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 isnít 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 iyouíll hear me say something like ďThe taste doesnít match the aromaĒ Not here. I think the taste is actually better than the aroma. The hop profile here isnít ďcleanĒ. Instead itís a deep hop aroma. Itís hard to explain other than say itís a dank and dirty and itís 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. Thereís 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.
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy honey/orange color with a medium whige head...nice lacing. Aroma has grapefruit, peach, mango, and nice mild piney notes. Flavor follows suit...great distinctive citrus and stonefruit flavors...just a bit more pine than the aroma suggests...perfect bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is piney/bitter and dry...lingers nicely. Wow! More please.
boxofrane (2049) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours orange with a puffy white head. Smells very piney with some citrus. Taste is medium bitter. Really good.
AdamJackson (2344) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this at Three Penny Taproom on draft. $7 USD for a pour into a HFS glass. The drunk guy next to me said, "good choice, bro!"
A - Light yellow appearance with lots of resin haze. Great alcohol legs on the edge of the glass. No head to speak of.
S - Dry hops, citrus, great woodiness like birch and some cinnamon.
T - Grapefruit is HUGE with pine, resin and orange peels. Thereís a spiciness to this beer that I canít quite pinpoint.
M - All bubbles, tons of lingering aftertaste for a delicious beer. Medium bodied.
O - Amazing beer. Maybe one of the best Double IPAs Iíve EVER had.
callmemickey (2475) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2013 Re-rate. A: Hazy, wheat-orange body. Large off-white head that stuck around for a bit.
S: assertive blend of pine, grapefruit, and orange.
T: Mostly citric notes of orange and grapefruit. Moderate amounts of soft floral resinous and pine notes in the background.
M: Medium to light body. Assertive carbonation. Refreshing finish.
O: quite nice
orangesol (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on-tap at Caponeís during the Hill Farmstead party during Philly Beer Week. I missed this one last time, glad I finally got to try it.
A - Pours hazy orange with a small half finger tall white head leaving small wisps of lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of citric hops, grapefruit, pine, bready malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness. The nose was good but when you have a Double Citra sitting right beside it there really isnít much of a comparison. Still very nice tho.
T - Starts off with a nice grapefruit kick quickly giving way to a mix of light citric hops, caramel sweetness and some dry chewiness. Very nice overall balance throughout. Finish is a touch dry with some lingering hop bitterness. Pretty good but not as good as the other hoppy HF beers.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Slick, chewy, feel with plenty of lingering hop bitterness in the finish.
O - I enjoyed this one quite a bit but when you compare it to the other hoppy Hill Farmstead beers it is clearly fourth or fifth best. Not knocking it one bit as it is still an awesome beer, just not as good as some of the other HF hoppy beers.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of earth, weed, peach, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, pineapple, earth, and grass with a dry, lingering bitter finish. Another great beer from Hill Farmstead.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a snifter. Thanks to CharlieMurphy for this.
4.0 A: Opaque medium orange color. Just under two fingers of creamy white head. Retention is about average and a small ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Nose on this is wonderful! Tons of tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, papaya, and orange in descending order. Grapefruit and pine to a lesser extent. Despite the haziness, there is little in terms of yeast and is super clean overall. Malts are negligible save for a touch of neutral sweetness.
4.5 T: Taste is as good as the nose. There are a lot of DIPAs that are jampacked with fruitiness in the nose that doesnít also occupy the taste, but this isnít one of them. Ample amounts of mango, orange, and pineapple. A little less papaya. The grapefruit and pine are much more pronounced. Again, some balancing neutral malt sweetness and surpringly clean. Bitterness starts out quite soft, but progresses to mild-moderate halfway into the glass.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy. Good here.
4.5 D: Hill Farmstead has to be one of the best breweries in the world. Everything they make is great. After having another killer DIPA, itís safe to say that thereís no question that they know what to do with hops. Solid brew all around.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 10-30-2011 05:32:32
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 growler. pours a hazed dark orange with a frothy offwhite head. aroma of big juicy tropical fruits, grapefruit, freshly sliced oranges, and a touch of pineapple. sharp, bitter red grapefruit. hop forward, but a lightly toasted crisp caramel malt backing provides some balance. a peculiar sharp bitter herbal resin booze note makes this less than ideal for sessioning. however, it is quite a nice beer.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from a 750 ml. Growler sent out thanks to Robert. Nice gold orange like color. Aromas were luscious of tropical fruit and citrus. mouthfeel smooth and a tad resiny and dank. Flavors were well balanced of orange, mango , lemon, and grapefruit. Solid hop bitterness but melded perfectly with the malt. Finish is long lasting and alcohol very hidden. Fantastic!