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Society & Solitude #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #4
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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.22%
Wants: 242
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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Photo of otispdriftwood
4.35/5  rDev -4.8%

On tap at DeCicco's Brewster. Appearance is a hazy medium golden yellow with a puffy white head. Smell is not as strong as some other DIPAs at first but seems to be stronger after a taste, which is smooth and mellow without any alcohol aftertaste. Overall, another solid brew from Hill Farmstead. My only complaint is that I could not get a growler as they are not permitted to sell anything but in-store servings by the glass. Bummer. I see a road trip in the future to get growlers of HF beer at the brewery.

otispdriftwood, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of mcintire78
4.25/5  rDev -7%

mcintire78, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.25/5  rDev -7%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of laxer8811
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

laxer8811, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of ppoitras
4.63/5  rDev +1.3%

750ml HFB swing-top bottle filled at the brewery.

First HFB glass pours with a 1/2" off-white head, over the cloudy golden amber brew. Head promptly fades and drifts to the rim, with slow-falling lace. Aroma is tangerines and sweetness.

Taste begins sweet, tart citrus in the middle, closes with pine bitterness that lingers. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is excellent for the style. Nice brew from start to finish.

ppoitras, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of bierdabbler
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bierdabbler, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev -7%

AdamP, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of jfmamj
4.25/5  rDev -7%

jfmamj, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DonFrap, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Joeybones3
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Joeybones3, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of unclejazz
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

unclejazz, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
4.4/5  rDev -3.7%

First tried a sample of this at Drink Craft Beer's Summerfest last night in Sommerville. This review is from a 750ml growler filled at the bottle release earlier today. Poured into Hill Farmstead glass.

A- Pours a hazy opaque yellowish orange with a finger of nice fluffy white head that slowly recedes. About average carbonation. Leaves nice layered lacing.

S- A nice aroma of citrus hops and tropical fruits of lemons, oranges, grapefruit, papaya balanced with some subtle spices and some faint booze in the background. Definitely above average aroma strength, hit with the smell while pouring from the growler.

T- Oranges, a little bit of lemons, grapefruit, some light spices. Finishes with a semi-sweet citrusy fruit flavor that lingers for awhile. Definitely not that bitter.

M- Medium bodied, very well balanced, high drinkability, goes down very smoothly, average carbonation, has a very nice full-bodied well-balanced feel for a DIPA.

O- This was another awesome beer from Hill Farmstead, right up there with the rest of them. Very nice balance between citrus fruits and spices and having a very high drinkability without being overly bitter or citrusy. Drinks much lighter then a 8% abv beer. Unfortunately Double Citra kicked before I got the chance to try it, would have loved to compare the two. Wish I could get weekly growler fills of this!

jaasen64, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.88/5  rDev +6.8%

On draft at Blackback pub in Waterbury. I also drank a 750 mL of this last week.

The beer appears hazy and golden hued with a half inch of white head. The aroma offers a delectable bouquet of citrus and hops. Malt presence seems minimal - seems very promising so far. OK I'm back...just went to a different universe when I tasted this. To say this is delicious and smooth doesn't begin to do this beer justice. Light bodied without being thin. Dangerously drinkable. Will report back after I come back down from this...

Huhzubendah, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Wowcoolman
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Wowcoolman, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%

On draft last night at Brouwerij Lane.

Beautiful golden pour with tons of white head. Plenty of lace adorns my glass. Strong aroma of fresh hops, grapefruit, mangos, citrus, sweet malt, and more piney hops. Love it!

Strongly hopped, yet the ominous malt backbone provides balance. Fruity and delicious up front with piney hops playing rhythm guitar. Perfectly carbonated, and honestly just sublime.

HF comes through again with another world-class DIPA!

brystmar, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
4.05/5  rDev -11.4%

Poured a hazy orange with a small head.

Smells of light citrus and tropical fruits.

Taste is slightly bitter with a tropical fruit sweetness.

Feels really rich in the mouth without being cloying or too heavy. Finishes with a slight dryness.

Another awesome HF offering.

DaveHack, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

polishkaz, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of TheRuss9585
5/5  rDev +9.4%

TheRuss9585, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of wdarcy77
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

wdarcy77, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of kingcrowing
4.4/5  rDev -3.7%

On tap @ the farmhouse poured into a tulip. My first review in a while, but this was stand out enough to make male the effort.

Pours a hazy orange/yellow color with a small white head and some nice thin lacing. Nose is fruity, citrus, and a bit piney.

Taste is bitter, but well balanced, very chewy and creamy with a nice full hop character- fruity and rich on the start and bitter and sweet on the finish. Excellent.

kingcrowing, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of fvernon
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

fvernon, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -12.5%

acurtis, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -12.5%

djrn2, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of jbuddle
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jbuddle, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of phingdong
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

phingdong, Jul 08, 2012
Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.