Double Riwaka™
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #88
Ranked #863
4.4 | pDev: 5.91%
May 10, 2023
Aug 11, 2019
Double Riwakaâ„¢Double Riwakaâ„¢
Notes: IPA brewed exclusively with Riwaka™ hops selected by Shaun Hill from the most recent harvest season in New Zealand.
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Reviewed by cambabeer from New York

4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tight bubbles on a frothy white head, opaque yellow gold body. Smell is melon, honeydew, gummy worms, earthy, onion, mango. Taste is luscious and sweet melon in the beginning, followed by dank leafiness and then citrus rind. Smooth silky creamy mouthfeel, effervescent. Absolutely delicious
May 10, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2023
Rated: 4.68 by saymike32 from New Jersey

May 06, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by Mikexw from New York

Apr 27, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jul 13, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by jbarletto from Massachusetts

Sep 18, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Jun 10, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by aasher from Indiana

May 14, 2020
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Reviewed by matts2896 from Connecticut

4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Ripe melon up front followed by grape must, light garlic and mushroom (not like catty Citra, more like a noble hop), roasted pine nuts, a punch of sweetness mid-palette, and a return of melon with a tinge of pithy bitterness on the finish. Throughout the sip, I get an atmospheric citrus presence.

White wine character reminds me of Nelson, garlic reminds me of tettnang, nuttiness is unique among hops I've had, and the melony sweetness reminds me of Galaxy/Mosaic. I understand why they chose to do a single hop with Riwaka; its profile brings a lot to the table.

As usual with HF, the body is never too thick nor saccharine, the carb is perfect, and the liquid is vibrant mix of light orange and straw gold and leaves intense white lacing.

May 09, 2020
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.49/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz can into a stemmed tulip glass.

Pours an opaque golden orange color with a finger of fluffy white head. The head hangs around for a while, leaving a beautiful crown of lacing before settling into a thin layer of foam.

The aroma brings some very sweet tropical notes up front; namely overripe mango, pineapple, guava, and honeydew melon. Then comes a very subtle wave of citrus before an absolute onslaught of dank: Weedy, earthy, and oniony.

The flavor is quite odd. Lots of tropical fruits up front but then you get absolutely assaulted by earthy, herbaceous green onions, broccoli, basil, garlic, and cracked pepper. Not terrible, but definitely not for everyone.

The feel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth. The alcohol is present but only just.

Overall, this is a decent and interesting DIPA. It's a bit sweet right up front but it's just incredibly herbaceous and dank overall. If you don't like onion or garlic or vegetal notes in your beer you'd do well to stay far away from this one.
May 06, 2020
Rated: 3.59 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Apr 26, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Strohm from New York

Jan 24, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by CreightonSM from New York

Jan 23, 2020
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Mule Bar
Jan 10, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by eddiefl from New York

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 4.59 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by SkiBum22 from New York

Dec 21, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 20, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by zotzot from Vermont

Dec 18, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by grahuba from Connecticut

Dec 15, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

Oct 26, 2019
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Reviewed by emincems from Turkey

4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Hill Farmstead Brewery - Double Riwaka
Style: Double Ipa  Abv: 8,0%

Single hop DIPA with Riwaka hops? It's quite rare!
It pours very hazy deep yellow color. Strong and long-lasting head retention leaves some laces. Very intense tropical and tangerine-like citrusy aroma. In addition to this aroma, I've felt basil-like herbal notes which is only unpleasant thing about this perfect beer. Taste is highly fruity, orange-like citrus and melon-like sweet fruits are dominant. Very smooth, moderate bitterness and sweet tropical fruity taste are in balance. Creamy mouthfeel, it's very drinkable and amazingly smooth in spite of high Ibu and high Abv. Very impressive DIPA from famous Hill Farmstead.
Oct 22, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Oct 18, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Oct 18, 2019
Rated: 4.53 by doremite from Vermont

Oct 11, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Oct 08, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 03, 2019
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I tried this beer at the Farm House restaurant in downtown Burlington, VT. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that left some lace. The scent had a melon like peel spice. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with subtle fruit peel spice. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.
Oct 02, 2019
Rated: 4.86 by notchucknorris from California

Oct 01, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Oct 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 12oz can into a perennial willi becher glass. pours a hazy orange with a pinky finger of white head. smells earthy green onions, grass, pepper, ripe cantaloupe. incredible nose on this one. taste follows with an explosion of dank, citrusy hops. mouthfeel is on par with all the HF “Double” series - soft, approachable and perfectly carbonated. overall, this is an excellent DIPA. Riwaka seems like it contains certain aspects of citra, nelson & galaxy. you get citrusy fruits, earthy tones and super dank notes. would definitely drink again.
Oct 01, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Sep 29, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Sep 29, 2019
Double Riwaka™ from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 73 ratings