deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
A- unfiltered honey yellow with one half finger of white head. S- grapefruit and full citrus, sun tea, spicy herbs, lemon pepper, lavender, honey, floral notes, along with some wet grass and musty malts. M- good carbonation with some stickiness. Medium bodied and a full palate. T- orange peel, grapefruit, honey, malts and some mild rose petals to start. Alfalfa, mild pepper, brown sugar, coriander, lemon and mustiness are up next and mingle with the malts, and grapefruit still present from the beginning. Some metallic and mineral notes also in the middle. The subdued ending is malty and bitter with more grapefruit and minerals that quietly hang around. Maltiness is more prominent as it warms.
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750ml growler thanks to onebigtymer11. Enjoying this on my 33rd birthday. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a fluffy white head. Strong aroma of grapefruit, juicy citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, and biscuit malt. This beer is so well balanced and smooth. It's going down way to easy and fast! Loving this one. AirForceHops (7234) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2013
750 ml growler from HFS. Bright yellow color with a steady ring of white head that laced the glass. Nose is mango, pineapple, grapefruit and a touch of piney hops. Flavor is mostly the same as the nose. Big juicy fruits and about every hop combination you can think of. Just enough malt to keep some of the hops at bay. Medium body with a real dry texture. Loads of pine hops with a lingering bitterness. Hops, hops and more hops. Ataraxia (535) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bright, translucent gold color with a frothy white head. Somewhat milder aroma of sweet pale malts, peach, mango, grapefruit, and citrus fruits. Sweetness is balanced with background bitterness. Smooth, crisp, with just a bit of alcohol presence. In between light and medium bodied. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Pours Cloudy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of a lot of citrusy and almost resiny hops plus a nice pale, caramel maltiness. Flavor the same. Average to smooth texture. A great beer.
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
23rd September 2012yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Very hazy amber beer, good off white head. Palate is smooth with good fine carbonation. Minerals. Nice mellow fruity hops - blood orange and regular orange marmalade. Lesser lemon and grapefruit. Finishes neutral with a good bitter marmalade aftertaste.
750 mL growlers complements of Thorpe and Tucker.
Pours a cloudy pale golden amber color with a frothy, retentive large white head; ample lacing. Dank citrus nose, exceptionally pungent and hoppy with a strong malt and honey like sweetness. Like nose, strong malt body, more sweet than other HF DIPAs, with an exceptionally dry and bitter finish; pine and orange rind. Medium thick body, well carbonated and very little alcohol presence. Certainly tastes like an Imperial Harlan, not my favorite HF, but I welcome having a few growlers of this. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Thanks to Michael for acquiring the growler for me. Shared with Mike and Adam.
The beer is golden yellow and mildly hazy with a half inch of white head. Good retention and plenty of lacing.
The aroma is seductive. Oh my...citrus, crack, hops, voodoo magicks, etc.
The flavor offers a ridiculously smooth blanket of hops. Utterly chuggable. Not too sweet, with a ton of citrus. A touch of malt in the finish, but most definitely a showcase for the hops. This is exactly what I look for in a DIPA.
One of the most drinkable DIPAs I have ever had.
Overall, this reaffirms that Hill Farmstead is one of the best breweries on the planet. Highly recommended.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 05-30-2012 Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
32 oz. growler served in a Portsmouth tulip. Growler courtesy of Sean (Sean9689). Thanks again!
A: Pours a hazy gold color with nice orange hues. A fluffy white head forms on the pour and recedes to a nice sticky collar that leaves similar sticky sheets of lace.
S: Nice pineapple and mango tropical scents with a nice sweet oat malt flavor to compliment the hops.
T: The hops are a little more complex in the taste with some grassy undertones and sweet tropical fruits and nice sweet oat malts.
M: Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel, but refreshing at the same time with a sweet fruity finish.
O: Another delicious and hoppy creation from HF. This a very balanced and flavorful DIPA that is a must try for any tropical fruit flavored fan.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 05-16-2012 Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
In short: A highly aromatic sharp citrusy blonde IPA. Another home-run in the Double IPA HF lineup.
How: Fresh growler consumed the day of purchase from the brewery
The look: Cloudy dark blond body topped by a medium white head with good retention
In long: Nose is an explosion of fruity (mostly citrusy) hops with grassy undertones. In mouth I immediately recognize the signature HF IIPA malt backbone which to me is like a fresh baguette and crisp crackers with just enough sugars to oppose the hops in a loosing but valiant effort. Also typical of HF IIPA is the super mouthfeel with many very soft bubbles, a beer you enjoy to keep in your mouth. Hopping is intense and very bright, very grapefruity with also other citrus fruits and grass. Bitterness level is pretty high, very bright and just sharp enough to make it refreshing without being too aggressive. Another Hill Farmstead Double IPA that I drank like a 5% session IPA. Great stuff as usual. Sometimes after I visit Hill Farmstead I like to close my eyes and imagine how great it would be if this brewery was locally available to me, and I’m all like “Wow, that would be so awesome” and my wife is all like “Watch the road! Watch the fucken road!!!”