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James Black Ale | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
James was our Uncle (Edward James Hill Jr.). Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his four siblings. In his honor, this Black Ale is dutifully crafted from American and German malted barley, American hops, our ale yeast, and water from James’ well. It is unfiltered, naturally carbonated, and dry hopped. Roasty and smooth, with accents of chocolate and a balanced hoppy finish, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with James.

Pale and Caramel Malt; Roasted Barley; Centennial and Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

Added by SFLpunk on 06-27-2010

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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 59
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Nose of fresh hop, chocolate and hazelnuts. In mouth, it's so well-balanced. Great hop taste with roasted malts aroma. Final of chocolate, nuts, wood. Very refreshing. One of my best black ipa so far

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

My least favorite from a recent Hill Farmstead growler party. A good beer, but seemed more of a smoked black ale than the black ipa style printed on the growler tag.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.39/5  rDev +4%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.81/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

James Black Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 400 ratings
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