Susan | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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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279
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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mccrossan
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Prohibition Pig

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Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date: growler 10/15/16
Palate Contaminants: none

Appearance is a thick, opaque gold. It only lets a little light through.

The smell is great. It's sweet red grapefruit, peaches, and sweet plums. It's so nice and balanced.

The taste is a little bitter at first, with the hops showing some fresh peat. Then the sweet and savory elements take over. Pears are the main fruit, with white grapefruit (in a change from the nose) following up. There's a mellow malt flavor that's almost like what one gets with rice candy, or maybe it's fresh wheat. Subdued, yet flavorful; not sharp, yet fresh.

The feel is the weakest thing about it. The carbonation comes out with a swish around the mouth, but it's not prickly. The aftertaste isn't quite as well balanced as the rest. It's mostly unsweetened white grapefruit. Still, this is a great one.

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Photo of MJSJr
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Kdouble
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap in Burlington.

A hazy orange tone with a little over a finger of very thick head. Lots of lacing left on the snifter.

A standard IPA with grapefruit, a little lemon and some piney notes.

Taste was better than expected. A great blend with a nice bitter finish.

A great IPA that I recommend trying.

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Photo of jrand2621
4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heerboth
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of wanderingpints
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cath
4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaleEMartin
4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of BeerGreg
4.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garyloveman
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reds76
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JeffGuilly
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of chefduff2
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dirtyjerk
4.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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