Early Harvest Motueka Pale Ale
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #561
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,092
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 4.36%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Pale ale brewed exclusively with Motueka hops from New Zealand.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
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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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
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
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
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
Early Harvest Motueka Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 16 ratings