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Society & Solitude #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #4
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

477 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 477
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 234
Gots: 7 | 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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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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Maine

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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California

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Massachusetts

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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

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Texas

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.