SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at lord hobo. Aggg, this is right up my alley. If this wasis readily available maybe i wouldnt dream of three floyds aeotora so much. Aroma is big potent juicy pineaplle, tangerines, dust with some bright herbal grassiness. Orange peels as well. Taste is dry bitter biting grapefruit hops balanced nicely by a passion fruit sweetness. Awesome, complex, well crafter tasty sessionable beer. A little too good.
jbertsch (10) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful head. Laces well. Citrus hop aroma. Citrus flavors with pine. Minor caramel malt backbone. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Fantastic.
PhillyCraft (3743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Tap at Blackback, pours hazy golden yellow with medium white head, tiny bubbles. Notes of bubblegum, cheese hops, cat piss, onion, papaya, grapefruit, zest, and lots of well water. Insanely drinkable and light on the palate. One of the better single hops I have had from HF. Cheers.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A turbid orange pour with a mountainous pillowy head that lasted throughout the session. The olfaction is massive: chardonnay grapes, chardonnay must, tropical fruit (think guava and passion fruit) give way to hints of scallion and very mild herbal dankness. Juicy fruit character and further proliferation of the classic chardonnay character that I love from this hop. Medium body with a super dry finish. Pillowy effervescence with lasting resinous smacking yumminess . One of my favorites.
mcberko (8544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL growler, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a cloudy opaque blonde with a medium pillowy white head. Aroma brings out the usual awesome floral and meadowy hops, some slightly tangy herbal notes, and some light biscuity malt. Flavour is super fresh, with loads of floral hops, fresh meadows, slightly tangy notes, and dry crackery malts in the back. Extremely dry, as with all Hill Farmstead hoppy beers, with extremely high drinkability. Finishes highly floral and slightly tangy almost in a vinous way. Awesome stuff.
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.
AdamJackson (3370) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blackback over the weekend. So stoked this beer was re-brewed! One of my favorite hops and my favorite brewery for pale ales. WOOHOO. Lovely orange appearance (like juicy juice) with a fluffy head. Nice and tannic nose, a bit spicy and juicy like grapefruit zest. Nice acidic undertones. That great taste of mineral and zesty qualities that I love in NZ hops is very apparent. Itís soft and delicate, the low ABV really allows this hop to shine. Loads of bitterness for miles, fruity, juicy, grape skin like. very brisk clean finish.
jbickus (16) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a swing top. Inch of white head. Huge herbal spicy aroma. Mouthfeel is light to medium, slightly dry but not overly bitter on the taste. Lots of herbal taste...really pretty decent and does a nice job of showcasing the hop.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 growler supplied by James and Bryan... Thanks a bunch! Pours a crazy yellow orange color that resembles fruit juice more than it does beer. Smell is huge tropical fruits and chardonnay. Taste is again withe the tropical fruits, chardonnay, and a nice citrusy tart. Super dry finish. Such a unique hop and a fantastic beer.
DuffMan (7564) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 Iím impressed with the skill used in balancing this beer with a perfect malt bill that brings everything together. Itís almost like the malts are not even here, but they are. HF has set a new standard for APAs for me.