Amarillo Pale Ale
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American Pale Ale
4.22 | pDev: 6.87%
Jan 10, 2021
Sep 07, 2011
Notes: An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Amarillo.
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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
Rated: 4.53 by edthehead from Maryland

Mar 22, 2019
Rated: 4 by rogacks from Massachusetts

Jan 02, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Mar 09, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by hwy395 from California

Feb 16, 2018
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Reviewed by wolffad from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Consumed in the can- nice bitterness that lingers on the tip of the tongue. Highlights Amarillo nicely with that being the only hop that is in there :) Enjoyable.
Feb 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the Reservoir, Waterbury, VT. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy semi-burnt orange color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white head that dissipated evenly and at a nice pace. Light semi-foamy lacing ran around the sides of the glass nicely. The smell took on some sweet onion and then rolled into the dank sweet to juicy danky grassiness. Slight floral qualities slide in underneath. The taste was pretty much the same as the smell with a nice danky sweet onion aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly nice sessionable quality about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Danky juiciness smooths out over my tongue. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty nice APA that I would have again.
Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by happyreefer from Connecticut

Jun 22, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by Nuggetz from Texas

May 12, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by tmbgnicu from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by stakem from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by largadeer from California

Mar 08, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Mar 07, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by kiki3drt292 from California

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by Travitten from Iowa

Mar 01, 2016
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Rated by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
honeyed grains and bready malt throughout, orange candies, grapefruit, peach, earthy, floral, slight spice, piney bitterness on the finish.
Feb 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a growler filled on 2/13/16 into a Hill Farmstead stem glass.

A: Orange hue that is just slightly translucent. White foamy head that dissipates. Nice lace left on the glass.
S: Slight hints of citrus. Not overpowering.
T: Some citrus and grassiness initially that leads to a bitterness that sits on the tongue.
F: Carbonated and somewhat bubbly. Leaves a bit to be desired.
O: Pretty standard pale ale. Very well made, but not one of Hill Farmstead's best.
Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 4.46 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Feb 23, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by Abbbp from Texas

Feb 23, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Feb 22, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 22, 2016
Amarillo Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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