Hill Farmstead Brewery Reviews




Boutip
3.9
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience Citrus
Bottle: Poured a bright yellow color ale with a medium white foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some oak and some 5-alive citrusy notes. Taste is a mix tart notes with light acidic notes also noticeable with some oak presence with fresh citrusy notes reminiscent of 5-alive. Body is about average with good carbonation. I actually quite enjoy this one and I like how the citrusy flavours offset some of the acidic notes.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

PhillyCraft
3.9
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience Plum
Bottle, Pours a reddish purple with small white head, light lacing. Notes of Red wine, vino, wine, cherry, light spice and maybe some plum fruit but that’s kind of a stretch. Overall, this CD Reminds me of plum wine with warming heat. Medium to fuller body. Wishing it had a more distinct Hill saison/Wild ale minerality with plum notes, but this is basically wine just as Cuvée Flora was. Juicy and salivating finish. Very enjoyable but maybe sat too long in barrels or they were so expressive that they overpowered the juice inside.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Johnsense
3.8
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #8
Deep brown pour, thumb sized tan head dissipates into a ring, small specs of lacing. Leathery aroma, tobacco, bourbon, roasted malts, black coffee. Molasses up front, light leather, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon whiskey. Medium body, a bit on the thinner side. Call it a really good imperial porter hybrid!
Monday, January 15, 2018

PhillyCraft
4.3
Hill Farmstead Mosaic IPA
Can care of Al, pours a very hazy golden orange with small white head. Smell is dank, and semi cheesy modern mosaic, pine, grapefruit, and honeydew. Flavor is really nice and juicy. more pronounced and complex than the Citra can we had before this. Awesome
Monday, January 15, 2018

PhillyCraft
3.9
Hill Farmstead Citra IPA
Can, Pours a murky yellow golden with small white head and light lace, smell is pineapple, honey, lemon and grapefruit. Flavor is suarez hoppy beer, honey, fresh sneaker box, lemon and melon. Medium to fuller body for Hill. Overall, I’m a fan of this one but still doesn’t remind me of the Fire Citra crops that were around 5-7 years ago.
Monday, January 15, 2018

ryanfolty
3.9
Hill Farmstead Fear and Trembling
January 13, 2018 - bottle via trade long time ago, 2013 vintage. Dark pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was roasted malt, some sweetness and light smoke. Taste had a bit more smoke than the aroma, but was still balanced.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

JaBier
4.2
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - January 15, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear yellow to gold with a medium white head. Nose of malt, funk, grass, lemon and lime. Malty and funky flavor with lime zestiness before a sour finish.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

AdamChandler
3.8
Hill Farmstead Citra IPA
Brand new from Hill Farmstead. It appears batch one is already sold out for draught and cans to go. Note ABV is slightly higher than single hop Citra.

A - Growler at 40F poured to the brim of a HF stemmed wine glass. Looks like orange juice pulp.

S - Nice aroma. Juicy grapefruit. smells like many other Citra beers. No cat-pee of course.

T - tasty grapefruit, orange juice and a little bit of pine cone with some tropical fruit. i get a floral lavender flavor too.

M - Carb is very soft. I hope in subsequent batches, it gets a bit oily at the end. Not usual for HF. will have to re-rate

O - Tasty, I assume this is batch one. I think it'll get more dialed in with time. Funny how every HF has this classic taste to it but never in batch one (talking about pale ales) I remember not loving Sumner or Susan in batch one. Same with walden..liking not loving and now they're some of my favorite pale ales.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

baraciisch
3.9
Grassroots Convivial Suarez
Ruby red in color... Aroma of flowers, hibiscus, light berries... Flavor is light and crisp, slight tartness, some lime zest, grains, hay, light funk on palate... delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, January 13, 2018

DandyWolfFloyd
4.1
Hill Farmstead Florence
Aroma - wheat, lemon, and carmalized sugar, and banana like yeast qualities. Appearance - clean golden color with a small white head. Effusive carbonation Taste - mimics the nose perfectly. Palate - is very smooth.
Friday, January 12, 2018

