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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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American Pale Ale brewed in honor of our Second Anniversary. Hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
32 oz. growler served in a Portsmouth tulip. Huge thanks to Sean (Sean9689) for sharing another HF brew! A: Pours a hazy gold color with light peach hues. A thick and foamy white head forms on the pours and recedes to a nice ring and film that leave some splotchy lace behind. S: The nose just explodes with intense hops. Robust pineapple, sweet golden delicious apples and mango are the wonderful fruits up front. There is some nice grassy hops in the middle and the finish is of sweet bread malts. T: The malts show themselves a bit more in the taste, but it is still wonderfully balanced. Great citrus and tropical fruit flesh with tastes of pineapple and mango with a mix of grassy hops and sweet bread malts. M: Light bodied with perfect carbonation. Nice and refreshing with a sweet malt and fruit combination that lingers long after the finish. O: As with the rest of the group I was blown away to find it was only Amarillo and Simcoe hops in this brew. Superbly crafted and wonderfully balanced. The nose was unreal and I could really drink this stuff all day. Please, please, please make this part of the regular rotation. I haven’t been this blown away by an APA since my first encounter with Zombie Dust. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 05-15-2012

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2013 In short: A superb refreshing and highly aromatic hoppy blond IPA bursting with floral and tropical fruits hops
How: A few times on tap. This rating for a growler consumed fresh the day of purchase
The look: Cloudy yellow-blond body topped by a medium white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: As usual from HF hoppy beer, here’s a highly aromatic hoppy nose, fresh an vibrant. This one proposes a strong floral character backed by tropical fruits. Body is typical blond IPA malt bill, a mix of fresh baguette, crisp crackers, low sweetess, soft bubbles. Hopping provides a clean and flavorful bitterness that is more refreshing than intense. I had this beer on tap on many occasions at the brewery and it is surprising how a few weeks can change a beer. Once I noted that it was the least bitter of all the very hoppy beer I’ve had, a few weeks later I found the bitterness was rather sharp. But it was always excellent, and maybe my favorite of the all the Hill Farmstead single IPAs. And if you are drinking this beer and a major in philosophy asks you what you are drinking, lie, make up a beer name, don’t answer, just don’t say the beer name, trust me on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
On tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT. Delicate aroma of flowers, white fruits and banana; there’s a creaminess and tartness to it that suggests wheat. It’s dry, and deep, but still somewhat simple. Flavor is a brisk blend of grasses, flowers, and citrus skins; again, dry, and deeper than it seems. Light body; finish is pithy and zesty, and surprisingly long; easy, and quenching, very well composed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
growler from ernie. pours hazy yellow with pillow white head. big hoppy grass aroma. semi dry medium mouth

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Pours a hazy light golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of a grassy citrus and tropical hops with some pine mixed in. Taste follows the nose with a thiner body and a mild malt build. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5663) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
i believe drunk preachers .. . pours a medium caramel .. great foam .. . mild mouth, good amount citrus and pine .. . such an awesome session pale .. . . hello kitty, say hello to kitty litter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
A hazed golden ale with a thick lacing white head. In aroma, superb mix of pungent grassy and citrusy hops, meaty, menthol notes, wonderful. In mouth, nice and smooth lactic malt with loads ofl resinous hops, yet silly and smooth. On tap at Somerville Summerfest, July 14, 2012.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
samami (4) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2012 does not count
If there can be such a thing, then it is a perfect beer. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Complex and wonderful. Makes me want to move to the area. The brewery is way, way, way off the beaten track, but well worth the effort to get there. Aroma: bread, cereal, herbs, citrus, floral APPEARANCE: pale, hazy, frothy TASTE: medium sweetness, medium bitterness PALATE: medium body, average carbonation, long finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Acquired in a trade from Adam. Big thanks for this one man! Shared this growler at home with my dad. Poured a hazy orange color, with a nice white head. Aroma is citrus, somewhat floral, grapefruit, orange peel, some bread, and wheat. Taste is sweet tropical fruits, citrus, grass, grapefruit, biscuit, and lemon peel. Mouthfeel is medim with high carbonation. So glad to taste another pale ale from HF and another winner. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3255) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2012
On draft at Cigar City, poured a cloudy golden color, aromas of lit caramel, citrus, and some grassy hops. Flavors are the same, blended nicly, light bitterness at the end, solid beer would easily drink again.


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