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Hill Farmstead Life Without Principle #3

Hill Farmstead Life Without Principle #3
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 4.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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. 5.5% abv.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luk_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Growler 750ml consumed fresh in october 2013. 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, the perfect balance between tart and bitter for a blonde ale. I loved it even more than #1.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1434) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, frothy white cap. The aroma is lovely and inviting, all dank, dry grapefruit and orange, pee. Light to medium sweet flavor with loads of dank and balanced hops, urine, grapefruit, hints of hibiscus, orange. Light bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Super balance to finish, more inviting hops, light berries, white grape, piss, dry grapefruit. Beautiful.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (920) - Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Had on tap at Positive Pie, the Montpelier location. $6 for the full pint. Pours a sandpaper nectarine, with a bubbly snowy white head two fingers in length. Embraces cooking spices, hibiscus, wheat bread, and goat butter on the nose and in the mouth. Cilantro, lavender, and grapefruit zest by swallow. Good, but for some reason I wasn’t wowed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2080) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Un monstre de buvabilité cousin du mimosa doublé d’une injection houblonnée hyper fraîche.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (3158) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
Growler, consumed a week ago. Hazy orange pink pour with frothy white head. Aroma is very citrusy, grapefruit zest, hibiscus, very floral. Flavor is fruity, not bitter, very floral, light fruity sweetness. Silky palate with medium carbonation. One of the easiest drinking beers I’ve had, I’d put back pint after pint of this without any problem. The 750 ml shared with a friend was gone in minutes.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matt7215 (2180) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
growler shared by jsprime. hazed golden with pink highlights and a white head. very fruity nose. lean malt body, fruity hops flavour. quite complex for its weight. outstanding session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1581) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Clean and feathery apricot, lemon and white dough aroma. Pungent lavender, with little touches of lemongrass, and heather. Lovely.

Dry, crisp malty flavor in a delicate framing of herbs and flowers, with mandarin orange, apricot, and so-slight vanilla-green tea sweetness underneath.

Bright, smooth palate. Dissipating bubbles only because this is the last day of the growler’s life. At the finish, a combination of salt, grapefruit, and white pepper.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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