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Hill Farmstead Riwaka Single Hop Pale Ale

Hill Farmstead Riwaka Single Hop Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A single hop pale ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Riwaka hops.

Brewed mid 2012. Re-Brewed mid-2016

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (784) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Fresh growler from HF. Good, light pale ale that takes the standard Hill pale ale profile -- light, slightly hazy, medium-bodied -- and then allows the Riwaka hops to take center stage. I got some general tropical fruit aromas from the hops, plus a nice light bitterness at the end. Another really pleasant pale ale from Hill Farmstead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1276) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2016
750 mL growler. Hazy orange. Smell is fascinating. It has an aroma I cannot pinpoint for the life of me. Best I can describe it is peppercorns, light tropical fruits, orange, and grapefruit. Tastes much softer up front. Light citrus. A little grapefruit. Light grainy malt and doughy sweetness. Has just a bit of the peppercorn bite, but no real bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Could use just a little more bitterness, but it’s a fascinating hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9759) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Growler thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is floral and orange peel. Medium body, juicy hop, citrus, wheat, light bitterness, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3341) - Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Growler. Yellow pour with a white head. Almost grapefruit like hop bouquet. Interesting but definitely not my favorite flavor profile. It’s a it hard to pin down but bisquit and grapefruit rind would be close. Bitter, but not overly so. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11078) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2016
on tap at armsby abbey. interesting hop flavour with rice like and ginger taste. above average carbonation works.lacey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5263) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2016
750ml growler in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of citrusy and fruity hops, some pale malts, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice unique hoppiness. Average texture. Another good HF beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1163) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
Plastic glass at the premise. Aroma: litchi, mango and passion fruits on top of that usual Hill Farmstead yeast. App: hazy orange, medium frothy white head, nice lacing on this plastic glass *smirk*. Taste and palate: medium body, some light malt in mouth, crisp moderate bitter and fruity finish. Overall: another good IPA from HF. Never heard of this hop before but probably not my favourite. Still drinks nicely since we definitely can feel HF signature in it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1587) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
En fût au brouepub. Couleur jaune paille trouble, mousse blanc cassé. Arôme de houblon résineux, agrumes, malt. Goût de houblon résineux, un peu herbacé, malt pâle, amertume moyenne. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen, texture ample.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Draft at black back back in Sept ’12, base was the similar to most hill apa/ipa, simple malt base that’s hazy golden color with white head, nose was loaded with grapefruit rind, interesting tropical character too and a bit different than the typical PNW grapefruit character but the hop character was pure grapefruit juice throughout. Malt bill was only there to showcase the hop. I could probably drink about 4 of these and still want to order another one (or 4).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2013
From notes. Poured from a 2L growler direct from the source. Poured an opaque straw yellow. Smells like most Hill pale ales, except this one was slightly different. Green peppers, citrus, and slight hay. Taste follows with a nice dry and bitter finish. Riwaka a very distinct hop and I am happy to have had the chance to try a fantastic beer made with this rare ingredient.

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