Category Archives: Hill Farmstead Brewery

Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #11

Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe hops.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 8th October 2018, with a drink by date of 19th November 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky orange colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical and citrus, grape, mango, orange, orange rind and pine.
Taste: Fruity, mango, grape, pineapple, melon, citrus rind, a touch of berries, lightly floral and a hint of dankness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Another nice DIPA by Hill Farmstead. Easy to drink with its good tropical and citrus fruitiness.

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Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #10

Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial IPA brewed with honey and Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, and Simcoe hops.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 2nd October 2018, and with a drink by date of 13th November 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with a big almost three finger off white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Strong fruitiness, ripe mango, pineapple, citrusy orange zest and rind, with hints of melon, pine and spice.
Taste: Light sweetness, mango, pineapple, melon, followed by citrusy orange rind and peel, hints of honey sweetness and nice bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice easy drinking DIPA with lots of fruit and not a hint of booze.

Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #9

Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial IPA brewed with Amarillo, Motueka and Nelson Sauvin hops.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.45
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 24th September 2018 with a drink by date of 5th November 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky hazy dark orange colour with a two finger white head that had great retention and left lots of nice fluffy lacing.
Aroma: Tropical mango, peach, apricot, guava, some citrus orange, grapefruit, and resinous pine.
Taste: Fruity, tropical and citrus. Mango, peach, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, with hints of pine. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Great aroma and flavours with lots of tropical and citrus fruit.

Hill Farmstead Shirley Mae

Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 4%
Style: American Porter

Brewer Description: (from website) Shirley Mae (1936 – 2015) was our cousin, daughter of Everett, and a beloved supporter of her family and Hill Farmstead. In her honor, this American session version of our Everett porter is crafted from American malted barley, English and German roasted malts, American hops, our ale yeast and water from our well. Chocolate, coffee, and light malty sweetness, this ale embodies her ebullient and generous spirit – a fitting tribute.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.15
My ratebeer.com rating: 3

Intro: On tap at Mikkeller & Friends (Stefansgade), Copenhagen, into a Mikkeller tasting glass.
Appearance: It was a dark brown colour with a one finger tanned head that had great retention and lacing.
Aroma: Wonderful coffee bean, chocolate, mocha and a touch of vanilla.
Taste: Surprisingly disappointing considering the great aroma. An un-complex mish mash with a bit of coffee here and a bit of chocolate there.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with very light carbonation.
Overall: I guess this just wasn’t my thing. I easily preferred Everett over Shirley Mae.

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