What Is Enlightenment? | 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): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Pale Ale brewed in honor of our Second Anniversary. Simcoe and Amarillo hops.

Added by CliffBrake on 04-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
902
Reviews:
114
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.06%
 
 
Wants:
278
Gots:
51
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Ratings: 902 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of rarapacz
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kash2112
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevBot89
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian29
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BMMillsy
3.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kidzord
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cshafer7
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phurley2
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fargrow
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devman171
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PHBoiler
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Soft orange and tangerine. The mouthfeel is pillowy with a slightly dry finish. Some bitterness on the end the balance the juicy citrus front end. Soapy white head on a light orange body.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Tad earthy. Another good APA, but once again the use of more traditional hops is stark in comparison to the new ones.

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Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boston_Steve
3.2/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DevinK
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Barracudas
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peter1977
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JStampler
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler from the source, thanks Curran.

This one pours a super bright and wonderful bright orange, with a fluffy head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells just so dope, with a big floral aroma, some pine, orange flesh and orange peel, grapefruit, and passionfruit.

I literally can't even. This is so good. It tastes so soft and pillowy, with soft and juicy tropical fruits- all the fruits mentioned above in the aroma are in the taste. There's very little malt here, just enough to keep the beer from being watery.

This has a super nice mouthfeel, soft, like drinking a hoppy cloud, with a good level of carbonation.

Best pale ale I've ever had. I can barely contain myself.

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Photo of CSO
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nuggetz
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What Is Enlightenment? from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.39 out of 5 based on 902 ratings.
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