Harlan IPA
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Harlan IPAHarlan IPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #216
ABV:
6%
Score:
96
Ranked #704
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 6.93%
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
1,034
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
96
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Harlan IPAHarlan IPA
Notes: Harlan is Edward’s slightly more aggressive alter-ego. Dry Hopped exclusively with Columbus hops.
Reviews: 144 | Ratings: 1,034 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by huddyball:
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huddyball from New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sep 08, 2015
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Lord Hobo (Cambridge, MA) on 2/3/12. 3 days fresh in the keg. Served in the always awesome HF branded Belgium stem glass.

Pours a hazed grapefruit color, with a thin head of bright-white forth. This stays bubbly and rich, flaring up to a strong ½ finger at times and leaving back robust spotty foam down the sides of the glass. The aroma is fresh, floral, and bright feeling, with grapefruit and pine the whole way through. Some herbal accents and a touch of tart lemon undercut the more assertive flavors a bit here in the nose, while light grainy malt sweetness softens out the edges a little.

Fresh zesty grapefruit zips the mouth, spreading a steady blend of pith and pine throughout the profile that hangs in a dry finish. A light herbal feel flow throughout and keep this smooth while sweet grains sit along the back, balancing this but otherwise being pretty undetectable, especially when compared to the fresh brightness of the hop flavors here. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a lively crispness that is made smoother by an oily creaminess that hangs on the edges. Alcohol is completely absent here and this overall might just have the perfect IPA feel to it, with a combination of smooth and crisp that just makes this unbelievably drinkable.

This might just be the most quenchable IPA that I’ve ever had. Crisp, bright, and dry, the hop flavors just POP here and the smoothness that this goes down with has to be tried to be believed. This hasn’t been on the last couple of times that we've visited the brewery, so I was psyched to get reacquainted with this one. It didn’t disappoint in any way.

Feb 06, 2012
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.88/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

New world tropical hop aromatics suggest rind, tangerine, and booze-ridden warm pineapple.

Boozy and rindy. Overhopped. Emphasizes pineapple and tropical hops - not a hop profile I personally care much for. Pale malts are there but can't fight the hop bitterness; it's imbalanced.

Dry on the finish, dragging and scratching the palate. Too boozy to be refereshing. Lacks a harmony of texture and taste.

C / AVERAGE

Oct 01, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a decent fluffy 1/2 finger head that fades quite slowly with messy lacing, hazy murky peach orange color.

Nose is very nice, fresh hops galore, light musty resin, tropical fruit with hints of pineapple, guava, passion fruit, and even light grapefruit and citrus, with what seems like a decent bitterness, and some light sweet aromatic and reddish malts underneath. All hill ipas and pales have a great nose.

Taste brings more fresh hops, light resinous flavor but not much. Plenty of juicy fruits, tropical mostly, light musty passion fruit, guava, pineapple, tangerine, light clementine citrus, hint if orange zest, and nice light pink grapefruit. Decent fluffy malt underneath tries to add a sweet balance but mostly just helps to prop up the hops. It brings lots of juicy flavors and fluffy feel. Finish is fairly bitter, long tropical fruity hop finish, some musty resin lingers, and fairly dry and smooth.

Mouth is med bodied, light fluffy and smooth, decent carb for a growler.

Overall great again, not quite their best ipa, but still great, and thats a huge shoe to fill. Nice hops again as usual, some nice citra and such, simcoe?, and a decent malty base that doesn't do too much and adds a nice base, as well as light abv and good drinkabilty.

Jul 06, 2012
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GuitarIPA from Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Positive Pie in Hardwick. As delicious as Edward with a nice dry finish - clean, delicious - great feel and carbonation for a slightly lighter IPA.

Aug 03, 2016
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RonfromJersey from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Yellow gold body, topped by a big fluffy white head. Stretchy lace.

Citrus aroma. Orange and lemon and grapefruit. Soft, inviting.

Soft but solid semi-sweet foundation. Plenty of fruit. Mild bitterness. More fruit in the finish.

Light/ medium smooth mouthfeel.

A very pleasing IPA. Wish I had access to a lot more.

Aug 20, 2014
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spinrsx from Canada (ON)

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 16, 2015
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Dicers from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Feb 14, 2014
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TomO23 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 10, 2014
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WanderingFool from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Harlan pours a cloudy honey yellow with a small, frothy white head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is citrusy with notes of grapefruit and pine, with a touch of grass. A little sweet malt and light fruit (mango?) is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft on the palate, oily with a dry finish. Mild to moderate carbonation. The flavor begins with hop notes of grapefruit citrus, lemon rind and pine. In the middle, a touch of sweet malt and tropical fruit appear. It finishes bitter and grassy with lingering grapefruit citrus when gone.

This is a very tasty, easy drinking IPA. Loaded with hops, but they don't destroy your palate. Special thanks to my friends for filling a growler for me. I drank the beer 7 days after growler was filled.

Jul 08, 2012
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elvisdoc from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 22, 2015
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smccann from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Jun 08, 2014
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winningwes91 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 18, 2015
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hoponit from New York

4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 19, 2017
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user785335 from Florida

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 18, 2016
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JustinTauscher from Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 21, 2015
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 22, 2018
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Holden from Vermont

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 25, 2017
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xenjoiii from New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 05, 2015
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Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 09, 2016
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snansel from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 26, 2015
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pieface22 from New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Feb 09, 2014
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LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

Jun 02, 2014
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Deltoro from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 25, 2016
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Shandycan from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

Oct 28, 2014
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