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Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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741 Ratings
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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 6.35%
Wants: 272
Gots: 25 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -28.9%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

marshmeli, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of tewaris
3.68/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler sent kindly by millerbuffoon, thanks a lot!

Hazy amber colored, very typical of HF. Medium head, good lacing. Tropical fruit heavy aroma, lots of pineapple and possibly malty sweetness. Light and hoppy taste with a finishing bitterness and a dominant fruity note. Crisp and dry feel. Overall it's not bad but nothing's great about it either.

3, 3, 3, 4, 3
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Took it's time getting warmed up and what not, glad I had a growler full. Bumping the scores up to 4, 4, 3.5, 4, 3.5

tewaris, Oct 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

leschkie, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Amalak, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

kevrice88, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of VeganUndead
3.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first venture into HIll Farmstead IPA's. Was very excited to get a shot at this, received in a grunt, tagged as best by today's date the 19th.

Yellow-orange, very cloudy, opaque color. Hoppy grapefruit aroma. The smell on the beer is very solid. Very light on the palate, this beer goes down easy for being a higher abv. The taste is underwhelming, the first thing I think of is Alpine's Nelson, but this isn't advertised as rye. This is a very unique taste, but honestly not overly impressive. Probably due to the extremely high expectations, and a few days shipping in the growler. I'm hoping I get future experiences with other offerings from Sean, but this one didn't quite do it for me. A solid beer, but didn't live up to the hype for me.

VeganUndead, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

One of the ones I missed out on before, now get another chance at trying it thanks to rudzud for splitting again.

Nice creamy 1 finger head fades slowly with nice soapy lacing, super hazy white peach colored.

Nose is OK, but not as phenomenal as I expected, bit of tangerine, mild resin and hint of tropical fruit, juicy fruit but not much, semi sweet malt.

Taste starts a little sweet malty but mostly plain malts, then hops, mild tropical fruit but barely, little citrus and juicy generic fruit, hint clementine and tangerine, candied citrus fruits, but not much else. Finish is fairly dry, semi bitter with more of the mild citrus and tropical fruit, but not very strong either.

Mouth is med bod, little fluffy, fluffy carb.

Overall another little bit of a letdown. I wonder if these couple batches were missing the right hops, or something else going on as they are really busy with the expansion, either way not really up to typical Hill quality. I'll ahve to try this and the Amarillo again.

jlindros, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of rudzud
3.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a creamy white head that leaves nice lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of genetic citrus, grapefruit. Okay, but not earth shattering.

T - Taste is better, nice grapefruit notes, both bitter rind and flesh. Faint tropical notes light malts. The finish is nicely bitter and lingers.

M - Mouthfeel is nice for the style. Sharp carbonation, drinkable.

O - Overall I thought this beer was okay, was not wowed by it though, one of my least favorite hill beers.

rudzud, Dec 18, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 2012 Hill Farmstead Harvest Fest.

Pours a hazy light yellow-orange with a dense white head that lingers nicely and leaves lots of lacing.

Aroma of bitter citrus, grapefruit, and lemon.

Upfront flavors of orange, lemon, light grapefruit and tropical fruit. A little herbal presence. Bitter finish. Lingering lemon/tropical fruit.

Medium body with moderate to slightly high carbonation. Kind of foamy finish.

Good, enjoyable IPA with moderate bitterness. Nice citrus flavor and aroma.

9/22/2012

sidetracked, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

Whatup14, May 20, 2014
Photo of Luk13
4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Very hazy gold pour, almost white, white head. Aroma is really quite fruity and pungent, lots of grapefruit, the hops are wet and sticky. Taste is fruity, not particularly bitter, very grapefruity - bitter and citrusy tart at once. Alcohol is not perceptible. Palate is lightly-med carbed with med body. Not my favourite from HF but definitly very good

Luk13, Oct 14, 2012
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Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.