madmitch76 (17158) - , 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.
Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft/growler courtesy of Owen, thanks man! Cloudy yellow, massive off white head, incredible lacing. Aroma of freshly mown grass. Tastes balancedwithpine, grass, bitter finish. Nice stuff.
Leighton (13403) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery, thanks to Shaun. Pours lightly hazy gold with a strong, white head. Notes of piney and citrusy hops in the aroma. Lovely flavor, moderately sweet with fruity bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sturdy bitter finish, more tropical fruits and citrus, with pale malt sweetness. Great beer.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 growler/bottle-shared by j12601-pours hazy yellow with white bubbles. Aroma is lemon/pine. Taste is lemon/pine/spice hops, drying, 2nd light malt. Ok effervescence.
Lubiere (10788) - 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.
jtclockwork (10313) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by Jay. Pours cloudy gold. Nose/taste of hops, pineapple, caramel malt and grapefruit. Dry pine finish. Lots of fresh hops in the nose. Medium body.
adnielsen (9920) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler @ Dan’s house, courtesy of Steve_0. Thanks a bunch! Pours a milky yellow orange appearance with a bit small white head. Herbal, onion, honey, lemon citrusy, spicy hoppy aroma. A bit tangy tangerine/lemon citrusy, spicy herbal hoppy, grapefruity, juicy flavor. Pretty tasty, easy drinking beer.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from a swingtop bottle a hazy blonde color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, grapefruit and toasted malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Solid APA all around.
mcberko (8545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at Hill Farmstead Brewery, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is way less funky than the Riwaka, with some hay, slightly funky and citrusy hops, some slight sweet bready malts in the back. Flavour is very citrusy, with hay and mild funk; low hop astringency but they’re certainly there. Well-rounded, dominated by the citrus and hay. Great one.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Juicy tropical fruit (namely grapefruit and starfruit) quickly gain resinous qualities in this lean and prickly New World Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sizeable head of foam crowns the cloudy blond.
-These hop resins are also reminiscent of green peppercorns at times.
-Light straw notes appear under the hop bouquet.
-Resinous bitterness is lengthy but forgiving.
-Although intense, this remains a quenching hop-forward Pale Ale imbued with farmhouse "realness".
Growler and on tap at the brewery.</b