skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2017 sarro (134) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead Willi Becher.
A~ light glowing yellow/orange with a nice head and a little lacing.
S~ spicy up front! hmm... earthy grass, schezwan, black pepper, and peppercorns all followed by a little tropical fruit mango, pineapple and a little grapefruit.
T~ follows the nose but more subtle here. a little less on the spice and more on the tropical fruit! love it!
M~ super smooth and refreshing, i could drink this all day long! nice carb. as well!
O~ this has to be my favorite pale offering from HF! i’m a sucker for spice and this hop really hits home! i don’t know how i missed this the last time it was around but its been years! i wonder if the last batch tasted like this as well?? (if anyone has any info, shoot me a message) otherwise just find a way to try this! totally worth it! hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle... Pours hazy and yellow with a tiny, creamy, white head. The only things I can smell here are peppercorns - a multi-color blend. I Love all peppercorns as each one brings something different and wonderful to the table. Medium to full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is peppery and modestly bitter. Low to no sweetness here. Lingering, pleasant, gentle bitterness in the finish. Great balance overall. Excellent. Bottle courtesy of ctipping! jc1762 (1609) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle shared at Travlr’s departure tasting. Poured into a snifter showing well filtered dull yellow with white foam around the rims.
The nose shows an extremely light pineapple profile.
The palate is lightly carbonated and full bodied. Flavors of pine resin without any sharpness. Balanced and rounded by malts without giving any bready notes. Resinous pine and lightly grapefruit pithy finish. GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Growler at Travlr’s DC Departure RateBeer Tasting. Thanks Huhzubendah! Hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, tropical, pine, floral. Tastes of citrus, floral, pine, grassy notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Good. Westchesterco (2168) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
From a bottle at the RateBeer gathering 9/9/16. Thanks Huzhabendah! It is a cloudy golden color with a slight head the atoms is citrus and the taste is orange and tropoical fruits. Light bitter finish,
Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color. Fruity haystack aroma. Taste is lightly bitter hay and straw. Tasty. solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Big pine and some florals. Great for style. Light sweet finish with bitter note. Golden pour with ok head and lacing. Great drinkability. Growler. Iphonephan (7264) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
From a bottle at the RateBeer gathering 9/9/16. Thanks Huzhabendah! Fruity nose. Flavors of madarin orange and tropoical fruits. Light bitter finish, ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2016
750mL growler filled 8/11/16, drunk 9/1/16 and a glass drunk at the brewery on 8/11/16.brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Large, white head, with strong retention, tops a thoroughly hazy, bronze-golden body.
Honeysuckle, tangerine, nectarine, lemon and a strong spiciness, lightly reminiscent of Galaxy (though lighter than that) comprise the nose. A hint of mineral and very light white grape, with more wildflower and tangerine. Bizarre and awesome, with biscuity and crackery malts sparsely providing balance in the nose and no alcohol or flaw noted.
Stronger tropical fruits in the mouth, with lots of peach/nectarine and tangerine-guava. Bitterness is crisp and assertive, but doesn’t build up/fatigue. Light white grape, lots of biscuit and mineral and light lemon, spice and tangerine lingering. As usual with this series, and Shaun’s pale ales in general, very elegant, cerebral stuff without any forcefulness/flashiness.
On tap @ Hill Farmstead. Cloudy golden beer with a white head. This beer is super dank and funky. A whole lot of green onion, garlic, and pine. There is a lot of grapefruit and lemon rind to it as well, though. It’s got a touch of bready malt in there as well. The beer is rather intensely bitter and has a fair amount of that sulfur/onion/garlic thing going on. Oily citrus peel is dominant as well. It was by far my least favorite of the beers I tried on my visit.