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Hill Farmstead James
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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James (1954-1998) is our Uncle; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his four siblings. In his honor, this Black Ale is dutifully crafted from American and German malted barley, American hops, our ale yeast, and water from James’ well. It is unfiltered, naturally carbonated, and dry hopped. Roasty and smooth, with accents of chocolate and a balanced hoppy finish, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with James. 6.8% ALC/VOL 16º P Ingredients: Pale and Caramel Malt; Roasted Barley; Centennial and Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Thanks to Inspectorbob for sharing at BA gathering. Pours out a dark brown color with a tiny off white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, some dark roasty malts and light chocolate. Taste is nice citrus hops coming through with roast, light sweetness and some chocolate with a bitter finish. Another winner from HFS.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Had this one from a growler brought back from the brewery. Poured into a HFS curved pint. a dark black color with moderately tinted head that holds for a minute. Smell is a potent bouquet of citrus bitter tropical hops and a good dose of dark almost roasty malts. taste is a rich floral hop citrus bitter bite with a chocolatey roasty malt. slightly sweet but finishes with a bitter bite. mouthfeel is rich medium body. moderate carbonation a bit creamy. overall an enjoyable dark ipa

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Growler shared by InspectorBob at the 2011 South Jersey BA gathering. Poured a medium density super dark brown-blackish body under a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of malts, light chocolate, some grapefruit. Medium body with average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Flavor of malts, nice chocolate, and bread. Solid but after Ephraim and Heady Topper this one just seemed above average and not great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
Tap at lord hobo. Wow. First wiff is big juicy grapefruit, tangerines, touch of fresh flowers and some dark chocolate and biting roast. Complex beautiful balance between fresh clean juicy citrus grapefruit and roasty tar. Easily the best balck ipa I’ve had. Quite bitter. Dry. Awesome beer. Exceeded expectations.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31090) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
From tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thick creamy off-white head. Aroma is crisp citrusy to almost grapefruity hoppy yet also with a distinct dark roasted malt. Smooth fruity swept in roasted medium dry breadish malt flavours. Crisp fruity, dominant citrusy into a fresh and crisp hoppy finish. Great stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2564) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2011
It pours dark black solid with a decent tan head with great retention. The aroma is pine and light citrus notes really pleasant in the nose. The body is creamy, but then there is a brillant balance of roasted malts, toned down more than normal for the style, and then comes awesome citrus, piney hops so pleasant on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Draft at at the brewery - Pours a dark black brown in color with a medium tan head. Some lacing. Roasted malts, pine resin and some floral hops. Lingering bitterness. Good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5306) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Draft at Hawthornes with Dallas, Andrew, Elizabeth, and Jesse. Pours a dark brownish black with thin off white lacing. Aroma is light sweet roast. Mouthfeel is smooth with notes of tobacco, sweet malty roast, tree roots, and finishes with some mild bitter hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2011
At hawthornes in Philly. Not really a black ups more like a porter... Not hoppy as other bipas. Rather chocolatey and roasted. Good but not crazy.. HFS has done better.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Aroma of since hops and roast. Pours dark with white lacing. Tastes like a hoppy IPA but finishes with a roast porter. Yummy but make up your mind.


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