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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
American Pale Ale brewed in honor of our Second Anniversary. Hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
23rd September 2012
Very hazy gold beer, little white head. Palate is light and crispy but turning softer. Semi dry. Very mild malt cream under marvellous fresh pink grapefruit hops. Touch of yellow grapefruit hops and lesser orange citrus. Mildly bitter seltzer minerals. Finishes fairly neutral with a nice citric bitter aftertaste. Beautifully put together and very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2L growler thanks to Nick poured in HF stemware. Pours a typical Hill opaque yellow orange with a massive white head that dissipates to a slight bubbly film. Smell is citrus, orange, hay, and a little bread. Taste follow with a slight piney bitterness. Really excellent session brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a two finger foam. On the nose its got some nice juicy orange, earthy straw and a trace of pine. The palate follows the nose but is more rustic and grassy. Heavy carbonation scrubs the citrus notes away quickly and the bitter earthy flavors hold strong as the finish comes across clean and focused.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2948) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours unclear golden with an orange hue, thicker for the style which is nice. Aroma is the only thing that is not balanced here because it is so light. What you do get in the nose is so juicy and delicious, some citrus sweet hops. The body and flavor are perfectly balanced, as usual for HF. It brings juicy hops with just the right tang, and citrus, soft without any hop bite at all. Each sip gets better, refreshing the palate on a warm spring day just like ana APA should do. Lingers on the tongue just long enough until you are going back for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1211) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Growler, thanks to quackus42, 05/06/2013. Pours cloudy tangerine, dense creamy white head settles comfortably on the surface, thick soapy lacing all around. Aroma is soft grapefruit, cantaloupe, melon, pineapple, other tropical notes, grassy notes in the middle with mild toasted malts on the end. Taste is brighter, sharp citrus with grapefruits, soft caramel sweetness lurking in the background, long bitter finish. Refreshing body, pops in the mouth, super drinkable. Really nice, stands up to best coming from the West Coast and then some.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
Dégustée en fût chez "The Reservoir Restaurant & Taproom" à Waterbury, VT. De couleur dorée-jaune et légèrement voilée. Nez de houblon fruité (agrumes et zeste, léger de fruits tropicaux), moyennement citrique, légèrement floral et herbeux, léger de pain et de céréales. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse. Goût moyennement amer de houblon fruité (agrumes et zeste, moyen de fruits tropicaux), citrique, légèrement floral et herbeux (une amertume présente toute la gorgée) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen goût de pain avec un léger goût de céréales puis en finale l’amertume de houblon se veut asséchante et plus herbeuse. Post-goût long-moyen et moyennement sec, moyennement amer de houblon fruité, herbeux et moyennement. (1er mai 2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
2013-04-26. Lightly hazy bright orange body, nice fluffy white head. Aroma is modest, mild hops, bit muted while cold. Flavour is pleasant, modest bitterness and citrus throughout, mild orange, light pith and orange peel. Smooth average Palate, modest carb. Quite quaffable, just a touch mild overall. On tap at Blackback Pub, Waterbury

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On tap at Blue Bird in Burlington. Pours a hazy, glowing yellowish orange with a frothy off white head. Fairly sweet, juicy aroma of grapefruit and orange, some grass and lemon, and faint doughy malt. Like nose, flavor starts initially sweet, orange and other tropical notes before giving way to a grassy bitter finish. I prefer Edward to this, but that might just be more out of conditioning than anything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Parker Pie Co. (West Glover, VT). Arôme: Odeur de zestes de citron et de pamplemousse. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron et de pamplemousse avec une pointe d’ananas. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #4421)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3070) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
750 mL growler. Thanks to Michael for the acquisition. Shared with Adam and Mike. The beer is mildly hazy and appears a golden yellow color. The white head is about a half inch thick and leaves ample lacing on the tulip. The nose is excellent. Dank hops and a variety of tropical fruits and citrus. Oh yeah... The flavor is earthy with notes of well water (in a most positive way). Lots of citrus and hop notes. Simply fantastic. Chuggable. Another winner from Hill Farmstead. I think this is the best pale ale I have ever had. I am dumbfounded. I could drink this indefinitely. What is Enlightenment? Well, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and apparently, Shaun Hill. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 05-30-2012

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