masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Kan for the share. My first Hill Farmstead beer! Pours a hazy straw yellow. Aroma is lemon and orange, tastes follows suit, big lemon, just enough malt to balance it out, very pungent dry hops on the finish, leaves you wanting more. Very refreshing and focused, this beer is all about the hops.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml fliptop shared by Kan. Thanks, man! Pours a hazy golden pour, still glowing and a bit sunfire hued. A frothy brighter white head sits atop, dies down to a ring and laces ok. Aromas are lively mixes of citrusy hops, grapefruit and lemons stand out, pushing into fresh cut grass, florals, and some piney resinous qualities. Firm and dry. touches of bready malt might peek at times. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering a lively dry citrusy hopping up front. Lemon push the agenda, some grapefruit and oranges. Florals and dry earthy bitterness come in. Some pale malts, good piney resinous hops kinda seal the deal into the back end leaving a strong dry hoppy element, citrus and earthy hops mixing liberally. Well done.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Kan, pours hazed golden with white head. Aroma has citrus, lemons, and pine. Flavors have good bitterness, citrus and lemon rind. Dry finish, real tasty.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from the tap at the brewery. Clear golden brew with a white head. A mix of citrus and earthy pine on the nose. Flavors of fresh lemon, grapefruit and clean hops. Nice and dry with a background sweet malt character. Fantastic pale ale.
mcberko (6441) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL growler, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), pours an opaque bright orange with a medium white head. Aroma of fresh floral and piney hops, lots of caramel malt. Flavour is very dry and florally, with floral hops, pine tree, dry biscuity / doughy malt, and some soapy notes. Finishes really dry and hoppy. Extremely full-bodied for a 5% pale ale. Could drink liters and liters of this. Most excellent.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, VT. Pours a cloudy orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is big florals and citruses with some apricots, grapefruit pines, and a touch of dank hops. A pale malt backing with a hint of caramel. Flavor is similar. Lots of fresh floral and piney citruses up front with some apricots, peach, and grapefruits. A bit of a dry, bready malt backing before this finishes very dry with some grassy pines and citruses that leave a medium-light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice, fresh, easy drinking pale ale. Plenty of floral citruses and pines with some other fruits and a light malt backing. Solid.
tom10101 (2767) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Complete re-rate after drinking it on tap @ multiple occasions. Hazy orange with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is a citrus/tropical fruit bomb along with grassy notes and spicy/earthy presence. Taste is of citrus/tropical fruits, grassy & resinous presence and spicy/earthy notes. Moderate bitter finish. Medium body. Moderately dry. Good carbonation. Like many others have said, this beer is intense as many of the best DIPAs and more drinkable than most of the APA. The perfect refreshing/drinkable hoppy beer.
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murkyish golden amber big white head sustained nice lacing... Big grapefruit hoppy aroma big grapefruit and pine flavor a touch bubblegummy, big flavor, medium body easy drinking dry finish...
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from GoT. Slightly cloudy orange-amber color with thin ring of white head. Nice aroma - tangerine, grain, very clean. Taste is more subdued than aroma lets on, grainy with a moderate hop finish. Very nice brew.
AdamJackson (2606) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 On tap at Three Penny tap room
A - 1 finger creamy head off-white. Great head lacing. SRM of 3. Dark golden to dark brown. Tons of haze in the glass. Gorgeous. Looks like a light syrup so golden and hazey.
S- great hop resin on the nose. Smells like a mix between Simcoe and Centennial hops. Lots of bitterness and loads of that grapefruit citrus scent I’d expect.
T - Whoa. Dry hopped goodness all the way. Tastes like pounds of hops were added to this. The beer itself isn’t that intense but the post brew dry hop added the haze and intense taste. Pine resin and tangerines are here. Also, it finishes very dry.
M - 80% carbonation on the mouth swish. The dry hops linger for a while. The beer itself sort of fades quickly and swiftly.
O - intense and delicious. The one work to describe all HFS beers is "balance". They’re so balanced and remarkable.