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Hill Farmstead Double Citra
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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1572) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
750 ml growler. Huge thanks to Tom again! Pours a cloudy gold color with a medium foamy head that fades nicely to a ring. Leaves some nice oily lacing, I always love the appearance of HF beers. Aroma is an assault of citra hops, more than any other citra IPA I’ve had. Light mustiness with oranges, grapefruit, lime, and tropical fruit. Tastes like chewing on citra hops, so much citrus and tropical fruit. Very light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Smooth and oily. Another awesome DIPA from HF but I still think I like Abner and Ephraim better.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Pours cloudy gold with a foamy white head. Tons of rich citrus in the nose, orange, grapefruit, mango, melon. Medium to big sweet flavor, some lightly bready pale malts, hints of tangy lemon, more pithy orange and grapefruit. Medium to full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Light sticky and pithy citrus fruits in the finish, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, orange. Delicious stuff. Rich and well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
Growler: Thanks, Alex! Super murky, radiant yellow body with a soapy, foamy, bone-white head on top. Aroma is just as you’d expect... Explodes with citrus peel, orange zest, grapefruit shavings, mild peppery & herbal leaf notes, faint lemon, & a back-end hint of some dankness & grassy, green onion. Barely any malt to speak of, a hint of distant bread, maybe. Some of that cracker malt in the flavor up front, but don’t be mistaken - this thing is all about the hops. Dry, weedy hops, crisp orange peel, grapefruit flesh, tangerines, light guava & tropical notes join the citric ruckus, hint of mango. Back-end shows more of the herbal, white pepper coated hop leaves, cut grass, faint green onion... Just a kiss of sugar cookie malt sweetness. Balance? No. This is hop crazy, but it’s lovely. Alcohol is barely detectable. Another great DIPA from Hill Farmstead.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2011
On Tap at Hill Farmstead 1st Ann. Golden pour. Ive been looking forward to this one and it lived up to my expectations. Aroma is a cornucopia of citrus hops with touches of mango tropical fruit. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Flavor explodes on your tongue the second it hits. Grapefruit, Tangerine, and Mango sweetness with bitter tangy hoppiness. Damn good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small to no head. Aroma is solid citrusy, grapefruity and peachy. Dense hoppy and yet smooth fruity. Lingering peachy and citrusy hops flavoured. Bitter and dry, fruity sweet impression into the finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
From growler and on tap.
Aroma : Great citrusy hops with notes of passion fruits. Leafy and floral. Nice malt too.
Taste : Quite bitter with lots of citrusy hops. Notes of passion fruits. Leafy and floral. Sharp bitterness on finish with nice fruits. Nice malt all around.
Overall : Great stuff, nice hops and nice malt. One week old growler had significantly less aroma than the fresh tap version. Really nice DIPA but I don’t think it’s better than abner and I think it’s not as good as the best batch of Ephraim. Still a world class DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Tap at Capone’s for RBSG 2011. The pour is a cloudy, glowing, yellow with a whipped cream, bright white head. Nose is fresh kumquat and creamsickle with orange sherbet. Taste is full sweet melons with peach, kumquat, sweet grapefruit, Valencia orange, even getting a little meaty like durian and jackfruit. Palate is wildly soft, nearing that ridiculously fluffy softness in FFF Apocalypse Cow. Overall, it could be mistaken for pineapple milkshake. This is how DIPA should be. Just delete all those cheesy, syrupy, sticky, red and brown and orange DIPAs that have taken over the world and replace them with either Hill Farmstead Double Citra or FFF Apocalypse Cow. Then I might not hate DIPAs anymore.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Mango and pineapple allusions proliferate in this magnificent Double IPA, leading to a sustained resinous bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam lays atop the hazy honeyed yellow.
-There might be more complexity in Abner, but this single-hop Double IPA is just as exciting to drink, over and over again.
-As usual for HFarmstead, the big, soft bubbles and lean residual sugars make this immensely drinkable despite the flavor intensity.
-Malts offer lenient caramel passages, but these mostly serve the bouncing tropical fruit.
-This is a superb supplement to the Hill Farmstead Double IPA family, but Abner is so constantly impressive that I will find it difficult to migrate away from it.

From the growler and on tap at the brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
VTHopHead (1503) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Draft at the Blackback Pub and Fly Shop - Love the citra hops... double the love of the "regular" citra single hop.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Cloudy apricot. Grassy, citrus peel, lantana flowers(yes). Flavor is smooth and delicious with tons of grapefruit peel, light bitterness. Damn good.


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