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Society & Solitude #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #4
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465 Ratings
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 228
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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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-06-2014 02:06:18 | More by facesnorth
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sandlansd

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-06-2014 01:54:37 | More by sandlansd
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Ed_Bob

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2014 00:21:03 | More by Ed_Bob
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Scarfer_Brad

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-05-2014 21:25:38 | More by Scarfer_Brad
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Baab200

New York

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-05-2014 03:35:04 | More by Baab200
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Sheppard

Massachusetts

4.95/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've heard a lot about Hill Farmstead and the beers that I've had from Hill Farmstead prior to this have been great to oh my god fantastic. I was in Vermont for the weekend and I have Everett, Edward, and Walden. While I though all were good, only Everett was amazing to me. Now, I barely got three growlers of HFS at the brewery because I overlooked the fact that they were cash only. Anyway, I got three smaller growlers and I'll review Susan and Abner when I have then.

I'm not going to do a full ASTMO review, but this beer was incredible. While a lot of IPAs get that citrus grapefruit-y flavor, #4 gets more of oranges. It's sweeter and tangier. It has some but not most of the sour quality of the more grape fruitier IPAs. It's got a little more of that creamy IPA goodness you'd get from an IPA that has more of that banana/guava goodness. Overall, Society and Solitude #4 will leave you wanting more because it is so damn good.

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip, but this makes me feel grateful to be home and enjoy such a great beer..

Serving type: growler

07-05-2014 01:16:06 | More by Sheppard
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matt2591

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-04-2014 15:40:20 | More by matt2591
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Mike_DiMattio

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-04-2014 15:01:44 | More by Mike_DiMattio
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Abbbp

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-04-2014 03:03:04 | More by Abbbp
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billab914

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-03-2014 22:06:34 | More by billab914
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WTKeene

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-03-2014 11:05:17 | More by WTKeene
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NHbeerguy

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-03-2014 03:25:41 | More by NHbeerguy
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-03-2014 02:20:09 | More by Syracuse12
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cp45

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-02-2014 22:27:26 | More by cp45
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

07-02-2014 15:27:16 | More by ThatsThatDude
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-02-2014 04:16:22 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-01-2014 01:05:13 | More by Sanchezrox23
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tylergoov

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.6%

06-30-2014 21:19:27 | More by tylergoov
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SABERG

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a fresh growler (48hrs) into a modified tulip glass.
A - Hazy IPA, strawberry blond. Pillowy head and intricate lacing.
S - Passion fruit, pine oil, grass. With some warmth, lemon drop and a kiss of heather.
T - fragrant fruit, sharp hop snap. Tight oily resin. The citrus and conifer seem at odds.
Warmer the citrus fades and the pines win. Actually quite interesting.
M - Carbonation is perfect, lemon drop recedes to tight spruce, a dance across the palate. No conflict there. A dry finish hides the alcohol nicely. A slight linger on the tart side, asks for another sip.
O - Another fine hop centric brew from Hill Farmstead. The profiling is exceptional. Be ready for a challenge though!.

Cheers all

Serving type: growler

06-29-2014 23:55:54 | More by SABERG
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

06-29-2014 07:23:57 | More by whatname
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Phigg1102

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

06-29-2014 05:41:27 | More by Phigg1102
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Gaddabble

Ohio

4/5  rDev -12.3%

06-28-2014 19:45:03 | More by Gaddabble
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kevanb

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml growler, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

The beer pours a super hazy, murky, unfiltered apricot color, hues of orange and honey with a thick, white, soapy head, easily 2 fingers high with very nice retention that yields a lovely network of sticky lace. The aroma is nice, dank yet juicy, citrusy and piney, grapefruit, hop resin, mangos, pineapples and some grassy weediness that brings out the floral qualities, very pungent, with light, doughy malt. The flavors line up very well, huge pine that brings out the earthy, grassy character, big juicy citrus and tropical fruit with some more rustic wildflower flavors, much stronger bitterness than the nose suggested with the signature hill farmstead malt character, chewy and very doughy without being too sweet, just supports the hops while also imparting a touch of bitterness. The mouthfeel is nice, very juicy while coating very well, lively but creamy and soft at times with a very dry finish that lingers nicely.

Verdict: A very nice Double IPA from Hill Farmstead, per usual. Excellent showcase of hops that are both juicy and dank but at times they fight for attention and the bitterness is a bit high and kind of puts a damper on the brightness and delicate nature of the flavors, more aggressive than I'm used to seeing from Hill Farmstead.

Serving type: growler

06-28-2014 17:31:31 | More by kevanb
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ryang1428

Delaware

5/5  rDev +9.6%

06-28-2014 02:20:54 | More by ryang1428
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Sweffin

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

06-28-2014 01:56:23 | More by Sweffin
Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.