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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Imperial Single Hop IPA hopped exclusively with Galaxy.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Draft at lord hobo. Big citrusy notes, grapefruit, mango, touches of apricot. Full flavored, big mouthfeel. This brewery continues to amaze

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2059) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a rich orange golden color with a finger of sticky foam.. Aromas are dank herbal tropical hop juice. Nice apricot, mango and citrus take the lead with a dank earthy caramel malt backbone to hold everything in place and deliver this big hop juice flavor. Nice lingering fruit.... YUM!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Sweet cotton candy and grapefruit nose, lots of sticky hops, resin. Taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lots of grapefruit, pine, apricot and tangerine. Slightly astringent finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Growler sent by Tucker. Consumed two days after my first review below. Scores are based on this sample. Looks similar to most other HF DIPAs and itís beautiful. Color is a hazed and cloudy glowing apricot with a fluffy, dense white head. Long lasting retention and abundant, sticky clumps of lacing. Aroma is perfect balanced blend of peach, grapefruit, mango, and citrus rind. Sticky and more sweet than bitter, extremely tropical and juicy. A rare 5.0 for a DIPA aroma from me... Flavor is intensely tropical sweet and juicy to start, following the same flavors as the aroma before finishing slightly dry, floral and with strong citrus rind. Never intensely bitter or thick and overbearing. What about malts? Who cares? With this blend of flavors from the Galaxy hop and balance, a strong malt presence is not only irrelevant, but unwelcome. I would give the flavor a 5 as well if not for the previous growler (that drabmuh also reviewed) where we picked up on some unpleasant vegetable flavors. Body is medium thick, creamy and smooth. Reminds me of Double Sunshine in the softness of the texture where the beer is light and refreshing, instead of being a thick, chewy chore to get through. So here we are. All of HFís IPAs/DIPAs have been great or exceptional and IMO this is the pinnacle so far. Not as flashy as Ephraim but Ephraim isnít an everyday beer. This is as good as a big "everyday" DIPA can and should be. All tropical hops, restrained bitterness, undetectable alcohol, perfect body and aroma. I guess Iím saying I liked this. Growler shared by Thorpe429 This is a great DIPA. I enjoyed this more than HFís Double Citra. Not quite as much as Ephraim. Certainly not on the level of recently sampled Double Sunshine or Kryptonite and not on the level of other "classics". Grapefruity, lemony, danky and floral, everything I want from a DIPA except, oh wait, why is this so fricking vegetative in the finish. Funny, I donít remember that touch from batch 1 and now Iím very curious to try another growler.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
writerljberg (656) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Growler courtesy of Adny. Thanks! A: Cloudy lemon yellow. Foams dies down after a decently aggressive pour. Legs are OK. Not perfect, but acceptable. Might be turbulent still from the shipping. N: Clementines, pineapple, grapefruit. Pretty intense citrus. However, I donít find there to be much depth to this. Itís like a wind through an orange grove. T: Very full. Pine and earth. Lots of citrus: Mandarins, passionfruit, pineapple. Quite tasty, but like the nose, it seems to hit a high dimension and leave the back end lacking. M: Sticky and filling. Alcohol is well-hidden. O: A very solid DIPA and not when Iíd ever turn down. Balanced and flavorful, bitter and filling, but it feels like itís lacking another dimension which would bring it to the top tier for me.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2661) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Growler (750 ml). Brought back by Max L., thanks a lot! Hazy blond with a small fully lasting white head and huge lacing, as usual for HF beers. Aroma if of intense tropical fruits, mango, slight pine and hoppy notes. Taste is less complex, but thereís still tropical fruits, lots of piney hops and medium to heavy bitterness. Medium body. Very good DIPA, but behind Ephraim and Abner. Super refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
January 6, 2012 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc & mabel. 750ml swing-top FRESH bottle. Really cloudy orange-gold with a solid lasting frothy white head (4+). Smells wonderful - pungent sharp and fresh Citra-like bitterness, tangerine malt, and some sort of green fruit like kiwi or something way in the background. Taste follows, more alcohol, less fruit, building dry grapefruit pith bitterness. Solid body, chewy, a touch astringent, light carbonation ... fruity up-front, long grapefruit/zesty finish - "solid fucking beer!"

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2420) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
750mL growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer is a hazy orange hue, with a small head that hangs out for a while, leaving a fair bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma is just awesome, with bold scents of oranges, grapefruits, hops, and nary a trace of malt. What a delicious beer. I wish I had a keg of this. Teeming with delicious citrus and hop flavors, this is hard not to chug. Superb on all accounts, I highly recommend this beer. Hill Farmstead is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 07-11-2011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2386) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Found thus review going through my old beer review notebook. Why didnít I post this? Anyway, growler fill at HFS. Enjoyed in a Duvel tulip at fridge temp. poured a nice bright orange glow. Solid head. Nose was incredible. Very tropical and fruity. Hints of pineapple. Taste was incredibly balanced and soft and nothing too malt forward or sweet. Delicious mango and lemon taste and hints of grapefruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachrymalisis (382) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
looks like it should. smells like earthy pine all over the place, with a touch of tropical citrus and grass. a bit saline in the thickness of the body. generally like my beers a little more dry than this, but IIPA is what it is. damn good, and tons of earth!


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