drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As soon I popped the top on this growler I was attacked with a huge hoppy presence. Grapefruit is huge! Citrus isn’t lagging far behind and a piney aroma brings up the rear. I could of sat there all night long just taking in the aroma of this beer. Amazing!
Now a lot of the time iyou’ll hear me say something like “The taste doesn’t match the aroma” Not here. I think the taste is actually better than the aroma. The hop profile here isn’t “clean”. Instead it’s a deep hop aroma. It’s hard to explain other than say it’s a dank and dirty and it’s just over the top fantastic. Huge amount of grapefruit, citrus, and pine. It just sits there, lingers There seems to be some other tropical fruits mixed in there but the grapefruit and citrus take frontstage and run away with the show. You can tell this beer is dry hopped big time. It just sits in the mouth. There’s a slight bitterness to it that comes in about half way and lingers just a tad on the aftertaste. Everything about this beer just worked for me. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, chewy, and leaves a bit of a dryness on the palette.
CraftBeerLvr41 (38) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Very hazy and yellow/orange in color. Great two finger foamy head that continues to linger for awhile.
S: Very fruity and piney upfront with citrus and tropical notes. .
T: Nicely dry and refreshing. Solid bitterness throughout but not harsh or overpowering. Citrus with a bit of lemon some mango.
M: Medium carbonation. Nicely dry and crisp. Very refreshing.
O: A little over-hyped but really solid and something I would always drink. Reminds me of Lunch.
EdKing (1702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample thanks to Leighton at CBC Clerkenwell. Amber, hazy, medium white head. Nose is grain malt, lemon citrous rind, grapefruit, orange and lemon citrous, sticky homemade marmalade, soft citrous fruit. Taste is not what I expected. It’s like a really strong American Pale Ale meets a saison. There’s some funkiness, and soft citrous fruit, lemon and grapefruit rind, citrous bitterness, but soft and fresh. Grain husky malty and grain musty.
knickskicks (602) - - FEB 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden pour, white head. Nose is citrus, perfect balance of hops and malt, fresh water, earthiness. Taste is citrus, pine, fresh water, grapefruit. So clean and smooth, dissolves into the palate, lingering bittering hops and pine.
Berard (170) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours orange with thin bubbly head that fades. Sourish cheese aroma over medium carbonation that sticks to the glass. Nice ipa with medium complexity.
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Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: cloudy golden color with white head
S: citrus, lime, grapefruit
T: bitter, lots of citrus, floral
M: thin and bubbly
O: a great double but not their best one
dogfish120love (857) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Pours a bright orange with an off white head. Huge citrus notes. Grapefruit tangerine and orange Julius. Moderate bitterness
bellco33 (146) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into Schlitz Chalice from growler; Pours cloudy golden with a thin quickly dissipating white head. Aroma heavy with citrus, pine, floral, pineapple, a little musky. Taste is a little sweet malt up front loaded with citrus fruit, then a nice hop kick on the back end when the pine and floral notes come through. This has a lot going on and it’s all awesome. Medium to heavy body, slightly oily mouthfeel, fantastic beer. The scary thing is that I recall this being even better on tap.
Beerathon (884) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big, chewy, citrus, piney, tropical fruity hop goodness. This is a damn fine beer. I love Hill Farmstead!
SpongeRuiner (529) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Big thanks to tectactoe for splitting the growler. Really nice tropical aroma. Perfectly carbonated. Very natural and clean mouthfeel. Good stuff.
tectactoe (1046) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler: thanks, Adam! Cloudy, golden & yellow body with a quickly fading, wispy white head that rests naturally as a thin, foamy collar. Aroma is lovely with huge notes of wet citrus, pungent pine, hop oils, mild dankness, tangerine, pineapple, & grapefruit. A bit of sugary cracker malt peaks through as well. Taste has both big citric notes & fairly brash, bitter pine needles. Notes of pineapple, orange, light mango, tropical fruit, & grapefruit peel collide with pine, leaves, somewhat dank lupulin oil, & faint white pepper. Slightly sticky, coating mouth feel with some finishing bread & cracker malt sweetness in the aftertaste that works nice for balance. Another damn fine hoppy brew from Hill Farmstead.