy to bubbly lace.
The aroma had a wonderful blend of semi-sweet orange peel and juice with a whiff of mango and ended with a light scent of lemon rind bitterness.
The flavor was juicy bittersweet running through the orange peel and juice up front. Mango juicy sweetness melded in with the lemon rind subtly. Light aftertaste of all of the prior mentioned tastes coming together extremely nice.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a juicy softness flowing very nicely over my tongue. Carbonation felt good. The ABV felt appropriate. Fully juicy bittersweet finish.
Overall, very nicely done APA that I would have again.

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Photo of Samact
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml growler procured from the source.

This one pours a hazy bright yellow-ish, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like soft peachy hops, tangerine, and pine.

This is really quite wonderful. Motueka and Cascade is an intriguing hop combo. The Motueka definitely dominates, as this is fairly explosively fruity and tropical, with tangerine and peach mostly. There's a very slight bitterness on the finish.

This is really soft and pillowy, with a good level of carbonation and a high level of drinkablity.

This is a little more purely juicy bomb-y and hazy that I'm used from Hill Farmstead, but it's still super delicious.

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Photo of chippo33
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smutty33
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InspectorBob
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anteatr23
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright hazy orange. Vibrant aroma of tropical juice. Balanced, bright, bready malt. Crushable to boot. Another great pale ale from Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 7irondave
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochraneg
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Self-Reliance #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 21 ratings