Susan | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American IPA brewed with our favorite hops. Hopped with Citra, Simcoe, and Riwaka.

Added by MasterSki on 10-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,840
Reviews:
199
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
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706
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278
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Ratings: 1,840 |  Reviews: 199
Photo of shanrath
4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of icemanls4
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUBrew
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gademost
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Juggerr
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of notchucknorris
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy ruddy golden color with a half finger white head.
S: Fairly mellow, but some pretty nice hints of pink grapefruit, orange sherbet, powdery malt and a little mango.
T: Just unbelievably clean. A perfect melding of light pine, mango, light malt backbone, mild kiwi and just a touch of grapefruit pith on the finish. Carbonation is feathery and just barely there. With probably any other beer it wouldn't be enough, but it's perfect in here. Love this one.

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Photo of hoponit
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Strohm
4.18/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pwoody11
4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vinces915
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gambit23
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of johnpalisi
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gavage
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy light orange in color with a 2" head that slowly falls to a thick surface covering. Nice lace develops.

Smell: oranges, tropical fruit, with a grassy and floral aroma.

Taste: caramel, mango, pineapple, pears, grass, and a floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throught. A lightly dry finish.

Overall: a superb beer, perfectly balanced and refreshing.

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Photo of brewtus
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in DC at Churchkey

Hops: Citra, Simcoe, Riwaka (never heard of it)

This was outstanding. Incredible body and profile. Tangerine, lemon meringue. Soft carbonation and refreshing.

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Photo of Big_V
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afroskully
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
3.72/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Full pour at CK. Pretty gross. Smells great but has a nasty vegetal note that dominates the flavor. Had this same flavor in an off batch of Edward last year.

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Photo of ajm5108
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hazy golden yellow, medium head. Dry fruit aroma, apricot, a bit of pineapple with classic HF floral nose on it. Smells like walking through a flower patch after a summer rain. Tons of peach & pineapple upfront, mid palate brings mango and kiwi, some very faint honeysuckle and hibiscus way at the end, finishes with perfect amount of bitter hop and pineapple again. Just a wonderfully delicate citrus hop beer, like "juice" but still beer unlike some of these lactose sugar "juice bombs" out there. A standard for IPAs. A rare perfect 5 beer in my book.

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Photo of dVinci
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.49 out of 5 based on 1,840 ratings.
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