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Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #5
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

660 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 660
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 6.56%
Wants: 258
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 09-23-2012)
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WTKeene

Texas

4.46/5  rDev -2.4%

Served on-tap at the Prohibition Pig on 12/27/13, served in a tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: A pale and hazy orange/gold, with thick creamy head and thick creamy lacing.

Smell: Disappointingly weak. But what I do get is a lot of floral citrus and pine. Apricot comes through prominently too.

Taste: Lightly vinous, bitter, with creamy malts backing up piney hops. Believe it or not, I even got a prominent bubblegum flavor toward the end. Probably from all that yeast that made the beer so hazy. This was really delicious, and the vinous character made it somewhat distinct from the other IPAs I tried on my Vermont trip.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy, with a moderate level of carbonation. The beer seemed to stay forever.

Overall: I should have written this when my memory of the beer was clearer, but I do remember this being delicious, even with the weak nose. Glad I got an opportunity to try it.

02-02-2014 05:11:13 | More by WTKeene
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Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.