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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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A sessionable pale/blonde ale. <4% abv. 40 ibus. Hopped with Motueka, Amarillo, and Simcoe.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2oz pour at the brewery. Pours a hazy light gold, with some thin white head. Nose packs a huge punch, bright chive and scallion and garlic scape, bright pine, perfume, herbs, grapefruit, lemon, floral, zesty. Very inviting. Flavor follows right along, big punchy citrus zest, bright onion patch, scallion, chive, scape, grapefruit zest, orange zest, even a little bit of lime, dried pine, only the faintest hint of sweetness to round things out. Dry, zesty finish. Incredible. Packs an incredible amount of flavors for a beer coming in at 4%.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
Resin and citrus aromas aplenty. Minimal head, hazy straw color. Thin body with medium carbonation. Smells like hops, tastes like hops.Backed by light maltiness. Overall a super hoppy pale ale that is super refreshing and easy to drink(for a hophead). Great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3040) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2012
2L Growler. Pale hazy yellow, decent head that recedes quickly. Aroma of oranges, citrus peel, resinous hops and white flowers. Very aromatic. High lemon tartness blends wonderfully with leafy hops and citruz zest bitterness. Light bodied and dry finish makes it highly drinkable. I really like the actual summer beer trend. It reminds me of DDC Wallonade or TDD Traction ale with Hill Farmstead quality standards. This is a great preamble to the very promising low abv, high citrus series.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at the Otey abode. Pours a cloudy straw color with moderate frothy white head. Nose holds stunning notes of of pineapple and mango tropical fruits as well as citrus sweetness and touches of spruce and dank earthy loam. Flavor adds lemongrass and white grapefruit to broaden the fruit melange. A nice bitter finish but delectably drinkable. So amazingly flavorful for 4 percent. An incredible collaboration brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2013
From notes. 2L growler straight from the source. Pours a semi-clear yellow with a healthy white head. Shared with my brother. Smells of citrus, pine, and hay, super clean. Taste follows with the citrus and resinous pine, and again super clean finish. Great summer blonde... hope this makes an appearance again in 2013.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5334) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of Amarillo, citrus, orange, light pine, and some toasted malts. Taste of citrus, tropical fruits, light grass, pine, and juicy hop finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2013
juicy, crisp, citrus, slight pine. soft and floral aromas and flavors. very very pale. incontrovertibly an important beer for anyone serious about finely crafted pale ales.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2595) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Enjoyed via a 750ML growler filled 2 days ago at the brewery. It’s been in the fridge since then and is being enjoyed in a Duvel Tulip.

A - Poured a hazy straw gold color. 1 Finger creamy head with big and small bubbles. Really nice head lacing was present and the bubbles faded slowly.

S - Lots of big chewy simcoe scent. Pine cones and sap were dominating with some hint of lemon juice and cloves.

T - Very light start to this beer with a hint of light malts that covers the tongue followed by a solid pine resin bitterness and some sugary sweet honey.

M - 80% carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium body.

O - This is a very sessionable beer. It’s light, bright, hoppy and easy to drink. A perfect summer time session ale. Great job Shawn and John!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3708) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2012
last growler from my last hill farmstead trip :(. A baby abner. Great hoppy flavors and aromas and such a fast easy drinker. I was extra thristy too.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3069) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a thick and foamy white head...outstanding retention and lacing. Aroma is citrusy with a mild fresh grassy aroma. Flavor is wheaty and has lots of fresh grassiness and nice orangey citrus. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a dry grassy/citrus bitter finish.


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