Hill Farmstead / Cigar City Nor

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Imperial IPA brewed in collaboration with our friends at Cigar City Brewing Company...

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
750ml growler courtesy of ernesto, thank you! very delicious beer here. something about seans iipas makes them drink like pale ales, incredibly light and drinkable. this is no exception. seems like maybe half the abv when you taste it. drinks with the best like alpha king, but its over 9%!!! pours a cloudy prangish yellow with a dense cascading head that leaves nice lacing and skimming. i delicious aroma, hoppy, slightly funky too, you can tell it was made at the farmstead. crisp and musty, bright and dusty, this beer is trusty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Poured from 750ml. growler. The color was a very hazy murky gold orange with a decent white head. Aromas were very tropical, rich , and fruity. Medium and exceptionally smooth body; not too resiny at all. Maybe the rice flakes added enhanced the mouth feel on this? Flavors were big mango, grapefruit and some orange. Good bitter hops in the middle. Kind of similar to a Citra hop flavor but probably the Motueka NZ hops?Finish was well balanced and not overly sweet. Really liked this very much. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Big thanks to StormKing47 for sharing this growler on your Black Friday beer adventure. Awesome beer for an awesome trip. A - Pours murky golden orange with a small, fluffy, one finger tall white head leaving light lace down the glass. S - Smells of pungent citric hops, tropical fruits; most notably mango and grapefruit; and lightly toasted caramel malt. The balance of light sweetness to juicy hops is very nice. T - Starts off with a big citric hop bite slowly giving way to a mix of tropical fruits and sweet caramel malt. The balance isnt as good here but it is still easily manageable. The finish is pretty dry, lingering for quite awhile. M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, hoppy, feel that leaves the pallet dry after each sip. This one torched my pallet for a few minutes there.. O - I really enjoyed this one, but I always enjoy the hoppy beers from hill farmstead. It had good balance and tasted great. One of the better beers of the day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle split with mcberko - growler from glouglouburp. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. The aroma is incredibly fresh, with loads of tropical fruits, resin, and piney hops. Flavour is very fruity, tropical, pine, caramel malts, with an oily, buttery bitter hop finish. Leaves somewhat of an earthy aftertaste. Fresh, light, full bodied, oily smooth and bitter. Amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (16956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
750mL growler, sent from my man Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), pour a beautiful cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma screams tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, tangerine), grapefruit, loads of resinous and piney hops, balanced by sufficient caramel malt. Flavour is intensely flavourful, with mounds of tropical fruits (as mentioned), orange / grapefruit rind, loads of citrusy, resinous and piney hops, and lots of caramel malt to balance, offering a perfect amount of sweetness to counterbalance the intense fruitiness and hoppiness. Finishes fruity and hoppy, with a bit of earthy character and sort of an oily feel. Once again, Hill Farmstead have churned out an amazing double IPA. This is just delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2011
growler from J & J .... Hazy golden pour , thin creamy white head , excellent lace . Aroma is pure citrus hop , some alcohol and a touch of pine . Excellent fruity citrus hop flavor , notes of grapefruit , lemon and orange . Medium bodied , heavier than expected mouthfeel . Alcohol hardly noticeable . Finishes clean with a lingering orange note . Super easy to drink and very enjoyable . Excellent

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle thanks to Matsciguy! Thanks Levi! Pour is a uniformly hazy light straw gold, with a white head that fades quickly to nice lacing. Aroma is insane: Like sticking my nose into a bag of hops while homebrewing. Lots of pine, citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, white fruit. A bit of straw. Absolutely outstanding aroma. Taste is pine resin, lots of citrus peel. Bitter finish, but not overpowering in the least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle pour thanks to Levi! Pour is hazy yellow orange with nice white head, fresh and sticky to the glass. Aroma brings notes of big dank fresh hops, resinous notes, some pine, lemon, orange, hints of biscuit, really nice aroma. Taste is really nice resinous and piney hops, some nice lemony oils, hints of grass, touch of cracker biscuit, hints of sweet orange oils at the end not terribly bitter. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Murky golden, decent white head, oily lacing. Aroma is sickly sweet tropical fruits, residuel sweetness in background. Flavor much the same, sickly sweet. Resin/sticky mouthfeel. Not bad, just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 Pours hazy pale gold with a thin white head that leaves an almost oily-looking lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops with a almost sweet malt background flavor is the same, but the bitterness is very smooth. Very drinkable.

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