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Society & Solitude #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 6.98%
Wants: 45
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double IPA brewed with Cascade hops.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-12-2012)
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

chippo33, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Bendurgin
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Andy for sharing this one. Poured into a tulip. This one pours a hazy murky orange color with a cap of white head with a little bit of sticky lace.

The aroma is sweet juicy citrus with some hints of caramel. Nice balance of malt and a little bit of bitterness in the background. Bitter and grassy hops here with a little bit of caramel sweetness rounding out the pallet. Seems to have a bit of lemon here too.

Nice light body with somewhat sharp carbonation.

Overall a solid brew. Enjoyable to drink with a nice balance of hops and rich malts.

Bendurgin, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of dunix
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

dunix, Feb 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Brew33, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

LoveStout, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

TheRuss9585, Mar 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

mattparsons, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

xenjoiii, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Gosox8787
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 mL swingtop growler filled at the brewery today. Chilled and enjoyed in a Hill Faarmstead tulip glass.

Appearance: Pale orange in color and cloudy. Pours a decent, fluffy white head. Really nice retention. Leaves a nice lacing around the glass.

Aroma: Huge cascade notes. Lots of pine, mango and grapefruit notes. Really big freh hop character.

Taste: Grapefruit and pine really dominate here. Really light malt character. Not as sweet as some of Hill Farmstead's other IPA's. Actually, this is very dry overall. Lots of hop bitterness and just a touch of tropical fruit juice.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and dry. Definitely refreshing and nicely carbonated.

Overall, a really nice IPA, but not one of my favorites from HF. This is definitely drier than other double IPA's and doesn't offer the huge juicy fruit character of some their other beers. Really nice and refreshing but just a step below top notch.

Gosox8787, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of mltobin
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle from the brewery, poured into a Unibroue tulip.

Appearance is a hazy golden tone with nearly two fingers of head. Its` nose has citrus hops, herbs, orange and grapefruit. Excited, for the sip, which delivered more orange, malts, hops. It is pretty tasty, but I was hoping for a little more. HF of course has set the bar high in the past. Mouthfeel is medium, not too much carbonation. Most certainly worth checking out if you can.

mltobin, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Skrip
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmsted oversized wine glass.

A~ hazy, glowing orange with minimal head and nice lacing.

S~ not too much going on here, a little citrus and hop bitterness.

T~ peppery bitterness up front followed by nice citrus, mostly lemon. not as much bitterness as i was expecting from the cascade hops. not a bad thing at all though. i like it a little tame.

M~ nice carbonation, smooth, and very refreshing!

O~ a great IPA, definitely not in my top 10 or anything but still very enjoyable. this could be a daily late spring/summer beer for sure!

Skrip, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a hazy bright orange color, it's got a nice rocky white head on top. The retention is good and the lacing is sticky. The smell is more mellow than I expected, it's got a muted citrus aroma, some sweet malt on the nose as well. The taste of nicely balanced between the hops and the malt, there is a touch of boozy heat in there too. The mouthfeel is very nice, smooth, gently carbonated and refreshing. Overall it's a good sessionable IPA. Worth checking out.

Knapp85, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of FosterJM
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1082nd Review on BA
Growler to stemmed tuplip
750 ml

Thanks to CliffBrake for this one.

Shared with GuruDel

App- I wasnt expecting this color. This seemed a bit darker and muted than most. More of an over ripened peach color with some yellows mixed in. A tiny 1/4" of head was there and gone.

Smell- A very fruit forward DIPA. More along the grapefruit and musk kinda smell. Intermixed with a bit of Fusel alcohol notes.

Taste- I like the idea of single hop series to see how they all mix. This one is a bit of straight grapefruit and pine flavor with some juiciness behind it with a bit of a dry ending to the taste. A slight malt character in the middle.

Mouth- A medium body atop a slight medium carbonation level. Residual musk and grapefruit flavors.

Drink- Overall a good beer from HF. This was quite interesting with a musky zesty fruit flavor and a little bit of malt mixed in.

FosterJM, Feb 02, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine taster glass. The color is hazy orange. There is a great white head on this.

The aroma is slightly sweet with a nice hoppy citrus. There is a bit of zestyness to the hop aroma as well.

The taste has a nice cereal graininess here while being nice and dry. There is a nice zesty hoppiness throughout that leads to a dry bitter finish. This is pretty simple, and the flavors are clean.

The body is light and this drinks nice and easy. Great carbonation coming from the growler.

This is really good. I imagine it was even better a couple weeks ago.

andrewinski1, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

virinow, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

acurtis, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

ChrisPro, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

AgentZero, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

orangesol, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Holland, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

BeerCosmonaut, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

wdarcy77, Feb 05, 2012
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Society & Solitude #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.