Early Harvest Motueka Pale Ale
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 4.35%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
13
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 02, 2020
Added:
Oct 09, 2019
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Pale ale brewed exclusively with Motueka hops from New Zealand.
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Rated: 4.25 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Apr 02, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a golden and hazy yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like melon, weed, stone fruit, lime mango, pineapple, and grapefruit.

Motueka is an intriguing and delicious hop, for sure, and Hill Farmstead clearly has a line on a good stock of it. I get grape and lime, plus more usual melon/pineapple type flavors, along with a touch of pithy and weedy bitterness on the back. It's delicious.

This is light bodied, slightly creamy, and very drinkable. It's crisp and so soft, which is a real trademark for Hill Farmstead hoppy beers.

Of course this is good. You don't even need to both reading this review.
Feb 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 12oz can into a snifter. pours a hazy orange with a solid finger and a half of white foam head. smells are akin to Nelson hops. get a lot of earthy, green onion along with cantaloupe and even some vanilla sweetness. not quite as dank as Nelson hops. taste is similar with a noticeable but refreshing bitterness to the finish. mouthfeel is a a little thinner than HF’s usual IPAs / DIPAs but this is so flavorful for 5%. easy drinking, but also fun to drink. doesn’t wear your palate out or fill you up too quickly. an excellent NE-style PA with good use of New Zealand hops.
Jan 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by moltch from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by cp45 from New Jersey

Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jan 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Jan 13, 2020
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Farmhouse
Jan 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by SkiBum22 from New York

Nov 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Nov 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. can. Hazy pale orange. Smells of citrus zest, white grape, and faint garlic. Tastes of the white grape primarily. It's a fascinating hop profile. That garlic flavor permeates, but isn't as strong as something like mosaic. Cracker malt. Back end is pine and lemon with a little white pepper and low bitterness. Medium light. Pungent, flavorful, and distinctive. Excellent.
Oct 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by Benish from Utah

Oct 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Oct 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2019
Early Harvest Motueka Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 16 ratings