Ernest (7820) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Draft. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (peach, melon, apricot), lightly yeasty (dough), with light notes of honey and gum. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
It’s really a shame about the sourness, because otherwise this could be a really nice beer...the fruity hop character is quite nice. The brewer just seems to like sour beer in general, even in styles that aren’t typically sour. And sadly I’m not a sourhead. It’s not all the way to Jolly Pumpkin / Fantome everything-is-infected status, but it has become abundantly clear that Mr. Hill’s decidedly New World take on everything just doesn’t jive with my Old World tastes. jrodooo5 (1718) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Bitter American pale with kind of a dry finish. It pours nicely & has a good hop aroma. Good! kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Draft pour at farmhouse in Burlington Orange with white head. Smooth citrus and excellent. Palme (4823) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2017
On tap @ Fools Gold. This one has a really good looking cloudy honey orangey colored body with a tall and lasting eggshell colored really dense and nice looking head. On the nose it’s almost apple juice sweet. Lots of peachy sweetness, freshly hopped, a little stone fruits. Smells really nice. Tastes even better! . Man this stuff is superbly balanced. It’s nice cloudy light and oily in the mouth, just above average on the prickling carbonation. So smooth. A little likely drinking velvet in the mouth this. Hoppy tones, a little clementine peel freshness. I could easily have a few of these anytime. Top stuff! 14.06.2017 thornecb (6062) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Tropical fruit aromas. Soft with grapefruit, meadow and weed upfront turning to marshmallow before dry pith and resin in the lasting finish.
Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Draft at Blackback. Likely the last draft HF for awhile. Cloudy gold with rocky white head, great retention and lacing. Aroma: citrus, grass, herbs, some resin (though leans more citrus). Lean and hop-driven. Dry, moderate to assertive bitterness at end. Texture not as soft as Im coming to expect -- oily texture, average carbonation, light body. This has a bite to it. Overall: nice hoppy pale ale. Didnt see God, but what do you expect? Its just beer. SG111 (2033) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Tap at Hellcat Annies. Pours slightly opaque yellow. White head. Aroma is lemonade, orange juice, mango, tangerine, spot of basil perhaps? Juicy. Flavor is pine, lemon drop, tangerine, grass, floral. Juicy, sweet but piney finish. Enjoyable. Doesnt blow my mind (heresy though that may be), but it is very enjoyable. Frudel (253) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
On tap at Hill Farm. A yellow hazy liquid comes from the tap with a nice white head. Nose is very inviting, caramel malt, flowers, pine tree, it smells so fresh. Taste is caramel malt, pine resin, citrus, an APA I wish I could brew. The glass is empty in no time, it was very refreshing, well balanced, astonishing quality. migwell (367) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2017
On tap at Whetstone Station in Brattleboro. Had one, then had another. Excellent, well balanced, easy drinking ale from a premier brewery. Rather than reiterate hundreds of comments about the attributes of this brew (color, aroma, palate, etc.) I’m thinking about what makes this ale stand out... it is clean and crisp, complex in a subtle way, seductive and satisfying. I’ve heard the phrase ’brewer’s art’ tossed around for years, but here it is. A masterpiece.
Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2017
Tap at a market in DC
Pours slightly hazy lite orange hue with a small soapy white head. Nose is fruity pebbles slightly husky malt profile. Flavors are less hoppy than you would think. Nice tangerine rind and malt husks. Finish is short lingering dry malt profile and lingering lite bitterness. Very good but not as crazy as i was expecting.