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Hill Farmstead Motueka Single Hop Pale Ale

Hill Farmstead Motueka Single Hop Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Motueka hops, a New Zealand varietal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7649) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Many drafts sampled at Rattle n’ Hum West with Brendan, Linh, Tony & Audrey. Pours a beautiful, bright yellow creme body with thick white head and lacing. Nose is fresh squeezed lemons, berries fruits and soft funky hop profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pillowy with notes of fresh grassy hop, funky hop, funky sour lemon, citrus fruits, soft honey and faint dank character. Another great IPA from Hill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1804) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
On tap at brewery. Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is grassy, with citrus, and earthy pine. Flavor is grapefruit with fresh grass, tropical fruits. Finishes with an earthy, spicy pine hoppiness. My first experience with this hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3426) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Growler. Yellow pour with a white head. Grassy hop aromas. Taste follows suit. Really clean but a bit uninspiring. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2015
750 mL growler. Hazy light orange with a big white head. Smell is lemon and tangerine. Kinda earthy and pithy. Doesn’t smell sweet like other HF pales. Taste, again, isn’t that sweet. Hops lend grapefruit, garlic, some spiciness almost like rye, and pine. Finish is bitter grapefruit. Medium light body. No experience with motueka hops before this beer, so I didn’t know what to expect. Standard HF craftsmanship, although this hop doesn’t lend itself to quickly dispatching glass after glass like, say, Nelson or Citra.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2015
The expected, luminous golden kiwi haze, ample whitecap forming. There’s a subtle, slow and intense layering to the aroma, revealing a fun mixture of pacific and noble character. Fresh, crisp pear and lychee; lemon custard and almond pastry; biscuit; white grapes with morning dew. Complex, but elegant, restrained fruitiness, shimmery, clear. The flavor has less of this crystalline appeal, but it is an effective facsimile; dankness and some peppery floral spice quiet the fruitiness somewhat, and the ever present tightrope crisp pale malts offer a clean, drying sweetness. The palate fits the template; soft, feathery, regal. The intimate, fun connection between noble and NZ flavor is exemplified here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1417) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
Growler rapporté de la brasserie et dégusté en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina. Une Pale ale remplie de promesses: look clair, mousseuse et énergique. Un nez de malts heureux, de cônes de houblons secs et généreusement résineux non pas à la manière d’une IPA west coast, simplement une résine fraîche et verte. Un palais trop doux, des saveurs trop subtiles; la bière ne laisse rien sur son passage. Une effervescence faible et des saveurs fades, je retiens de cette bière un beau rêve cependant triste dans sa matérialisation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
750ml growler bought today @Hill Farmstead. Aroma: grassy hops, pineapples and citrus. App: hazy straw, small white head, some lacing. Taste and palate: thin body, grassy, fruity but a bit watery too, moderate dry and long bitter finish. Overall: never heard of that hop before. Nose is ok but it’s a bit tasteless. Should still be able to finish without a problem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (1086) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2015
On tap at the Jeffrey NYC. Pours a hazy thick orange, minimal white head. Aroma is citrus pith, grass, light pine, cracker, bread, herbal notes. Flavor is relatively dry pine, guava, dry cracker malt, grapefruit and citrus pith. Medium body, drinkable and enjoyable - not my favorite hop or HFS beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4352) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Tap, at the brewery. Hazy gold. Firm, clingy, white head. Very pithy aroma. Hint of lemon. Hint of pine needle. Taste is light bitter, with some orange sweetness. Clean mouthfeel. Airy, light carbonation. Super drinkable. Light bitter finish, with hints of the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heather_B (249) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Orange with some white head. Smells like an orange and other citrus. Flavor is food but I think I don’t love this hop. Solid beer overall.

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