Motueka Pale Ale
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #114
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,086
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 7.25%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
132
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 01, 2021
Added:
Jun 10, 2011
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  3
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Motueka hops, a New Zealand varietal.
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
the single hop pale ales from hill have this perfect light grainy malt character and the perfect level of texture in the light-medium bodied mouthfeel that is wonderfully crisp and imo a perfect base to do a single hop beer with.

found this one to present mostly with lime and grapefruit character, some herbal, earthy, and dank flavors.
Jan 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by eppie82 from Illinois

Oct 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Mar 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by Trio2shine from California

Nov 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by CTJman from Connecticut

Aug 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.41 by PeterPGH from Pennsylvania

Aug 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Jun 15, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by chivermac from New York

Mar 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.59 by DOSullivan

Jan 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.43 by mhs413 from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by sgregory from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2015
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
750 mL growler. Hazy light orange with a big white head. Smell is lemon and tangerine. Kinda earthy and pithy. Doesn't smell sweet like other HF pales. Taste, again, isn't that sweet. Hops lend grapefruit, garlic, some spiciness almost like rye, and pine. Finish is bitter grapefruit. Medium light body. No experience with motueka hops before this beer, so I didn't know what to expect. Standard HF craftsmanship, although this hop doesn't lend itself to quickly dispatching glass after glass like, say, Nelson or Citra.
Dec 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.05 by vfgccp from New York

Dec 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by magicbrian from New York

Dec 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by spw109 from New York

Dec 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by Ian_B from Massachusetts

Dec 12, 2015
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Reviewed by dar482 from New York

4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
The beer comes in a hazy murky medium gold.

The beer hits of pear, melon rind, star fruit, lemon, light doughy malts, a hint of honey sweetness, herbaceous and floral finish. Pithy aftertaste.
Dec 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.58 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by SkiBum22 from New York

Dec 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.05 by Jlabs from New York

Dec 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.83 by brbrocc from New York

Dec 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.82 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by TBonez477 from Vermont

Nov 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by LoveStout from New York

Nov 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.33 by ctone from New Hampshire

Nov 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.02 by acurtis from New Jersey

Nov 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Nov 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.63 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by grahuba from Connecticut

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by scotv from New York

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by Resuin from Massachusetts

Nov 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.05 by Btip1969 from Oregon

Nov 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by HopsHopenstein from Connecticut

Oct 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by SpasmWaiter from Vermont

Oct 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by blckout20 from Connecticut

Oct 17, 2014
Motueka Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 167 ratings