Beerathon (1681) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Big, chewy, citrus, piney, tropical fruity hop goodness. This is a damn fine beer. I love Hill Farmstead! SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Big thanks to tectactoe for splitting the growler. Really nice tropical aroma. Perfectly carbonated. Very natural and clean mouthfeel. Good stuff. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 Growler: Thanks, Adam! Cloudy, golden & yellow body with a quickly fading, wispy white head that rests naturally as a thin, foamy collar. Aroma is lovely with huge notes of wet citrus, pungent pine, hop oils, mild dankness, tangerine, pineapple, & grapefruit. A bit of sugary cracker malt peaks through as well. Taste has both big citric notes & fairly brash, bitter pine needles. Notes of pineapple, orange, light mango, tropical fruit, & grapefruit peel collide with pine, leaves, somewhat dank lupulin oil, & faint white pepper. Slightly sticky, coating mouth feel with some finishing bread & cracker malt sweetness in the aftertaste that works nice for balance. Faint caramelized sweetness in the latter half as well. Another damn fine hoppy brew from Hill Farmstead. JBPortland (1647) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
750ml growler, thanks to an extremely generous Vermonter, pours hazy orange with a finger of head. Nose is super dank pine resin and sharp lemon. Taste is bitter lemon, earthy herbal pine, grapefruit. Finish is a lemony bitterness with pine and evergreen notes, lasts. Awesome. andrewjames78 (4) - Underhill, Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2013 does not count
This beer is amazing and is totally worth the trip through windy roads in rural VT. Every bit as tasty as the Heady Topper IMHO
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750ml growler to the face.
Pours a hazy peach honey with some soapy top suds. Smells of peaches, mangoes, some resin and some biscuit malts. Not that impressed on the nose. Flavor is malt, more peach, some pear, grapefruit, lemon, resin and more crackery malts. A little sweet, but some bitterness in there too. Medium bodied with moderate carb and an off dry finish. Although decent, not overly impressed with this one either. Of the imperial IPAs I’ve had from Shaun, I’ve yet to really feel like he has done much for me, a little too sweet in 2 out of three (best so far was S&S4). The pale ales have been tits though. Ready4Aheady (38) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
On tap at mad river taco... pale golden haze, foamy head, flavors of pine and citrus, clean hoppy finish... no bitterness or malty backbone--- crisp and delicious! WillRunForBeer (2766) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Tap at Blackback. Pours orange gold with a white lacy head. Scent is grapefruit, tropical fruit. Nice sweet backbone with loads of juicy hop flavor. merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Fluffy White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Grapefruit, Orange Rind
T: Grapefruit, Orange Rind
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter
Overall, super citrusy IPA with great flavor and nose.
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 3, ’12
Poured into a HF tulip on tap at Hill Farmstead Brewery.
A: Strong hops in the nose. Big sweet mango, pineapple, and other tropical fruit. Some bitter pine undertones. Really nice citrus character in the nose as well. WOW!
A: Pours a cloudy tea color- amber/yellow/orange- can see bubbles floating to the top of the glass- small head leaves nice lacing.
T: Follows the nose. Nice pineapple, mango and papaya with some orange as well. Sweet bready malts create a nice backbone throughout the drink. The finish has a slight bitterness with a hint fresh pine. Very balanced.
P: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. The sweet malt and fruity hop flavors linger across the palate for quite sometime and the beer is highly drinkable.
O: Get this beer. Get it in any way possible. Fresh out of the tap will change your life! Shaun hits it out of the park on this beer. He does hoppy beer better than anyone out there.