Farmer's Daughter
Half Hitch Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,492
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #28,680
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 16.14%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
24
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Half Hitch Brewing Company
 
Alberta, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Photo of Faksakes
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, just had one of these and I was blown away. This is $10.99 a six pack at Co-op and I wasn't expecting much. This is the best sub 5% Alc. pale ale I have ever had. Really nice citrus notes and clean finish, no nasty aftertaste. A great, refreshing summer beer that you can have a few of without getting loaded.

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Photo of kitsgrad84
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Less hoppy IPA Mid copper look a girly finger of head with a very nice taste and lemon skin finish Slight grit some will call for more hop but I like this because it’s less hop. A nice summer ale that I will revisit again Cheers.

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Photo of Dnoullett
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A good smooth IPA - especially if you like your IPA not too hoppy. Would be improved with a little more depth and colour but a great beer on a hot day.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml can - I can't believe it's been three years since I met these folks, and now I finally get to try their brew!

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and chunky off-white head, which leaves some decent eroding limestone cliff lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of bready and biscuity caramel malt, some acerbic orange and white grapefruit rind, tannic black tea, and further leafy, piney, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, some lesser biscuity toffee sweetness, muddled domestic citrus peel, dried and crusty honey, Lipton tea bags, and more understated earthy, piney, and musky floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly sedate in its perfunctory frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess sneaking in as things warm up a tad around here. It finishes trending off-dry, the big malt hardly losing a step, while the hops fade into the distance.

Overall, this is a very well-made version of the style, full and robust seeming, with just enough hop offset to keep things sane (and sober, even, given the sub-standard ABV). Easy to drink, enjoyable, and if I have to nitpick (and I do), just a bit more hop bitterness might put this one up against the current Albertan pale ale greats.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml can poured into tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with one thin finger of beige head that leaves Mexican badlands lace as it recedes.

Smells of baking bread, mild white grapefruit and lemon zest, pine and green leaves.

Tastes of more bready caramel malt, grapefruit juice, lemon peel, soft pine resin and more leafy floral hops.

Feels soft and fluffy. Medium bodied with frothy carbonation. FInishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. There doesn't seem to be a shortage of good pale ales brewed nearby.

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Photo of leaddog
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a pale copper with a finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - citrus and leafy hops, biscuity malts, light touch of honey, citrus fruits.

Taste - Mild to moderate citrus and leafy hops upfront. The biscuity malts follow alongside the touch of honey and citrus fruits.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness from the hops.

Overall - A sessionable and well crafted APA from the folks at Half Hitch. This is my first sample from this brewery and I am impressed with how easy drinking this beer is. The late addition of the hops is a nice touch. I am looking forward to sampling this breweries other offerings.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355m can poured into tulip 9/10/16

A clear golden liquid with lots of slow bubbles feeding a finger of foam that quickly falls to a thin film leaving lots of random lace

S reminds me of honey on dry cereal, some lemon peel, jujubes, very faint spruce, more grains, decent nose

T slightly more hops in the moth but still lots of sweet grains just more citrus to go with them

M more weight then the light color would let you believe, bubbles soften t up, some fine grit, a little lemon rind on the finish

O enough going on in something I could session, could use a hop injection but that's just personal preference really

Another respectable brew from these guys, I's say their off to a great start. A couple tweaks might work some wonders, some extra hops would please me but I'm not everyone.

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Farmer's Daughter from Half Hitch Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 24 ratings