Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by SpeedwayJim:
4.53/5 rDev -0.9%
Thanks to Tyler for this one. 22oz growler into a snifter.
Pours a 1 finger frothy white head that dissipates slowly. Beer is a pale, cloudy lemon. Lacing is thick, layered, and patchy. Pretty beer.
Nose is aromatic as hell. Citrus, pine, mango, papaya and other tropical fruits. Real sweet, fruity and super appetizing. Real pulpy and grassy too.
Opens with a big citrus punch. Grapefruit, papaya and passion fruit along with a strong cane sugar backbone. Fruity hop bitterness comes in towards the middle to tie things together and balance the sweetness. Finishes with more mango, papaya, and other tropical fruit flavors. Aftertaste is pleasantly citrus. Very nearly perfect.
Light bodied and well carbonated. Light and prickly in the mouth and on the tongue and aggressive and quenching going down. Finishes messy with a long, lingering aftertaste. Can't get enough of this one!
Another very nearly perfect pale ale from Hill Farmstead. I'm convinced they churn out the best variety of consistently amazing ipas of any brewery around.
11-24-2012 03:08:20 | More by SpeedwayJim
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
Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.