Hill Farmstead Brewery Reviews




markducommun
3.7
Hill Farmstead Shirley Mae
Dark opaque brown. Light tan head. Slightly malty, caramel. Sweet, minimal bitterness. Clean. Very good.
Friday, July 01, 2016

Leighton
3.9
Hill Farmstead Shirley Mae
Growler. Pours deep brown with a frothy, mocha foam head. The nose has some ashy roast, cocoa. Light sweet flavour with nice baking cocoa character, bitter scorched earth, ash, leather. Medium bodied with massaging carbonation. Bittersweet chocolate finish, more toast, woody dryness, leathery berries. Great stuff. Well rounded.
Friday, July 01, 2016

markducommun
3.8
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #3
Lightly cloudy golden, white head. Deep mango and tropical, honey. Lightly sweet. Fair bit of bitterness. Clean, fairly chewy body. Great.
Friday, July 01, 2016

Leighton
4.3
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #3
Growler. Pours mostly clear gold with a frothy, white head. Rich aroma, some tangerine, honeydew, melon, orange. Medium sweet flavour with moderate piney bitterness, dry pale bread, grapefruit, citrus peel. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming and resinous to finish, with lots more rindy citrus, grapefruit, melon, tangerine. Excellent.
Friday, July 01, 2016

BrewHaMeister
4.2
Hill Farmstead Everett
Bottle thanks to Bytemesis! Poured dark chocolate brown with a tan head and angel food lacing. Aromas of roasted caramel and chocolate malt, toast, molasses, and nuts. Flavor is mild cocoa bitter. Tasty!!
Friday, July 01, 2016

rejtable
4.3
Hill Farmstead What Is Enlightenment?
Tap at propig. Pours clear yellow with lots of frothy head and tons of lacing. Nose is mango fruity. flaviurs of mango, some grapefruit, orange rind.’taste med bitter light sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation. Soooo good!
Friday, July 01, 2016

markducommun
3.7
Hill Farmstead Self-Reliance #1
Cloudy golden, light head. Sweet mango. Lightly bitter, pine. Medium body. Shorter finish. Good.
Friday, July 01, 2016

markducommun
4
Hill Farmstead Conduct of Life
Cloudy yellow, white head. Large tropical fruit, mango, tangerine. Lightly bitter, quite sweet. Clean, light body. Short finish. Excellent.
Friday, July 01, 2016

Dedollewaitor
4.1
Hill Farmstead Genealogy (2015 - )
Bottle @ Skovhaven Took It. Pours Black with a creamy head. Roast, coffee and chocolate. Smooth and full bodied. Overly balanced and tasty.
Friday, July 01, 2016

ThirstyBird
3.7
Hill Farmstead Shirley Mae
On nitro at the brewery, pours a pitch black/brown with a rich tan head. The smell is coffee, dark roasted malt, dark chocolate. The taste is milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malt ending dry and roasty of course. Light+ in body and silky smooth.
Friday, July 01, 2016

MrOrla
4
Hill Farmstead Genealogy (2015 - )
Bottle at skovenhaven took it. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of deep roast, licorice, coffee, chewy caramel, light dark choko. Taste is rather roasty, loads of coffee, chewy caramel with a touch of choko. Good stuff.
Friday, July 01, 2016

sseb69
4.3
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5
Bouteille 750 ml. Couleur jaune pailel voilée, mousse blanche crémeuse et abondante. Arôme de fruits exotiques, agrumes et spécifiquement pamplemousse. En bouche, soyeuse, fruitée, houblonnée, amertume moyenne qui s’étend. Le malt qui fait sa job de mettre le houblon en valeur. Belle texture en bouche, elle est douce mais puissante en même temps. Des notes de pamplemousse certes, mais aussi des mangues, fruits jaunes et ananas. Finale en fruits tropicaux, amertume douce et houblon frais. Excellente. wow.
Friday, July 01, 2016

