Marheb (1517) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 L’arôme ne laisse aucun doute sur ce qu’on a devant nous, un citra séquestré et soumis à une minutieuse torture par la main de Shaun. Les saveurs de tangerine, ananas, mangue enduits d’une résine me font saliver entre chaque gorgée. Le liquide est tout en puissance mais garde le confort et la délicatesse typique HF. Le corps est douillet avec une effervescence suave.
AirForceHops (2357) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 liter growler from HFS Brewery, poured on Wednesday. Bright yellow color with large lasting head that produced huge soapy lacing. The retention is crazy. The aroma’s in this brew are some of the best I have ever experienced in a beer. Citrus for days…. Grapefruit, passion fruit and tangerine. Hints of bread malts. The flavor is simply juicy fruits. The fruits are so forward that is sweet but not cloying. Lots of hop flavors without the bitterness. Really not aggressive at all which is a marvel in itself. The flavor is truly amazing. Texture is all wet, juicy hops. I didn’t feel the 8 % ABV until after the second glass, alcohol notes doesn’t exist here. DAMN Mr. Hill has done it again!
PriorL (892) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl growler shared with Mathieu87 at home.
APPEARANCE: some fungus at the neck of the bottle noticeable, but not towards the beer.
clouded blond beer, off white stable head.
NOSE: citrus, hoppy, fruity, amazing nose!
TASTE: hoppy, quite peppery.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
No head but small white rim; pale UFO-laden, fully hazy ochre-orangey beer. Exploding fruity/citrussy hoparomas on opening. Grapefruit(peel), hopoils reigning. Baked cake(bottom) with maltsweetness supporting very bitter-fruiy hopflavours. Grapefruit again most prominent. Citra squared, rather than doubled. Gets even more fruity after some time, bitterness mellowing. Light to medium bodied impression only. Little carbonisation. Nothing really spectacular, but immensely satisfying brew. Many thanks to M & L!
Lukaduke (1466) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Hill 3rd Anniversary. Pours a cloudy orange yellow color with a finger of foam. The nose is ripe grapefruit, citrus pith and juicy orange. The palate follows the nose with a juicy round full mouthfeel and palate pleasing citrus that flows into a bitter quenching finish. Damn this is a tasty beer !!!
Loineshawn (3005) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at HF anniversary party. notes of big juicy citrusy grapefruit, hint of resin. definitely hop forward, but some pleasant clean toasted biscuity malts add some nice balance. tried side by side with society a solitude 6. this had more hop bitterness. more bright grapefruit. nice.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry and GregClow. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with an average size lasting fluffy off-white head. Aroma: Oh yeah, Citra hops galore! Tons of hops along with citrus fruit and a hint of alcohol, it smells lovely. Flavour follows the aroma and wow, this is so flavourful and the alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Just awesome!
mcberko (4805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL growler, pours a cloudy opaque golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of various tropical fruits, citrus hops, that typical "cat piss" smell that the citra hops, and some cereal malts. Flavour is quite bitter, with citrus hops, some dry tropical fruity notes, a little grassy hop notes, and some dry cereal malts to back. Very bitter, but also wonderfully robust on the palate. Citra not being one of my favourite hops by itself, I didn’t enjoy this as much as Hill Farmstead’s other IIPAs; though this is exceptionally well-made and very highly drinkable. Excellent.
HogTownHarry (5906) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml swing-top growler shared with blankboy and GregClow, via JerCraigs. Quite hazy orange-yellow - decent white head. Smell and taste - citra; juicy, some alcohol, so fruity - screw it, great beer.
brystmar (972) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler filled last weekend. Outrageous aroma explodes with juicy Citra hops from my glass. Gorgeous pour is par for the course for a HF DIPA: copious white head, sticky lace. Mellow bitterness up front as the hops assault my palate; big malty base balances the profile. Finishes dry and bitter. Damn good, yet still a full step behind Abner in my book.