MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Hazy golden with off white head. Aroma of oranges, resin and spruce. Sweet with orange notes and a soft, bitter finish. Delisious
storskurk (123) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tydelig humle men ikke super aroma. Sådan lidt skjult måske fordi den er for kold eller også er det underspillet noble hops. Lagdelt og kompleks humle skyller ind over tungen. Igen tænker jeg europæisk humle. Ikke alt for aromatisk men dejlig kompleks smag der blander sig sømløst med maltprofilen, der er perfekt op imod bitterheden. Super balance men jeg savner mere aromatisk humle. Nok at sammenligne med Pliny bare bedre.
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Ktwse (2560) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of mango, peach, grapefruit, caramel, resin. Taste is bitter, fruity, balanced, fresh yet bitter and resinous. This is world-class. Body is medium, creamy and smooth, soft carbonation. Amazing. Hill Farmstead, I bow my head to you.
joergen (22603) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends.
Hazy amber colored with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of hops and citrus peel with notes of pine needles.
Fruity flavor of hops and citrus peel with notes of pine needles and grapefruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. A hazy yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt, citrusy hops, and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of citrusy hops, malt, straw, and lemons., leasing to a bitter finish.
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect XXIPA, Excellent citrus and tropical nose, oh so wonderful. Flavor is grassy and real upfront melon type of hops. True American Style with the flavorful hops and malt balanced but obviously pushing through with hops.
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to Brandon, thanks man! Pour is rich cloudy orange/ gold with a big white head. Aroma and flavor loaded with rich citrus hop notes with a balancing easel of malt. Just so well balanced.
CanIHave4Beers (3534) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
100th Double IPA rate!
Pours lightly hazy with a good head and decent lacing on the glass.
The aroma is fruity with some melon and citrus. It’s a touch yeasty with a nice grassy note. Basically it’s really bright and not boozy in the least.
The flavor is very grassy and very bright with loads of fruit forward hops, some lime zest, melon, pine, and a nice moderate rate of bitterness. The booziness is really subdued and th beer is pretty dry.
This one presents a wide range of hop flavors that are perfectly balanced, bright, and not muddled by malt or alcohol, which is really I think what this style is about at it’s best. Neat.
mathieuc (1898) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a heavily hazed golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is indeed of flowers, light onion and alcohol. Taste is of pine needles, alcohol with a moderately high bitter power. Some bubblegum here and there. Finishes on some peppery alcohol and spicy notes. Body is medium, carbonation medium-high and mouthfeel lightly sticky. Overall a good to really good HFS beer, the usual.
blklab2007 (2070) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the out of the blue beer moments for me. My wife works for a large company and has someone working under her that has talked about untapped and good beer in the past and she had shared that I was into that stuff. He went to Hill Farmstead this past week and returned with a growler of Abner and two cans of Heady Topper for me as a gift. Holy cow beer jackpot! Pour has a sunset orange color and a thin coating of white head. Interesting that there is some heavy chunks of hop looking sediment at the bottom of the growler. Aroma has bright bold hops, resins, dry citrus rind, pine, wet hop flowers, and a poke of alcohol. Mouth feel is medium without crushing you with hop bitterness and there is a gentle carbonation. Flavor again is clearly a hop showcase, resins, citrus, pine, and a dry finish. There is a bit of sweetness to the malt that cuts into the hops smoothing out the whole thing. This is a refreshing treat because the bitterness is well under control and there is no onions in the hop profile at all. Nice and drinkable for a double and there are not many that can make that claim. As I continue to drink the growler it really strikes me that the malt side is equally as important as the hops and both are allowed to shine through.