Society & Solitude #4 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Ratings: 493 | Reviews: 85 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +9.6%
SS#4 750ml poured into a HF stem
A- Bright golden cloudy hue with a pillowy soft head, looks incredibly inviting
S- Great, mango, passionfruit, papaya, some bitter grapefruit,
T- Initially soft burst of citrus bitter akin to more of a tangerine/orange rind that turns into waves of passionfruit, mango and then kicks in with a more defined grapefruit like bitterness, amazing how many different flavors you get in this...no alcohol and some light cracker malt keeps the bitterness from being overwhelming
M- perfect, not too dry, still a touch of body to carry all the hop flavor
O- One of my favorite beers, dangerously drinkable, even more so than Heady; may be my favorite HF IPA
09-14-2013 19:58:13 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
4.95/5 rDev +8.6%
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..
07-05-2014 01:16:06 | More by Sheppard
4.93/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured from growler taken from brewery in less than 18 hour period poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
A slight dull lemony yellow body, but some nice faint green hues here also ever so slight. Opaque. Easily one to two finger rich creamy white and merringue head, thick clumps of lacing, big retention, lots of staying power. Wonderful looking brew.
What a great nose on this. Citrus and tropical hob bomb, without the mushy sweetness. Smells like fresh tropical fruit from the island. Mango, faint peach, incredibly fleshy, with warm earthy hop tones, and even a grain fresh ripping malt sense. Unreal.
Taste brings pure magic. Juicy palate and wonderful tropical fruit punch body, with a good thickness. Hop juice finish, mild resin, with big hints of mango and soft baguette dough french bread on the aftertaste. Full, rich, luscious.
Overall just and amazing creation, flooring. Just a stunning brew. Reminds me of a superior Odell Myrcenary.
08-23-2012 04:45:03 | More by smakawhat
4.93/5 rDev +8.1%
Golden yellow body with a sticky white head.
A big dank, stinky hop aroma. Melon, grass, and tropical fruits.
The beer is straight up dank as hell. Resinous and fiendishly bitter but exploding with passion fruit, fresh cut grass, and lemon rind.
Still, it attains a high level of drinkability with all that going on.
07-17-2012 13:34:40 | More by BearsOnAcid
4.93/5 rDev +8.1%
Filled at the brewery, 10 day old batch.
Super special thanks to TheSevenDuffs for this one. Your generosity never ceases to amaze...
A- Hazy sunset hued pour with a two finger, large white bubbled head. Slowly fades to a thin cap leaving gobs of lacing around the sides of the glass.
S- Huge amounts of grapefruit, it's as if it has grapefruit juice in it. That sour, citrusy pulpy flesh thrown right in. Bitter pine and than it sweetens out with pineapple, mango and a touch of mandarin and strawberries. This truly is a remarkable smelling beer. Super citrus forward just the way I like it and the way it should be!
T- Grapefruit, mango, mandarin oranges, mango and pineapple. Very tropical but still bitter enough with the citrus and pine hop profile to make any hop head savour every sip. Lingering grapefruit finish.
M- Heavier side of light bodied, good carbonation.
O- I think I found the perfect (if not top 2) IPAs ever produced. It's literally perfect in every sense, the grapefruit is what does it for me. I used to hate grapefruit years ago but now I can't get enough, and having it jammed in a bottle of beer from a highly regarded brewery makes it even better!
07-27-2012 21:05:39 | More by korguy123
4.9/5 rDev +7.5%
Growler from 9-18-13, drank on 9-29-13. Thanks to DonFrap for snagging this one for me!
This poured a hazy gold color with a foamy, thick off-white head that stays for a long time, leaving lacing down the glass as you go.
The aroma on this thing... wow. After my pour I was sitting back in my chair playing on my phone, a good 3 feet from the glass, and the smell was overpowering. Incredibly mango and citrusy hop and fruit smell.
The taste is an ever-changing complex arrangement that leaves you wishing the bottle was bottomless. At the forefront is a pleasant mango and fruit that tapers off to a biting grapefruit. The way this changes in your mouth is incredible.
Medium mouthfeel with perfect carbonation (even after spending a week and a half in the growler).
I wouldn't change a thing about this beer, except make it available more often.
A must have.
09-30-2013 02:20:09 | More by jbdpsu82
Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.