Double Motueka
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #979
Ranked #8,037
4.36 | pDev: 7.34%
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Notes: An imperial India Pale Ale brewed exclusively with hand-selected Motueka™ hops from our agricultural partners at Freestyle Farms in Upper Moutere, New Zealand.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Gatch
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

On tap at Armsby. Happy to see it down here bc I almost made the drive to HF from Montpelier a couple weeks ago when I was up north for a ski trip. Can’t pass up a beer with NZ hop varietals, my favorite of any around the world. The usual deliciousness but kicked up a notch. Grassy, pungent, loads of tropical fruit, dank, earthy. I imagine the country of NZ to be as amazing as their hops; can’t wait to visit. Has that soft, amazing body and feel you expect from HF but elevated with this style and their base beer interpretation. Just a joy to drink. Not sure how a DIPA can get much better. This is approaching an art form; maybe it already is....

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Photo of Hendry
3.78/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wanted to like this as much the other Hill offerings, but for my taste, Motueka might make a good hop for a blend, but by itself, a pretty boring hop variety with not much going on in the way of tropical fruit or piney bitterness. Let's see a Double Rakau!

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Photo of Holderness
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Three Penny in Montpelier

Really nice exhibition of motueka and its unique aromas and flavors of papaya, guava, citronella, and sweet basil. Soft and easy drinking, I'm becoming more and more convinced that Hill Farmstead cannot make a bad beer


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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

candied pineapple, bubblegum, cotton candy, mandarin orange, pulpy OJ, some hints of mango and peach, malty sweetness throughout, a grainy flavor that reminds me of what I smelled when I walked into the brewery, a nice cool minty herbaceous quality and subtle hit of piney bitterness. incredibly smooth and balanced, a wonderful melange of flavor.

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Double Motueka from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 17 ratings