Stoned99 (1116) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2016 Updated the rating of this one, this deserves way more than 4.3. 750ml growler bought today @Hill Farmstead. Aroma: awesome juicy tropical fruits, oranges, pineapples. App: hazy murky can’t see through apricot / orange colour. Exactly how I like them. Taste and palate: thin to medium body, hyper juicy and a bit resinous, medium bitter finish. Overall: what a great surprise. I bought this one thinking I had it before but once I put my big nose in my glass I could tell I never had it. Way more fruity than usual HF ipa’s. Reminds me of Julius except more bitter and a tad less fruity. Really really good. That kind of beer I wish could be available in cans as I can see myself drinking this in the pool, mowing the lawn.
GothGargoyle (2315) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange with a pale head. Aroma is super fruity, orange juice, lychee, guava, hint of grape skins. Light-medium bodied, nice bitterness on the palate, floral finish. Taste is pink grapefruit, guava, grape skins, lychee. Nice
Bebum (728) - USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy straw, lasting head.
Full body, intensely flavored, long palate.
Bitter, off dry.
Very hoppy, resiny, complex, delicious.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
July 15, 2015. On tap at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill.
Cloudy golden with a small white head sticking to the glass. Aroma is dank, grassy and lots of tropical fruits with pineapple, mango, melon, orange and grapefruit.Taste is light to medium sweet, juicy and fruity, soft bitter. Finish is soft medium bitter with some citrusy tart and bitter pith notes to it, dank, light piney and sweet juicy pineapple and mango. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
ctipping (1166) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL growler. Originally reviewed 8/10/2012.
Very hazy orange. Small white head. Light, but almost contiguous layer of foam remains atop the beer. Surprisingly leggy as I swirl it.
A two-faced smell. First aroma is a gigantic pineapple and mango flavor. Almost like there’s mango juice in it. Sweet smelling. Behind it is a distinct grapefruit pungency. Almost as if there are two glasses of beer in front of me and I’m smelling both at the same time.
The flavor lacks a bit of the depth the aroma has. The flavors blend better, but they are also a touch diminished. The grapefruit is more dominant than the tropical fruits and the grapefruit becomes much more dominant in the finish. Builds to a strong bitter grapefruit finish.
Low-ish carbonation. Probably due to the growler. Medium body. The bitterness is extreme, though, much like Society & Solitude #3. Like chewing on a grapefruit in the end.
Delicious, even if abrasive in the finish.
Clownoisseur (418) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from HF. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a three-finger white head. Leaving nice lace. Aroma is loaded with dank cannabis, mango, papaya, grapefruit rind, cat piss, pine needles, light malt sweetness and an herbal undertone. Taste is equally as stellar! Great harmony of tropical fruits and pine....gym sock stuffed with ganja....floral bouquet and some bitter grapefruit punch. Finishes moderately dry, lightly bitter. Juice in a glass. This is one of the better IPA/Imperial IPA that I have had from Hill Farmstead. So dank!
drsandman (998) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler in NH @ Leighton’s Stag. Pours hazy yellow orange, sizable white head. Smell is guava, OJ, tropical fruits, grass and fresh pine. Taste is major fuzzy fruit bomb, gooey citrus hops, pine, light sweet malt. Very lovely gooey, smooth mouthfeel. Great, hugely drinkable & balanced.
MacBoost (1735) - Penfield, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler filled 4 days ago. Pours a hazed light orange, large white head. Aromas of sweet clementines, cantaloupe, some citrus. Taste is semi sweet and only slightly bitter. Gentle waves of tropical fruit wash over your tongue with each sip. Melon, mango. Finish is almost godlike. I would drink this everyday for the rest of my life if I could.
bytemesis (6450) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeah baby! 750ml growler. Pours cloudy golden orange, medium creamy white head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is dank, citrus, tropical, armpits, guava. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, juicy, dank, hint of pot. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Yum.
dogfish120love (1114) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy straw orange with a white lacing. The aroma is pine and citrus, with notes of orange and pineapple. The flavor is bitter and the palate is rather juicy.