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Society & Solitude #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #4
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

502 Ratings
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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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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

_RL_, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

RonJeezy, Jul 09, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

JandJMD, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

Joecaddie, Jul 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

Nichols33, Jul 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

jdelbalzo99, Jul 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

amano_h, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

zahara15, Jul 06, 2014
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facesnorth, Jul 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

sandlansd, Jul 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Baab200, Jul 05, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +8.3%

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..

Sheppard, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

matt2591, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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billab914, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Syracuse12, Jul 03, 2014
Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.