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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Our experimental Double IPA series continues. Imperial IPA. American and New Zealand hops. Think Grapefruit. 7.8% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (4645) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Draught at Armbsy Abbey, 8/16/15.
Not quite the usual appearance of most Hill Farmsteads. Still looks good, but the haziness is stronger and the head retention/size a little weaker.
But as far as the rest of the beer, Shawn’s done it again...What a subtle, reserved, delicious, drinkable beer. The aroma shows light candied orange peel, lemon zest, a touch of pine underneath and vibrant lime juice notes. Malt is well-attenuated and adds only a touch of honey/bread dough. No alcohol or flaw.
The texture is felt first; soft, but with a subtly tight, engaging carbonation. A bit of bitterness emerges, with light lime, white grapefruit and sweet orange all balancing each other. Interesting notes of rose petal, lilac and lemon zest, with dry pine on the finish, showing no resin or acidity whatsoever. Clean, wonderfully characterful yeast and light minerality. Hard to describe why it’s so enjoyable. The reserved nature is a lot of it, for me. Much like Legitimacy, it isn’t flashy or anywhere near overdone. Not a "big" beer, which is great. Had a full glass, but demands more. A very thoughtfully done beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (694) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Growler de 2 litres partagé avec Mademoiselle Irina et Catalin. Bière bien orangée, trouble et flamboyante à tous les niveaux, coiffée d’une mousse blanche bien collante et déstructurée à la belge. Les arômes sont très fruités et tropicaux d’agrumes tels l’orange, le citron vert et le pamplemousse rose. Nos voisins à la table d’a côté y décelaient même de la soupe de poisson...? En bouche le liquide présente des saveurs semblables aux arômes avec cependant une trop grande quantité de sucre à mon goût personnel. Le liquide est riche, plutôt collant et bouratif, mais comme tous les produits de HF, combien plaisant à boire!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (653) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
Robe jaune foncée assez trouble. Épais col de mousse blanc qui disparaît tranquillement. Dentelle mince mais collante. Arômes de pamplemousse, notes florales, zeste d’orange, pin. Semble plutôt sèche et franche. En bouche, pamplemousse, orange, résine de pin assez prononcée. En général, c’est du houblon aux saveurs de pamplemousse très amer. Finale un peu florale et de grains maltés. Texture mince et moyennement sèche, corps moyen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2469) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle at MrOrla and ShaunHill reconnects. Hazy yellow body with a medium body. Hops, grapefruit, citric, grass, herbs, medium bitterness. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1053) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a white lacing. The aroma is dank nelson hops, earth, grass and citrus. Flavor is moderately bitter and rather juicy.amazing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (17713) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle generously shared by Phil at Meridian Pint during DC Beer Week, thank you sir! Hazy yellow color, white head with curtain lacing. Aroma of mango, pineapple, orange, light grapefruit. Taste has softly bitter grapefruit and mixed tropical fruit. Perfect balance and soooo easy to drink. Probably the most easy drinking DIPA I’ve had. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with smooth floral hops, resinous and piney, very nice. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light citrus floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth. On tap at Hen of the woods.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigda83 (572) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Draft at three penny. Poured cloudy and orange with a foamy white head. Aromas of tons of tropical and citrus fruit with resin. Flavor of peach, mango, grapefruit, and orange. Really good. Medium body and sticky texture. Carbonation was good and a smooth finish with a bit of dryness. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (491) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2015
Pours hazy. Aroma of peach, grapefruit and resin, light lemon, very straight up citrus. Taste is lightly earthy with some resin inputs, very easy going and drinkable, ever so lightly tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (503) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours a super cloudy pale orange with thick white head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is big time tropical fruit. Notes of mango, passion fruit, pineapple and orange. Taste is incredibly well balanced. Mild to moderate bitterness with malt backbone. Really no bitter bite at all. I really think non IPA drinkers would love it. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel with no hint of alcohol. Flavors of oranges, grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, pine, biscuit sweetness. Incredible IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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