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Society & Solitude #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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493 Ratings
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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 236
Gots: 6 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -14.9%

Enjoyed on tap at the Black Back Pub. A dirty blonde with a heavy dose of hops.A bit boozy in the finish. Decent to try,grassy,pine, fruity, a good use of citra without the cat pee effect.Fuller mouthfeel.Well malted, tokeep acidic edge away.An interesting beer.

08-17-2012 23:28:05 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.43/5  rDev -2.9%

Growler pour courtesy of Wowcoolman at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that fades to wisps on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with some malt flavors on the finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some awesome aromas and super tasty flavors

07-24-2012 01:51:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -12.3%

07-09-2012 23:38:00 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -10.1%

Huge thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one. Served in Hill Farmstead stemware. Pours a moderate peach color with a nice white head and some spotty lacing. Nose has heavy citrus and tropical notes. Mango big in the flavor, followed by heavy bitterness. Touch of passion fruit. Really bitter, but still crushable. I would have liked a little less on that for more focus on the flavor blend of Citra and Galaxy.

12-16-2012 19:30:11 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -12.3%

07-10-2012 00:04:06 | More by acurtis
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

11-11-2013 09:33:35 | More by zestar
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

08-04-2012 17:05:48 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-04-2012 16:07:27 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

07-17-2012 04:07:59 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.3%

01-09-2013 23:06:10 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-31-2013 18:13:39 | More by GRG1313
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

01-08-2013 21:35:23 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4.45/5  rDev -2.4%

Thanks!

Pretty standard HF IPA appearance: cloudy, milky pale amber body with two fingers of lasting head. The nose is a cornucopia of tropical fruit, with papaya, mango, pineapple and a touch of stone fruit. Really impressive hop aroma that nearly overwhelms the malt backbone. The palate offers more of the same, great pineapple, stone fruit and mango flavors that lead into a clean but assertive bitterness. There's a touch of crackery malt beneath. Really impressive stuff.

07-29-2012 19:06:40 | More by largadeer
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -11.2%

Thanks to Sean for sharing this growler. Served in a Hopleaf tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap and splotchy lace. Hazy golden body.

S - Big Galaxy hop aroma, with some zesty citrus in there as well. Lots of tropical fruits and bit of dankness, but this is a true double IPA with a good amount of sweet malts as well.

T - The flavor is also heavy on palate-numbing Galaxy hops and bruising bitterness. Again, lots of tropical fruits, citrus zest, as well as some sugary malts and toasted grains. Gets quite bitter after a few ounces.

M - Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, super dry finish, and well-hidden alcohol.

D - While this seems like a great idea on paper (Double Galaxy + Double Citra + ? = Profit), it's a little too bitter to enjoy in large quantities. I'm with Thorpe429 on this one - merely good, and probably my least favorite beer in the series.

08-05-2012 23:45:24 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev -0.2%

At the time of this review this is #12 on the " Top Beers - American Double / Imperial IPA" list on beeradvocate.com. Served out of a growler (sorry Shaun...not really) into a Hill Farmstead tulip. Don't believe me? Check my twitter. This beer was really good. It was a little sweeter than I expected but a great mouthfeel and a nice finish.

Beer is orangish yellow and mildly hazy with a soft white head, small and large bubbles and some lacing nice retention steady carbonation.

Aroma is light, mildly malty, tropical fruits and sweetness. Nice hops. Very good aroma.

Beer is medium in body and creamy, mildly sweet with a nice finish. Mildly bitter in contrast to the hop profile of tropical fruit and papaya. Mango and other pineapple. I love the beer and has a great finish.

07-27-2012 14:30:24 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Just picked this up at the brewery yesterday. It was tasty then, and I'm sure it will be now.

Pours a very nice head from a growler, big fluffy 1.5 finger head that fades pretty slowly and leaves bits of lacing, over very hazy peach-orange colored beer with a light rosy hue.

