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Society & Solitude #3 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #3
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209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 6.44%
Wants: 47
Gots: 0 | 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:
The series of experimental Double IPAs continues. This one is hopped with ample amounts of Columbus and is reminiscent of… an Imperial Harlan?

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-26-2012)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml growler poured into a tulip.

A- Golden orange pour with a nice haze. Two fingers of white foam. Moderate lacing on the glass after each sip.

S- Strong fruit and pine scents. Really picking up a grapefruit scent with other citrus fruits present. Moderate hops smell but not overwhelming.

T- Nice citrus taste. Grapefruit notes jump out right away, and linger in the aftertaste as well. Other tropical/citrus fruits coming through after the initial grapefruit upfront. A perfect amount of bitterness detected, definitely well balance and not too hoppy.

M- Dry, light to medium bodied mouthfeel. Nice citrusy/bitter aftertaste.

O- This is an excellent DIPA. Very smooth and easy drinking. Does not drink like 8% at all. Love the great balance of citrus, earthiness, and hops. Would love to be able to have this all the time. Drinks excellent in the FL summer heat.

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A - Pours a slightly hazy medium orange gold color with a very thick, creamy white lacing ring and very sticky on the sides of the glass. As the beer warms it gets crystal clear.

S - Dank citrus, pithy grapefruit, yeast, and pine.

T - Oranges, spicy citrus, light lemon, zesty, with a resiny pine citrus finish. Light alcohol and a lingering piney citrus biter finish.

M - Full medium body, light and very gentle carbonation.

O - This is an amazing big IPA that's well worth the pursuit.

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Thanks AutumnBeerLove! 750ml growler. Split with shortysdude285.

A: Pours a lightly hazy glowing golden color with a huge, thick and greasy off-white head that slowly faded into a greasy film leaving a complex network of lace down the glass.
S: Juicy scents of grapefruit nectar, pith, and faint pine. Bready malt pokes through the hops as well.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of citrus pith, grapefruit, lemon peel, biscuit malt and mild pine, and maybe mint. Solid bitterness, lingering pine, and herbal aftertaste.
M: Medium-full body, soft carbonation, sticky hop resin and oily mouthfeel. Mild alcohol booze. Greasy, slick and drinkable.
O: Very very good. Clean hoppy, nothing wrong, but tastes like a million others I’ve tried. Not HF’s best, but I’d gladly drink it again. Thanks again, Kevin!

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Society & Solitude #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.