Some Of The Dharma
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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IPA - American
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4.35 | pDev: 3.45%
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Farmstead India Pale Ale brewed with Simcoe hops and aged in wine barrels.
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kevanb from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, April 4, 2019 bottling date, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours an orange amber color, cloudy complexion with a nice foamy white head, about two fingers tall with excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is nice, lots of pine, grapefruit peel, pineapple, candied hop, funk, oak, pale dough, mineral water and a nice lingering floral and grassy quality. The flavors are good, lots of pine and dank grassiness, lightly floral with a nice tart citrus bite, some tangy tropical fruits, candied hop, light funk and musty oak with a solid base of pale dough and mineral water. The mouthfeel is good, lively medium body that is very crisp and coating with a slightly tart and dry finish.

Verdict: A very nice IPA from Hill Farmstead. Funky, hoppy, rustic, it has a wide breadth of flavors while also offering a nice balance and good depth.

Dec 21, 2020
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L -- Lightly hazy golden straw body with a finger of dense white head that lasts forever... Pretty classic Hill Farmstead appearance
S -- Really big notes of pineapple, and some barnyard funk. A bit of dried lemon peel, herbal woodsy hop, perfumed floral. Very nice
T -- The mixed fermentation profiles that Hill develops are always spot on. Nice balance between a light, clean acidity and some more nuanced bretty funk without any of that crushed aspirin character. The simcoe hops make themselves known without dominating the brew -- again, I'm getting some really nice pineapple notes. The drying astringency of the white wine barrel character brings it all together
F -- Crisp and clean. Super drinkable


Oct 02, 2020
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SABERG from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 750 ml bottle into the test glass.
A - Deep yellow color, gentle carbonation works topside, determined and relentless. A thin constatnt white rong shows thier work.
S - Candied lemon peel, apricot, some dried pineapple as well, There is an herbal aspect thats strong and lily driven
T - All those fruits are up front, a thread of earthy grass is there as well, Love the smooth transition beetwen the threads of this offering.
M - Soft on the palate, carbonation adds a layer of soft waves , sweet and a bit lemony bitter. Just lovely in this aspect
O - Well I regret not buying a second bottle! A beautiful treatment of this hop, the wine barrel treatment is gentle.
A beer worth every effort to enjoy

Sep 29, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very hazy golden yellow color, with a fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like pineapple, grassy hops, lemon, and grapefruit, with a floral and almost perfumey sweetness,

This feels a significant step up in hoppiness compared to the new Self Reliance beers. This will definitely age well, because it will take a bit for the hops to become stripped away and the high quality base saison will grow in strength of flavor. There's loads of sticky and dank pineapple, some fresh cut grass, grapefruit pith, and mango. The hop character on this beer is super nice. There's also a perfumey and floral funky sweetness, along with white wine, and a touch of white oak.

This is medium bodied, and very creamy, with a nicely crisp and clean finish. It's got that classic HF funk, updated by the heavy-handed use of hops.

I wish I had more of this one - it will age extremely well, and I'd love to see it develop.

Aug 09, 2020
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npolachek from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent farmhouse style beer with a good amount of farmhouse style and dankiness.Very crisp in taste- almost like a champagne. Good drinking and great beer.

Jul 12, 2020
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 22 ratings