Nose brings plenty of hops, fresh fruity citrus hops, with a tropical fruit bringing a bit of grapefruit, light musty almost resin but not quite resinous, a hint of clementine and tangerine, and even touch of pineapple. Just a touch of a light amber pale malt underneath it all.

Taste starts with a hint of sweetness and some amber malts with a touch of a reddish malt flavor. Then hops, it doesn't get too bitter but a nice hop full flavor. Hops bring mostly citrus and tropical fruits, with a nice grapefruit flavor, hints of citrus tangerine and clementine like flavors again, touch of a pineapple and even slight spicy hops. Mostly clean and a light musty fresh hops. Juicy light tropical fruit juice. Finish is drier with a fairly bigger hop bite, hint of spiciness of hops and some light citrus and tropical fruits. Just a hint of what could be seen as booze but barely.

Mouth is med to slightly bigger bodied, fluffy, with decent carb.

Overall quitegood, nice hop character without a big bitterness, quite drinkable, booze hidden fairly well, just a light malt to attempt to balance it, and lots of tropical fruit juice flavors.

07-08-2012 20:03:14 | More by jlindros
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oline73

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-13-2013 23:02:14 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.58/5  rDev +0.4%

From 07/23/12 notes. Had on tap at The Pony Bar in New York at their UES location. Had 2 8 oz. pours of this because it was great.

a - Pours a hazy golden yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty good.

s - Smells of citrus hops, pine hops, grapefruit, oranges, floral hops, and some fruity malts. Just a ton of wonderful fresh citrus and pine hops. The nose is just about perfect and what you'd want in a big hoppy DIPA.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, oranges, pine hops, and floral hops. There is more orange and lemon than the nose and less pine hops, with some moderate bitterness, but not a ton. Amazing taste again, though the nose is a tiny bit better.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation evident. Body has some moderate bitterness.

o - Overall I thought this was a fantastic DIPA, and it is probably my favorite Hill Farmstead beer, which is saying a lot as I love this brewery. The nose is perfect and the taste is great, both with a ton of citrus and pine hops. Easy to drink two glasses of, would love to get it again.

07-24-2012 17:39:35 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-16-2013 14:09:16 | More by mendvicdog
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-06-2012 12:13:37 | More by Rochefort10nh
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

07-16-2012 00:31:04 | More by DrunkinYogi
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

09-22-2013 14:23:50 | More by oriolesfan4
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.68/5  rDev +2.6%

On tap at the Farmhouse, Burlington. Served in a tulip-y like glass.

Pours a glowing golden amber/orange with a thick, frothy white head. Ample lace and excellent retention. Intense fresh hop aroma on the nose of dank citrus and tropical fruits; orange, tangerine, mango and pineapple with some subtle grass. Flavor is stupidly hoppy like and instantly relatable to any other HF IPA. Flavor starts with a Double Citra resin and pulpy hop flavor mid palate and finish with a juicy and tropical fruit Double Galaxy sweetness. Same body as other HF IIPAs, medium thick, well carbonated and chewy. Does Double Citra plus Double Galaxy sound like a good idea to you? Yea.

07-20-2012 04:07:13 | More by yourefragile
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -6.1%

Thanks to Deuane for grabbing me a growler of this one from the brewery.

A - Pours hazy golden orange with a dense two finger tall white head leaving sticky rings of lace down the entire glass.

S - Smells of fresh citric fruit zest, pungent hops, fresh cut grass, pine needles and some light caramel malt sweetness.

T - Starts off with a ton of hop bitterness that lasts through the finish. The galaxy and citra hops work well together but they are hard to tell them apart at times. Hints of citric fruit zest, grass and pine as well as some sweet caramel help round things out. The finish is quite bitter, lingering on the palate long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Lots of bitterness throughout with a dry finish, no alcohol detectable at all.

O - A very good DIPA yet again from Hill Farmstead. Not as good as some of their other hoppy beers but it was still a very enjoyable, easy drinking beer.

08-14-2012 21:27:41 | More by orangesol
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-19-2012 14:23:33 | More by InspectorBob
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Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.