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Harlan IPA | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.32/5
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995 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#514
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
995
pDev:
6.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
113
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 995 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of LoudRed
3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

$6.75 for an imperial pint glass
Sampled 06FEB13

[A] Hazy creamsicle orange with finger high of white loosely compacted head. Retention is well above average. Lacing is fantastic.

[S] The blend of hops covers the gamut. From the light tropical notes, to the blend of sweet orange and bitter grapefruit, all the way to the melon qualities reminding me of both cantaloupe and honeydew. Some spicy/stinky hop character adds balance to the fruit suggestions. A little caramel comes through as well.

[T] Fresh hop flavor first and foremost - same characteristics as above. Integration is a bit lacking. The balance between hops, malts and mouthfeel aren't working for me though as the hops completely dominate the malt (I know, it's an IPA), but more importantly, the mouthfeel almost completely dominates the flavor.

[M] Sharp carbonation that bites the tongue fiercely on all sides. The assault finally fades giving the flavor a chance to poke through before the bone dry finish.

[O] If the flavor and mouthfeel portions of my review seems harsh, let me put it in perspective: I would order this beer 9 times out of 10 on most taplists. It's a great beer, in my opinion, it just falls short of the phenomenally high bar Mr. Hill has set for himself.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dull orange-gold with a hazy clarity and a loose white head that dissipates towards the edges. Nose expresses citrus, caramel and rind. Taste follows nose with the addition of some wheaty/grassy notes on a malty backbone. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. A decent IPA but the balance isn't there for me. My first time trying this but I was told by others it might be an off batch. I'll have to revisit it in the future.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
3.86/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Black Back Pub. Lace, soapy head. Funky aroma,and hops. This is a dirty blond.Honeyish smooth mouthfeel. The taste, tangerine orange citrus and juicy and fruity,piney, resiny,hits the spot. Suitably carbonated.Something I couldcome back to.

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Photo of CraftFan5
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHead84
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12/4/2011

Growler from bring, thanks! Snifter.

A: Very hazy yellowish orange with a fast fading finger of froth.

S: Aromatic floral notes meld with passion fruit, mango, and tangerine. The blend of tropical and citrus fruits is pleasant. Malt doesn't contribute anything in the nose. I also get orange and some grassiness.

T: Bitter orange pith and grapefruit rind with a little mango and evident herbal notes. There's a fugacious sweetness coinciding with the appearance of tangerine. Malt stays out of the way. The finish exhibits an upper moderate dry bitterness with lingering citrus rind.

M: Lower medium in body with low carbonation (a bit too low for my taste).

Overall: A solid IPA from Hill Farmstead. Not quite on par with their other hoppy offerings but still good.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of regspeir
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Capones in a standard pint glass. I think it's the first time we have had it available in Pa.?
Poured a dark, hazy orange-amber with a smallish off-white head. A coating and a decent amount of lacing remained throughout. Nose was grapefruit, some pine, flowery herb, and some sweet caramel malt. Taste was grapefruit, pine and caramel malt with a moderate amount of bitterness at the finish Body was medium, creamy with moderate carbonation. This was refreshing and I wouldn't hesitat to go for it again.

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Photo of liamt07
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antc2382
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gory4d
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JLapadura
3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Arober22
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

750ml growler, filled around 8.6.17, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

The beer pours a hazy and cloudy orange color, copper and golden hues with a foamy and soapy white head, good retention and beautiful swatches of lace. The aroma is nice, plenty of overripe stone fruits, candied grapefruit peel, dank weedy floral notes with some grass and pine, bitterness builds as it warms with the signature doughy malt and mineral water character from Hill Farmstead. The flavors are good, bitter and assertively earthy at first with a really nice fruity and sweet expression. Lots of stone fruit, peach, nectarine, mango, candied grapefruit, very floral and bright, a bit of stale grain, nice doughy malt with the signature well water character. The mouthfeel is great, medium to full body, coats the mouth super well, very smooth and almost creamy, dry and easy finish.

Verdict: A nice IPA from Hill Farmstead. The Columbus hops really add to the bitterness and dryness of the beer, but don't take away from the balance as much as I expected. Plenty of soft and delicate fruit flavor that makes for a refreshing and pleasant IPA.

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Photo of dudd
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Momack229
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy, dirty gold color. Lasting, thin layer of bubbles. Nice streaks on the glass.

Tropical and pineapple aroma from the hop.

Surprisingly dry with a full body and an equally high carbonation level. Strong bittering hop but it doesn't leave a harsh aftertaste. It does linger a long time. A bit oily from the high alcohol content. Very brief malt presence.

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Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 995 ratings
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