Hill Farmstead Riwaka Single Hop Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A single hop pale ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Riwaka hops. Brewed mid 2012. Re-Brewed mid-2016

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3.9
HippyHop (1187) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2019 355ml can. Last one from the October batch but still holding up very well. Trying to be objective since I'm not a huge Riwaka fan and this... Is Riwaka alright. Pungent, kind of funky nose, with some of those rubbery Riwaka notes. Lemony citrus, nectarine/stone fruit, those same HF melony notes that must somehow come from the yeast. Fairly dry taste, velvety texture as usual, with some funky bitter notes on the finish. Definitely not my favourite in this series but still very well made, and tastes just as fresh 1.5 months after canning.

2.7
explosivedog (5630) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2019 On tap at the Well. Pours hazy yellow. Popcorn, pineapple, peach, bread, cereal. Medium body. Not good.

3.2
mansquito (11155) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2019 Draught at The Well: pours hazy with a white head. Aroma is mellow fruitiness and light herbs. Taste is herby, slightly sweet, spicy, not very bitter.

3.9
Johnsense (2157) - - SEP 21, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2019 Orange/gold pour, light haze, puffy large white head. Lemony, grassy aroma. Taste: Lemondrop, leafy, moderate pine notes, lighter cracker-like malt, fruity with a nice slight better kick. Medium to lighter body. Prefer this to it's bigger brother tbh.

3.9
bbbeer (1293) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2019 Cloudy orange yellow, small white head. Aroma pine and citrus. Medium light body. Good mix of bitterness and fruit although surely on the lemony side.

3.9
RobertDale (9260) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 4, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2019 12 ounce can. Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical. Taste is lemon, lime, pine, and floral. Excellent.

3.2
tapefuzz (1966) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2019 Draught. Pours an opaque straw with a medium white head. Aroma is graham cracker, weed, tangerine, and slight spice. Taste is cat piss, cracker, weed, pine, tropical fruit, and lime. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Not a fan of the Riwaka hop, but HF's mastery (and water) renders it very drinkable.

4.1
skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2017
*8/18/2016 750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead Willi Becher. A~ light glowing yellow/orange with a nice head and a little lacing. S~ spicy up front! hmm... earthy grass, schezwan, black pepper, and peppercorns all followed by a little tropical fruit mango, pineapple and a little grapefruit. T~ follows the nose but more subtle here. a little less on the spice and more on the tropical fruit! love it! M~ super smooth and refreshing, i could drink this all day long! nice carb. as well! O~ this has to be my favorite pale offering from HF! i’m a sucker for spice and this hop really hits home! i don’t know how i missed this the last time it was around but its been years! i wonder if the last batch tasted like this as well?? (if anyone has any info, shoot me a message) otherwise just find a way to try this! totally worth it!

3.8
hopscotch (11918) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle... Pours hazy and yellow with a tiny, creamy, white head. The only things I can smell here are peppercorns - a multi-color blend. I Love all peppercorns as each one brings something different and wonderful to the table. Medium to full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is peppery and modestly bitter. Low to no sweetness here. Lingering, pleasant, gentle bitterness in the finish. Great balance overall. Excellent. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

3.1
jc1762 (2295) - JAPAN - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle shared at Travlr’s departure tasting. Poured into a snifter showing well filtered dull yellow with white foam around the rims. The nose shows an extremely light pineapple profile. The palate is lightly carbonated and full bodied. Flavors of pine resin without any sharpness. Balanced and rounded by malts without giving any bready notes. Resinous pine and lightly grapefruit pithy finish.


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