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Society & Solitude #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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world-class

472 Ratings
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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 229
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
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:
Our experimental Double IPA experience continues. Hybrid Imperial IPA... Think Double Citra Meets Double Galaxy.

(Beer added by: jlindros on 07-08-2012)
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I do not say this lightly... but this beer is perfect. It is absolutely perfect. I am not usually a fan of hoppy beers or IPAs in general.

This beer pours a beautiful hazy golden. The smell is of rich tropical fruits, with a hint of pine.

The taste? Unreal. Beautiful hints of tropical fruit with just a touch of pine, a touch of sweetness, and perfect carbonation. The bitterness is there, but it is very low.... much lower than I am used to for this style, and that is perfect.

I could drink this beer every day for the rest of my life. This is one brewery that actually lives up to the hype.

Serving type: growler

07-15-2014 01:16:18 | More by Jsmick
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poolemhore

Maine

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-14-2014 22:13:35 | More by poolemhore
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2014 16:54:55 | More by tectactoe
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Dr_King_Schultz

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-14-2014 15:36:42 | More by Dr_King_Schultz
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2014 13:19:25 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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sourdog

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-14-2014 05:38:01 | More by sourdog
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-14-2014 02:41:20 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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Stephenjtorres

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-14-2014 02:22:49 | More by Stephenjtorres
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-13-2014 15:36:40 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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MightyMickleton


4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

07-13-2014 05:04:22 | More by MightyMickleton
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

07-13-2014 03:22:50 | More by roostor07
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wingwalker3

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

07-12-2014 07:05:57 | More by wingwalker3
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phishbfm

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-11-2014 02:36:25 | More by phishbfm
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice, frothy snow-white head. Retention is good, and very nice long lines of lacing persist. Brew is a pulpy, almost completely opaque light orange color.

Peppery hop notes first greet my nose (similar to NZ hop varietals), carrying tropical and light citrus notes as well. There is a sweet but understated malt presence; very much there, but not allowing itself to upstage the hops.

Flavor indeed follows the nose: very soft and subtle tropical fruits, peppery spice, and a long, muted citrus peel finish. Just a tiny hint of dankness at the end. Malt balance throughout is soft, creamy, and superb; very light biscuit and bread. Brew is intensely bitter, but incredibly approachable despite.

Long, long finish; very lively, with no sting; minimal foaming; juicy. I think medium is right about on for feel, with a huge, juicy, sticky lingering finish. The bitterness really cleanses your mouth on the finish, leaving you begging the next sip. Absolutely no hint of alcohol.

This reminds me of all the rare, sought-after new-hop-varietal big DIPAs made on the West coast, but with the soft, creamy mouthfeel that, to me, makes HF special. Fruity and peppery hops are showcased, somehow both bold and upfront, yet subtle and balanced with the malts.

Yet another superb beer. My favorite S&S? I'm thinking no, but absolutely delicious, nonetheless.

Serving type: growler

07-10-2014 23:02:58 | More by Roguer
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-10-2014 18:24:12 | More by drummermattie02
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Mlarz2100

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-10-2014 16:36:15 | More by Mlarz2100
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-10-2014 15:18:57 | More by ShemRahBoo
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BRClemons

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-10-2014 11:56:34 | More by BRClemons
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-10-2014 01:51:34 | More by JCam9981
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-10-2014 00:46:08 | More by pisano
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_RL_

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-09-2014 18:42:27 | More by _RL_
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smutty33

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

07-09-2014 14:10:46 | More by smutty33
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RonJeezy

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-09-2014 05:37:46 | More by RonJeezy
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JandJMD

Maryland

4.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy with a nice light orange color.
Smells amazing when the growler is popped. A very sweet fruit smell.
The taste is a lot of tangerine and mango with sweetness up front and then a long lingering bitterness on the end with a pine aftertaste. Some sticky-ness at the end.
It was pretty heavily carbonated out of the growler at first (assuming from transport), but generally a lighter carbonation, decent head, just clinging to the glass.

Wish this was more readily available.

Serving type: growler

07-09-2014 01:14:00 | More by JandJMD
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Joecaddie

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -23.2%

07-08-2014 21:37:25 | More by Joecaddie
Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.