Double Motueka
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #203
Ranked #1,915
4.37 | pDev: 6.86%
May 06, 2022
Jan 25, 2020
Double MotuekaDouble Motueka
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.
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4.44 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on May 06, 2022
4.55 by AirBob from Massachusetts on Apr 23, 2022
4.41 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2022
4.58 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Dec 09, 2021
4.35 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2021
5 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Nov 23, 2021
4.4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Nov 07, 2021
4.25 by hockeypuck from Maine on Nov 05, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Canned 2021/11/02
Pours a med frothy creamy 1 finger head, great retention and sticky lacing, cloudy hazy pale-peach color

Nose big citrus, tangerine, a bit of pith, orange rind, little tropical papaya, touch grassy, lemongrassy and lemony tropical must, light creamy malt

Taste very juicy, loads of citrus, a bit pithy, orange juice, tangerine, a touch of lemongrass, with fair tropical as well, papaya up front, a little guava, creamy doughy soft malt, water softening minerals but blended well, a hint of grapefruit later, with a bit of a grassy spicy note on the drier finish, quite pithy late as well

Mouth is med bod but soft creamy smooth, med frothy carb, no alcohol

Overall very nice beer

Nov 05, 2021
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on May 19, 2021
4.4 by rab53 from Washington on Jul 11, 2020
4.38 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jul 06, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Alieniloquium from Florida

12 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells quite pungent. Zippy acidic fruits, lime, passion fruit, and some tropical fruits. Tastes of sweet tropical fruits up front. Oaty and chewy malt profile. Acidic fruits kick back up in the back end. Medium heavy, but tasty enough to not slow me down. Very nice.

Mar 08, 2020
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 24, 2020
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4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

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....

Feb 22, 2020
4.5 by edthehead from New York on Feb 20, 2020
4.27 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Feb 19, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at the Archives

Feb 19, 2020
4.75 by Nuggetz from Texas on Feb 18, 2020
4.08 by cp45 from New Jersey on Feb 17, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Hendry from Vermont

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!

Feb 16, 2020
4.29 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Feb 16, 2020
4.53 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Feb 15, 2020
4.25 by eddiefl from New York on Feb 12, 2020
4.75 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Feb 10, 2020
4.08 by crobinso from Colorado on Feb 10, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Holderness from Massachusetts

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


Feb 09, 2020
3.64 by acurtis from New Jersey on Feb 08, 2020
4.13 by Beerbom from California on Feb 07, 2020
4.46 by zotzot from Vermont on Jan 31, 2020
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4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

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.

Jan 30, 2020
Double Motueka from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 31 ratings