Hill Farmstead What Is Enlightenment?
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2012
750 ml direct from the brewery. Pours a hazy pale golden with a small lacing white head. Aroma is malty with lots and lots of juicy grapefruit. Lightly spicy. Balanced hops, light malts and seems perfect for drinking large amounts. Aroma of freshly cut wet grass, very subtle pine. Lots of juicy fruit. Mild hop bitterness. Medium in body. I think I find this more refreshing then Edward… and I didn’t think that would be possible. World class APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5195) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party - thanks to daknole. Light gold pour, light white head. Some spruce in the aroma, hint of pears. Flavor is full of juicy fruit gum goodness. Hints of grapefruit, some pears, hint of spiciness on the back end. Sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by daknole! Hazy orange pour with a nice head. Slightly funky and nicely fruity aroma with plenty of hop. Nice fruity and crisp hoppy flavor with plenty of malt backing. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Bottle from daknole! Pale slightly hazy gold with white head. Nice citrus hop nose with pine. Nice floral and spicy hops with a bitter finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4198) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
750ml growler pours a hazy, dark yellow with some cloudy white head. Nose is nice, zesty hops, grapefruit zest, lemons, floral, light honey. Flavor is sweet, lightly bitter, grapefruit zest, bitter greens. Finishes bone dry and zest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OmegaX (1156) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Wow. HF does it again. Tap at CCB. Nose is huge citrus and sweet malts with tons of apricot, mango, and grassy/floral notes. Crazy! Pour is hazy orange color with a frothy white head. Taste is very balanced with some caramel malt and tons of grassy, citrusy hops. Very drinkable! An amazing apa from Hill Farmstead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Hazy yellow pour thin white head very light lacing ... aroma is of citrusy lemon peel hops sugary, lightly grainy/biscuity malts and floral hops .... taste is a lot like daisy cutter just dumbed down a bit, citrusy bitter lemon peel, little sugary, grainy/biscuity malts and a bit of floral hops ... very sessionable and dangerous apa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Growler from the brewery...Hazy yellow pour,two finger white head,good lacing.Aroma is malt sweetness,citrus,grass,pine etc... Good grassy hop flavor,touch of resin and some citrus.Low carbonation and lighter body makes it very easy to drink.Nice simple pale to drink while you mow the lawn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachrymalisis (380) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
damn good beer. floral, citrussy, long lingering bitterness. medium dryness, medium-light body. these guys know how to handle hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2012
On tap at Prohibition for Mystery Keg night. Pours cloudy, hazy sunshine golden yellow with a thin, finger-width head that settles down to leave a seafoam sheen over the surface. Lacing is full and comes in fuzzy sheets. Aroma of freshly mown grass, lemon zest, bitter orange peel, soft grapefruit and tangerine notes, and a tremendous dose of pineapple on the tail. Palate is creamy, smooth, perfectly carbonated, and perfect. Tastes slightly tart, with tangy orange and pineapple and just tons of resiny, juicy hop nectar. This is fucking amazing in every regard. Easily the one of the best pale ales in the world, hands down. It reminds me of Heady Topper, but smoother, creamier, and with less booze. I would drink this and RR Row 2 / Hill 56 the rest of my life if I could. Outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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