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Hill Farmstead Foster
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Black Wheat IPA


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39411) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
From tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a creamy, dense and tan head. Aroma is solid hoppy with a dark roasted malt in addition. Bone dry, breadish and dark roasted malty. Bitter and citrusy finish. Lingering hoppy and dry finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17757) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Growler from the brewery. Pours deep brown with a hefty, frothy mocha head. Great snout, with some burnt pine, cocoa and lightly charred brown bread. Medium sweet flavor with notes of silky chocolate, moderate burnt earth, pine, floral hops, orange rind and a little grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Finishes with burnt sugars, more toast, bittersweet baking cocoa, burnt brown bread, light resinous pine, more floral notes, grassy and rindy citrus bitterness. An excellent CDA from top to bottom.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13483) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Growler - pours black tan head - nose and taste of chocolate, roast, citrus, orange peel and grass - medium body

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
750mL growler, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma of lots of roasted malt mixed with citrusy and piney hops, maybe a slight wheat quality, but it smells typical of a black IPA. Flavour is like a wheat version of a black IPA, with roasted malt and citrus hops, overlaid with wheat / hay and some rye somehow without muting the roasty / hoppy notes. Finishes with a rye finish. Wouldn’t have thought this concept would be too great, but count on Hill Farmstead to exceed your expectations.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Growler from the brewery, shared at the 22nd Richmond Gathering. Clear dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of wheat, citrus, pine, roast. The taste is roast, herbal hops, wheat, pine. Medium bodied, well balanced. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11004) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9918) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
750mL flip-top growler big thanks to yourefragile! Dark sepia pour, clearish. Thick mocha head erupts. Sheen, rocky retention. Big swathes of lace. Nose is soft, peaty, some spicy melon like chili powder rubbed pomelo (Thai snack),chocolate milkshake. Taste is light bodied like a 5% oatmeal stout, bitter, roasty, coffee heavy, some light soil and earthiness. Palate is lighter, bitter, easy to drink than expected. As it warms, it really gains some silkiness, mild alcohol warming, fudge, ganache. Palate really improves density at warm temperatures. Really nice improvement. Goes from a 3.7 to a 3.9 for me. Delicious but delicate, could easily be under appreciated if you don’t let it warm up and see how it evolves. I really liked it, especially how it is sessionable at 6.5%. Well done.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (9839) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Growler shared. Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of grassy hops, grapefruit, dank hops and light roast notes. Far more forward on the IPA side. Flavour is light moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Fliptop shared by Kan. Pours a near clear deep brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of roast malts, coffee and pine hops. Flavor has a good amount of pine hops that is backed by a bit of roast and dark grains.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roast, and some light hops. Big roast, chocolate and citrus. Spicy rye, but very subtle. Warm mash and roast. Very smooth. Big roast and chocolate.


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