Hill Farmstead / Cigar City Nor

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RATINGS: 59   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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Travlr (25544) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Growler muled by oteyj, thanks! Cloudy golden color, huge fluffy white head. Intense pine aroma. Taste is very bitter pine resin and bread. Too bitter for my taste.

mcberko (18434) - 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.

j12601 (12979) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
On tap at Lord Hobo prior to EBF and NOTB. Pours an opaquely hazed golden amber, with a soft small white head. Big bright citrus on the nose, sweet and slightly resinous and dank. Lemony and grassy. Medium bodied, sweet citrus, thick with earthy citrus and big pithy grapefruit. Long grapefruit filled finish, sticky and lingering. Nicely balanced.

hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of citrus, floral hops, pineapples, and just all around nice hoppiness. Tastes of the same nice hoppiness with the alcohol content hidden. Lighter caramel.

Sammy (12484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at the Black Back pub. Cloudy grapefruit coloured body. Apparently with rice and Brett. A good mouthfeel. Lots of orange taste. Very smooth drinker.

hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Growler... Murky golden ale with both small and fat bubbles. Good retention. The aroma is dominated by dank, musky, armpit-like hops with an undercurrent of pale malt. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor offers a bounty of citrusy, tannic bitterness with a pale malt backbone and a subtle bready component. Finishes lightly sweet, then bitter and dry. Big-time kudos to biggsbowler for making it possible for me to finally try the fourth and final beer in this Cigar City/Grassroots/Hill Farmstead collaboration.

DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Draft at Capone’s. Poured turbid gold with white head and a lot of carbonation. Nose was intense resiny hops, tropical citrus, including tangerine, pineapple, and quite a bit of funk. Tasted rich, extremely complex, with big flavors of tropical citrus fruit, piney hops, some funk, and a very complex finish. This one is delicious.

GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
750mL growler/flip-top thanks to oteyj. Pours a cloudy orange sherbet with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Decent lace. Nose is thick jackfruit, durian, vanilla, orange sorbet. Feels a lot like HFS Harlan but not as aggressive or tropical melon heavy. Taste is very meaty with big vanilla booziness, salty, bitter orange peel and grapefruit pith. Not nearly as nice as the Harlan. Very aggressive, boozy, richer. Big orange juice character. In the right direction for style, but slightly too sticky and white sugary fruits. Big boozy character.

arminjewell (9689) - 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.

PhillyCraft (7589) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
On tap at TND with Pat, pours a cloudy straw orange, small white hjead, awesome lacing. Aromas and taste of pineapple, piney hops, lightly roasted grains, pineapple, caramel malt, bitter somewhat dry finish. Easy going for 9.2%. All around amazing beer.

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