italarican (1516) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from the brewery. Pours a clear matte canary. Medium pineapple and grapefruit presence. Lots of fruity rind. Subtle but very delicious.
ThirstyBird (1969) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted on tap at the Blackback Pub. Appears light honey color with a nice white head. Smell is a big citrus and tropical fruit nose. Taste is great citrus - a lot of grapefruit, some nice malr sweetness in the middle and ending crisp and very slightly bitter. Light body with elegant carbonation. So damn good...as always!
czar (5207) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler. hazy, almost cloudy, pale yellow with a very nice white head, very good retention and lacing. citrusy floralness, few pine notes, crisp and clean malts, tropical fruitiness. short to medium long herbal-grassy and citrusy finish, average carbonation, light body. refreshing, a tad harsh in the finish, very well executed again. i still prefer edward..
50belair (2773) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler shared by Seth. Murky yellow pour with a white head. Grapefruit and pine aromas. Big grapefruit and piney hop notes. A little unbalanced, but not in a bad way with just enough malts to keep it enjoyable. Very nice mouthfeel with good carbonation. A fantastic IPA..
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy pale maber with a white head leaving some laces. Aroma is hoppy piny grapefruits dry and malty. Flavor is well malty clean and clear resiny bitter hoppy. Finishes longlived piny and resiny.
mcberko (8412) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL growler, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany!), pours a cloudy golden yellow with a lingering medium white head. Classic Hill Farmstead aromatics, with loads of fresh floral hops, citrus zest, a little bit of farmhouse notes, and a big biscuity malt backing. Flavour is even more intense, with monolithic floral hops, dry grass and citrus coating the tongue; there is some biscuity malt providing solid support without ever interfering - no malt flavour at all really. The meadow-fresh floral notes absolutely engulf the palate, with a pronounced astringency. Very dry palate - one of HF’s driest. Gorgeous blonde IPA from the masters.
Steve_0 (3166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler at home, thanks Nate!!! Hazy honey colored in appearance with a big white head and great lacing sticking to the glass. Super juicy, grapefruity, light weed, mango, a touch of pineapple, biscuit, and straw in the aroma. Taste is bright, juicy, fruity, grapefruit peels, orange, tangerines, light weed, papaya, and straw with a medium-to-heavy bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Another awesome IPA from Hill Farmstead, not much more to say.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml growler into a HF taster. Pours a opaque orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of earthy citrus, hay, and pretty much like the rest of Shawn’s beers. Taste is crisp and clean citrus and a super dry finish.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from gnosis..thank you. pour is a cloudy vibrant yellow with nice head. Moderate lacing. Huge floral, grapefruit nose with some faint evergreen notes..some tropical fruit. More tropical fruit on the taste.. mango, pineapple but overwhelmed with a bitter, slight smokey grapefruit finish. Crystal clear taste as if it was a very intentional creation. Crisp and light. Really well done.
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Capone’s and Railroad Street. Pours very hazy dull gold with white head. Nose is pinet earthy malt, grapefruit and mango. Not a super vaporous nose, but a complex nose that sets the tone for what is to come. Tastes complex, silky smooth; one of the most velvety beers I have ever quaffed, with a nice piney resiny hop flavor, well balanced tropical fruit, including mango, tangerine, and papaya at mid-palate, and some black pepper at the finish. This one is sublime, and vastly underrated here. I call this one the Big Brother of Two Hearted.