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:
1,852
Reviews:
200
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
6.7%
 
 
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707
Gots:
280
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
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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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Growler purchased 6/28 and consumed 7/5.

A - Cloudy golden orange with one finger of cream coloured head.

S - Juicy citrus and tropical fruit aromas - grapefruit, orange rind, peach and pine. A touch of honey sweetness.

T - Good bitterness with a fresh and juicy hop profile. Peach, grapefruit, passion fruit, mango and lighter grapefruit notes with a slight honey malt sweetness in the background. Incredibly smooth and dangerously drinkable.

M - Medium body. Sticky and oily. Dry. Light carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a cloudy golden orange color.

The aroma is just rolls of tangerine, bright grapefruit, tropical fruits and mango. It's hugely vibrant and citrusy. There's a bit of malt in there.

The flavor is just an explosion of grapefruit baseline. Spicy and grassy in the front. The middle offers a sweet passionfruit, apricot, peach, mango, onto a bit of bubble gum. The back end dries out with light bitterness. A bit of floral and spicy herbal bitterness.

This beer really blows my mind about how well crafted an IPA can be. The hops just do not stop on this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 mL growler, served in a HF wine glass.

Pours a hazed golden copper with a dense fluffy white head. Nose has heavy with resiny tropical fruits and earthy pine. Flavor is a little sweeter, with grapefruit rind, pineapple, mango and peach and a dry earthy pine and grassy finish. Medium thick body, soft carbonation and a sticky, bitter finish. Great balance of hops as the Simcoe pine plays nicely with the leafy NZ hop tropical fruitiness. The Riwaka single hop was a little more "exceptional" and a better showcase for that hop, but Susan's subtlety and balance make this much easier to drink.

The smell and overall scores are more of a 4.75 but I refuse to use the new quarter intervals in scores since I never had access to them the previous 6 years of reviewing. Just...whatever.

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4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicate grapefruit bitterness throughout. Nice balance.

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy, clody medium orange color with a white foamy ring. The lacing is very thick, creamy, and sticky.

S - Resiny tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, papaya, and oranges.

T - Oranges, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, light floral, hoppy sweet and ends with a bitter orange peel and floral presence.

M - Medium body, lots of sprightly carbonation pricklies, coats the moth with tangerine and flowers.

O - Outstanding beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Susan from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.48 out of 5 based on 1,852 ratings.
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