tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler: Cloudy, radiant, nearly opaque, some gradient from pale pear all the way to rich orange in color with a soapy & bubbly white head that recedes quickly to a swampy film & collar. The aroma is incredible... Extremely juicy. Is this beer? Orange, grapefruit, peach, white grape, notes of herbal pine, mild resins, moderately dank hop oils, faint passion fruit, grass, mango... I could go on for days. Zesty, sharp flavor with a bigger presence of herbal, moderately bitter, leafy hops jumping out up front. Hints of grass, cracker malt, mild green onion, & faint perfume. Still a huge fruity hop presence, though; large bouts of orange, grapefruit, & citrus, with things tending toward the bitter, peel & rind side of things. Thin, crispy, semi-wet body with a mostly dry finish, lingering citric notes & faintly dank & herbal grassiness on the palate. I think I prefer the Citra Single Hop just a bit, but this is still great.
manuelMTL (237) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 750 ml growler in tulip glass. Pour is yellow hazy with thin white head and beautiful lacings. Nose is floral with lots of tropical fruits and some grains. Mango, papaya and grapefruit. Taste is fruity with grassy hops in the beginning and some piney bitterness, grains, and fresh bread in the end. Less hop forward than the nose. Greatly balanced beer!
toxichop (479) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Hazy/murky golden pale with a very thin white lacing. S: Very mellow tropical fruits with some rye. t: Oranges, pine and some rye in the back. Pretty hoppy with a bit of spice and no sweetness with very little bitterness. M: Light with medium carbonation. O: Well done pale ale.
bytemesis (4599) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to Jason! Pours murky golden orange, large creamy puffy white head that lasts quite a while and laces well. Aroma is tropical, guava, pine, some dankness. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, juicy. A bit harsh actually. Light body, soft silky minerally (HF signature) mouthfeel. Decent, but nothing amazing.
Ataraxia (415) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale yellow, hazy, moderate white head. Kiwi, grapefruit, honeydew, papaya, and seeds from ripened fruit. Very delicate taste: bright citrus tang with sweetness that is almost undetectable, and then a light bitter follow-through. Extremely light in body and the carbonation is perfect. A little more dried orange rind bitterness in the finish.
jkwood04 (4768) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 liter growler in a Hill Farmstead tulip. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma strong of fruity and citrusy hops, some light wine like/light fruit notes, some pale malts, and some light dough. Flavor the same with a lot of hops. Great HF texture. A really good beer.
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at HF.
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a retentive white head. Nose and flavor of grassy tropical mango and pineapple, light bodied and crisp.
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a cloudy pale yellow with a fluffy pure white head. Nose is heavy tropical fruit of pineapple and grapefruit with a nice balance of grain and bread crust. Taste is very balanced, strong clean grain, less hop forward than the nose. Carbonation is strong and the body is light with a powerful bitterness on top of the grapefruit on the rear end of the palate.
Leighton (13954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from the brewery - drank in Canaan, NH. Pours hazy gold with a perfect white foam topping. Lovely, dank hops in the nose, loads of mango, tangerine and urine. Light to medium sweet flavor with rounded pale malts, ripe mango, grapefruit, more tangerine. Light bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Balanced finish, lightly drying, moderately oily, with some grassy bitterness, more mango, melon. Gorgeous.
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA that suffers a bit in that it was tasted with a few other HF winners. Cloudy gold with white head. Grass and lots of melon in the nose. More earthy taste with melon, dankness, and pine. Crisp mouthfeel. Nice!