Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by Ljudsignal:
4.49/5 rDev -1.8%
Poured from a 750mL growler into a Spencer goblet. Filled 5/16, consumed 5/18.
A vigorous pour yields a glowing, hazy deep yellow liquid with a tight bone-white head, maybe two fingers high. Good retention and plentiful, sticky webs of lacing.
In the nose, massive displays of fresh tropical fruits. Copious pineapple, as well as ruby red grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, orange, and hints of pine resin and pale malt.
In the mouth, juicy grapefruit up front, with pineapple, mango, passionfruit, and lemon zest all playing supporting roles. Subtly sweet pale malt appears mid-palate, as well as something I can best describe as an almost Chardonnay grape-like vinous note. Finishes dry and slightly earthy.
Mouthfeel is excellent--creamy and lush, with good carbonation keeping the beer lively and easy-drinking. No hint of alcohol here at all.
On the whole, this was everything I had hoped it would be. A truly world-class beer from my neighbors in VT, and reason enough unto itself to make the 4-hour pilgrimage. I can't wait to try the rest of the beers I picked up from Shaun Hill & Co.
05-19-2014 01:04:12 | More by Ljudsignal
More User Reviews:
4.68/5 rDev +2.4%
Looked like an extremely cloudy, vibrant color yellow, not dissimilar to many American wheats or hefeweizens. White head, looked distinct and respectable. Aroma was out of this world, heavenly luscious tropical fruit aromas, this is the creme de la creme of new proprietary hop aromas coming out, this ain't your daddies C hop bomb (nothing wrong with that though).
Taste is replete with solid citrus and tropical fruit bursts, very juicy, the bitterness is very doable, fruit stripe gum kind of pleasantness without all the coppery bitter bite of bandwagon jumper double ipa fools in recent years. A distinct amount of peach to it. Malt aspect of the beer is only enough to keep the hops running in ridiculous amounts of flavor punch. Its light. Pineapple and peach together at last, with all kinds of mango, lemon and tangerine thrown in to round out the hop mouthfeel. Yowza! Typical for Hill Farmstead, the alcohol is nowhere to be found tastewise, its just a massively enjoyable beer. Extremely dry finish, this is just one of many beers to seek out if you call yourself a hophead.
Massively awesome stuff.
01-20-2013 05:43:16 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.39/5 rDev -3.9%
A - Golden Brown, Hazy, head straight to the top of glass, thick lasting lacing, lots of carbonation rising
S - Juicy, grapefruit, pine, grass, lemon, earthy bread
T - Sweet grapefruit, dry pine, juicy fruits, grass, earth, mellow finish - hoppy but not too bitter
M - Smooth, frothy, medium body, full coverage
O - Perfectly balanced. Initially sweet smooth fruity grapefruit followed by dry piney hops/ touch of carmel and finished by a mellow hoppy pleasant finish. ABV is completely hidden. Excellent. But my personal favorite is still Double Galaxy.
08-16-2013 03:07:20 | More by weonfire
Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.