Life Without Principle #3 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
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11
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0
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0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is hazy golden yellow with a tight creamy white head. Nose is light, clean citrus with a fair bit of spice and floral hops. Taste is even more citrusy, fair bit of tanginess to it, light floral notes, gentle carbonation with a medium body body and semi dry finish.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to bilco for sharing the growler.

Appearance: Hazy dusky peach/orange with a bright-white head. Drops to a small wispy cap and collar with some nice sheets of placing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Crazy amounts of tropical fruit and citrus. Tangerine, mango, and peaches. Big hit of Citra right up front. Some bitter pine and ruby red grapefruit. Juicy orange with a slightly sweet malt backbone. Some biscuit in there as well. Nice balance of bitterness with a big backing floral element from the hibiscus.

Taste: Juicy citrus up front with a mild malt backbone. Some very mild powdery yeast with some slight spiciness. A hint of grass. Peach with some tangerine. Very juicy. Cites is assertive and the hibiscus grows as it warms. Hyper floral. Mildly fruity with some apple skin. A bit earthy with some solid herbal components. Flowers and peaches. Almost waxy on the back. Light and clean.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a moderate carbonation. Clean with a bit of a snap on the back.

Overall: No principles, but a few rules are still in place.

It's mega fruity and tropical. Mild and easy drinking. Not a true showstopper, but it's solid.

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