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Society & Solitude #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #4
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world-class

495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 239
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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phishbfm

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-11-2014 02:36:25 | More by phishbfm
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

07-10-2014 23:02:58 | More by Roguer
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-10-2014 18:24:12 | More by drummermattie02
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Mlarz2100

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-10-2014 16:36:15 | More by Mlarz2100
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-10-2014 15:18:57 | More by ShemRahBoo
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BRClemons

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-10-2014 11:56:34 | More by BRClemons
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-10-2014 01:51:34 | More by JCam9981
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-10-2014 00:46:08 | More by pisano
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_RL_

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-09-2014 18:42:27 | More by _RL_
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smutty33

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

07-09-2014 14:10:46 | More by smutty33
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RonJeezy

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-09-2014 05:37:46 | More by RonJeezy
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JandJMD

Maryland

4.76/5  rDev +4.4%

Hazy with a nice light orange color.
Smells amazing when the growler is popped. A very sweet fruit smell.
The taste is a lot of tangerine and mango with sweetness up front and then a long lingering bitterness on the end with a pine aftertaste. Some sticky-ness at the end.
It was pretty heavily carbonated out of the growler at first (assuming from transport), but generally a lighter carbonation, decent head, just clinging to the glass.

Wish this was more readily available.

07-09-2014 01:14:00 | More by JandJMD
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Joecaddie

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -23.2%

07-08-2014 21:37:25 | More by Joecaddie
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joshwith

Colorado

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-08-2014 02:01:00 | More by joshwith
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HOP-E-DAYZ

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-08-2014 00:21:01 | More by HOP-E-DAYZ
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RichD

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-07-2014 23:56:35 | More by RichD
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -12.3%

07-07-2014 23:43:41 | More by Nichols33
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jdelbalzo99

New York

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-07-2014 16:42:43 | More by jdelbalzo99
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amano_h

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2014 13:45:07 | More by amano_h
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zahara15

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-06-2014 13:07:41 | More by zahara15
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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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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-05-2014 03:35:04 | More by Baab200
Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.