AirForceHops (2375) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml growler direct from the brewery. Cloudy golden/ orange body topped by a quickly dying, small off-white head. Nose is a delightful mixture of citrus hops, pine and sweet malt. Without sounding cheesy or sarcastic. What to take a guess what hop you are going to taste??? Dry bitter grapefruit, resin and a bit of orange. The bitterness is real strong with grapefruit. Lively mouthfeel with a nice effervescent touch. As with all of Hill Farmstead’s Pale ales. Top notch!
merc7186 (1502) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Grapefruit, Orange Rind
T: Grapefruit Rind, Mild Grainy Malt
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
Overall, a pretty solid Pale ale, outstanding nose, milder on the taste.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22nd October 2011
Cloudy amber beer, good white head. Light crisp palate. Mild minerals. Good fresh orangey hops, floral as well. A little brett - is this mildly infected? Doesn’t really matter as it doesn’t dominate. Bitterness ramps up toward the dry finish.
yourefragile (109) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL growler, thanks Conor! Shared watching football in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Pours a dark, dull golden bronze color with a wispy finger of white head and a thin collar throughout and light lacing. Aroma is straight Simcoe, with strong fresh pine notes and light citrus hops. Flavor is dominated by pine hops, minimal bitterness and a stronger than expected malt body. Not much citrus presence or bitterness in the finish. Body is a little lighter than expected from this series and lacking smoothness in the finish. Simcoe is a little heavy throughout, but still a very enjoyable APA.
callmemickey (1876) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Prohibition Pig in Waterbury. Medium golden body, nice tight white cap, soapy lacing. Nose is resinous with a fair bit of pine, grapefruit and grass as well as a light biscuity malt. Flavor is more hop-forward with pine and grapefruit competing for center stage. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, moderate bitterness.
lefossoyeur (394) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy blonde with huge frothy head served in a tulip glass. Superb. Resinous and piney notes dominates the aromas with a touch of candied grapefruit. Average carbonation, lively palate, pretty dry. Super power Pale Ale! Very refreshing, delicious session beer.
On tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill
Lubiere (9088) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, classic Hill Farmstead with pungent piney hops, a hint of lemon, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice smooth biscuit malt with citrusy hops, light acidity, piney character, well done. On tap at Ginger Man NYC, Sept 21, 2012.
Gmoney (440) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery,Hazy golden pour,big white head,excellent lacing.Big pine and lemon nose. Flavor brings the pine to the forefront,some malt sweetness and toast.Medium bodied but very crisp.More heavily hopped that Edward if you can believe that,but it works well.Finish is a long and lingering dry resin bitterness.
JesseinVT (12) - BurlingtonCtB, Vermont, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrusy floral hop aroma, strong enough to cut through some congestion from a lingering cold. Pale, hazy straw color with moderate white head. Very crisp citrusy hoppiness!
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Tinco (514) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours very hazy straw hay color. Foamy white head. Aroma is hoppy, apricot marmelade, orange, tropical fruits, fruity, sweet malts, honey, danky hops. Taste is grapefruit at the back end palate, nice malt sweetness, balanced, tropical fruits, orange, tangerine. A very nice APA!
TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big growler courtesy of Drew n Kan. Thanks! Pours a well hazed golden hue, dulled and darker, with frothy offwhite head. Mellow layer laces small, loose bubbles. Aromas are rich simcoe, sweet and fruity, with grapefruit and bubblegum, lemons, grass, florals. Touches of bready malts, vibrant hop flavored nose. Good lemon and grapefruit as it warms, citrus punch through. Initial is lighter bodiedn vibrant richer Simcoe bitterness, bubblegum and lemons, firm grapefruit and florals. Nice flavors, richer fresh hop presence up front. Good citrus, florals, grass. Middle offers gentle fruit, tropical elements come on strong, sweet and a bit tart, bitter florals, citrus, grass. Backend is a touch sweet and bready, general mellow grainy sweetness. Richer and dry, small body, quite drinkable, good hop flavors. Tasty and light, fresh and sessionable. Nice.