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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23314) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color. Fruity haystack aroma. Taste is lightly bitter hay and straw. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20112) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 5, 2016
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. Its 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
Sampled on tap at Hill Farmstead Brewery and then later from a growler. Pours a cloudy yellow with a big white head. Aroma is super funky and wild, with loads of barnyard funk, hay and a big hop bite amongst all that. Flavour is both super funky and super hoppy, with loads of wild, funky character, hay and a pungent floral hop bite dominated by the wild and funky character. Super flavourful. Amazing pale ale one of the best Ive had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13476) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Growler thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is floral and orange peel. Medium body, juicy hop, citrus, wheat, light bitterness, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11747) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2016
on tap at armsby abbey. interesting hop flavour with rice like and ginger taste. above average carbonation works.lacey.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10944) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Growler @ Dans 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9929) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Three-dimensional citrusy spiciness reigns within this pillowy New World Pale Ale, leading to herbal hop resins, subtle straw and much merriment.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy head of foam floats atop the cloudy blond, leaving plenty of lacing.
-Drinkability is sky high due to the leanness of the body, the comfortable natural carbonation and the moderate bitterness.
-The aroma is simply superb. Amazing dry-hopping job as always from Hill Farmstead.
-This is the kind of hop that doesnt need blending to achieve complexity. A marvelous discovery for me.
-This smells so good I feel like leaving a couple of drops at the bottom of the glass and sniffing it all day.

Growler and on tap at the brewery.


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