JBPortland
4.1
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - January 15, 2016
375ml bottle pours semi-clear gold with small head. Nose and taste have big lime zest throughout, soft grain backdrop, mild funk, nice minerality on the finish, moderate tartness, lime lime lime. Wonderful soft mouthfeel. Tasty.
Friday, January 12, 2018

djd07
3.8
Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer Holger Danske
Growler thanks to Mike. Pours black with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, dark chocolate, oak, smoke. Slick body, roasted malt, cocoa, bitter finish, very good.
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Viper666
1
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #2

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Viper666
1
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #8

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Viper666
1
Hill Farmstead Mosaic Single Hop Pale Ale

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Viper666
1
Hill Farmstead Marie

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Viper666
1
Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy - Akmel Nuri

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Viper666
1
Hill Farmstead Art

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Iznogud
4.4
Hill Farmstead Of First And Last Things
On tap at Mugs Ale House, their 25th anniversary party. Unclear yellow golden, medium white head. Strong dankness, some onions, tropical fruit, very smooth. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

BuckeyeBoy
4
Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals - Coffee (Akmel Nuri)
Bottle pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is big coffee forward some molasses pit fruit sweetness a little fudge almost and the bourbon barrel. Taste is more of the nice big coffee forward kick with bourbon barrel adding some round notes.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

BuckeyeBoy
3.8
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #8
500ml bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is big sweet milk chocolate some barrel notes vanilla and bourbon. Taste is more of the nice bourbon barrel notes vanilla sweet chocolate roast coffee.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

tapefuzz
4.1
Hill Farmstead Mosaic Single Hop Pale Ale
Draught. Pours a hazy, murky dark yellow with a medium, foamy white head. Aroma is mango, grapefruit, grass, pine, and a touch of peach. Taste is dough, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, a hint of peach, and some lemon. Light bitterness. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Creamy, fluffy, slightly oily mouthfeel.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Schwarzbart
4.2
Hill Farmstead Anna
Pours a large, white, tight foamed head. Lot’s of foamy drape. First pour from the 750mL bottle is clear, bright yellow and the second pour is a wonderful, bright, hazy yellow. Delicate spicy saison yeast, light tartness, lemon, wheat, floral, light grains, some phenolics and faint citrus. Hill Farmstead make some of the best farmhouse brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, January 8, 2018

jcgiusto
4.6
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #10

Monday, January 8, 2018

GRM
3.9
Hill Farmstead Anna
Olive bottle, 750 ml, bottled on 2016 02 25, drunk at Soif!, savoured on April 4 2017; eye: straw, lightly hazy, no effervescence; nose: citrusy, light honey, light musk, light spices, light wild yeasts; mouth: citrusy, light honey, light musk, light spices, light wild yeasts, semi-dry citrusy finale with slight presence of honey, medium body, good carbonation, slightly bitter, slightly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine

FRANÇAIS
Bouteille olive, 750 ml, embouteillée 2016 02 25, bue chez Soif!, savourée le 4 avril 2017; œil : paille, légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence; nez : citrique, léger miel, léger musc, léger épices, léger levures sauvages; bouche : citrique, léger miel, léger musc, léger épices, léger levures sauvages, finale semi-sèche citrique avec très légère présence de miel, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, très légèrement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

Monday, January 8, 2018

phaleslu
4
Hill Farmstead / Jackie O's / Crooked Stave / Side Project Elaborative #4
Draft at the Jackie O's Production Facility during the 12th Anniversary party weekend. Pours a hazy pale yellow-gold with a finger of white head that settles into a thick ring and thinner film. Notes of lemon, wheat, grass, biscuit, sourdough, faint herbs, and light tartness. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, barely tart, barely sweet mouthfeel. All-day crusher. Delicious and delicate. Category killer, although it's a bit of a twist on the category itself.
Monday, January 8, 2018

