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Harlan IPA | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.32/5
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994 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:
994
pDev:
6.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
112
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Ratings: 994 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bench, Stowe, VT. They poured into a tulip. The appearance was a ruddy burnt yellow to hazy orange color. Bar pour’s kind of slim white foamy head dissipates evenly. The aroma has some light citrus, soft melon, some pineapple, and a light grassy sweet to bitter hoppiness. The flavor blends wonderfully between the melon, the pineapple, honeydew softly skating on into the aftertaste and on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat between a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good and let the hops do the talking as the appropriate bitterness impounding my tongue. Overall, extraordinary IPA that I would love to have again.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SadMachine
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes from 2/14/14

A- Pours a very hazy straw yellow with some light orange hues. A thick white head leaves generous sticky lacing.

S- Wow. The aroma is wonderful! Lots of tropical fruit and juicy citrus. Overripe mango, tangerine, and bitter grapefruit in the finish. Some nice clean, crisp cracker like malt. There are also some floral, grassy notes in the background.

T- This is astoundingly grapefruit forward! Massive amounts of fresh grapefruit and orange/lemon zest. Some sweet mango in the background, and some grassy and piney resin. A moderate to high amount of dry bitterness. A solid malt backbone.

M- The mouth feel is smooth, well carbonated, clean and crisp.

O- Overall this is a delightful IPA!

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of AlexFields
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light, very hazy wheat yellow, large nearly white head with lots of large bubbles, and lots of thick lacing.

Aggressive hop aroma, pine and bitter citrus, grapefruit and some grass, definitely smells like Columbus. Really big aroma and not much here except hops, smells great.

Taste is aggressive hops too, big grapefruit and tangerine, some pine and grass, a little weed character. Columbus hops are really dominant here again. Pretty bitter, but also a hint of fruity sweetness. Delicious.

Carbonation level is perfect, soft and creamy mouthfeel that keeps drinkability very high despite the fairly high bitterness. Excellent.

This is a wonderful IPA. Great aroma, great flavor too of course, great drinkability.

8.7/10

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Photo of malfunxion
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a small amount at the source, then on tap later at The Three Penny Taproom, in Montpelier, VT.

Pours a dirty golden blonde color. Hazy. Small amount of visible carbonation.

Smells of pine, lemon, and orange.

One of the more resinous, piney IPAs I had from Hill Farmstead. Strong pine needles, earthy, dank flavors, alongside some notes of citrus. Thin malt backbone, which a theme I've noticed with Shaun Hill's IPAs.

Medium body, with strong carbonation and a very crisp mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Another great one from Hill Farmstead. Is it all that surprising?

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

Photo of IrishColonial
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -7.4%

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 Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of MasterSki
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sean for sharing this. Served appropriately in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thick collar, some wispy patches, and a few spots of lace. Hazy orange-yellow body.

S - Tropical fruits, citrus, zesty herbs and dank notes. Icing sugar malt character is present but understated.

T - Taste isn't quite as enjoyable although it's still quite nice. Piney bitterness is initially quite intense, but yields to tropical citrus and sugary malts mid-palate, with some dank earthy notes in the periphery. Some lasting bitterness in the finish, but otherwise fairly clean.

M - Medium body, chewy texture, and a dry finish. Zesty medium-high carbonation. Lots of residual hop oils and resins.

D - An enjoyable beer, but I think I prefer Edward as the Columbus dry-hopping doesn't totally integrate with the other flavors present. Still, I refilled my glass a few times and I'd never turn this down if offered.

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Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of redfox405
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nichols33
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

An IPA from Hill Farmstead that I have never had? Thanks yourefragile for this great opportunity. I love HF IPAs.

Beer is amber / darker than expected with a nice white head, soapy, medium bubbles lacing, stark white. Moderate carbonation.

Aroma is piny with some CTZ-esque grinding hop flavors.

Beer is thin on the backbone but complex on the hop side of things, very earthy, almost sulfury, mildly sweet, moderately bitter finish. Nice overall, I'd have it again.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tobelerone
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque hazy orange/yellow colour with one finger of egg shell coloured head.

S - Grapefruit, peach, pine, pineapple and a touch of honey.

T - An assertive bitterness up front with tangerine, peach, grapefruit, orange rind and a hint of mango. A light honey sweetness in the background.

M - Medium body. Sticky and oily. Moderate carbonation.

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Harlan IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 994 ratings
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