Self Reliance: Motueka (Double Dry-Hopped)
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6%
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4.35 | pDev: 0%
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
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Notes: IPA brewed with hand-selected Motueka™ hops grown by Freestyle Farm— our agricultural partner in Upper Moutere, New Zealand—and then dry-hopped twice over with that same crop year of Motueka™.
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4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 750ml bottle, ‘bottle conditioning since 08/14/20.’ Served in a tulip.

Pours a lightly hazed and glowing, bright butterscotch-yellow with a scant two fingers of loose and sloppy, foamy head. Retention is fairly decent, leaving a fizzy collar and a rousable thin, slippery sheet of lacing.

Nose is equal parts funk and citrus. Mildew and lime with an elusive aroma of vanilla cream.

Taste is tart and tangy, mildewed wood, lemon juice, lemon-lime. The funk is loud and brash but, letting it set on the palate, there’s a soft, sweet, cakey quality to it as well that comes in on the back end and fades in and out of focus.

Feel is creamy-slick, medium-bodied and brightly carbonated.

Not to be unduly pedantic, but I’m not sure how this is an IPA? More likely a Belgian PA or Brett beer. At any rate, it is more aggressively bretty/funky than I recollect anything else in this series having been - but that’s just from memory.

Nov 20, 2021
Self Reliance: Motueka (Double Dry-Hopped) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 2 ratings