Self Reliance: New Zealand Cascade
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Self Reliance: New Zealand CascadeSelf Reliance: New Zealand Cascade
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American IPA
Needs more ratings
4.24 | pDev: 3.54%
Apr 06, 2023
Apr 04, 2021
Brewed in June of 2019, generously hopped with Cascade selected at Freestyle Hops in New Zealand, and aged in oak puncheons for 5 months prior to bottling.
Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 4.38 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Apr 06, 2023
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a hazy golden yellow color, with a big fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like floral and citrusy funk, pine, spice, oak, and white wine.

Like pretty much every beer so far in this series, this is wonderful. There's a clean and herbal bittereness, with some orange and lemon zest, oak, white wine, and a nice floral hop character.

This is light bodied, slightly sour, with a nice drinkability to it.

With this one, I have now had all but one beer in the Self Reliance series. So close!
Sep 20, 2021
Rated: 4 by aasher from Indiana

Jul 07, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jul 01, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

May 14, 2021
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Reviewed by papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 750ml bottle, bottled 10/29/19. Served in a tulip.

Pours a glowing, cheerful, sunshiney yellow with two fingers of sea foam-like suds. Retention is good, settling into a creamy, bubbly cap and a heavily pocked curtain of lacing.

Nose is light, bright and tart. Flowery and fruity. Lemon, raspberry and soda. Well, not really raspberry - but fruity and tangy and raspberry's what I come up with.

Taste is precisely what the aroma indicated. Light and zesty, brightly floral. Lemon dominates with a smidge of grapefruit pith and a subtle, dusty, lingering base note that puts me in mind of a freshly sanded wood floor.

Feel is light and creamy with fine, bright carbonation. Not entirely unlike an ice cream float just thinner.

There’s a comfortable warm and woody booziness that settles and spreads in the gullet which gives the impression of a beer bigger than the advertised 6% abv.
May 08, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Apr 15, 2021
Self Reliance: New Zealand Cascade from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 8 ratings