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Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 6.35%
Wants: 272
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev -14.7%

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%

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
Photo of sidetracked
3.98/5  rDev -12.9%

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.


sidetracked, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -12.5%

GRG1313, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

NickBeery, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

1424IpA, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

Dajtai007, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

jamvt, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

EnronCFO, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

DarthKostrizer, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

Desp59, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

Rhettroactive, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

ChrisPro, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

Whatup14, May 20, 2014
Photo of Luk13
4/5  rDev -12.5%

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
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -12.5%

smartassboiler, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

PeakedInHighSchool, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

drebrew, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Thank you Slatetank for sharing the spoils of your recent VT trip with me. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a clouded pale yellow color with a firm white topping that persists. The brew plays the part well visually as expected.

The aroma contains notes of citrus with grass clippings, pine and herbal components. Some solvent alcohol and sulfur emerges with a swirl. This has a very fresh yet generic sort of hop bite that smells like pellet hops crushed up in my hands.

The taste is bitey with grassy bitterness blending to pulp/zest/pith of orange. Some solvent alcohol pokes through the back end breaking things up. The taste of this is very familiar, though ive never had this offering before.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A good brew thats fresh and enjoyable with a creeping amount of alcohol inclusion. I know, I know - cast your stones at me for not being a believer in the golden nectar that flows from the farmstead on the hill. From what ive had, their hoppy offerings just taste nearly indifferent from one another (in my opinion.)

stakem, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Pour is hazed golden yellow with an off white head. Nose is juicy, tropical fruit and citrus, a hint resiny and oily in back. Light grain profile up front and some malt sweetness to balance. Taste has more bitterness than I thought it would, lighter body and softer carbonation. The grain is soft up front, hop driven. Citrus, pine fades to a more leafy herbal note, a strong grapefruit bitterness lingers with a fairly dry finish.

cpetrone84, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

moarmare, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

SupremePie, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

nkelley77, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

bobv, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

JAHMUR, Dec 06, 2012
Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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