bytemesis (2427) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Pours hazy golden amber with a large white creamy head that slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is quite pleasant, citrus, passionfruit, pine resin. Flavor is the same, light sweet and light bitter. The first sip had a strong burst of citrus, particularly oranges and overall the beer presented as very citrus-fruity. Medium body, characteristic smooth as silk mouthfeel. This was a very nice beer, even though I am guessing the growler had six weeks on it. Can’t imagine how good this is fresh!
barn0216 (345) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from bytemesis, big thank you. Clear golden, light layer of foam, good lacing. Citrusy aroma, tropical fruit. Fairly malty body with a good bitter hop kick. Definitely one of the best.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler:   Amberish straw, slight haze, large pillowy white head, nice lacing.   Soft citrusy nose, a little grapefruit and floral notes.   Superbly smooth on the tongue.   Sweet resiny start, sweetened grapefruit,
some floral notes.   Gotta say that this one just dances on the tongue!   Has a soft mountain shrubby backside, a little pithy with a touch of earthiness.   Good balance, sweet yet a little bitter.   Full bodied.
Sweet resiny finish.   Simply comes across as an extremely well made and very well balanced and clean example of an Imperial IPA.   Very very nice!   Thanks Scott for allowing me to try this!
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler at BCTC 2013. another amazing beer from HF. big bracing bitterness, grapefruit, pineapple. running out of superlatives
madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by HopBear...thanks Barry! - Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Nose is dank garlic and onion hops, citrus and dry pale malt. Taste has lots of onion and garlic, with a bit of grassy hops and pale malt. The hops are the star here. Smooth and velvety with a medium-thin body. I like everything about this beer.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler shared by Phillycraft (thanks again). Aroma is passionfruit, papaya, mango, and a minerally malt. Pours apricot and hazy with a creamy film. Taste is super smooth with pineapple, papaya, fresh grapefruit and peach. Subtle notes all around with a great mature malty finish. Not overbearing and not sweet. Just perfection. Why can’t anyone else replicate this kind of stuff near me?
jkwood04 (3255) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler poured into a Hill Farmstead glass. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit from the hops and fruit plus the light maltiness characteristic of this brewery. Flavor the same - amazing. Smooth texture. An amazing beer.
biggirlpanties (140) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by GT2 and shared at Congregation Azusa. Fully hazy golden pour with thick and creamy white foam. Aroma is a bit funky and pithy, tropical perhaps, and is mostly missing the nasty Nelson hops that I hate. There’s still a bit in there though. Taste is more of a fruity cocktail with alcohol thickness, mango smoothie, hefty sugar density. Rich palate..heavier than expected. Sugar, melon, and dank hops meld well. Overall refreshing beer despite the heavy sweetness.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by GT. Thanks! Hazy pale golden pour with a white head. Really dank grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and pine hop aromas. A bit of orange zest and some dry, cracker malts. The flavor is really nice and fruity. A touch of sweetness in the form of orange and pineapple. Big grapefruit and tangerine, pine flavor and bitterness, and some cracker malt. A touch of grass on the finish. Really excellent, excellent stuff.
GT2 (7717) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL flip-top growler thanks to jbeatty. 2-Day air mailed to me. Poured full haze glowing orange with rich, bright white foam. Good lacing. Nose is whipped cream, butterscotch, jackfruit, mango, and typical Nelson squashiness. Taste is richer than expected with whipped cream and heavy biscuit. Flashes of sugar and alcohol. Thick, dessert like finish. Saltwater, buoyant palate with a finale of grapefruit rind. Good, but not as bright and refreshing as I’d like and nothing like the passionfruit smackdown of S&S#6.