Amarillo Pale Ale | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Amarillo.

Added by SFLpunk on 09-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
348
Reviews:
51
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.16%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Single hop series with Amarillo. Not much to it, but well made for sure

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3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Split with JLindros and poured into a Kate the Great tulip.

A - Poured a nice lightly hazy dark straw hire with a great two finger wire had that leaves sticky lacing and a soapy blanket.

S - Aromas of Amarillo galore, tropical fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, nice dankness.

T - Taste is incredibly unimpressive. Falls flat really, tons of Amarillo obviously but somehow rather meh. Bitter finish, light grapefruit...just doesn't pop. Just lackluster.

M - Mouthfeel is solid as usual, crisp, clean, good.

O - Overall, I expect better beer from hill farmstead. Super lackluster taste, nose was awesome though.

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3.72/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A. Hazy straw, very light color with plentiful white foam that leaves a light lacing.

S. Floral. A little orange, and maybe a little dank. Mild. A light malt sweetness comes through as well.

T. Follows suit from the aroma. Floral, orange citrus, dank. And mild. A certain pilsner malt bread-like flavoras well, especially as it warms.

M. Light bodied, medium to light carbonation.

O. Tasty, for sure. It just didnt wow me. I guess I am so used to HF knocking it out of the park, that a decent beer ended up disappointing me. Very plain, with a very subdued hop profile.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to KickInTheChalice for the pour.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with decent white foam and sticky lacing.

Smell is dank. There's a bit of citrus in the beginning and pine at the end, but the dankness is prominent.

Taste is good but not as hoppy as I'd like. Starts out hoppy and light, then gets a tad grainy before finishing crisp and slightly bitter from hops.

Feel is a bit light - it's nicely carbonated, but light bodied, almost lager like.

Overall, I'm surprised by the light body of this one. It does have a lot of hops, but isn't as well balanced as I'd expect an east coast IPA to be. Overall a solid and tasty beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Amarillo Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.19 out of 5 based on 348 ratings.
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