callmemickey (1355) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Golden orange body with nice clarity and a decent sized foamy cap. Good retention and solid lacing.
S: Fruity citrus--grapefruit, orange, and pineapple--plus a bit of pine. Very nice, but not the same depth of fruity goodness of something like fresh sculpin.
T: A nice fruit forward amped up IPA. The flavors are muted, and although there is a bit going on here, it doesnít have the same layered complexity of PtY where you can get lost for days in the flavor interactions.
M: Medium bodied, effervescent on the tongue. Nice level of bitterness leaves a refreshing finish.
O: Overall this is a VERY NICE imperial ipa. That said, I can name a few that Iíd easily take over this. I am sure this was better the day it was first tapped at the Farmstead though.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at CL Rosso Batch 3 Release. Pours gold/orange, bit of off white head. Huge hop aroma with lots of fruit, citrus, peach. Truly amazing. Taste is very hoppy with more citrus and a bit of malt to balance it out. Bitterness is surprisingly mild given the aroma, fruity hop finish. Quite a treat.
tom10101 (1055) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hill Farmstead Harvest Festival. Hazy golden with a rocky white head, good retention and impressive lacing. Aroma is powerful with pine, resinous, peach, mango, orange and hints of grass. Taste is of pine/resinous and fruits/citrus. Medium bitterness, but very hoppy. Medium to full body. Mouthfeel is dry. Alcohol is noticeable. Heavy DIPA but still very drinkable. Nice beer!
crossovert (4561) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another nice HF DIPA here. THis one is very balanced, nice herbal hops, pine, some citrus.
AirForceHops (1851) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml growler direct from the brewery. The aroma is a nice blend of hop varieties. Sweet floral hops, mango, grapefruit with just a bit of Earth. Taste starts out with caramel malt that flows into a burst of tropical fruits; pineapple and grapefruit for sure. Lots of citrus bitterness that lingers for just a bit after the sip. The resin shows itself in the taste but I didnít smell it at all until the end of the growler. If this latest batch is over 10 % then Iím amazed; because itís barely noticeable at all. I enjoy Abner a bit more BUT this is really a great DIP in its own right.
argo0 (10384) - 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 -- wouldnít have guessed the ABV.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden pour. The nose is very bright and tropical. Lots of soft tropical fruit. Chewy and fruity with a lot of soft dank hoppiness. Very citrusy and fruity - sweetish but the malts are well-balanced by the hops. Itís crazy how drinkable this stuff is - dangerously drinkable. Fruity grapefruit/mango and pineapple. A little twinge of peppery ethanol on the finish. Awesome stuff.
drfabulous (2948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much thanks to Evan for sharing from a 750 growler. Apple. Big apple in nose and taste. Hoppy and bitter. Orange gold body. Very tasty and yet very different from other Hill Farmstead IPAs Iíve had.
zdk (1758) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap: fruity, sweet malts. piney hops, prickly carbonation with a warming booze finish. Nice candied fruits and sticky hops. yum.
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(growler shared by Dak at the Black Friday tasting). Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with thin white head. Aroma is citrus and some dank hops. Taste is sweet with some bitterness. Full bodied with a sticky texture. Finish is bitter, but smooth. Pretty good stuff.