Harlan IPA | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Harlan is Edward’s slightly more aggressive alter-ego. Dry Hopped exclusively with Columbus hops.

Added by SFLpunk on 07-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
957
Reviews:
132
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
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78
Gots:
104
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0
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Photo of lurpy1
2.81/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dear Hill Farmstead brewery,

I have always hoped to try your beer, and I was very excited to see a bottle of Harlan show up at a recent tasting. However, I was disappointed to find that it did not contain any hops in it. The ingredient list clearly shows that hops should have shipped with the product. Additionally, Harlan is an IPA, and anyone would agree that an IPA with no hops is pretty much useless. Harlan was consumed alongside a decent but fairly forgettable IPA, and even that IPA remembered to include some hops.

This beer was consumed in Minnesota, which is a long way from your Vermont headquarters, so perhaps the hops all fell out en route? Regardless, you may want to check your QC processes to ensure that when a beer like Harlan leaves the brewery, it always has some hops in it.

I do want to say that Harlan is an attractive, hazy, vivid orange beer, and I could almost smell and taste just how good it would have been, if not for the missing hops. I am quite surprised that of all the reviewers I'm the first to comment on the missing hops, I guess an omission like this doesn't happen too often.

I look forward to trying your other beers, but after such a disappointing experience, it will be tough for me to give a positive recommendation to Harlan.

Sincerely,
lurpy1

With the sarcasm-dial turned to zero, let me say that most people at the tasting were stunned by the lack of hop character. I for one wondered if the bottle was mis-labled.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -32.6%
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

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2.88/5  rDev -32.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%

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3.47/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pint glass at the Barrel House, Philadelphia. Hazy
yellow orange with better than average lacing.

S: Very floral, orange rind, dank resiny Columbus hops

T: Tangerine, slight tropical fruit, muted pine cone. Pale malts are pretty dominant. Creamy mouthfeel. Thick, lingering hoppy finish. Kind of muddled

O: kind of a one note beer. While better than your average IPA, this one lacked complexity for me and I was bored of it about halfway through.

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3.49/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.27 out of 5 based on 957 ratings.
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