Society & Solitude #3 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 6.44%
Wants: 46
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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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4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Biere de Norma release. Beautiful orange-gold with thick white head. Aroma is wet grass, citrus (peach), honey and onion. The most Dank of the Society and Solitude series. Lots of grassy and resin flavors and citrus peel. Full bodied and sharp. Classic Hill Farmstead IPA.

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4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Teresa's Next Door during Philly Beer Week.

A - Pours peach orange with a frothy one and a half finger tall white head leaving small trails of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of fresh cut tropical fruit and pungent citric hops from start to finish. Some lightly toasted grains and a touch of booze are present as well.

T - Starts off with plenty of citric hop bitterness slowly giving way to hints of citric zest, a bit of sweetness and a tiny bit of booze. Finish has plenty of hop bitterness, leaving the palate dried long after the finish.

M - Crisp body with a ton of hoppy flavor and moderate carbonation. Plenty of hop bitterness throughout, a touch of sweetness toward the end, with a bit of dryness at the end of each sip.

O - As typical with the hoppy HF beers, this ones description is spot on. Not as good as the What is Enlightenment? I had but still a very good DIPA.

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4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL Hill Farmstead swing top growler poured to a taster. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Light golden orange. Cloudy with a small head. Maybe due to the growler?

Smell - Pine and then oodles of grapefruit. One-note Columbus hops. Grapefruit overload.

Taste - Sweet and citrusy hops nearly giving it the tartness of a fresh grapefruit. I expect it to turn tart as if I was eating a grapefruit, but it turns very bitter, like the pith.

Mouthfeel - Very bitter flavor, medium-low carbonation. Lots of bitter hops make it tougher to drink that most IPAs.

Overall - Interesting. Way too grapefruity. Fascinating taste, but maybe too extreme. Another interesting experiment from HF.

Edit: Had the second batch and I enjoyed it more. Upped the numbers a bit.

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Randomly on tap at a bar in Tarrytown, NY. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Served with a 1.5 finger frothy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a cloudy pale grapefruit peel color. Lacing is stringy and web-like with good retention.

Citrus, tree sap, cane sugar, papaya, and apricot. Very aromatic and clean.

Citrus, pine, and big cane sugar malt body to balance out the huge hop presence. Resin and sappy. Dry finish with a sap hop aftertaste. Great balance that showcases the huge hop profile at the same time.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and lively in the mouth and messy finish. Dry going down with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Real drinkable.

Hill Farmstead totally lives up to the hype with this IPA series. An awesome beer all around and I'm honred to have gotten the chance to try it!

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