What Is Enlightenment?
Hill Farmstead Brewery

What Is Enlightenment?What Is Enlightenment?
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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #14
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
97
Ranked #684
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 7.09%
Ratings:
943
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 24, 2021
Added:
Apr 26, 2012
Wants:
  271
Gots:
  58
SCORE
97
World-Class
What Is Enlightenment?What Is Enlightenment?
Notes: American Pale Ale brewed in honor of our Second Anniversary. Simcoe and Amarillo hops.
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4.48 by cd34 from Illinois on Jun 24, 2021
 
4.52 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Jun 16, 2021
 
4.79 by jdow117 from Ohio on May 31, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

16oz can poured into hf mug.
L: glowing orange, medium haze big fluffy white 3 fingers

S: no malt, grapefruit and citrus lead the way,

T: nice firm bitternss and man taste is grapefruit.

F: touch slick thin lacks body for level of bitterness

O: a great pale ale but seems mix of old / new

May 29, 2021
 
4.52 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
4.42 by Duffman79 from Connecticut on Sep 15, 2020
 
4.32 by paresis from Massachusetts on Aug 08, 2020
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4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by papposilenus from New Hampshire

From a 12oz can, dated 07/07/20. Served in a cervoise.

Pours a heavily hazed mango-gold with two fingers of lush, creamy head. Retention is excellent, leaving a thick bubbly cap and a heavy tattered curtain of lacing.

Nose is earthy-sharp, orange rind and spice cake.

First taste impression is of grapefruit juice, clean, sharp juicy bitterness. A flowery spiciness follows, finishing with oily orange peel bitterness clinging to the tongue.

Feel is smooth and slick, medium bodied with bright, zesty carbonation.

A very enjoyable small pale ale with vanishingly low sweetness contrasted with moderately-high bitterness of the citric sort.

Jul 21, 2020
 
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
 
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Dec 26, 2019
 
4.25 by Beerbom from California on Aug 04, 2019
 
3.4 by Shy5 from Oregon on Jul 25, 2019
 
4.75 by jbarletto from Massachusetts on Jul 25, 2019
 
4.18 by xtonytx from Connecticut on Jul 13, 2019
 
4.28 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Jun 20, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

poured from a 12oz can into a stemmed wine glass. pours a semi-hazy bright orange. plenty of fluffy white head. smell is lemon, fresh squeezed orange juice, grass, a little hint of pine. very complex nose for such a small beer. packs a lot of flavor for a low ABV pale ale. has flavors similar to the smell with more pronounced pine from the hops along with a decent amount of bitterness. very easy drinking though. almost refreshing. feel is well suited for the style. not overly thick but just the right amount of carbonation. not a highlight of the pour but certainly nothing to complain about either. overall, fantastic APA from these guys. has a kind of east coast haze & juiciness to it that collides with a little bit of west coast bitterness, although it’s a pretty tame bitterness. nice early summer drinker. enjoyed thoroughly.

Jun 14, 2019
 
4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jun 13, 2019
 
4.28 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jun 13, 2019
 
4.75 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Jun 07, 2019
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4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by 5toutman75 from Illinois

Great mouthfeel. A bit thinner than other Midwest made hazy IPAs I drink more often. I like the mild bitterness and dry finish I'm getting. It's nice to have less sweetness than I often find on IPAs lately. It's not West Coast style at all for bitterness though. The color is less bright than I've been seeing too. I'd definitely recommend and will look for again.

May 30, 2019
 
4.37 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on May 29, 2019
 
3.78 by VeganUndead from Virginia on May 26, 2019
 
4.75 by atrocity from Virginia on May 24, 2019
 
4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on May 20, 2019
 
4.28 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on May 18, 2019
 
4.43 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
 
4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Sep 24, 2018
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jun 18, 2018
 
4.58 by smi69 from New York on Jun 03, 2018
 
4.34 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2018
 
4.06 by hockeypuck from Maine on May 30, 2018
 
4.33 by Laurasera from New Hampshire on Jan 01, 2018
 
4.02 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on Oct 17, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

On tap at the Blackback Pub. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow/orange color with an ever so slight transparency about it. Some carbonation could be seen to fill a one finger white foamy head. Speckled lacing ran here and there around the glass. The smell started started off with some full bittersweet citrus, sweet grass, "iced" pulp and rind, malts underneath. The taste was basically the same with a subtle sweet citrus malt aftertaste and finish. The finish is semi-dry but nice. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation rides good - fairly low, enough bitterness still nothing overbearing. Overall, very nice American pale ale that I would love to have again.

Jul 14, 2017
 
4.28 by msumike89 from Colorado on Jun 26, 2017
 
4.37 by Deltoro from Florida on Jun 19, 2017
 
4.22 by 7irondave from Massachusetts on Jun 18, 2017
 
4.75 by JoeMarinello from Ohio on Jun 13, 2017
 
4.89 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Jun 11, 2017
 
4.27 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Jun 07, 2017
What Is Enlightenment? from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 943 ratings