ThirstyBird
3.5
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015-)
On tap at the brewery, pours a hazy dull gold with a cream colored head. The smell is slightly funky, spice, citrus and wheat. The taste is as it smells with tangy, spicy clove with a crisp, dry ending. Light+ in body with courser carbonation than I’m used to fromHill Farmstead....still above average compared to most craft beer.
Friday, July 01, 2016

rejtable
4.2
Hill Farmstead Self-Reliance #1
Tap at brewery. pours slightly cloudy yellow with lots of head and tons of frothy lacing. Nose is fruity and some spice. Flavours of mango, grapefruit, pepper, grass. Taste med bitter light sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation. Lasting bitterness. Man.
Friday, July 01, 2016

rejtable
4.2
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - May 2, 2016
Bottle from brewery. Pours brown with some frothy head and lots of lacing. Nose is fruity with some wine. Flavours of wine, caramel, earthy bitterness. Taste light sweet light/med tart. Medium body medium carbonation. So nice.
Friday, July 01, 2016

rejtable
4.3
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015-)
Tap at brewery. pours slightly hazy yellow with lots of foamy head. Nose is fruity, funk. Flavours of mango,’funky tart, lemons some grassy bitterness some pine. Taste med/light bitter light sweet light tart. Silky body with some lasting bitterness.
Friday, July 01, 2016

ekstedt
3.8
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015-)
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of _angst_. CLear intense golden, medium to large fluffy white head. Fruity aroma, citric, horsey and chlorophyllic brett. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness, quite tannic.
Friday, July 01, 2016

rejtable
4.4
Hill Farmstead Susan
Tap at mule bar. Pours hazy orange with tons of frothy head. Nose is fruity orange and pineapple. Flavours pineapple, grapefruit, mango, some pine. Taste med bitter light/medium sweet. So juicy! Full almost creamy body with medium carbonation and lasting bitterness.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jow
4
Hill Farmstead Double Citra
Tap at the Jeffrey to start 4th of July weekend off correctly. Slight hazy orange yellow with white foamy head. Nose is bright citrus and dank hops. Tastes of mango, grapefruit, pineapple, green grapes, lemon zest and light white pepper. Semi sweet and semi bitter. Good stuff
Thursday, June 30, 2016

fonefan
3.8
Hill Farmstead E.

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Hill Farmsted Tape Take Over ] - Warpigs Brewpub, Flaesketorvet 24, DK-1711 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Hill Farmstead E. ].
Unclear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, dusty hops, moderate yeasty, belgium yeast, earthy notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dusty, fruity, pale malt, grass, earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160512]

Thursday, June 30, 2016

fonefan
4
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #6

Draught @ [ Hill Farmsted Tape Take Over ] - Warpigs Brewpub, Flaesketorvet 24, DK-1711 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #6 ].
ABV: 9.0%. Clear dark black brown color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark malt, plum, prune, dark dried fruit almost soy sauce. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dusty, dark malt, plum, dark dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light light alcoholic. [20160512]

Thursday, June 30, 2016

fonefan
3.9
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015-)

Draught @ [ Hill Farmsted Tape Take Over ] - Warpigs Brewpub, Flaesketorvet 24, DK-1711 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Hill Farmstead Dorothy 2016 ].
Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, herbs, tropical fruit, peach. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, tropical fruit, peach, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160512]

Thursday, June 30, 2016

fonefan
3.7
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4

Draught @ [ Hill Farmsted Tape Take Over ] - Warpigs Brewpub, Flaesketorvet 24, DK-1711 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4 ].
Murky matt - grey medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, sweet fruit, moderate yeasty, saison yeast - peppery hops. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, peppery hops - yeast, minerals, tropical fruit,maybe a bit green. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160512]

Thursday, June 30, 2016

SG111
3.9
Grassroots Legitimacy
Tap at Hops Hill, Brooklyn. Pours hazy pale yellow, big fluffy white head. Aroma is tangerine, peach, mango, really bright and aromatic citrus notes, pine, floral notes, lemon, orange. Some mild dank notes as it warms and bit of grass. Flavor is pine, peach, orange rind (that?s prominent), floral, lemon. Really nice. Bitter piney finish. Pleasant mouthfeel, nice effervescence, I wouldn?t mind less (ala Maine Beer Co style light carbonation) but still quite nice.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

koleminer20
3.5
Hill Farmstead Self-Reliance #1
750 mL growler picked up from the brewery. The pour is a darker golden orange with a thick dense cap of white head that lasts and lasts. There is a pretty soapy clingy lace left behind. The aroma is a bit strange. There is a nice juicy hop up front and then a hefty sweet malt moves in. There is just a hint of bitterness on the back end. The flavor is strange. It’s malty and sweet. There is a bit of hop in the middle and a light bitterness on the finish. The malts really are what turn me off of this. The hop combo is a little spicy and interesting. The mouth feel is thinner and watery with a brighter carbonation and a decently citrus and bitter hop finish before the malts linger and linger. Interesting brew
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

