Harlan is another one of Shaun’s fantastic IPAs, described as “Edward’s slightly more aggressive alter-ego”. Edward is one of my favorite Hill Farmstead offerings, so I was excited to try Harlan.
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 750mL growler into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. Purchased at the brewery this weekend.
Pours a deep orange, hazy body with a big frothy white head that reduces slowly to leave thick white lacing and good retention. Nice and raw appearance.
Aroma – Citrus hops off the top with a large Columbus presence that brings some major dank notes into this aroma. Just a slight bit of stone fruit and tangerine fruity hops. Fairly clean beyond that with some HF house yeast and cracked grains.
On the tongue upfront is piney, resinous hops, followed by grapefruit and citrus skins, orange, herbs, caramel, malt. Finish has a hoppy bite. Body is medium with medium carbonation. Easy drinker.
I really enjoyed Harlan and wish I had more available access to it – if you’re up at Hill Farmstead definitely grab a growler or two of this!