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Hill Farmstead Riwaka Single Hop Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A single hop pale ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Riwaka hops.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Swing-top shared with the fellas down at The Kernel, London. Pours cloudy, matte yellow with a perfect, white froth head. Bit of salty pee in the nose, dank citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor, grass, light urine, ripe lemon, light grapefruit, tangerine. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy, gorgeous carbonation. Finishes with a bit more gritty grass, light earth, but still lots of juicy citrus. Wonderful APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Growler @ Dan’s house, thanks to Steve O. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with a light tan head. Somewhat zesty, grapefruity, floral, herbal aroma. Somewhat chewy, cracker, zesty fruity, orange citrusy dull flavor. Maybe my least favorite from HF

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Three-dimensional citrusy spiciness reigns within this pillowy New World Pale Ale, leading to herbal hop resins, subtle straw and much merriment.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy head of foam floats atop the cloudy blond, leaving plenty of lacing.
-Drinkability is sky high due to the leanness of the body, the comfortable natural carbonation and the moderate bitterness.
-The aroma is simply superb. Amazing dry-hopping job as always from Hill Farmstead.
-This is the kind of hop that doesn’t need blending to achieve complexity. A marvelous discovery for me.
-This smells so good I feel like leaving a couple of drops at the bottom of the glass and sniffing it all day.

Growler and on tap at the brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Pouring at the Hill Farmstead Harvest Festival. Pours a big hazed mango colored amber with a medium sized white head. Dusty hops, citrus, faint musk on the nose. Medium bodied, spicy hops, dusty and earthy. Gritty, lots of depth, cement, long earthy pungent citrus. Lengthy subtle grapefruit, lingering bitterness. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6305) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
Sampled on tap at Hill Farmstead Brewery and then later from a growler. Pours a cloudy yellow with a big white head. Aroma is super funky and wild, with loads of barnyard funk, hay and a big hop bite amongst all that. Flavour is both super funky and super hoppy, with loads of wild, funky character, hay and a pungent floral hop bite – dominated by the wild and funky character. Super flavourful. Amazing pale ale – one of the best I’ve had.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Pour out of 1 L bottle, dark orange red pour with white head, aroma has notes of some caramel, toffe, hitns of pine, grass, slight pineapple, mango, hints of earth, finishing fairly sweet. Taste is a mix of tart lemon, biscuit, orange, going quick into sweet caramel, toffee, slight earth, very sweet, finishing sweet, slightly boozy, fairly dry.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6001) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
In short: A blond IPA with a fresh vibrant countryside flowers and fruity character
How: Growlers + tap at brewpub. First time a fresh growler time a fresh growler shared the day of purchase by and with mcberko. Then tap at brewery, then another growler home.
The look: Cloudy blond body topped by a medium head leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is bursting with floral hops with a countryside flowers character over some fruits, like walking in a blooming countryside field carrying a basket a peaches. Taste has the typical HP IPA fresh bready/crackery malt backbone, not too crisp, not too chewy, low sweetness sensation, voluptuous pillowy mouthfeel, generous yet very gentle carbonation.. Hopping is more aromatic than bitterness, countryside flowers, tropical fruits, a good amount of dry grass and a light spiciness sensation. Full of hop flavors but with a smooth bitterness of low-medium intensity. Another hoppy home run from Hill Farmstead. Since the opening of Hill Farmstead I drink more beer than ever, and I think the medias exaggerate the danger of alcohol consumption, every year a lot more people die by drowning in water than by excessive ingurgitation of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Draft at blind tiger with Linh, Vi, and Thi. Pours a deep orange body with great haze and lots of coating white lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus and bitter hops. Mouthfeel is perfect for an ipa, with notes of fresh pine and citrus hop, some fruit - grapefruit, and somewhat dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Thanks to Moll for grabbing the growler for me. Served in Hill Farmstead stemware. Plenty of citrus peel and light pine. A bit floral. Flavor is quite dry and very bitter. Light body. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Growler: The aroma consists of big grapefruit with lighter citrus. It pours a cloudy dull orangish-yellow with a small soapy white head. The flavor starts with starts with a quick dose of tropical fruits and citrus. The finish has moderate grapefruit. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, another amazing sessionable by these guys.


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