Self Reliance: Styrian
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,097
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Ranked #11,565
4.07 | pDev: 5.9%
Mar 06, 2022
May 12, 2021
Very Good
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Notes: Farmstead® India Pale Ale brewed and dry-hopped solely with Styrian hops and conditioned in oak barrels.
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a mostly clear, light golden color with an effervescent head that slowly receded to a thin cap. Aroma has a nice complexity to it. Plenty of earthy funk up front, but there are really nice barrel notes lurking beneath. Taste is not as acidic as I anticipated. The result is a nice blend of funk, barrel, lemon, grass and some subtle fruity notes. Just the right amount of carbonation. Clean and lively Really tasty beer. Glad I finally cracked it open.
Mar 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy golden yellow body. Crisp and grassy with a nice grapefruit bite. A bit of freshly squeezed lemon and a bit of leather. Good hop bite, mild-med floral bitterness. Medium bodied, good carbonation, crisp like an IPA but as complex as a saison.
Jan 02, 2022
Rated: 3.95 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Dec 03, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Nov 16, 2021
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Rated by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Shared with Ben whilst playing some tunes. Delicious!
Oct 27, 2021
Rated: 4.13 by Beerbom from California

Sep 24, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by mltobin from Connecticut

Aug 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
750 mL bottle. Cloudy orange. Smells of grassy and floral hops, light lemon. Tastes of earthy hops, bright lemon, grassy hops, earthy yeast notes. Pleasant tartness. Medium light. Pleasant and very tasty. A dynamic version of Styrian.
Jul 29, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like hay-like funk, clove, pear, stone fruit, and that classic citrusy/grassy Hill funk.

This feels a bit more classic saison than new world hop driven saison, perhaps because Styrian is a more subtle and "traditional hop." There's pear, peach rind, clove, grassy hops, and floral funk, with a restrained acidity.

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

I've had a lot of the entries in this series, and this is certainly one of the more unique ones.
Jul 13, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jun 28, 2021
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Reviewed by papposilenus from New Hampshire

3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
From a 750ml bottle. Bottled 09/23/20. Served in a willi becher.

Pours a heavily cloudy mango-yellow with a scant finger of fizzy, short-lived head. Juice-like in appearance. Note: the second pour resulted in a massive flocculant dump of superfund-worthy proportions.

Nose is earthy and floral. Pretty faint but I think I’m picking up on citrus and whatever dry, chalky smell it is that aspirin has.

Taste is super-tart citric and acidic. Lime juice, lime peel, lemon, aspirin, baking soda, citric acid, honey, pee and - totally incongruously - whipped cream.

Feel is smooth and creamy, medium bodied with bright, zesty carbonation.

Overall, tasty enough in a mouthpuckering sort of way. There is a weird disconnect between the under-sweetened-lemonade-and-aspirin taste and the creamy/slick ice cream soda-like body - not necessarily unpleasant; just unexpected and frankly hard to believe that it was intentional.
May 17, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by acurtis from New Jersey

May 15, 2021
Self Reliance: Styrian from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 12 ratings