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Hill Farmstead Riwaka Single Hop Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A single hop pale ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Riwaka hops.

Brewed mid 2012. Re-Brewed mid-2016


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Glad JCB rated this; I’d neglected to enter my rating. Thanks to TURD for the awesome sharing. Pours hazy orange with light white bubbles. Nose is spicy hops--grass and pepper and big citrus. Hugely hoppy. Seems to have more of a yeast presence than many pale ales, and the hop profile was off the charts. Huge but refreshing and incredible drinkable. So fresh.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9721) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3330) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11069) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5260) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1156) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1580) - 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.

4.4
   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).

4.2
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2013
On tap at Prohibition Pig weekend of 2012 Harvest Festival. Pours a cloudy light golden amber color with a generous white head, great retention and lacing. Aroma and flavor took me by surprise as I wasn’t expecting something quite so unique while being exactly what expected. Loads of tropical and juicy citrus hops, but there was a slight tropical leafiness as well that added a slight spice and earthiness that enhanced the juicy and sweet flavor (without distracting). One of my favorite HF I/A PAs.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.


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