AirForceHops (3646) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at HFS harvest festival. A orange / yellow color. Thick head with sheets of lacing. Smells of pineapple and a variety of tropical fruits. The bitterness is assertive but it should be. Deep, rich hop bomb. Citrus, floral and real resinous. You get the entire spectrum of bitterness. Malt is here but takes a backseat to hops. Oily texture with a medium body. Anything else I type would be rambling. Bottom line, another top tier brew from the Hill.
radarsock (1031) - Vermont, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had served in my HF stemmed glass at Harvest in around @ 1 pm. It was kicked within an hour. Pours straw golden with an appealing sudsy, bulbous eggshell white head two-to-three fingers in length. First off, this is a grass bomb: nosed grass trimmings, possibly the strongest and most realistic on the nose Iíve yet encountered in a beer; tilled soil, gruit herbs, flowers, grist, honey and seaweed. Tastes predominately of freshly cut wet spring grass, edamame, sunflower seeds, Simcoe hops and clementine. Ends yeasty with notes of sweat, dried pineapple, and some fir bark. Simply jaw-dropping
Steasy66 (1007) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler sample. Straw with no head. Floral hop aroma, quite sweet and floral flavor. Good IPA but nothing amazing.
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Growler) cloudy amber-orange that glows, lasting creamy eggshell white head with nice lacing on the glass. Nose of orange marmalade, fresh grapefruit juice, lightly spicy peppercorn and rye, fragrant, aggressive and about as complex as a DIPA gets. Candi sugar, floral, sweaty stone fruit as it warms. Really locin the smell as it warms. Taste is quite spicy too, probably alcohol but comes across as rye, citrus rind without being bitter, orange marmalade, and lots more. Very carbonated, medium body, refreshing, bitter, well balanced, fragrant, citrusy. Complex and awesome. Shaun can do no wrong it seems.
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler shared at Sanderís place, NYC on an evening where we drank way too much beer - but a lot of it was HF, so it was good. This beer pours a lightly cloudy, rich gold with a frothy white head. Tons of sweet-smelling, juicy orange in the aroma. Big sweet flavor with honey and pale malts, hints of alcohol, grapefruit, orange, papaya. Full bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Super sticky, resinous finish with lots of juicy pine, ripe citrus, big pectin, honey, fructose, tons of tropical fruits. This drinks like a dream. Delicious.
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml swing top growler. Pour hazy orange with a huge head. Taste mildly of oranges, floral, and a big piney finish. Pretty good, but carries a liittle weird watery taste too, must be the well water.
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 750mL Growler, purchased at the Brewery. Pugnacious, punching hop sick aroma. Overwhelmed with green-yellow lupulin insanity. Hawaiian punch and passionfruit. What lies beneath the waft feels like hop heaven settled in a glass and laiden with the right amount of sugar. Crystalline malt played against every tropical fruit polyphenol flavor you could imagine. Pineapples and sex. Itís green with hop gold. Bitterness is balanced well with the bright prickly bitterness and drizzled over with honey. Beautiful. Hill Farmsteadís hoppy beers rock me like none other.
mikem409 (1662) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler and tap from hill. pours hazy light orange with beautiful head. big pine and grapefruit aroma. taste is semi sweet medium body creamy and mango yummmmm
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler @ Stephenís house. Thanks so much! Cloudy/milky yellow orange appearance with a khaki head. Onion/garlic, piney, ganja, mild grapefruit citrusy, fairly spicy hoppy aroma. Delicious, grapefruit/orange citrusy, garlic, piney, marijuana, chewy earthy, tasty flavor. Really a nice IIPA.
Steve_0 (2901) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler at home with friends. Poured a golden orange in appearance with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is super dank, weed, resin, grass, and grapefruit peel. Taste is big pine, spruce needles, resin, grass, bitter grapefruit peel, and weed, yet well-balanced and easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really easy to drink, yet very complex with big flavors and just an all-around solid DIPA. Nice!