yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at the brewery. Pours almost clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and slight peachy smooth hoppy. Dry. Smooth and lingering fruity hoppy with a touch of alcohol. Ultra clean and bitter fruity finish.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Hill Farmstead Harvest Festival VIP Event, Vermont. Pours cloudy orange-gold with a lively, white froth head. The beer is marked by its intense, juicy citrus, which seems to just keep going and going. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, and the high ABV doesn’t mar the beer at all; indeed, I suppose it allows for the depth and intensity of character in the beer. Full bodied with that creamy, luscious HF carbonation everyone loves. Lots of juicy grapefruit and orange linger, with pectin, some pale malts, mild piney bitterness. Glorious stuff.
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Hickster London Bimble. Good hop. Smooth and utterly drinkable. Loved the hop.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is surprisingly clear, and is a nice golden amber color with a couple fingers of white head and sticky lacing all down the glass.
S: Intensely fruity on the nose. Excellent grapefruit, but perhaps even better tropical fruit aromas. Lots of pineapple and mango, perhaps some grass and certainly a little bit of pine. A mild sugar aroma provides some additional sweetness.
T: There is a touch of sweet malt flavor, but after that, it’s just a ton of fruity hops. Pineapple, mango, and peaches give the beer a really nice flavor and the grapefruit and pine notes provide the requisite bitterness.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. Not super bitter on the finish.
D: Damn good stuff, but the alcohol does catch up with you on this one. Deceptively easy to drink.
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Growler. Trade with Xerenthar. Thanks. Pours hazy orange with a creamy head and lacings. Nose is tropical fruity hops. Flavor is extremely fruity. Mango, pineapple, clementine and oranges. Holy ish. Fruit salad/Fruit Punch. Bitter and dry with hardly any alcohol showing. Intense and very tasty beer.
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
750mL growler, pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is bursting of tropical fruits, full of mangos and pineapple, some of that signature funky Hill Farmstead smell, and loads of citrus hops. Flavour is absolutely orgasmic, bursting of pungent tropical fruits as mentioned, truckloads of pungent citrusy hops, a bit of floral presence (as with most Hill Farmstead), and just enough malt presence to back without influencing the taste. Ridiculous amount of depth and flavour to this, characterized by the pungent tropical fruits and citrus hops, with no astringency at all. ABV is no where to be detected - drinks like a 5% IPA rather than 10%. Fuck it, a perfect 5 - my first one awarded. Absolutely amazing - I don’t know how Hill Farmstead do it.
Benzai (14108) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (growler) [from trade with abitker, huge thanks] @ weekly tasting. Clear light orange golden color, average to medium sized off-white head. Aroma is malts, some resin, some hops. Taste malts, hops, a nice firm bitterness, resinous, piney, lovely. Yeah very nice. Huge thanks Adam!
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, peach, tropical fruit, tangerine, pink grapefruit and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, peach, tropical fruit, tangerine and light pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering fruity finish.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, thanks Peregrinari. Large fluffy off-white head atop cloudy light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, mango, some spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some papaya/mango, pineapple, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some acidity, alcohol well-contained -- wouldn’t have guessed the ABV.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazed blonde DIPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, wonderful floral hops with light catty notes, orange pulp, smooth and wonderful. In mouth, loads of citrusy hops, over grassy malt, catty hops, superb.