Hill Farmstead Foster
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Black Wheat IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (8000) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Sample bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. thin creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Nice grapefruit bitterness. very good again from hill Farmstead

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Draft at lord hobo. Best black IPA to date. Big roast, chocolate, big piney bitterness. Full creamy mouthfeel . Roast and pine feed off of each other beautifully. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - APR 8, 2011
Draft at rnh with the Brewer, PaT and Andrew. Pours black body with light lacing. Aroma is pine hops. Mouthfeel is great with notes of pine hops and slight roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2015
growler shared by minderbinder, thanks bro! unclear medium dark brown pour with a small reviving light beige cap, some retention and lacing. tons of melon fruitiness, torrefied wheat and coffee, tasty red fruitiness, mint, spices. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; balanced spicy-piney-citrusy finish. smooth and balanced melon-driven black ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6191) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 22, 2015
Growler courtesy of Kermis. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off-white head. The aroma is grassy hop, light yeast. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a dry yeasty big grass hop bitter light grainy palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
Hazy dark brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of rye, roasted malts, citrus, and light burnt bread. Taste of roast, some ash, citrus, light pine, rye bread, and a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Hoppy body with nice spicy hop tones, light citrus notes, bitter dry and roast y. The hops almost resemble vines, nice and spicy, pricky with a nice subtle drying body and an earth y finish. Very easy drinking and delicious. Score another 4 for HF.

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