Riwaka Pale Ale | Hill Farmstead Brewery

BA SCORE
96.4%
Liked This Beer
4.31 w/ 166 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with one of our favorite hop varieties: New Zealand's rare and difficult to obtain Riwaka!

Added by Brad007 on 12-31-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,076
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
166
Liked:
160
Avg:
4.31/5
pDev:
10.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Whatup14
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL growler. Hazy orange. Smell is fascinating. It has an aroma I cannot pinpoint for the life of me. Best I can describe it is peppercorns, light tropical fruits, orange, and grapefruit. Tastes much softer up front. Light citrus. A little grapefruit. Light grainy malt and doughy sweetness. Has just a bit of the peppercorn bite, but no real bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Could use just a little more bitterness, but it's a fascinating hop.

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Photo of jamvt
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of HopsHopenstein
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jderosia603
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Franch
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of coz
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of SupremePie
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jbarletto
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dunix
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jbuddle
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Seakyden
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of s1ckboy
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Jpepe08
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Petegrieco
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Masters
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bendurgin
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. This pours a hazy pale straw color with a small cap of white head.

The aroma has a nice grassy aroma with hints of citrus and lemon in the background. A bit earthy in the background. The pallet has a dank hop flavor with some grassy pine and citrus. Earthy root vegetables seem to have a bit of a presence in the background.

The body is nice and light with good carbonation. Overall this one is enjoyable. Nice showcase of this hop.

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Riwaka Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 96.4% out of 100 with 166 ratings
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