Self Reliance: HBC-522
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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IPA - American
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4.27 | pDev: 3.98%
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
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Notes: In continuing our Self-Reliance series of Farmstead® single-hop India pale ales, this release was brewed in December of 2019, conditioned in puncheons, and hopped exclusively with HBC 522, an experimental hop grown in Washington State’s Yakima Valley that is highlighted by citrus and delicate floral characteristics.
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kevanb from Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, bottled on February 27, 2020, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a bright lemon honey color, cloudy with a firm finger of white head, good retention and lacing. The aroma is pleasant, piney, dank, grassy, very earthy with bitter grapefruit peel, modest citrus juice, pale dough, mineral water and lemon tartness. The flavors are good, tart lemon, dry and earthy funk, dead leaves, soft oak, grapefruit, tropical pineapple and peach, pale dough, and mineral water. The mouthfeel is good, coating, lively, medium body that has modest tartness with a dry and crisp finish.

Verdict: A nice farmhouse IPA from Hill Farmstead. Funky and earthy but showing nice signs of brightness and tropical fruits. Amply bitter but well balanced, a nice beer.

Jun 20, 2021
Self Reliance: HBC-522 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 6 ratings