thome50 (1228) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler back at Woodshop 7. Pours a hazy orange with nice white head with lots of lacing as you drink. Nose is loads of fresh spicy hops with a good citrus peel and grapefruit. Taste is overly bitter and not coming through fully for me. Some bland citrus in here, little sugar, and just not that much going on. One of the only disappointing HF hoppy beers.
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Farmhouse, Burlington. Served in a tulip-y like glass.
Pours a glowing golden amber/orange with a thick, frothy white head. Ample lace and excellent retention. Intense fresh hop aroma on the nose of dank citrus and tropical fruits; orange, tangerine, mango and pineapple with some subtle grass. Flavor is stupidly hoppy like and instantly relatable to any other HF IPA. Flavor starts with a Double Citra resin and pulpy hop flavor mid palate and finish with a juicy and tropical fruit Double Galaxy sweetness. Same body as other HF IIPAs, medium thick, well carbonated and chewy. Does Double Citra plus Double Galaxy sound like a good idea to you? Yea.
Huhzubendah (2944) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at Blackback pub in Waterbury. I also drank a 750 mL of this last week.
The beer appears hazy and golden hued with a half inch of white head. The aroma offers a delectable bouquet of citrus and hops. Malt presence seems minimal - seems very promising so far. OK Iím back...just went to a different universe when I tasted this. To say this is delicious and smooth doesnít begin to do this beer justice. Light bodied without being thin. Dangerously drinkable. Will report back after I come back down from this...reviewed on 7-15-2012
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 07-15-2012 00:43:32 More by Huhzubendah
HeadyDE (570) - Delaware, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft offering at farmhouse tap..from notes..experimental ipa with galaxy and citra hops..fruity and barely any trace of the high abv..very enjoyable..amazingly fresh like other hf offerings..
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A fantastic aromatic and tasty fruity blond Double IPA that drinks way too easy
How: Fresh 750ml growler consumed the day of purchase
The look: Cloudy blond body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is an explosion of all kinds of fruits, peaches, pineapples, grapefruits, passion fruits, moreÖ Something about the interaction of Galaxy and Citra but I almost didnít any of the cat urine I usually get from Citra IPAs. Taste has the Hill Farmstead IPA malt signature that Iíve come to describe as soft fresh baguette with some pale crackers. Thereís a little sweetness sensation at first (candied dried fruits and sweet bananas) but quickly the hops take over. Extremely tasty hops with a superb fresh fruitiness character. Flavorful bitterness that is never too aggressive. This 9% Double IPA is dangerously sessionnable. Bitterness of medium intensity that sticks around for a long time blending with an after taste of tropicals fruits, bananas and why not a side of fruit salad. Usual Hill Farmstead full bodied mouthfeel with plenty of very soft bubbles, very enjoyable to keep in the mouth. All similar but all different, Hill Farmstead keeps pumping some of the best IPAs on the planet. Anyway, I was all alone drinking a Hill Farmstead growler and eating buffalo chicken wings and my neighbour knocked on my door and asked me to keep it down when Iím having sex.
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to thirdey11, golden orange color with nice white foam, orange citrus aromas with a funky floral blue cheese and citric flavor
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Black Back when I stopped here with Max on the way to Hill Farmsteadís Harvest Festival. No idea how I hadnít rated this one before, especially because I brought home a few growlers of it after the Saison fest, and drank a good bit of it there as well. Alas. Pours a hazed golden amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Sweet floral hops, delicate citrus and melon. Smooth, a touch of wheat. Soft and tasty, warm yeast moves into a sweet mellow citrus note. Long grapefruit, but delicate. Lovely stuff.
czar (5568) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. bright golden, orange tint, with a very nice white head, good retention and lacing. sweet pine needles, leafiness and tropicalness, plenty of citrus, very nice pale malted body. average and soft carbonation, medium body - very oily, very nice lingering citrus-grapefruit finish. again, wow.
piscator34 (2114) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler sample via and shared with oakbluff. Hazy pale orange in colour with medium carbonation. Typical Citra + Galazy hop aromas (tropical fruits, tangerine, grass, gooseberry, etc...) dominate, with a hint of pale malt creeping in. Profoundly hoppy in the mouth as well, with notes of tangerine, quince, sweet grass, mango, and cotton candy. Fairly light bodied for the style, with a very strong and building bitterness. A bit on the rustic side, but in a good way.
Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml growler opened on September 4, 2012. Iím fearful for the day when a google search of "Society & Solitude" brings up Hill Farmstead beers instead of Emerson, but according to Greg Currie, literature canít give us insight into the mind and its workings anyways, so I drink Hill Farmstead when I could be reading Emerson.
Pours a cloudy tangerine yellow-orange. A finger of resilient, creamy white head sticks around.
Riper-than-ripe juicyfruit nose. Unbelievable tropical fruit, mango, tangerine, lemon citrus, pineapple, maybe a hint of green leafy bitterness. Bright, bitter, and brilliant.
More of the same. A citra bomb on the front of the palate, beaming citrus and pineapple, playing right into galaxyís passionfruit/tropical fruit brilliance. Mango juice. This beer sweats more juicy, fruity bitterness than other beers are made of. Resinous finish. Just enough sweetness to pull this back from the too-bitter.
Creamy; medium, medium light bodied.
At this point Iím convinced Shaun knows something other brewers donít. One of my personal favorites from his repertoire of IPAs/DIPAs, and playing right into my weaknesses, S&S #4 is a nearly perfect showcase of what citra and galaxy can do.