Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Ratings: 660 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by WTKeene:
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
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 660 ratings.