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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Big thanks to cfrancess33 for getting the growler to our tasting. 750 ml growler served in a HF wine glass. A: Pours a hazy yellowish color with some orange-like hues dancing through out the body. A white head forms on the pour and recedes to a bubble ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass. S: Lots of juicy citrus fruits going on with this one. Grapefruit, lemon rind and some lime zest as well. Tropical fruits as well with some pineapple. A little orange pith dryness and some sweet cracker malts. T: The taste is much more vibrant the nose. Tons of grapefruit and tangerine notes. Incredibly juicy and citrusy. Lots of orange, mango and peach with some minimal resiny bitterness on the finish. Light sweet malt profile is present. M: Light bodied with a perfect carbonation level. Smooth and sweet with a slightly bitter finish. O: Very delicious. I could drink growler upon growler of this one. Great balance of flavors with a high drinkability. Serving type: growler 07-16-2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikem409 (1782) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Growler. Pours a vibrant yellow light orange with solid white head. Big citrus and slight oak and butter aroma. Taste is juicy lots of nice nice fresh cut grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4251) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (485) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
growler at BCTC 2013. another amazing beer from HF. big bracing bitterness, grapefruit, pineapple. running out of superlatives

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
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?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (4511) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
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.

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