Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great IPA from Hill Farmstead. This really reminds me of a less aggressive abner. Pours a murky yellow/orange with almost nitro like head. Aroma is resin, citrus, and grass. Taste is heavy citrus with little to no sweetness and a dank resiny finish. My only complaint is a slight aspirin like astringent bitterness that detracts from the crisp flavors.
Ernesto987 (2366) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 Light and rediculously fresh hops again. Well done Shaun!! This is great again.
mkgrenwel (466) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale pour. Serious haze.Looks, smells and tastes like golden grapefruit juice. Bright and floral. Very light malt base. A bit delicate. Carbonation is sharp and stands out more on the tongue than bitterness.†A unique IPA. Dry and quite crisp. Not sure what to think of it. I really enjoyed this beer, and I donít know what to call it other than an IPA, but it doesnít quite fit the mold of what I look for in an IPA.
oathead (1) - - FEB 3, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the lord hobo tap takeover. beautifully hazy pale color, with good head. the nose has great flowery hoppy notes. the taste has a subtle up front sweetness with a strong bitter finish. thereís no doubting that this is an ipa rather than a pale ale. the way it should be.
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MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Sim rate (on tap at Lord Hobo): Intense aroma of sharp, citric hops. Piney, lemon and rosemary. Flavour hits the top of your palate like a bitter bullet. Fierce and so so bitter in the finish. Loved it!
Gmoney (439) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the brewery .... Hazy light copper pour , medium white head , excellent lace . Big citrus hop aroma , grapefruit , lemon and pineapple . Light on the palate . Excellent hop bitterness and flavor ,notes of grapefruit , pine and herb . Touch of malt sweetness .Dry bitter finish . Excellent
piscator34 (1798) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler sample via and shared with oakbluff. Cloudy pale gold in colour with moderate soft carbonation. Aromas are of under ripe tropical fruits, tangerine, hedgerow, and a bit of pale malt. Hop forward in the mouth as well, with more tropical and citrus fruit and a kind of mild chalky bitterness. Not nearly as herbal as I would have expected from Columbus, but thereís a touch of that in there too. Not excessively bitter, and the soft carbonation + lots of hops made for an interesting mouthfeel. Good stuff.
drfabulous (2948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 growler thanks to Glouglouburp. Big orange body with strong tropical fruit taste. Grapefruit as well. Nice overall bitterness. Iím really getting the Columbus. Fantastic.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Hazy golden orange color with a thick white head. Citrus And a piney aroma. Perfect bitter ipa. Smooth.
pantanap (3153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml growler fill all to myself. thanks to those who made this possible... growler opens with a noticeable hiss and yields a rather murky somewhat clouded lighter than apple cider side of the color spectrum and topped with a two finger fluffy white head that quickly reduces to a thin wispy frothy film... assertive juicy fruit aroma upfront with more specific emphasis on tropical fruits, a mild dankness, and a soft citrus rind bitterness that develops a more piney character as it develops. all the aforementioned work well with each other and develop a nice rapport and cohesiveness. a more subtle biscuity malt backbone exists on the backend to provide balance. the hops reign supreme and in a good way at that... flavors exibit the same with juicy tropical fruit, a bit more of the dankness and an evident pithy grapefruit rind/piney bitter backing that tends to linger on the palate for awhile. middle exhibits a medium sweetness with a light crackery malt base that is soon curtailed by the bittering hops. nice balance throughout. terrific flavor profile to go along with a medium bodied and well-suited carbonation for the style. def more bitter and a touch more abrasive than edward but just as enjoyable. iíd like more of both actually, thank you.