samami (4) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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
PhillyCraft (3782) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
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rpm56 (11) - Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is obsessive. Had it first at the Mad Taco in Waitsfield purely by chance, as I was vaguely familiar with Hill Farmstead, and the sweet counter person suggested it a good match with my order. This beer literally blew me away, as I normally gravitate to Belgiums and stouts. The hops are a subtle citrus and pine, while the taste is lightly bitter with a lasting finish. In the glass it’s golden and hazy, To me it’s one of the best beers I’ve ever had.
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
egajdzis (5515) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Leighton (13541) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
Marheb (2900) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(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.