Hill Farmstead / Alpine Mutual Admiration

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our friend Pat Mcilhenney, owner and brewer at Alpine Beer Co., and his wife Val visited us in August of 2015 while on an East Coast vacation, so why not brew a beautiful, hoppy collaboration? This IPA is truly a collaboration of styles, techniques and philosophiesresulting in a harmonious, cross-country, hop-forward beer that could only be the product of true mutual admiration.

First released September 2015, draft

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20594) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2016
Growler from the brewery. Pours lightly hazy orange-gold with a frothy off-white head. Lots of fruity, moderately dank hops in the nose, some ripe peach, tangerine, apricot, pale bread. Medium sweet flavor with more bready, lightly biscuity malts, some further juicy citrus, some gooey pine, bitter grass, orange rind. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Resinous on the finish with more oily pine, decent bready sweetness, dank melon, orange, tangerine, nectarine, rindy bitterness. A rich and nicely rounded IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7594) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
Bouteille de 750 ml partage lors dune dgustation entre amis. Arme: Odeur dorange avec une pointe de pin. Apparence: La couleur est orange opaque avec une trs faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got dorange avec une pointe de mangue et dabricot. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence dabricot en arrire got. (Rating #6592)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2571) - Doylestown, PA, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Growler from HF. Pours a deep gold honey orange yellow sunburst with a large frosty off white head. Lots of sticky lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma of orange, sweet grapefruit, hints of tropical fruit, flowers and hops. Taste of orange, grapefruit, hops and hints of tropical fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4778) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Growler received in trade. Pours very hazy burnt deep yellow with a frothy white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and grassy with crackers, white bread, grapefruit juice, mango, star fruit, freshly cut grass, pine needles, candied orange peal, lemon zest and hints of cardboard. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, fruity and slightly grassy. Mouthfeel is round, tiny dry, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with crackers, grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple, star fruit, lychee, freshly cut grass, pine needles, orange zest and lemon zest. Slightly oxidised in the nose but the taste is still great. Not very similar to other Hill hoppy beers but does indeed remind me of Alpine IPAs. Good stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
(Bottle) Pours hazy orange amber with an off-white head. The aroma holds citrus/orange, resin, grass, white flowers and light tropical hints. Bready malt. Bit mineral-ish. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium bitter and tiny acidic with grapefruit, orange, tropical fruits, grass, flowers and resin. The mouthfeel is round and soft with a light to medium carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Growler tnx to Alex. Pours cloudy orange amber with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma is sweet fruity apricot mango caramel malty. Flavor is a bit uncarbonated malty fruity nice bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (6182) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Dandelion, honey, mildly buttery nose. Cloudy golden, medium head, good lace. Dandelion, still buttery, and lightly sweet without discernible honey character, lillies. Medium body easy carbonation. Nice sweet malt, floral hop.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (2047) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Growler @ RVA 22nd. Hazy dark golden yellow with decent head. Smells like grapefruit, peach, pine, earth. Grapefruit and pineapple. Clean finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (13302) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Growler from the brewery shared at the 22nd Richmond Gathering. Hazy amber, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of dank, herbal, piney hops, pale malt. The taste is herbal, piney, tropical, grapefruit hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, well balanced, lingering bitterness. Juicy. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15946) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Growler - pours orange gold white head - nose/taste of pine, cracker malt, lemon, orange peel and citrus - medium body


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