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Hill Farmstead Friendship and Reunion

Hill Farmstead Friendship and Reunion
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
An IPA brewed here at Hill Farmstead during a week long visit (reunion) with our great friend Luc "Bim" Lafontaine during his brief return from Japan. This is an IPA brewed with citrus. We hope to visit Luc in Japan and brew the next beer in the series... Note: This beer is not to be confused with its predecessor "Friendship and Farewell" brewed, with Luc, at Dieu Du Ciel in 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (11204) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
2 great breweries and another solid IPA right here, dk how old it was but it was fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
Thanks, Moll. Served in Hill Farmstead stemware. Citrus rind and a bit of pith. Hill Farmstead hoppy body; smooth and bitter at the same time. Fairly light and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
Growler pour care of Vinny. Pours deep honey golden with a white fat head which recedes to leave baby, spotted lace. Aroma of blood orange juice, pineapple, fresh honeydew melon, and well water minerals. Tastes so fresh and substantial and clean; blood orange juice, pithy pineapple, and clementine. Body is perfect and the bitterness in the drying finish is phenomenal. Superb beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
750ml growler filled Thursday and consumed today. Big thanks to t for the opportuntyi but more so that you and your loved ones walked away from the Boston marathon unharmed... Sealed top opens with a small hiss and the pour yields a hazy lemony orange elixir, fairly consistent throughout, and topped with a fluffy and lasting white head... Come to love the aroma as well as taste of farmstead brews and this one doesn’t disappoint. Juicy melon and lemony citrus accents throughout, a touch of cantaloupe with backings of pale crackery grain. A slight herbal dank pine-likequality also pairs alongside the aforementioned. Vibrant with that reiterative juiciness... Flavors continue on a very similar wavelength and pattern with notes of herbal catty melon and cantaloupe overtones followed by more citrus and soft green pine. Pale grains follow suit and mesh well with the aforementioned. A mild pithy earthy bitterness is left on the palate late-palate and through the finish. Semi-sweet at first but dries out nicely lending itself to be very drinkable. Shy of medium bodied with just the right level of carbonation. Getting even more difficult to pick out a favorite amongst all these special hoppy offerings from hill farmstead. Whenever I get to have this again will never be soon enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5567) - Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2013
On draft at propig, WOW! Tastes like a heady topper with the sweetness of the blood orange, this is amazing, they continue to blow me away

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5006) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
Une bouteille de 75 cl partagée avec Yan tout en parlant de l’athéisme, des femmes du Vermont et de certaines personnes qui pensent que la terre est née il y a 6000 ans. Quoi de mieux qu’une fin de journée à boire un liquide qui provient de ce chemin de campagne presque montagneux et splendide lorsque touché par les rayons chauds de ce soleil printanier. Un nez vraiment juteux qui rallie les plus grands bénéfices de la puple des agrumes et la magie jaune d’un houblon que je soupçonne être le Citra. Des saveurs qui sont généreuses en acidité et en amertume. La fusion entre le ou les fruits et le ou les houblons est assez intéressante. Rien n’est extraordinairement spectaculaire mais tout est savoureusement exemplaire. En bouche, le corps de moyenne densité et la texture presque légère me font dire que ce liquide est trop facile à boire. En finale, des papilles qui ont un sourire fendu jusqu’aux oreilles et qui aiment se faire mordre par tant de générosité fruitée et de ferveur houblonnée. Encore une fois, un liquide qui n’est pas tout à fait impressionnant mais qui procure un sentiment de légère gaieté, de bonheur ou encore de bien-être.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (5609) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap at Hill Farmstead, Hazy golden with creamy head and tons of lacing. Aromas of melon, grapefruit, kiwi, simcoe and citra dankness. Taste is juicy resinous hops, tropical fruit, blood orange, and buttery papaya, clean finish. Retarded ipa, almost as good as society 5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3651) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a thick white head...nice lacing. Aroma has nice orange citrusy notes, light tea, mild grass...very fresh and floral. Flavor follows suit and adds nice citrus rind and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium and silky/creamy with a nice grapefruity/rindy bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5263) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2013
On tap in a tulip at the brewery. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of citrus hops, floral notes, some fruits, caramel and pale malts. Flavor the same. Smooth texture. A great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2013
pours orangish-yellow with pillowy white head. aroma is citrusy hops; flavor is full of citrus (orange, grapefruit, and lemon) and hops. the hop bitterness is balanced well by the juicy fruit sweetness, and all of the flavors are incredibly clean and bright.

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