Foster | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Foster is our Black Wheat IPA…

Added by Jwale73 on 02-12-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
207
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.66%
 
 
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24
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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 207
Photo of maximum12
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to baconsausage for this lovely growler. I've been on a massive rye kick, so anything that spanks of rye is welcome in my gullet.

Full pour into my old Dunedin Brewery pint glass. Very dark, with russet potatoes around the edges. Smell is very tame, roast, earthiness, not much else.

Foster brings two of my favorite things, a storm of rye & hops. Neither dominates; instead, they clasp hands & arrive together, in step. Rye brings a warm spice rack, & the hops are fresh-picked with a side of fall mustiness. Roast provides a framework to drape the others over. Not quite peppy enough for me, but that's probably the cross-continent trip it took in a foreign object, so I can't really blame the beer for that. Half the pint glass is gone. Huh.

Very good beer. The rye speaks to me as it always does, 7 the hops rip a good counterpoint. Love to have this fresh out the tap someday.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler provided by Chris, drank from my Hill Farmstead glass... Dark brown body with a light tan head that is very bright. Good retention and lacing... The aroma is very nice lots of rye, coffee, hoppy finish... The taste has more hops than anything, a very hoppy rye beer. Light roast coffee with lots of pine hops. The roast and hops are perfectly intertwined and compliment each other perfectly.

A great hoppy rye ipa.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

HF growler, thanks to Chris! Poured into Bruery tulip.

A - Pours black, cream-colored head, large bubbles here and there, a thin film as the cap.

S - Huge hop aroma, bitterness, more hops, wow!

T - Lots of hops, and I mean lots! Dankness, rye notes, bitterness, some coffee (???). Really nice hops, rye, and dankness. Excellent!

M - Light to medium, good carbonation for the style, oily finish.

D - Quite possibly the best Black IPA I've ever had. Tons of hops, dank, rye, awesomeness. Wow, this one is really stellar. Love this one, Shaun.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to jedwards for bring this back from the Winterfest and sharing. Described as a black rye beer. Served in a tulip. Pours an inky black with a frothy, khaki-colored head that quickly recedes into a textured mass of ringlets and bubbles. Some specks and swaths of lacing present during the tasting. Nose expresses dark malts, roast and earthy hops. Taste consistent with nose, with the addition of earthy dark chocolate (perhaps baker's chocolate) and a light, lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a pleasant, even, medium carbonation level. Flavorful, complex and really quite quaffable. I definitely need to visit Hill Farmstead in the near future.

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Foster from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.18 out of 5 based on 207 ratings.
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