CassanoMagnago (18) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2012
On tab from keg purchased at Hill Farmstead. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Floral and citrus aroma. Crisp taste with a hoppy middle and malty finish. Great session beer.
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Tap and growler. Awesome big super juicy hop aroma of pineapple, green grapes, oranges. Very fresh tasting. Taste is crisp refr eshing pineapple, melon, toast. Closest thing to gumball head ive ever tasted, but a bit juicier, more complex than gummed ball head. Just about the perfect session beer. Could go for the a few kegs of this bad boy. A little to good to be sure. Good candidate for a "desert island" beer. Slipstream (2719) - USA - MAY 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 On draft at Proletariat. Excellent session IPA. A little citrusy sourness, grassy hops a fine floral aroma. Fresh and delicious. This has the right amount of everything - who wouldn’t like this? I’ll go out on a limb a little and call it the best session IPA I’ve ever tasted. Hats off to HF. This explains why people will drive for hours to a little place called Greensboro for some of their beers fbm115 (187) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2012
pours a light golden straw color with a fluffy head that leaves lacing as it falls. blast of hops a first but delicate and herbally sweet smell. soft maltiness and clean mellow yeast esters. taste has a blast of hops but the flavor is delicate mild herbally sweet hops and a gentle bready malt. a perfectly balanced beer it seems. dry bitter with a touch of sweetness. no alcohol detected except after i finished the growler. o__O GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
750mL flip-top big thanks to Ed5388. Beautiful glowing peach pour with rocky, meringue foam. Nose is beautiful sweet cream butter (Hill Farmstead house yeast), soft butterscotch, peaches&cream ice cream, juicy cantaloupe, whipped cream. As it warms, a flash of exotic/pithy tropical melon comes through (Motueka I assume). Taste is juicy, rich butterscotch is a flavor but not a density. Floats on the tongue with mega buoyancy. Super soft bitterness is not the main character here- juicy hops and tropical fruit are 90% with the remaining a soft bitterness. Soft and refreshing rather than abusive. Slick, soft butteriness on the palate is exactly what I am after. A big improvement over tannic astringency or chemical soap. Exactly the APA I was hoping this would be and much more. A perfect hop combo of some of my favorites, especially Amarillo. Wow. This is the entire purpose of the APA style- delicacy, bright hoppiness, refreshing body unlike IPAs which are bitter for no reason and heavy in mouthfeel. This is the session beer we all should be demanding. I will be dreaming of this beer.
DuffMan (10751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
First tasted at the brewery while waiting in line for growler fills, then shared less than 72 hrs after purchase with my lovely wife over a meal of pesto-prawn salad. Bright, translucent, lemony yellow with a sudsy white head that leaves heavy rings of lace down the glass. Aroma is freshness in a glass-- delicate fresh hops that display characteristics in equal proportion of both crisp, green grassy notes and ripe rind of citrus. Light, biscuit malts support a vibrant but delicate hoppy body, notes of carrot tops, kumquat, guava, and honeydew, leading to a crisp finish of just-right balancing bitterness. The hype is true; this is magical stuff. Ready4Aheady (38) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2013
On tap in Burlington... Hazy golden color, light white foam... nice aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, delicious if understated flavors of citrus, vanilla, and pine forest... Well balanced and delicious... Leaves you wanting more! nimbleprop (8924) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2oz pour at the brewery. Pours a hazy light gold, with some thin white head. Nose packs a huge punch, bright chive and scallion and garlic scape, bright pine, perfume, herbs, grapefruit, lemon, floral, zesty. Very inviting. Flavor follows right along, big punchy citrus zest, bright onion patch, scallion, chive, scape, grapefruit zest, orange zest, even a little bit of lime, dried pine, only the faintest hint of sweetness to round things out. Dry, zesty finish. Incredible. Packs an incredible amount of flavors for a beer coming in at 4%. lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
Resin and citrus aromas aplenty.
Minimal head, hazy straw color.
Thin body with medium carbonation.
Smells like hops, tastes like hops.Backed by light maltiness.
Overall a super hoppy pale ale that is super refreshing and easy to drink(for a hophead).
Great beer. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at the Otey abode. Pours a cloudy straw color with moderate frothy white head. Nose holds stunning notes of of pineapple and mango tropical fruits as well as citrus sweetness and touches of spruce and dank earthy loam. Flavor adds lemongrass and white grapefruit to broaden the fruit melange. A nice bitter finish but delectably drinkable. So amazingly flavorful for 4 percent. An incredible collaboration brew.