Foster | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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
Ratings:
210
Reviews:
54
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.66%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of JohnofUpton
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tucquan
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2015-10-15 in Lancaster, PA at The Fridge

A - Opaque dark brown with a 2 finger tan head and good lace

S - Fresh hops that are quite strong, sweet chocolate, toasted rye bread.

T - Hop forward. Vegetal. Dark chocolate. Pepper. Medium roasted grain. Finish is fairly bitter but not over the top.

M - Thick body and light carbonation. Creamy and rich.

O - Very good example of the style. One of the best I've had.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrip
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewery poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

A~ dark brown in the light with red undertones. big tan head and a lot of lacing.

S~ dark roasted biscuity malt up front followed by slight caramel and tons of bitter hops.

T~ bitter hops rush the pallet which smooths out into some nice roasty malt, finishing with dank grass/earth.

M~ very dry bitterness with great carb.

O~ really solid offering of the style! i know its not suppose to be a black IPA but the bitterness really puts it over the top, i would prefer more fruity hops, the bitterness kind of takes away from everything else. dial that back a bit and this would be outstanding! but don't get me wrong i still want more! haha!

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Photo of rjp217
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephensinner
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arusso13
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of blisscent
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbristol802
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xacidx
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cgskippy
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a fresh growler into a modified tulip glass.
A - Dark, intriguing, fabulous mocha cap, steady carbonation.
S - A touch of roast, pine, orange peel, and grassy notes
T - Hop forward, nice touch of cocoa, and a grain quality that strings it all together.
M - Medium bodied and a bit crisp in the finish, simply delightful
O - A wonderful example of the craft, Hill Brings to bear.
So very well executed.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of canadianghetto
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rozzom
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of berley31
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Crookdrain
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Foster from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.18 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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