531. Grassroots Brewing Legitimacy IPA
Grassroots Brewing is the brand Hill Farmstead uses for collaboration beers. I can’t seem to find who collaborated on this beer but it really doesn’t matter as it’s another great beer from Vermont. If you visit Hill Farmstead regularly you know there is almost limitless supply of hoppy pale ales, IPAs and double IPAs. This is another in a long line of fresh hoppy beers available only at the brewery and only in growlers (never bottled).
Legitimacy pours a bit clearer than most Hill Farmstead beers but still has that great orange color and bright white head. Aroma has lots of citrus; tangerine and grapefruit, very enticing and makes you want to dive right in. Taste does not disappoint with a very well balanced blend of those citrus hops and sweet malts. Slightly bitter but in an entirely good way.
Many of my Hill Farmstead reviews sound similar; hoppy, citrus, well balanced, excellent are common terms used but they each have their own distinct flavor and aroma. Everything I have had from Hill Farmstead is well balanced, smooth and soft. Such great beer coming out of Vermont if you have not made the trip let me know when you want to go as I am up there at least once a month and we will go together. After your first visit you will be a regular even if it is 3+ hours each way.
Pros: Aroma and very well balanced
Alcohol Content: 6.7% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Hill Farmstead
Brewers Description: India Pale Ale brewed with 2-row malted barley, oats, and citrusy hops from the Pacific Northwest. Dry hopped copiously with Simcoe. Its sessionable drinkability belies its true IPA nature.