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.
jnortonvt (4) - Essex Jct., Vermont, USA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a slight citrus aroma with orange, hazy color and a minimal head. The citrusy, hoppy taste is lightly sour with medium body and a quick, bitter, finish.
Overall...if it’s Hill Farmstead, it’s got to be good!
Berard (295) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours murky orange with frothy head that lingers. Nice complex hop flavor. Grapefruit aroma.
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Strife21 (139) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden yellow with thick white head. Smells of pine, resin, mango and citrus. Mouthfeel is smooth and light. Taste is bitter hops, pine and resin with a touch of farmhouse. Light body, medium carbonation.
Stine (1539) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The brilliant golden glow a dandelion field, topped with fine-bubbled white and clouded fully through. Shallot, white onion and garlic scape compose the prickly surface of the deep, stinging and oily citrus aroma; the peppery adhesive of dandelion flowers and stems brings back strong pungency in the back end.
White pepper and stone fruits integrate with these forest floor and soil like notes. It is must and musk heavy and zinging with acidity at the same time.
Lemon rind, black pepper, ground fine rosemary and oregano; super pungent.
As with many an effort from this brewery, the unimpeachably balanced texture is what sets it apart; when the acidic pungency threatens to overwhelm, the mid palate leans calmly away, into a slow-whisking, dry and subtle finish.
bellco33 (286) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into tulip from a growler: Pours hazy yellow gold with a thin white head, and decent lacing. Aroma of pineapple, citrus, pine, and a little grapefruit. Flavor is lots of tropical fruit, resin, and a little floral. Medium body, very smooth, a little bitter on the finish. Very nice.
cpetrone84 (1371) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is a hazed golden yellow with a tight white head and thick lacing. Nose is big and delicious, light clean fresh grain, strong hop profile, citrus, light grassy, just a hint of resin to add depth. Taste follows the nose, grain is clean, a little bit more of a presence in the flavor. Loads of citrus with just a hint of resiny hop and a light but presence bitterness through the finish. Extremely drinkable, soft delicate body, moderate carb.
dwm1034 (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bomber imported from Vt with sherm1016. Wonderful floral fruity nose; tart grapefruit in the taste; lingers on my tongue; wonderful bitter ending...very tasty!
sherm1016 (1132) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml growler from the brewery, split with dwm1034. Pours a cloudy, light amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, pineapple, pine, some grapefruit citrus. Medium on the palate with light, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, light cereal, loads of fruity hops, grapefruit, pineapple, orange, mango, with a clean, bitter finish. Top notch.
Bacterial (1520) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light yellow pour at the brewery with a fluffy white head. Slight citrus nose. Hoppy and bitter finish. Good.
bytemesis (3093) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @HF. Pours cloudy pale amber, small creamy white head, great lacing. Aroma is light, a bit dank, leaves, pine. Flavor is light plus sweet, very piney, almost herbal/vegetal, light bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.