ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Slipstream (2060) - USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from HF. Here is a first class big IPA, and the best Hill Farmstead release I tried on this vacation. There is loads of fresh hop flavor. You encounter flavors of orange, tangerine, and green hops, and a well balanced, subtle tingle on the palate. Another great IPA from the State of Vermont.
hackobock (1558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 10, 2014. On tap at M&F. Hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruit with orange zest, ripe mango, pine, light biscuit.Taste is light to medium sweet biscuit and ripe fruits, medium pine bitterness. Finish is smooth and rounded lasting bitterness with a pine and grassy notes, some sweet biscuit and tropical fruit sweetness as well. Medium bodied, oily and smooth with a dry finish, soft to average carbonation.
bytemesis (3433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler - thanks Jason! Pours very hazy orange amber, medium creamy off-white head that lasts a long time and laces well. Aroma is dank, tropical, some spruce and a bit of pot. Flavor follows, quite light sweet and light plus bitter, bursting with hop flavors, dank, piney, tropical fruity. Some lingering bitterness but not harsh at all. Medium body, soft, HF-typical mouthfeel. Quite tasty.
tectactoe (2180) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler: Murky, dense sunburnt amber. Both radiant & turbid all at once. Modest soapy white head settles quickly to a thin bubbly collar. Aroma is loaded with notes of wet pine, grapefruit rind. sticky dank resins, hop oil, sugar cookie malts, juicy tangelo, pineapple, hints of passion fruit, modest grass... Very nice. Flavor is even better. Exceedingly crisp & clean. Slightly herbal & grassy hops, touch of white peppery coated pines, citrus rind lightly coated with table sugar, notes of white grape, tangerine, pineapple, & a little bit of either mango or guava... Some kind of tropical essence alongside the citrus. Sweet tropical & bitter citrus. Lots of backing grassiness. Touch of cracker malt, only enough to provide a base, never intruding on the hops. Nice mouth feel, drinks way easier than 8% with no sign of alcohol. Touch of citrus rind, pine, passion fruit, & bitter grass in the finish. Great stuff.
IPABevyGuy (46) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent brew, smells like grapefruit. Very hoppy with a nice grapefruit flavor. Hops are nice and crisp all the way through and liner around very nicely. Definitely one of the better IPAs out there.
Beerman6686 (4591) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a hazy light bright orange with a billowing white head. Aroma was of big tropical fruits, mango, peaches, and melon. Flavor similar, big and bright, only.moderate bitterness, light grain in the finish, and mild alcohol showing through. What really sets these HF ipas apart is the body/mouthfeel. Super light, carbed perfectly, very drinkable.
artmcd8 (1713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler from the brewery. This beer is up there with the best DIPAs I have ever had gets the edge over Citra. Pours a cloudy bright orange with a slight reddish tinge to it. Fluffy white head. Aromas of orange, tropical fruits, mango, and tangerine. Very much like a super light orange juice. Taste was slight bitterness, soft finish. Super drinkable. Juicy.
jdb288 (562) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(I have to rate Double Galaxy and Double Citra (both HF) about the same. Itís like choosing between children.
Growler from HF. Hazy gold with white frothy head. Aroma is hay, pine, orange zest, lemon, tangerine. Taste is the same. Crisp and light on the palate. This one has a lingering lemon/pine astringency which I would assume is from the Galaxy hop. Itís amazing.
BoBoChamp (5657) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl growler, fresh batch (best consumed by 10/21/2014), no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly malty/woody, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew
Desverger (2266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap@Mikkeller Bar (Viktoriagade) during Hill Farmstead EXTRAVAGANZA event - amber coloured pour with off-white head. Aroma and taste is a blend of tropical and citrus fruits, some caramel malts, toffee, mandarin, grapefruit and peach, prominent pine needles on the palate, great mouthfeel, medium carbonation, hoppy bitter finish. Top draw!