jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
cp growler... pours a nice bright gold, murky, off white head... smells really nice, a bit of dank with some great amarillo... tastes great, super drinkable with tons of flavor super balanced hops, great
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.
The beer is light yellow and mostly clear, exhibiting only a mild haziness. The aroma brings a blast of fresh hops, citrus, tropical fruits. Very nice. Good flavor as well, though not quite as delectable as the aroma. Hop forward with minimal malt presence. Refreshing, light, and easy to drink. Carbonation is moderately low. Overall, another solid beer from Hill Farmstead. I would definitely have this again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 11-06-2011
yourefragile (105) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL growler shared watching football, thanks Conor!
Pale golden straw color with a finger of white foam; fades to a thin film with streaks of slick lacing.
Strong hoppy aroma, floral and herbal with a strong, mildly sweet orange citrus finish.
Smooth medium thick body with average carbonation and a long, dry resiny finish. Flavor is a little less citrus-y than the aroma, but still straight Amarillo with a similar base as the other delicious single hop HF beers.
More of an APA than IPA, but Amarillo does very well on its own here and has a pleasant balance of bitterness and smoothness.
KickInChalice (842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 10/14/2011. Poured from a 750 mL growler into a tulip.
The pour is a light hazy straw yellow color with a nice creamy froth. The head retains well for a growler fill and leaves a bit of lace.
A pale malt base, with tons of amarillo in the nose, which is no shock. Some grapefruit focused citrus, a good dank presence, and some pine hop aroma are present as well.
The flavor is very pleasantly bitter. There is not much sweet malt, mostly just an unadulterated bitterness. Grapefruit, orange zest, spicy pine, and some herbal hops contribute to a predictably amarillo hop bill. The finish is fairly clean.
I am surprised by how light of a body this has, to the point that it kind of detracts from the overall experience. Otherwise, the beer is smooth, creamy, and properly carbonated. Slightly grainy, with a good amount of hop residue.
I like amarillo hops, and there is a nice foundation to this beer. It does not reach quite the level that I was anticipating going in, but it was pretty good.
orangesol (455) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at Capone’s. I got this one right after Ephraim.
A - Pours golden amber orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving light lace down the glass.
S - Smells of lots of citric fruits, grassy hops, and fresh cut pine. There is also some light caramel sweetness hiding behind all the juicy flavors. Very nice nose.
T - Starts off with lots of pungent hops slowly giving way to a mix of citric fruits, light sweetness, and sticky pine resin. The finish is even more hop bitterness, lingering for a short period of time. The combination of juicy flavors and low ABV. makes this one extremely drinkable.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Crisp, bitter, feel lingering on the pallet for some time.
O - Yet another great hoppy beer from Hill Farmstead. I still prefer a few of the others more but I would never turn down another glass of this one.
Fred82 (1992) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz on tap at Black Back Waterbury.
Appearance : Hazy yellow with medium foamy and creamy head. Lots of lacing as usual.
Aroma : Great citrusy and floral notes. Light passion fruits. Nice malt too.
Taste : Quite fruity with nice floral and leafy notes. Finish leafy and fruity. Quite sharp bitterness with nice malt.
Overall : Very nice drink. I think I was expecting a bit more from this one. Still, it’s nicely fruity with great malt. Nice sharp finish. Amazing look. Great stuff.
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy yellow-gold, dirty opaque with a lastly white head, thick like Everett, old lacing. Nose is pineapple and orange, light dust grass, and grain to balance with low residual sweetness. Front has light sugar, orange, bit of wood, grass and dust with an oily finish. balanced, and drinkable, though even more dryness would be preferred.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazy orange gold color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of orange, light pine, citrus fruits, some floral, and a bit of toasty malt too. Taste of citrus, pine, grass, orange, light malts, and grapefruit in the finish.
Damico (1917) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours yellow and lightly thick with a light orange hue and small white head. The aroma is nice, but a bit too light. The aroma of orange and floral is pleasant. The flavor is light single hop notes of citrus and some good bitter but smooth flavors.
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL flip-top growler thanks to sean9689. Pours a glowing, bright, hazy light orange with a healthy, coaxed, white head. Sticky lace. Fresh, not too in your face Amarillo hops- melon, cantaloupe, mild pineapple, sweet orange. In taste, mild butterscotch, light booze, grass, herbal bitterness, lots of dough and melon rind. Honeydew, cantaloupe, curacao. Nice heavy bitterness. Clean, refreshing. Very simple. Palate is the highlight here: super quenching, ridiculously east to drink, very fresh and doughy. Has that elusive "quenching malt" character like orange juice that you get in Kern River’s IPAs and original batches of Sculpin and fresh Alesmith IPA. Great stuff.
oteyj (2114) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Gt! Hazy peach pour with a medium sudsy white head. Tons of dank weed like herbals in the nose, with hints of tea and grass. Simple flavor, but fantastic- orangle peel, grapefruit, dank herbals, and a doughy yeast character. Clean body with a resinous finish. Delicious!