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Hill Farmstead Foster
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Black Wheat IPA


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2761) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours black with no head. Aroma of wheat, chocolate, roasted malt, and pine. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor with pine, and resin ending. Really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Brown pour with a small sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, lighter roast, and some earthiness. Tastes of the same.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of malt, pine, hops, resin, rye, slight citrus, and a hint of roasting. Poured very dark brown/black in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished a little, but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, pine, resin, rye, marijuana, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, pine, resin, rye finish is dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2012
**Note: This is a different recipe in 2012- no rye, straight wheat black IPA** Draught at the Farmhouse in Burlington; big thanks to my main man sflpunk for putting this on tap! Nearly black pour, smallish creamy but bubbly head. Nose holds a beautiful combination of dark evergreen notes (spruce and hemlock tips), orange rind, and good toasty malt and wheaty bread presence. Flavor brings more great west coast pine sap, excellent grassy bitterness, roasted malt, and beautiful smoothness on the palate, though also very very effervescent. Not the most complex of their beers, but the simplicity and forward flavors fit so wondrously with this brew. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmm635 (855) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Poured dark brown with a khaki colored head. Piney hops hit me first, followed by roasted malts and chocolate, with noticeable spicy rye. Like a really well-hopped porter. Lingering finish. Very enjoyable!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2011
This one is better then James. A total hop bomb with a background of rye and chocolate. FInish is very bitter but still quite tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3686) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 On draft at armsy abbey, huge big hoppy beer. Great roasted malts. Baby cheeses.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3233) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2011
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Black pour with some tan head. Some pine, citrus, roasted aroma tones. Flavor is herbal, chocolate, coffee, some pine and grassy tones.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (5998) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2011
In short: A fantastic black IPA with a rye twist. Wonderful beer
How: Tap on location at the brewery
The look: Very dark brown body topped by a small medium beige head
In long: Nose is pungent uber-hoppy with freshly-cut pine-tree, grapefruits and fresh green hop peletts. Malt backbone is medium roasted, a bit of caramel, a bit of burnt chocolate, rye. I thought the rye here gave the beer a dryer woody rye barrel aged character more than the usual juicy spicy rye character of a rye beer. Then the truckload of hops with a very vibrant flavor. Same as the aroma (freshly-cut pine-tree, grapefruits and fresh green hop peletts) but also quite resinous. Bitterness level is medium-high. This is fantastic black ipa. Most Hill Farmstead beers are named after ancestors and family members. This time the description doesn’t say who Foster is. But I’m sure he is/was family. A Foster parent… badoom tsss! … ok I’m logging out now.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6028) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2011
Draft. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with piney hops. The flavor has hard roasted malts, sweet resinous piney hops, and light spicy rye notes. Really good.


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