Self Reliance: Southern Cross
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,171
ABV:
not listed
Score:
89
Ranked #52,629
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 3.92%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
10
From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
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One-off
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Farmstead India Pale Ale brewed and dry-hopped solely with Southern Cross hops and conditioned in oak barrels.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

This smells like lemony funk, spicy hops, pine, and light acidity.

This is mid-level for this series, which still means that it's absolutely tasty. There's a light acidity and lemony funk to it, with a very clean piney/spicy hop bitterness, and some lightly sour citrus character.

This is light bodied, clean, and very crisp, with a fantastic drinkability.

I'm doing my absolutely best to try every one of the beers in this series - it's an exhausting but delicious endeavor.

Oct 15, 2020
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SABERG from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750 ml bottel into the test glass.
A - Golden straw color, superb and staedy carbonation, feeds a lasting cap of white froth.
S - Lemongrass, earthy aspect is a treat, a bit of musky rime,and pine. The aromatics shift from lemon to more earthy as the offering warms a bit. An excellent transition.
T - Fruit forward with lemon, and pith being the driver, base malts are light and offer some cracker/biscuit touches. Lovely touch of white pepper, and apricot skin
M - Medium in body, excellent carbonation keeps this a bit crisp. Semi sweet start then the hop application moves toward the beautiful bittering balance, all the while displaying lovely citrus.The gentle kiss of pine is a pleasant suprise.

O - A really good deep dive into a single hop, Not having had to much experience with Southern Cross, this is a treat.
Lemon and pine

Sep 27, 2020
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 750ml bottle, bottled 01/31/20. Served in a tulip.

Pours a lightly hazed, super-pale honey-yellow with a big frothy head of foam. Retention is excellent, eventually settling back to a rich, bubbly cap with thick chunks of lacing.

Aroma is bright and tart, lemon and cherry, sharp and earthy with just the vaguest hint of a puckery fruit-infused vinegar.

Taste follows the nose in two waves: first slightly grassy, with bright and puckery lemon and infused vinegar and then muted under an earthy, damp wood and berry-like layer. Notes of soap, balsam and cherry.

Feel is slick and soapy, medium bodied with gentle tingly carbonation. I didn’t see abv stated on the bottle but, from taste and feel, I’m perceiving it as something-like 7.5%?

Overall, a tasty pleasure! Presented as a ‘Farmstead’ IPA but, had I met it in the wild without a formal introduction, I would have placed it as a particularly meaty saison.

Sep 07, 2020
Self Reliance: Southern Cross from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 10 ratings