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Society & Solitude #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.23%
Wants: 43
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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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

04-10-2013 22:33:30 | More by Knapp85
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areich6

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-09-2013 01:40:23 | More by areich6
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-08-2013 10:48:11 | More by sdaly3
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Derekg

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-07-2013 12:03:16 | More by Derekg
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-07-2013 04:11:27 | More by jmmy3
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Growler thanks to ILOVESTOUTS poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.

Pour: Hazy golden orange with two fingers of clean, fluffy white head. Lots of sticky lacing through out the glass. Typical beautiful Hill Farmstead beer.

Smell: Big juicy citrus and a nice resinous pine off the start. A light grass. Citrus is characterized by grapefruit and tangerine. A touch of honey.

Taste: Really nice balance between citrus and piney hop flavors. Definite touch of floral and grassy hops as well, but in the right amount. A nice honey and bready sweetness provides a little bit of a backbone. Finishes lightly bitter with citrus and resinous pine.

Mouthfeel: Really fantastically drinkable. Drinks much more like an IPA than a DIPA. Just the right amount of bitterness. Very juicy given the piney flavor profile. Medium bodied.

Overall: I was very impressed, as usual, with this offering from the Society and Solitude series. A very nice showcase of Cascade.

Serving type: growler

04-06-2013 21:32:44 | More by cfrances33
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

04-06-2013 00:23:55 | More by mattparsons
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-05-2013 23:06:25 | More by Pinknuggets
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Skrip

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
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!

Serving type: growler

04-05-2013 20:39:56 | More by Skrip
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Brew33

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

04-05-2013 12:26:05 | More by Brew33
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davey101

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-05-2013 05:27:01 | More by davey101
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-05-2013 04:14:15 | More by Caudalie
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-05-2013 03:11:55 | More by CB_Crowe
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-05-2013 02:55:46 | More by Holland
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pschul4

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a translucent orange with a tiny bit of head but it leaves lots of lacing

S- Smell is very faint, some lemony citrus in there as well as pines

T- Zesty, lemony, peppery hops. Yes you heard me PEPPERY. It is amazing in it's unique-ness. Not much malt to speak of

M- Very carbonated but not in a bad way

O- I really like this. It's no Abner but it's tasty as phuck

Serving type: growler

04-04-2013 02:52:08 | More by pschul4
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celfan

Vermont

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Initial impression was disappointment, not the full blown hop effect like most Hill Farmstead
DIPAs. After a few more sips, I realized this was an absolute masterpiece of brewing skill
that beautifully blended a strong hop like cascade with a malty sweet finish. Cascade isn't my favorite hop, I find it almost too floral, so if HF was going to make a more malty Society and Solitude, I'm glad they went with this one. Too me, it took the flowery edge off the Cascade, but maintained a strong enough flavor not to be overshadowed by the sweeter malt character.

Full blown hopheads may be underwhelmed, but this would be perfect for the beer drinker just venturing into the hops world. I'd probably choose Abner over this eighty percent of the time, but I've never been more impressed with HF's brewing magic.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2013 13:09:37 | More by celfan
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SlickestWilly

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-02-2013 23:47:13 | More by SlickestWilly
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CADMixes

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-02-2013 02:27:12 | More by CADMixes
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MCain04

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-01-2013 23:41:29 | More by MCain04
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-01-2013 18:47:38 | More by mklisz
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ktblue22

Vermont

5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-31-2013 19:40:48 | More by ktblue22
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-31-2013 16:49:12 | More by spycow
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-31-2013 01:53:46 | More by bostonryan
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-30-2013 21:06:12 | More by iL0VEbeer
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-30-2013 18:26:52 | More by msondel
Society & Solitude #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.