MetalNHopHead
4.6
Hill Farmstead Farmer Wave
At last, the sometimes-smothering friendliness of Nebraska has been immortalized in beer form. The components are a bit unusual - lime, salt, oats - but you won’t see me complaining. Cloudy golden pour with a clean white fluffy head. Tropical citrus aromatics and fruity champagne-like esters. Like lots of Hill Farmstead beers, the flavor seems highly complex and cohesive all at once. The oat richness works nicely with yeasty bread flavors. The salt and lime balance each other perfectly. Salty/sweet/tangy. Mouthfeel is quite a trip. Creamy at the start, bright and juicy in the middle, bone dry at the finish. A gorgeous Farmhouse Ale for summer.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

dandeman
4.5
Hill Farmstead Mary
Céréales et pain au nez. Houblons herbacés. Herbes des champs, fines herbes, persil. De couleur dorée, très claire, limpide. Bonne mousse crémeuse qui colle sur le verre. Accents de pain à l’entrée de bouche. Croustillante et sèche en bouche avec une finale herbacée très prenante avec des tons de persil et de fines herbes qui laissent une longue amertume sur la langue. Équilibre parfait. Une superbe pilsner. Sur la coche. Les tons de céréales sont en équilibre parfait avec le houblonnage.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

dandeman
3.5
Hill Farmstead Farmer Wave
Levure et lime sont très présents au nez. Levures sauvages. Vielle ferme. De couleur jaune paille, très troublée. La mousse est crémeuse mais petite. En bouche, la lime est très présente. La finale est résineuse. Légèrement salée et poivrée. Les levures sont plus en sourdine et c’est vraiment la lime qui domine le gustatif. La texture est légèrement plus épaisse qu’une saison traditionnelle. Une bonne limonade.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

PhillyCraft
4
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - May 2, 2016
Bottle shared by Owen, thanks mate. Pours brown color with small beige head, smell and flavor are oak, red berries, minerals, cocoa dust and wine. Not overly acidic or sour, watering in the mouth. Light to medium body with lighter carbonation. Nice beer.
Monday, June 27, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.4
Hill Farmstead Self-Reliance #1
Growler at Als , Pours orange golden with small to medium white head. Some oat, wet malt, and grain. maybe some hops but no citrus notes whatsoever. Barely any hill characteristics in this one. It’s muddled, grainy, and boring on all accounts. Reminds me of Mary but not in a good Pilsner way. Where did the dank Nelson and motueka hops go?
Monday, June 27, 2016

trapped
3.7
Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy
Draught @ Milk and Hops - Chelsea. Hazy bright yellow with small frothy white head, sweetish citrus peel aroma, low carbonation, very well balanced, slightly sweet citrus peel taste, thickish body mellow palate, medium bitter finish. Incredibly smooth and mellow for this ABV.
Monday, June 27, 2016

thepatrickman
3.8
Hill Farmstead Self-Reliance #1
Fresh growler. A typical HF pale ale, light and understated, with a ton of subtle flavor and a nice balance between the hops and the grain. Easy drinking for a summer evening.
Monday, June 27, 2016

thepatrickman
4.1
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Anchorage - 2015) 750ml Mandarina Bavaria
Bottle shared with some good friends. Extremely fine wild ale that gets a great, light grain flavor out of all of those ingredients and pairs it with some oak and brett tanginess and a light bit of dry hopping. Exactly what you’d expect from these two brewers -- great.
Monday, June 27, 2016

rederic
4.1
Hill Farmstead Edward
750ml bottle, purchased at the brewery, slight hazy honey gold hue, with a white head, nice fresh squeezed lemon, orange rind, floral citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy nose, with some panettone cake dough, lemon pie crust, faint pine needles accents, and a fruity yeast, light doughy, subtle pinneapple cake note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with fruity yeasty, juicy citrus peel, a good flowery citrus, leafy, grassy, piney hoppy character with some zesty lemon rind, lemon pie, lemon tea leaf, cedary flavours, leading towards a yeasty, lemon, leafy, minty, grassy, piney hop bitterness finish.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

HenrikSoegaard
4.1
Hill Farmstead Earl
Draught. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull complex flavor.Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. World class.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

HenrikSoegaard
3.3
Hill Farmstead Shirley Mae
Draught. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Coffee too dominating. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

