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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Imperial Pale Ale featuring the Mosaic hop variety.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
On-tap in my kitchen.

Pours a mirky orange/yellow color, white frothy head, super-sticky lacing, thick ring, and thin cap. Nose is mango-forward, tropical, smooth hops, grass, light pine...really well-balanced and smooth. Flavor is lots of mango, pineapple, hops, grassy...perfect balance of hoppy bitterness and sweetness. Body is light to medium, good carbonation, oily finish.

It’s hard to think of another DIPA I would rather drink more of in one session. The alcohol is well-hidden, it’s very-well balanced, and the flavor profile is simply right-on. I have to say, my other favorite easy-drinking DIPA is Heady Topper, and this is superior.



4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2685) - California, USA - APR 30, 2016
Hazy golden orange in color... Aroma of dank hops, tropical fruits, juicy mangoes, tangerines, pineapple... Flavor is tropical fruits, pineapple, mangoes, dank hop notes... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1071) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
Growler rapporté à la maison. Encore une bière profondément bien brassée sur la colline vermontoise. Beaucoup de mousse au service. Celle-ci étant de durée moyenne, le liquide dans mon verre se retrouve raidement dénudé. Nez où le malt tend galamment la main au houblon. Une dose mesurée de grains et un houblon vert parfaitement balancé. Une valse de fruits tropicaux sur un air de printemps nordique. Toujours ce mouthfeel absolument fabuleux; Signature de la Maison. Juste assez citronnée, soyeuse - presque laiteuse. Une résine agréable s’acoquinant à un fruit de la passion exotique. Alcool présent, plaisir grand!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (1710) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 1, 2016
Growler. Pours hazy orange with a White. Aroma of tropical hops, multi juice, rest sugar, orange, pineapple, mango, quite sweet from rest sugar the mosaic hops. Taste is rather sweet, tho very balanced, quite bitter, house flavor. Extreme balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (7948) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Growler thanks to Charles. Pours a cloudy orange gold with medium frothy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong tropical fruit, mango and tangerine, dank hop, pine. Slick mouthfeel, juicy dank, tropical fruit, light bitterness, nice booze, really enjoyed this.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (728) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Draft at Armsby Abbey. Poured a hazy lighter orange/yellow with a nice sudsy white head. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruit, pine, onion, dank. Flavor was lemon, grapefruit, mango, pine, onion, dank. Medium body, smooth texture, soft carbonation, easy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (977) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2016 750ml growler bought today @Hill Farmstead. Aroma: great intense aroma of juicy tropical fruits, grapefruits and pines. App: hazy light orange, medium white head, nice lacing with lots of small bubbles covering the side of my glass. Taste and palate: medium body, silky, clean lingering bitter finish. Overall: pretty good. Wish this would be in a can because this is something I would drink from the can in the pool. Aroma is so fruity, feels so fresh. Would be curious to do a blind tasting with HT and SOS. Great job again HF!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (629) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Poured from growler into a tulip: Pours hazy orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, tropical notes, papaya. Taste is more of the same, with garlic, scallions, and some resin in the back end. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, a nice bite from the hops but well balanced with the citrus and malt sweetness. Excellent beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (939) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2015
750 mL growler. Originally reviewed 5/25/2013. Hazy orange body with some sediment floating inside. Nice white head that nearly overflows the glass. Impressive sticky lacing down the sides. Incredibly complex aroma from what is effectively a single hop. Tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and a nice herbal character reminiscent of a Lawson’s IPA. Really nice. Taste is incredible, but doesn’t quite reach the heights of the aroma. Citrusy, but the tropical fruits don’t come through as much as the pine and herbal characters do. I go for tropical fruit more than the other flavors, but it’s still excellent. Just a little bit of sweetness behind it all. Low sweetness, medium carbonation. Not quite the body of a double IPA, which is nice. Never feels heavy and is impressively drinkable. Stunning, as always, from Hill Farmstead. That one hop is delivering all of this flavor is all the more impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Huge thanks to sideshowe for picking this up for me! Pours a cloudy golden orange color with banana yellow edges and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention with large streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass. Floral, earthy hop aroma with resinous, grassy pine notes along with a subtle sweaty/onion-y character that countered by tropical and citrus fruit sweetness and a pale malt backbone. Not very familiar with mosaic hops but this beer smells pretty complex. Dank and sticky with hints of spruce tip, grass and pine needle followed by subtle citrus rind, grapefruit and pineapple. Again, some vegetal, onion/scallion character with some bread and biscuit underneath. Full bodied with a slightly creamy texture and a blast of earthy, sticky hops which provide crisp, dry bitterness that lingers over the sweeter fruit notes and pale malts into a dry finish. Aggressive bitterness up front with resinous oils and grassy pine needle flavor. There’s also a bit of that onion like character but its not as strong as the nose suggests and fades a bit after it warms and the palate adjusts. The bitterness is countered by subtle citrus and tropical fruit notes, especially grapefruit, mango and lemon peel. Underneath, there is a pale malt backbone that’s strong enough to perfectly balance things out without interfering with the hops. Some bread/yeast character along with biscuit and graham cracker. The most surprising aspect of this beer is how drinkable it is. Even though it’s full bodied and aggressively bitter up front, it’s perfectly balanced by the sweeter notes and malt backbone. Complex and flavorful with a crisp and refreshing finish that leaves me immediately craving another sip. I had to slow myself down and savor it before I blazed through the whole growler. Another great beer from Hill Farmstead!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (405) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Growler from HF. Pours a bright golden color, some haze, pillowing white head that fades to a ring. Aromas of straight snake juice! I am a sucker for Mosaic hops and this hits the spot. Light cereal malt medley keeps the hop overload in check. Taste follows the nose but this has some extra bitter bite to it. Nice tropical fruits, snake juice...and then a semi-assertive bitter bite. Really nice beer, clean profile and soft palate....HF hits the mark again!


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