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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.


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   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

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PhillyCraft (2850) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
On tap at boilermaker, had a good pours an ultra hazy golden yellow, thin white lace, impressive lacing. Aromas of grapefruit rinds, pine, tangerine zest, lemon sorbet, orange juice, tropical and fruity simcoe and amarillo hops. Taste is maybe better then the aroma if its possible, reminds me of double sunshine, pineapples, guava, orange marmalade, resionous pine, vanilla, light sprinkle cheese and grapefruit, nice malt profile comes out only at the end where it belongs to wrap this dank goodness up in a warm juicy blanket. Not bitter at all. Doesn’t get any better then this.

4.9
   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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamJackson (2100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Picked this up yesterday at 3PM at Hill Farmstead Brewery. Placed it in the fridge and poured into a Hill Farmstead Glass at 40 Degrees F. At the pop of the growler top, an eruption of pressure shot out some beer. Made me smile a bit.

A -Gorgeous beer! So beautiful. SRM of 9. Bright Yellow with a hint of brown. Very haze full beer. Head of 2-fingers with crystal clear bubbles and a solid head lacing. This beer is so pretty.

S - Big bright hop scent before even pouring it. Big Simcoe hop aroma. I’m getting Citra as well. Bright grassy citrus scent. I’m getting wheat as well.

T - Very nice. Deliciously well balanced hops, very light malts and seems perfect to enjoy on this day of gardening and spring cleaning. Dry hopped Amarillo hops? Orange peels? It’s a very simple beer yet very complex. Hard to point out any one ingredient. One word. Delicious.

M - 80% carbonation on the mouth swish. Light body. Very crisp grassy finish.

O - Wow. Thanks Shaun. You make the best beers in the world.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Hazy orange amber color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, amarillo, pine, resin, orange, and citrus. Taste of orange, light pine, citrus, grapefruit, light toffee sweetness, and a resiny finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (9847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Growler at the cabin, NH. Pours a lightly hazy, light gold with a small, creamy white head. Beautiful nose with all kinds of heady citrus, tons of grapefruit and orange. Flavor follows perfectly with tons of juicy, wet citrus, touches of dry peel, faint fresh grass. Medium bodied with average, super smooth and creamy carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with nips of pine and grass, moderate sweet pale malts, continuous fresh grapefruit, orange and pineapple, hints of yeast and woody dryness. Lasting pithy citrus. Sublime.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
From growler, courtesy of Peter & Yolanda. Beautiful hop aroma - piney, apricot, pineapple - sweet and luscious. Pale golden haze with thin white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts medium sweet with tons of hop flavors. Mild bitterness but intense flavor. A delicious APA and a real treat to try.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
Made the long motorcycle journey to Greensboro, VT, braved the dirt roads to get to Hill Farmstead Brewery and enjoy on tap in June 2012. A: Citrus, hops and pineapple. Strong, amazing pineapple in the nose. The malts break through toward the end. A: Hazy burnt-golden color, with a small head that fades rather quickly. T: Mild hop presence and creamy malts up front. The citrus and tropical fruits really shine on the back end. Goes down smoothly and on a warmer day I could put down several of these very quickly. P: Perfect carbonation. Fairly strong bodied for the style. Crisp and smooth. O: An excellent representation of the style. One of the best APA’s I’ve ever had. Beg, borrow or steal to get this!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (1749) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
(retrouvé dans mon backlog!) Bue au 2e anniversaire: Une blonde agressivement aromatique, florale, tropicale, douce résine dans un corps craquant et faiblement sucré. Une des meilleures pale ale brassée sur cette planète.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2012
750 ml bottle obtained from the brewery. Pours out a cloudy light yellow-orange brew with a big frothty white head. Lots of aromatics. Flavor is light sweet bready with some spice. Lots of fruit notes, a little pine. Light and extremely smooth overall. Not sticky. Lingering light bitter-bread finish. Very well made and very, very fresh tasting.


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