Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by stonermouse:
4.73/5 rDev +3.5%
On tap at HF, and then out of a growler the next day. Pour into a sample glass and into a standard pint.
Pours a fantastic, hazy yellow. Foamy, thin white head and great lacing. The head is dense, and looks like meringue, which foreshadows the lemony, grapefruit deliciousness to come.
The aroma is sweet, yet has a bit of a sharp pine bite to it. It's a bit mild, but does have just a slight booze presence as well.
The taste, however, has no booze whatsoever. This beer is just spectacular. It's lemon/pineapple/grapfruit profile truly mimics a holiday dessert, but the bitter finish reminds you that it's an potent IPA that you are consuming instead. There's just a touch of sweetness to bring out the flavors, but it's mostly a bitter bomb of pure citrus. The citrus combo is as clean as it is potent, however, and isn't harsh at all. Even the lingering bitterness just disappears from your palate, leaving you thirsting for more.
I tried my damndest to find a fault with this brew, but there really are none. It is dangerously drinkable, unbelievably quenching, and I would highly recommend sharing a growler with a few friends. It goes down quickly and easily.
10-31-2012 03:30:06 | More by stonermouse
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 654 ratings.