Amarillo Pale Ale
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #51
Ranked #2,661
4.22 | pDev: 6.87%
Feb 13, 2024
Sep 07, 2011
An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Amarillo.
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Rated: 4.03 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Feb 13, 2024
Rated: 4 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Jan 26, 2024
Rated: 4.34 by MJSFS from Florida

Jan 10, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 25, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Nov 06, 2020
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Reviewed by hops_for_thought from New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can (2/24) in a Teku

L: light yellow/gold, small white head. Some lacing but not significant

S: citrus forward (orange, lemon) with some piney/floral notes in the back. Get some hay/grass as well

T: nose following through, orange to start with that hay note really coming through on the finish. Balanced bite, medium finish

F: well carbonated, very easy to drink

O: delicious pale ale that really highlights Amarillo's orange characteristics
Mar 27, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by cp45 from New Jersey

Mar 20, 2020
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
750ml bottle, freshly filled, poured into a 12oz Hill Farmstead black and red willibecher glass.

The beer pours a cloudy and foggy pale golden color, lemon hues with a soapy white head, about a finger and half high that has good retention and excellent lacing. The aroma is pleasant, grassy, dank, floral, earthy pine with a bit of lemon peel and soft pale dough. The flavors are right in line with the nose. Dank and earthy bitterness leaps out, lots of lemon citrus, a bit of berry fruit, bright and crisp floral and grassy green raw hop leaf with a soft bed of pale cereal grains and mineral water. The mouthfeel is good, coating and crisp with a medium body that is light and delicate and finishes with a soft creaminess and a lingering dry bite.

Verdict: A nice pale ale from Hill Farmstead. The amarillo hop is excellently expressed, I'm just not sure it's my favorite candidate for a single hop beer. A good experiment and a worthy brew, but perhaps amarillo needs a friendly hop to act as a compliment.
Dec 31, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by MGibbons from Maryland

Oct 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tried this at the brewery just before it kicked and couldn’t get a growler fill. A bit subdued, as most HF drafts seem to be compared to their canned versions. Base beer is obviously top notch, so the hop truly stands out. And Amarillo has a unique flavor with tasty citrus qualities, but seems to be underutilized these days in the industry, at least as the sole hop.
Aug 28, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 21, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by TheGent from New Jersey

Apr 11, 2019
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Apr 08, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Apr 05, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Mar 30, 2019
Amarillo Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 374 ratings