HuskerTan
4.1
Hill Farmstead Farmer Wave
Bottle. A- Lime, salt water, lemongrass. A- Golden color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Lime, slightly salty, subtle lime zest bitterness, slightly tart, lemongrass P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, slightly chalky finish. O- A big thank you to Matt Dinges with Good Life Provisions for making this beer happen. I never thought I’d see Hill Farmstead sitting on the shelves in Nebraska, especially a specially brewed one just for this state. Wasn’t sure how I was going to like this. Figured it would have too much funk to it. Turned out to be very drinkable. Almost a mix between a saison/gose, in my opinion. A little dry and chalky on the finish but that’s really my only complaint.. The oats really give it a nice creamy body.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pailhead
4.3
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 15)
Courtesy of Tim

Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate fruit, brett, lemon, sweet tarts, and white wine. It pours a transparent dull gold with a minimal head that fades instantly to a minimal fine ring. The flavor starts with a quick does of citrus and mango. The finish has moderate sour lemon, sweet tarts, sour grapes, and faint white wine. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pailhead
3.7
Hill Farmstead Double Citra
Growler: The aroma consists of light-moderate tropical fruits, citrus, and mild dank hops. It pours a dull hazy orange with a small white head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate tropical fruits, mild citrus, and mango. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, mild lemon peel, and dank hops. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pailhead
4.1
Hill Farmstead Susan
Courtesy of Darshan

Growler: The aroma consists of moderate tropical fruits, orange, grapefruit, and dank hops. It pours a hazy/cloudy dull orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate tropical fruits and pineapple. The finish has light-moderate orange, grapefruit, and lemon peel. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

thomat
3.6
Hill Farmstead Susan
On tap @ CBC-16. Cloudy yellow with a heavy white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Fruit, malt and bitterness. Medium body with a nice bitter / fruity finish.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Chalumeaux
4.3
Hill Farmstead Sue
Poured from bottle batch 1 bottled 9/14 thanks Willrunforbeer whalezz son hazy orange with a nice white head. Aromas of funk ripe fruit mango pineapple peach lemon soft grass and grape skin. Taste is soft balanced oak grape skin fruit and a nice lingering funky feel. Wow what a treat.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

WillRunForBeer
4.4
Hill Farmstead Sue
750ml bottle. Batch 1, bottled 09 2014. Pours orange gold with a white head. Aroma is barnyard funk, wine barrels. Smells really delicious! Super soft with flavors of tangerine, oak, white grape. Great stuff!
Saturday, June 25, 2016

baraciisch
3.9
Hill Farmstead George
Dark brown pour with creamy tan head... Aroma of chocolate, caramel, nutty malts... Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, almonds, smooth creamy mouthfeel, some light chocolate bitterness on finish... Well done for style, but not my favorite style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 25, 2016

GIJOE
3.9
Hill Farmstead Anna
Pours bright yellow with a foamy white head that slowly reduces to a ring and film. Sparse, delicate lacing. Nose is tart with some barnyard funk; notes of straw and grass; grapefruity citrus. Taste is mildly sour and slightly dry on the finish. Light body, fine carbonation. Very nice brew!
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Chalumeaux
4
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #3
Poured from growler thanks Willrunforbeer hazy golden orange with a nice one finger white head. Aromas of floral notes grass dank resin citrus and bread. Taste is smooth and soft light caramel orange grapefruit lingering balanced finish.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

WillRunForBeer
4
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #3
750ml growler. Pours golden brown with a pillowy off white head. Aroma is pine, orange, grapefruit. Soft. Flavor is light caramel, orange, grapefruit, pine. Grapefruit peel bitterness in the finish.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

mathieuc
4.1
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - December 4, 2015
Poursma cloudy golden with a medium white head on top that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of wine, bandaid, herbs and pepper. Maybe I’m wired wrong but I’m digging it. Taste is more herbs (chamomille you say?), lightly tart and fruity. Mouthfeel is really vinous with a moderate body and a medium-high carbonation. A nice barrel aged saison! I’d drink more of that!
Saturday, June 25, 2016

mathieuc
3.8
Hill Farmstead Self-Reliance #1
Pours a hazy pale golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of tropical fruits, light onion and pine. Taste is of rye or other floury cereals and piny. Moderately light bitterness. Body is light, carbonation moderate. A solid, lightly juicy pale ale! Not the best to come out of HFS but certainly a valid option!
Saturday, June 25, 2016

drfabulous
4
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #3
Shared growler at Aaron’s. Hoppy citrus light IPA with really nice notes. Liked this a lot.
Saturday, June 25, 2016