Sorachi Ace Pale Ale | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by SFLpunk on 08-13-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
7.48%
 
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by NoLiberty:
Photo of NoLiberty
4.97/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had the pleasure of trying this brew at the Hill Farmstead brewery and took a fresh growler home for current sampling.

Pours a wonderfully smooth, slightly hazy, amber-orange color into my HFB Euro lager pint glass. A silky thick white froth builds up into a 2-finger head that settles into a spotty cap throughout the rest of the drink. Light sticky lacing up the glass walls.

A mild aroma of young pine, light citrus, woody cedar notes and ever so subtle soft tropical fruits.

The taste is unique for a pale ale. Aside from the balanced qualities of the malt-to-hops the Sorachi Ace hops impart flavors distinct from many others: coconut, cedar, lemon. These are in addition to the common qualities of American hops: light pine, citrus. Really well balanced flavor between biscuity malt and refreshing, quenching and addictive hop flavors. After ever sip I want another.

The flavor finishes clean and crisp with a slight pine bitterness in the aftertaste. Super nice. Water quality is clearly very good. I wish I could drink this fresh every night!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Blackback Pub & Flyshop in that little beer hub of Waterbury, VT.
Poured a poeasant shade of orangy amber, under a lazy and loose medium tan head. Shows better the average fine sheeting and spotty lace. Minty nose with a slight tea infusion.
Dry, tasty and hoppy ale, with the Sorachi hops shining through. Crisp on the tongue and thoroughly pleasing over the lips and down the gullet. I also pick up a slight sour note adding to complexity and interest. Nice stuff, impressed with this, my second brew from Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Brad007
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased this last weekend.

Pours a mild amber color with a two finger head that fades down in my tulip.

Aroma is chock full of citrust, mainly lemon and grapefruit in the nose. Very appealing to the nose. Almost too fruit-y.

Taste is clean with a very nice hint of bready malt followed by citrus and lemon flavors. Well-balanced and full of flavor. If you've never had anything brewed with sorachi ace hops, you might be thrown off at first.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering citrus flavors. Just a hint of the malt is left as well.

Sorachi Ace hops seem to be the new "in" thing but regardless, this IPA does a great job of showcasing them. Again, if you've never heard of the Sorachi Ace hop, check this out!

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Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of CypherEnigma
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of SFLpunk
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz pour at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill.

Medium amber, clear and with thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Nose is full of pine, mango, lavender, fresh-cut grass, lemon and some caramel.

Palate is crisp and dense with lots of forest-y flavors, woodsy, lavender continues and lots and lots of pine + white grapefruit = delicious character. There's some creaminess to the mouthfeel despite the bitter hops. 15 minutes later i still don't have my tastebuds back from the astringent (but delightful) hops.

A must-try!

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Sorachi Ace Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.41 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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