TARB
3
Hill Farmstead Anna

Sunday, January 7, 2018

sammisixx
5
Hill Farmstead Legitimacy

Sunday, January 7, 2018

lviola23
5
Hill Farmstead Beyond Good and Evil

Sunday, January 7, 2018

dzudohonor
4.5
Hill Farmstead Dorothy - Wine Barrel Aged
backlog PAKK 2017 - "w aromacie ananas , ser cheddar, ogórek/melon, dzikie nuty w tle, w smaku mocny grejpfrut, zest z cytryny, na drugim planie brzoskwinia, zielony agrest, subtelna dębina"
Sunday, January 7, 2018

Leighton
4.5
Hill Farmstead Mimosa
Keg at Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Pours hazy, bright orange-gold with a thick, lasting creamy white head. Lovely aroma, some tangy citrus fruits, wheat flakes, a touch of funk, lemon. Light sweet flavour with light citric twang, mellow acidity, more lemon, lightly juicy orange, understated wheat. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Beautiful balance in the finish, restrained warmth, more vibrant and subtly tart citrus notes, a nip of barn-like funk, more lemon, faint hay. Outstanding.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

asheft
3.4
Hill Farmstead Edward
On tap at Great Northern. Dank and cat pee hops aroma and flavor with some medicinal hops in the flavour. Assertive hops bitterness that dwindled to a grassy, tangy finish that lingers. Medium carbonation. Severely overrated, if this keg is representative.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Theydon_Bois
4.1
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #5
Bottle split at Leighton's 20K, big thanks to the man of the moment, 01/03/17. Black with a well presented tan covering. Nose is toffee, soice, chocolate, coconut, charr, mellow orast, light smoke, bourbon oak trace. Taste comprises dark chocolate Bounty bar, toffee fudge, sweet notes, chocolate dipped raisins, dark malts, light spice, mellow barrel, toasted brown sugar. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a subtle alcohol kick. Top notch Impy stout blend ... great balance and drinkability.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Theydon_Bois
3.9
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 16)
Bottle split at Leighton's 20K, big thanks to the man of the moment, 01/03/17. Chestnut brown with a decent light beige cap. Nose is dark fruit rinds, toffee apple, wooded notes, nutty, spice, oak, damp straw, lemon rinds. Taste comprises mellow oak, red wine pinch, plums, dried fruits, spice, stoned fruits, dates, stewed fruit, wood must, farmyard lite. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a modicum of acidic bite. Solid easy drinking and relatively mellow sour.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Theydon_Bois
3.8
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2014)
Bottle split at CBC Islo Matteo ciao, big thanks to Leighton, 20/02/17. Hazed golden blonde with a well presented off white covering. Nose is lemon tinged straw, funky cloak, wood must, tangy green berries, damp hay, stale breads. Taste comprises on the turn melon, lemon drizzle cake, wooded tones, farmyard, grass, orange peel, greenguages, light spice, oak, wood must. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid well balanced saison.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

JStax
3.9
Hill Farmstead / Jackie O's / Crooked Stave / Side Project Elaborative #4
Draft sample at Jackie O's. The beer is a pale, hazy yellow with a white head of foam. The aroma is citrusy and tart. Juicy and citrusy taste with a puckering sourness that rings through the finish. Light body and medium carbonation. Fun and tasty.
Friday, January 5, 2018

dzudohonor
4.6
Hill Farmstead Aaron
Takiego aromatu oczekuję po najlepszych barley wine'ach - masę fig, rodzynek, nut bourbonowych - wanilli, toffi, oj jest gęsto od tych zapachów. Pierwsze co wyczuwam w smaku to dębina, syrop z ciemnych owoców, wspomniane figi, daktyle, wanilia, nuty sherry (PX), troszeczkę czekolady i toffi, płyn jest aksamitny, otula delikatnie język, ciało średnie, nie zakleja słodyczą, jest znakomicie wyważony i subtelny, oczywiście niesamowicie pijalny (nie pamiętam dawno, żeby mi tak szybko jakiekolwiek bw ze szkła zniknęło), nie ma mowy o żadnym alkoholu, gdzieś tam po jakimś czasie czuć leciuteńkie rozgrzewanie w żołądku. Znakomity trunek!
Friday, January 5, 2018

