Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
“I am glad to have drunk water so long, for the same reason that I prefer the natural sky to an opium-eater’s heaven. I would fain keep sober always; and there are infinite degrees of drunkenness. I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man; wine is not so noble a liquor; and think of dashing the hopes of a morning with a cup of warm coffee, or of an evening with a dish of tea! Ah, how low I fall when I am tempted by them! . . . Of all ebriosity, who does not prefer to be intoxicated by the air he breathes?”
- Thoreau, Walden.
And yet. September 1, 2012.
Pours a cloudy canary yellow with one finger of white head. The bubbles accumulate in the middle of the glass, forming something like a small hill of elevated head.
Clean citrus sweetness, citrus pith, tropical fruit sweetness, faintly grassy, with some light biscuit malt character. Very aromatic, highlighting the lemony citrus.
Soft maltiness—biscuity, wheaty—with some of the same clean citrus found on the nose. Just a hint of earthy bitterness on the finish, but without any real bitter bite, thankfully. Juicy melon.
Medium, medium light in body, fantastically balanced APA. I’d trade some green beans for it.
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5/12/16] Draught at Warpigs in Copenhagen. Cloudy yellow. Aroma of fruity hops, some onion. Dry flavor with nice moderately bitter fruity hops, a bit oniony. Quite light-bodied. Very nice and refreshing.
Habanero (3784) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Hazy, pale golden body with a small, lacing white head. Amoma of orange, apricot, piney notes and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and quite bitter. Light bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. An excellent SIPA. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
_angst_ (4337) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ WarPigs. Pours hazy yellow with a frothy white head that leaves some sparse spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is grassy with crackers, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, pine needles, minerals and lemon zest. Taste is bitter and grassy. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, tiny astringent and light bodied. Finish is bitter with grapefruit, grass and chives. Bit too simple with an almost all grass hop profile but also soft, balanced and very refreshing. Wouldn’t mind more complexity but considering the drinkability this is great.
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day - Warpigs Brewpub, København
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, pine needles and hint of tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus, tropical and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
RasmusOtt (2082) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of mango, pineapple, peach, fresh crispy hops and stone fruits in general. The taste is fresh, juicy and crisp with notes of citrus, sweet stone fruits and slight pine. Overall a dank, juicy and easy drinkable session IPA.
llkc (1281) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
fra fad duft citrus lime appelsin frisk juice
smag: citrus lidt kant af vådt korn og af græs.
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Warpigs. Hazy golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, peach and tropical fruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, peach, tropical fruit, earthy, little sweet and medium bitter.
Slipstream (2382) - USA - MAY 20, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 On draft at Proletariat. Excellent session IPA. A little citrusy sourness, grassy hops a fine floral aroma. Fresh and delicious. This has the right amount of everything - who wouldn’t like this? I’ll go out on a limb a little and call it the best session IPA I’ve ever tasted. Hats off to HF. This explains why people will drive for hours to a little place called Greensboro for some of their beers
ClarkVV (5232) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL growler filled 4/29/16 and drunk 5/4/16.
Thoroughly hazy, though not soupy, soft, peachy-gold body is topped by a white head showing strong retention.
Very dry nose yields fresh, clean water and minerality, with light fruitiness very slowly building up from the hops. Amazingly, the simcoe add no pine/cherry and just a touch of juicy grapefruit. Amarillo add woodsy and softly citric character while motueka adds its very similar character (leafy, green, lightly vegetal, soft citrus and nectarine). Crackers and whitebread in the background stay out of the way of the hops which continue to crescendo with warming and breathing, eventually ending with juicy nectarine, peach and lemon, and a light smattering of honey.
Incredibly dry (but with an ample, malty texture and tight carbonation) in the flavor with a bare cracker-like maltiness. Hops are incredibly well-controlled adding only modest bitterness and absolutely no resin. Hints of key lime and grapefruit rind are the extent, with plentiful yellow fruit and woody, leafy, vegetal (not spoiled vegetal, but a good vegetal. Like fresh, live, vibrant vegetation). Supremely delicate and phenomenally well-executed.
Catches you off guard. At first it seems a bit light (which it is) but then 10 minutes later I’m saying, "Holy shit that’s good".
Rune (10688) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap outside at WarPigs Brewpub during Hill Farmstead Day, kindly shared by KimJohansen. Solid lacework from a diminishing white head. Pale golden body, cloudy. Mild aromas of freshly cut grass, citric hints. Mid-sweet flavours of bread, grass, and apricot. Mid-dry fruity bitter end, short lived. Easy to drink(Copenhagen 12.05.2016)