Life Without Principle #3 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Life Without Principle #3 is the next entry in our series of citrus and citrus-inspired beers. This chapter in the story was brewed with Citra and Motueka hops, as well as an abundance of hibiscus for tartness and citrusy aromas.

Added by papat444 on 09-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is golden and clear with a soft white head. Fantastic aroma. Fresh hops and oranges. Juicy and smooth. What a delicious beer. I could drink gallons of this. Light in body with a subtle malt presence. Oh my, Hill Farmstead has done it again.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Sampled on tap and from a growler.

Pours a bright rose hued, golden color with a slightly pink, dense off white head that fades a little quicker than Edward does. Aroma is floral and hoppy, leafy Citra, grass, lemon, and faint red berries. Medium body, tight carbonation with a dry, slightly tart finish. Hibiscus and Citra add a little more citrus sweetness to front of the flavor than Edward and finish dries out with a grassier Moteuka bitterness and mild tartness. Flavor and body is more like a typical HF APA than previous LWOP beers, but the hibiscus is a nicely balanced addition to make this notably distinct. I suspect I'll like this more than most will but who cares. Super refreshing and crisp, this was a pleasant surprise.

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4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Growler 750ml. Beautiful hazy gold pour. Aroma is incredible with grapefruit rind, hibiscus and dank. Taste is nicely tart from citrus nicely balance by hop bitterness. I thought hibiscus added some bitterness too. This one is highly drinkable being the perfect balance betweentart and bitter for a blonde ale. I loved it even more than #1.

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750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

A~ cloudy golden copper color with a nice light head and a good amount of lacing.

S~ hibiscus really comes through with a nice lemony, citrus tartness. followed by amazing sweet hop bitterness and a little piney earth. the citrus really over takes over though, which is just perfect!

T~ mmm...! its like a non-imperial Mimosa IPA. tartness and floral aspects up front from the hibiscus. followed by earthy hops which get engulfed with crazy citrus notes of lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, and a little guava. tartness reprise on the finish.

M~ great carbonation, super smooth and kind of champaign like.

O~ this is really incredible. i love floral brews especially when it comes out like it does here. the hibiscus really makes this amazing from the citrus taste/texture to the amazing tartness. i would love to see this wine barrel aged, kind of like E. the malt would really attack the barrel making this a thick, funky masterpiece!

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Life Without Principle #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.35 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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