djd07 (5177) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler thanks to Seth. Pours a cloudy orange with thick frothy white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is pine, hemp, and yeast. Medium mouthfeel with dry bitter hop and light citrus and resin. Very good.
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: hazy golden color with white head
S: citrus, floral
T: pine, passion fruit
M: slick and bubbly
O: a decent HF brew
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler at CBC Clerko, muled over by Leighton. It pours hazy golden yellow with a thick white head. The nose is fresh, juicy, orange squash, tangerine, mango, grapefruit and sherbet. The taste is light toast, orange, grapefruit, sherbet, earth, straw, hay, pine, grass and varnish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Lovely fruity sherbet action going down. Brilliant balance. Crisp, dry and eminently drinkable. Wow.
maneliquor (3393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler split cheers to Leighton. Pours hazy golden/orange with a big, white and fluffy head. Nose has massive zest and lime with great honey sweetness. It’s like banana porridge in the morning with some citric fruits added in. Taste has lime zest, sherbert, lime and mint like a mohito, with notable spice and citrus juice. Tangy and bitter all in one. Very good
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler split at CBC 05/12/13 thanks to Leighton for muelling and all for chipping in.
Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate off white head.
Nose is pithy citrics, tropical dipped straw bales, dank hop notes, orange peel.
Taste comprises grapefruit, orange pith, grassy, touch of mango, pine resin.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finish.
Solid solid IPA.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5th December 2013
Craft Clerkenwell tasting. Thanks to Leighton for this evenings New England haul. Hazy gold beer with a small white head. Smooth palate, fine carbonation. Hop spice. Bitter pine and light floral notes. A little ripe citrus. Light dry finish with more hop spice.
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and yellow with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aromatics are a blend of armpit muskiness, lupulin funkiness and light, peppery notes. Medium-bodied and creamy with lazy. The flavor offers heavy bitterness underscored by a hint of cracker malt. Bitter, grapefruit rind finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
SpongeRuiner (883) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Thanks tectactoe. Really nice hop character. Only my second Hill Farmstead and I canâ€™t wait to have more.
tectactoe (2982) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Growler: Hazy yellow & orange-tinted body with a soapy white head that fades to a big-bubbled skin rather quickly. Aroma contains amazing notes of fresh citrus zest, some mango, light pineapple, fresh cut grass, mild pine, light onion-y notes. Bright & bursting with hops & citric notes, only a light cracker malt base. Taste is very dry & hop forward. Grass, ash, white pepper, light mango, grapefruit peel, & a pretty raunchy, pine-like bitterness that hits mid-palate. Nice, bitter, dry, & biting with a grassy hop, earthy, & citrus peel finish. Another very nice beer from Hill Farmstead.
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a pale golden hue, firmer haziness, lively carbonation shows a frothy whitish head atop. A decent frothy film sits atop, laces ok. Lively carbonation, hazy yellow gold body. Aromas lively hops, nice florals and lemon rind, some earthy bread and cereal grain. Touches of earth, gentle resiny hops. A bit more grapefruit, fresh, well hopped, a good vibe overall. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body, a nice bigger hop element is dry and bittter up front, firm florals, mellow citrus rind. Some bready malts, dry straw, and dryness is fairly potent. Middle is gentle juicyfruit hops, touches of tropical fruit, grainy malt. Smaller body, nice fruity hop complexity and flavor. Backend is dry, a bti spicy. Grass, florals, bready malts. Some nice drinkability from a mellow body, easy drinkability, fairly complex and fresh hopping. A bit of soap, florals and gentle spiciness as we finish. Tasty, fresh, nice stuff.