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Society & Solitude #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #4
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world-class

526 Ratings
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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.22%
Wants: 298
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: jlindros on 07-08-2012

Our experimental Double IPA experience continues. Hybrid Imperial IPA... Think Double Citra Meets Double Galaxy.
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4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Shaun's S&S #4 is the best beer I've ever had from HF.
Poured from a fat growler into a plastic cup. (We were camping right after getting it in Greensboro).
Beautiful deep yellow/amber color, light frothy head.
Delicious aromas of citrus fruit and resiny hops. Couldnt wait to taste this.
First sip blown away. Hoppy, citrusy and floral with the right amount of bitterness.
A touch alcohol forward as well which I enjoy in a double IPA.
As another reviewer said, such a clean finish, so impressive.
This is a flat out world class beer. I like it much more than S&S #5.

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4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Glowing golden yellow-orange. Creamy head is large n in charge. Spotty lace and a good 1/4" retention once the head fades.

S: Very fresh and clean aroma. Lots of clarity. Peach, juicy bright berries, pineapple, apple, tangerine, mango, fresh doughy malt. Wow. Super crisp and happy.

T: Also high on the awesome scale. Sooo juicy and clean. So happy. After a few beers from this brewery I'm noticing a pattern. Clean and juicy. Dank, fresh, very well blended, very delicate. Fruit, fruit, fruit, floral, pine, and grain. Extremely drinkable, and just the kind of double IPA I like. Not too heavy feeling but big nonetheless.

M: Fluid and smooth. A touch resiny with fine carbonation that is worked in so well that you forget about it. This I'd juice meets beer, and I mean that in a 'it's awesome' kind of way.

O: Excellent.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Unclear orange tinted yellow color with a big, frothy head that fills up the rest of the glass and then some. Heavy, juicy, fruity aromas...grapefruit, orange, mango, peach, and pineapple. Fresh, floral hop cones galore. Huge tropical fruit presence on the tongue. Really juicy, authentic, pulpy citrus just like I've experienced from all of the HF beers I've tried thus far, but also kiwi, peach, passion fruit, and melon all over a sticky bed of pine needles. Medium-plus bodied, almost chewy in nature as it begs to be swished around. Drying and bitter, but delightfully smooth and dangerously drinkable. Oh man...they harness the pure flavor and aromas of the hops so well. Fantastic!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

<2 week old growler, thanks to parkingphi

A: 1cm white head over hazy apricot beer. Splotchy lacing.

S: Papaya, peach, a touch of grape and light floral notes.

T: Lots of juicy, tropical fruit (papaya, mango) finishing with a bit of resin

M: Moderate carbonation, pretty good for a growler fill. Good impression of body, although not in a malty way, more like a juice. Just slightly sticky on the lips in the second glass.

O: Really juicy delicious IPA.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL flip-top thanks to DoctorB2B. Full haze, glowing peach pour. Medium white foam with delicate lacing. Fresh peach and butterscotch nose with mild salt, sweat, and thick melon sorbet. Taste is fresh and juicy with a pretty hefty white alcohol Gin bite. Long, herbal sage and white pepper finish. Alcohol is apparent, but the overall experience is juicy, fresh, and soft. Really nice as always. Amazingly quenching, soft palate that comes off as mango, white grapefruit sorbet. One of my favorite DIPAs ever.

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Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.