wombat23
3.9
Hill Farmstead Dharma Bum
Draft at The Pony Bar, NYC. Pours cloudy bronze with a white head. Aroma and taste of juicy tropical fruits, citrus, floral notes, grapefruit. Excellent.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

wombat23
3.7
Hill Farmstead Song of Joy
Draft at The Jeffrey, NYC. Pours clear pale gold with a white head. Aroma is citruc and hoppy. Taste is citrus, grains, pine, floral notes. Good.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

voyageurmike
4.3
Hill Farmstead Fear and Trembling - Cabernet/Bourbon Blend
500 ml bottle from the brewery. Very dark brown and full bodied. Red wine, bourbon and licorice taste. Roasted malt finish. Exquisite.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

wombat23
4
Hill Farmstead Conduct of Life
Draft at The Jeffrey, NYC. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a white head. Aroma and flavor is dank, tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus, resin. Juicy finish. Excellent.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

wombat23
3.3
Hill Farmstead Marie
On tap at The Jeffrey NYC. Pale straw with a slight haze, white head. Aroma is mildly fruity, grains. Taste is grains, hay, apple juice, a bit of fruit. Very drinkable.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

madmitch76
4.1
Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy - Kochere
18th December 2017
T42 Christmas Bottleshare. Big thanks to Leighton for this treat. Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is smooth and has decent fine carbonation. Smooth mellow dark malts with nicely integrated dark chocolate. Whisper of vanilla. Touch of honey in the mid, never too much or too sweet. Mildly spicy calvados on the back end. Any coffee is pretty subtle. Smooth finish. On paper this sounded a bit left field but the disparate elements come together very well indeed. Rich and tasty.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sammy
3.5
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #8
a blend of whiskeys supersedes the imperial stout. Black without any sign of head. Ok, but not so great. Thanks for sharing, Brian.Bit watered down but accounting for that.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

PhillyCraft
4.1
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - July 15, 2016
Bottle at Al's on NYE, pours a hazy golden with small white head. Notes of lime, yarrow, lemons, oak, apples, honey, fruity wheat, and some vino barrels. Balanced tartness and acidity. Light to medium in body. Very nice addition to the Leaves of Grass series. Cheers
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Reynolds314
4.6
Hill Farmstead Damon - Coffee (Kieni)
This is one of the best BA stouts ive ever had and definitely my favorite Stout from Hill Farmstead. Bottle pour at the brewery is viscous black with mocha head. Aroma is rich cold brew coffee, soft vanilla bourbon, toasted coconut, toffee, and pumpernickle bread. Taste is medium sweet for the style without being cloying. Nice balancing roast and bourbon on the finish. Just phenomenal.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

JoeMcPhee
4.2
Hill Farmstead Sumner
Pale yellow pour. The nose is bright and juicy. Tropical and juicy with a lot of grassiness and a bit of fruit. Loads of juicy fruit, papaya and mango. Juicy, dry and tasty. Pretty damn solid.
Monday, January 1, 2018

ametras
4.4
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #10
500ml bottle. Black with a frothy reddish brown head. Flavors are oak, bourbon, fudge, molasses, vanilla, soy sauce and alcohol with fruity notes. Full body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture.
Monday, January 1, 2018

ebone1988
4.3
Hill Farmstead Arthur
#2,200. Bottle shared with koleminer20, fuck yeah. Aroma is esters, tart, funk, barnyard, wheat, fruit, great. Appearance is golden, hazy, white head. Taste is esters, barnyard, wheat, tart, fruity, spice, funk, excellent. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, funky tart spice esters aftertaste. Overall, this it's super solid.
Monday, January 1, 2018

Reynolds314
3.3
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience Citrus
Bottle from the brewery. Most certainly the worst beer I’ve had that was solely produced by HF. Looks good as a hazy peach pour with minimal head. Aroma is lemon pledge and citrus oils without much else. Taste is cleaning products with bitter citrus rind and mild acidity. Disappointing but it’s a very rare miss from this brewery.
Monday, January 1, 2018