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
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#1,343
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
351
pDev:
7.11%
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0
 
 
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4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler filled 9/1, consumed 9/4.

Appearance: Bright deep yellow with a nice big-bubbled white head.

Nose: Grassy, cheesy, slightly medicinal, tons of orange rind and grapefruit pith. Light touch of toasted wheat crusts underneath.

Taste: Most of the Amarillo character comes through in the nose, this is an excellent aroma hop. The flavor is a little bit more subdued, but there's still plenty of herbaceous spiciness and grassy notes accented by a light white bread maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent, clean mouthfeel. Easy drinking, no issue putting down a growler of this.

Overall: An excellent showcase of a really versatile hop. Complex and unique aromas and an infinitely drinkable refined flavor make this a very nice pale ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale hazy orange. Huge white head. Laces nicely and retains a thin layer of surface foam.

Smell - Orangey hops. A bit of grapefruit. Smells like a sweet freshly cut orange though. Slight bit of pale malt.

Taste - Really orangey. Slight sweetness. Pale malt and a ton of graininess. There's a little bit of a weird flavor in the very back, but it's so slight I'm not really sure it's the beer or my imagination.

Mouthfeel - Light, grainy, with a false sweetness. Fades quickly to a grainy and light bitterness.

Overall - The hop is good, but one dimensional. Doesn't live up to the other single hop pales from Hill Farmstead.

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4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hill Farmstead Brewery - Amarillo Pale Ale, poured into a tulip glass.

Look - Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a massive foamy head that leaves an abundance of lacing.

Smell - Fruity almost lemon crisp hop presence. Light malt. Some spice.

Taste - Fruity citrus hop with a pinch of sour fruits and a little zest.

Mouthfeel - Dry and crisp. Super drinkable and no booziness.

Overall - Another stellar sessionable APA from Hill. A friend hung onto a growler for five or so days sealed and refrigerated and the hops really evolved into a zestiness similar to HT but more toned down. Great both times!

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Amarillo Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 351 ratings