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Hill Farmstead Nelson Sauvin Single Hop Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Nelson Sauvin.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Growler shared by Dennis @ BCTC. Nose is grape, passionfruity, peppery, honey. Flavor is over-ripe mango, passionfruit, lemon balm, vanilla. Amazing stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Growler shared by Colin. Murky yellow pour with a white head. Nelson hop aromas. Bland hoppy notes. Dry with a decent body and below average mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
750ml growler at a tasting with JulienHuxley, Minderbinder, HoppyPocket and Tom10101. Bottle thanks o either one of those fine gents.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with small head. Nice color. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Awesome aromatics. Great floral and herbal hops with light white wine notes.
Taste : Great floral and fruity hops. Light white wine notes. Great floral finish with some malts. Light tangerines notes.
Overall : Wow. This is most likely the best Nelson Sauvin beer I’ve ever had. The hop was so expressive and characteristic. An amazing display of the complexity of this hop carried by a greatly executed APA vehicle. Outstanding bouquet. Probably the first time I can easily get those fruity white wine notes from this hops. This beer blew my mind.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
Sampled first while waiting in line at the brewery, then shared twice more from two fresh growlers. Similar appearance to Walden and Edward, lemony yellow, very hazy, frothy thickly lacing head. Similar overall profile too, with austere crackery malts quietly allowing the hop canvas to showcase the lovely Nelson Sauvin hop. The hops are the star here, but I’m impressed with the skill used in balancing this beer with a perfect malt bill that brings everything together. It’s almost like the malts are not even here, but they are. HF has set a new standard for APAs for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
A light, hazy marigold. Breezy aroma of tropical fruits, pears, and herbs.

Greenish flavor heavy on herbs, especially tarragon, and sweet stone fruits. Mango, passionfruit, and peach. There’s a garlicky pungency and a mild, sweet grassiness to round it out.

Extremely light, airy palate. Scant malt flavor, such low alcohol; the hop shines through almost as if this is a simple flavored spritzer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (701) - - AUG 19, 2013
A very easy drinking Pale Ale that showcases the nelson sauvin hop. Hazy pour, fruity, musty, citrus fruit, grape in both aroma and taste. The hop takes a front seat here. On tap at a few VT establishments.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Growler pour into Alchemist tumbler. Pours a very hazy yellow with a thick white head that lingers. Aroma is hoppy with a fruity hint to it, citrus. Taste is a little fruity with a hint of malt. Smooth mouthfeel with a little carbonation. Dry finish. First HF beer didn't disappoint. Looking forward to trying the more highly acclaimed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Growler, shared with Colin and courtesy of him and his patient family - thanks! Hazy pale dark yellow, foamy white head. Sharp strong citrus aroma, musky, dry. Strong taste - almost pungent, sharp citrus hops, clean, dry. Really solid. My first HF beer! A great first impression.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Growler at BCTC courtesy of Dennis. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Citrus, grapes, musk, light yeast on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet citrus, soft musk. Sweet, soft grapes, lovely. Super clean. Sweet citrus into a slow bitterness. Beautiful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1583) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Growler. Pours hazy blond with medium white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, fruits, white wine. Taste is of citrus, fruits, bitterness. Palate: Ligth-medium body. Overall: Very nice. Easily drinkable. Fruity.


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