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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A single hop pale ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Riwaka hops.

Brewed mid 2012. Re-Brewed mid-2016

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4.3
sarro (134) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Sampled multiple times draught and growler in the last 2 weeks. Pours a hazy bosc yellowish orange color with thin white heading. Smell is more hop-fruit dominate with notes of orange, sweet grapefruit, mango and herbal tea. Thin to medium mouth feel with nice carbonation and a lasting finish. Taste is right with the nose in hops and lingers on the palate nicely. Not harsh in any fashion, but nice bold unique hop flavor from the NZ Riwaka hops. Outstanding pale ale.

4.3
Leighton (22054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Swing-top shared with the fellas down at The Kernel, London. Pours cloudy, matte yellow with a perfect, white froth head. Bit of salty pee in the nose, dank citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor, grass, light urine, ripe lemon, light grapefruit, tangerine. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy, gorgeous carbonation. Finishes with a bit more gritty grass, light earth, but still lots of juicy citrus. Wonderful APA.

4.3
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Growler: The aroma consists of big grapefruit with lighter citrus. It pours a cloudy dull orangish-yellow with a small soapy white head. The flavor starts with starts with a quick dose of tropical fruits and citrus. The finish has moderate grapefruit. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, another amazing sessionable by these guys.

3.5
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Growler @ Dan’s house, thanks to Steve O. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with a light tan head. Somewhat zesty, grapefruity, floral, herbal aroma. Somewhat chewy, cracker, zesty fruity, orange citrusy dull flavor. Maybe my least favorite from HF

3.4
Steve_0 (3744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2012 Growler at Dan’s shared with friends. Pour is deep amber with a big off-white head and great lacing. Aroma is bitter orange peel, bread, graham cracker, biscuit, grapefruit, and caramel. Taste is toffee, caramel, light earth, citrus hops, grapefruit peel, orange, and lemon zest with a medium bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Highly drinkable, but not even close to the other IPAs/APAs Shaun puts out.

3.2
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Pour out of 1 L bottle, dark orange red pour with white head, aroma has notes of some caramel, toffe, hitns of pine, grass, slight pineapple, mango, hints of earth, finishing fairly sweet. Taste is a mix of tart lemon, biscuit, orange, going quick into sweet caramel, toffee, slight earth, very sweet, finishing sweet, slightly boozy, fairly dry.

4.4
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Thanks to Moll for grabbing the growler for me. Served in Hill Farmstead stemware. Plenty of citrus peel and light pine. A bit floral. Flavor is quite dry and very bitter. Light body. Excellent.

3.7
Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Maybe not my favorite hop but still very well done as always. Really interesting floral, grape, citrus notes with light sweetness and a bit of left over berry sweetness on the finish. Hard to describe but pretty good.

4
j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Pouring at the Hill Farmstead Harvest Festival. Pours a big hazed mango colored amber with a medium sized white head. Dusty hops, citrus, faint musk on the nose. Medium bodied, spicy hops, dusty and earthy. Gritty, lots of depth, cement, long earthy pungent citrus. Lengthy subtle grapefruit, lingering bitterness. Lovely.

3.9
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
750ml growler, thanks Adam. Pour peach golden, hazy, with a small white head that fades into a light sudsy lace throughout. Nose is killer hill farm stylie--super citrusy, light grassy and herbal character. Malt takes a back seat as always but it’s there and doing its job well, which is to balance the bitterness of the hops while still allowing them to run the show. Pretty much of all of Shaun’s pale ales accomplish this every time. Found the flavor on this bad boy to be a little less vibrant than the nose and highlighting more flowery, herbal hop profiles. Palate is spot on. Interesting hop for sure.


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