Society & Solitude #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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3.78/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Their self-capping bottle, re: half a growler. Very floral.A big roast, and also big citrus hops. The two are too much. Less hop kick may have been better and improved drinkability. Looks great at black body.Fuller mouthfeel.Suitable carbonation.Some burnt bits.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2012 00:01:56 | More by Sammy
3.9/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
750mL growler purchased at the brewery 6/5/13 and poured into a HF snifter on 6/7.
A. Pitch black with a tan head that is solid and fairly lasting. Leaves subtle lace.
S. Black malt. Roasted aroma, pretty basic. Faint pine, coffee bean, toffee. Would like a little more floral hop aroma here.
T. Black bitterness up front, starting with an almost burnt quality, leading to a pine like hop bite. Nice flavor.
M. Medium bodied. Bitterness lends the carbonation an extra bite.
O. Solid for the style. A tad heavy on the bitter black malt, and could use a touch more hop aroma. I guess I'm being picky, but this is Hill Farmstead! It's got a reputation and a standard.
Serving type: growler
06-08-2013 18:37:59 | More by NuclearRich
3.93/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap poured into a tulip.
Pours a very dark black with a small one finger dark brown head. Nose is hoppy and rich, really nice.
Taste is well balanced, bitter but it doesn't have that astringency I often find in black IPAs, really rich and it has a nice dry finish. Overall it's really good!
Serving type: on-tap
02-16-2012 23:11:58 | More by kingcrowing
3.98/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750 mL growler poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black body with a nice khaki head. Almost mocha. Great retention and lacing.
Smell - Grapefruit citrus hops. Resiny pine too. Deep roast. Dark chocolate, but it's secondary.
Taste - More of a blend between the hops and dark malts. Bright citrus up front. Chocolate and some sweetness. Bitter. Dry and resiny hops in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe too heavy. Medium carbonation.
Overall - It's a very good black IPA, which isn't an easy style. Even the best aren't great.
Serving type: growler
06-25-2013 00:50:48 | More by Alieniloquium
Society & Solitude #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.