Self Reliance: Eclipse
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Self Reliance: EclipseSelf Reliance: Eclipse
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American IPA
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4.18 | pDev: 8.13%
Aug 26, 2023
Sep 18, 2022
This is a new entry in our Self-Reliance series of Farmstead® single-hop India pale ales. Received initially as an experimental hop titled “HPA 016” from Hop Products Australia, the beer was brewed, dry-hopped exclusively with this hop, and aged four months in our oak puncheons. While the beer was in process, HPA has since given this hop an official release and new name: Eclipse®.
Recent ratings and reviews.
Ratings by Sabtos:
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Clear straw gold with a puffy white head that retains tall while slowly receding to a more level if bubbly blanket. Halfway through the bottle the body does lightly haze and darken up.

Pungently gassy, aged-like hops with bright tropical fruit accents like rambutan and maybe even pomegranate meet light elements of hay filled barn and mild oak.

The body is unusually velvety with a fine crispness that finishes herbally bitter and semi-dry.
Dec 11, 2022
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.19 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a semi-hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like some sort of funky fruitiness I can’t quite put my fingers on – guava? Dragonfruit? I’m not sure. There’s white wine, lemon, grapefruit, and passionfruit, though.

This is really quite tasty, but I’m also very much a sucker for this series. It’s got an exotic but earthy fruitiness to it, with some clean herbal and lemony bitterness, sweet pink grapefruit, melon, and a nice light white wine acidity.

This is light bodied, clean, crisp, but full on the back end, creamy, and super drinkable.

I can’t quite pick out everything I’m getting with this one, as I haven’t eaten enough weird fruits out there, but I still really enjoyed it all the same.
Jan 05, 2023
Rated: 3.95 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Nov 16, 2022
Rated: 3.46 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.56 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 12, 2022
Self Reliance: Eclipse from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 7 ratings