Sean9689 (272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at Parker Pie and HF Harvest Fest 2012 into HF wine glass and pint glass (at Parker Pie).
Pours a mirky golden yellow color, white head, thin collar, spotty lace. Aroma is hop-forward without being over-the-hop, light fruity sweetness, some resin in there too. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, and citrus. Hoppy yet smooth...not a palate-wrecker...very well-done. Light toward medium body, good carbonation, oily hoppy finish.
Easier to drink then S&S #4 and I think I enjoyed this one a bit more as well. Very easy to drink for 7.8% and the perfect balance of hops to not kill me after one or two glasses. Great stuff!
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of hop, resin, caramel malt, grapefruit, tropical citrus and grass. Medium body.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml swing-top growler, best by 8/22/14, consumed on 8/18/14. Plenty of clearance. Pours a hazed pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits (lemon, lime, grapefruit, melon), grass, straw, husk, crackers. The flavor follows the same lines. So light and clean, dry, fresh - and refreshing. Man, this is lovely on the palate, even if the flavor profile is slightly restrained in comparison to the nose. Smooth, tasty, and drinks like a light, hoppy APA.
Johnsense (791) - - AUG 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy gold pour, 1 finger head. Big tropical frit aroma and flavours. Mango, grapefruit, pineapple. Smewhat dank. Crackery malt backbone. Medium body. Im doing it no justice whatsoever. One of the best double ipa ive ever had.
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml swing-top, thanks to phaleslu for sharing. Best consumed by 8/22/14. Hazy golden orange color. Totally hazy. Thin ring of white head. Leaves some kinda loose bits of lace. Awesome big zesty grassy grapefruit kind of lime. Flavor is an explosion of tropical flavors, pretty impressive. Not as bitter as most hop forward beers, the aroma of the hop shines, rather than this just being extremely bitter. Not as assertive, good balance to this, really impressive hop aroma. Grapefruit. So impressively clean. Just a mild plain crackery malt. Moderate bitter taste, but not bothersome at all. Like the opposite of astringent. Mild to moderate sweet. Medium-plus body, lighter than the ABV would suggest. Could be like a bigger bodied pale ale. Super smooth, lighter carbonation. Super easy drinking, refreshing, bright DIPA. Fantastic stuff. I usually raise an eyebrow at HF hype. But this one is bonafide outstanding.
SuperTiti33 (505) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blonde voilé. Léger collet blanc. Nez: Fruit tropicaux. Ananas. Mangue. Pamplemousse. Sapin. Bouche: Un peu sucré. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Fruité. Mangue. Bien houblonné. Ananas. Très bien.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by Kyle! Pours a hazy pale gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a sweet citrus note with a bit of bitterness with a light sweet grain backbone. Flavor has a bit more bitter citrus with some sweetness and a light sweet grain backbone.
sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium sized, fluffy white head that really lasts, lacing is thick, coating and lasting.Seriously murky, blond in color. Citrusy, resiny, piney nose, lightly earthy and somewhat dank. Med/full body, velvety on the tongue with a really soft carbonation, juicy and fat, mouthwatering. Danky, green hop flavors, largely citrus with notes of pineapple juice and some burnt wiring, hint tropical and spicy. Dry finish with a lighter than expected bite, some stone fruit notes. Just juicy goodness, fresh. Props to WillRunForBeer for the growler, awesome! Thanks again Brian!
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy and like grapefruit juice. Yellow and with a thin white head of foam that fell pretty fast. Leaves some lace. Nose is citrus! Orange, grapefruit and a little sweet grass. The malt peeks it’s head out with a touch of sweetness on the nose. It drinks lovely. Not a hint of alcohol on the palate. Just beautiful citrus. sweet orange, sweet earth, a touch fo grapefruit and some grass. Finishes with a perfect bitter that does not reside too long and that reminds you to take one last notice of all that fruit. Malt is a bit of weight on the palate but has a sweetness that seems to come out of no where and so delicately. Drinks clear and fruity and finishes dry but with a bit of tartness to keep your mouth watering long into the finish.
Another fabulous beer from Hill Farmstead.
minutemat (1550) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours hazy pale gold, fruity aroma with a resinous hoppy double IPA character, fresh with zesty citrus and hoppy grapefruit bitterness. Tasty.
Bacterial (1521) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery. Pale yellow and cloudy with a nice white head. Citrus hoppy nose. Really nice taste, lots of balance and great mouthfeel. Citrus really comes through.