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Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

621 Ratings
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Ratings: 621
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 6.58%
Wants: 251
Gots: 15 | 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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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-17-2013 03:06:48 | More by Scalawags
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Alieniloquium

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4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a straight sided glass at the Mad Taco.

Appearance - Hazy yellowish orange. Nice white head. Good lacing.

Smell - Bright orange hops. Slightly sweet. Some grapefruit. Grainy.

Taste - Lots of citrus hop. Reminds me a lot of Heady Topper. Orange and some grapefruit. Grainy texture throughout with less sweetness than I expected given the nose. A bit of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - A little on the heavy side. Medium carbonationand a bit creamy.

Overall - First beer on my Vermont vacation. For an "experimental" IPA, this is a finished product.

Serving type: on-tap

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

07-17-2013 01:37:13 | More by facesnorth
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-16-2013 22:19:51 | More by NateMac13
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Treebs

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to cfrancess33 for getting the growler to our tasting. 750 ml growler served in a HF wine glass.

A: Pours a hazy yellowish color with some orange-like hues dancing through out the body. A white head forms on the pour and recedes to a bubble ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass.

S: Lots of juicy citrus fruits going on with this one. Grapefruit, lemon rind and some lime zest as well. Tropical fruits as well with some pineapple. A little orange pith dryness and some sweet cracker malts.

T: The taste is much more vibrant the nose. Tons of grapefruit and tangerine notes. Incredibly juicy and citrusy. Lots of orange, mango and peach with some minimal resiny bitterness on the finish. Light sweet malt profile is present.

M: Light bodied with a perfect carbonation level. Smooth and sweet with a slightly bitter finish.

O: Very delicious. I could drink growler upon growler of this one. Great balance of flavors with a high drinkability.

Serving type: growler

07-16-2013 20:30:59 | More by Treebs
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-15-2013 23:12:39 | More by Jspriest
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-15-2013 13:38:45 | More by ShemRahBoo
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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-14-2013 17:23:57 | More by DaPan
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kevanb

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

750ml growler, poured into a Cantillon Mini Mug.

The beer pours a hazy apricot color, hues of orange and copper with a finger or so of soapy white head, that has good retention and leave a small amount of spotted lace behind. The aroma is lovely, lots of citrus, grapefruit, oranges and tangerine, light floral character with a nice amount of bitter pine and soft, doughy grain. This is definitely one of the more citrus forward DIPA's I've ever encountered and boy is it lovely. Lots of juicy grapefruit on the tongue, fresh apricot and peach flesh, bitter pine and light hop spice with some wildflower and light malt sweetness on the back end. The body is juicy and full, lower carbonation than anticipated but enough to be lively, the finish is crisp and has a great dry kick.

Verdict: Delightful. Citrusy, fruity, juicy and all around wonderful. It's bright, it's vibrant and just what I want from an IPA, one of the best showings of citrus in a hoppy beer I've had to date.

Serving type: growler

07-14-2013 05:07:17 | More by kevanb
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

07-12-2013 16:27:22 | More by DNICE555
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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Hendry

Vermont

4.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Swing top 750 ml growler filled yesterday, poured into a port glass. Classic cloudy yellow orange, unfiltered beauty,2 finger dense bone white head,carbonation difficult to see but spot on, tons of sticky lacing left behind.

Hop bomb aroma,very grapefruit rind dominated with some fresh pineapple juice in the mix, malts are completely in the background, very juicy nose, inviting.

Taste is right on time: Hill Farmstead has a knack for hop forward,small hand crafted batches that are the fancy of die hard hopheads. Tons of bitter grapefruit with a touch of pineapple, and an interesting yeast component. Alcohol is masterfully masked for 7.8% abv,dry bitter finish as one would expect.

Mouthfeel is medium, bitterness starts mid palate then steps to the rear where it hangs out for just the right amount of time. Slightly acidic character never interferes with the overall enjoyment or becomes overbearing.

Bright & bouncy hops flavors spank your palate like a fraternity paddle. HFS requires some effort to obtain (even for a Vermonter), yet the enjoyment factor is at the top of the scale
and comes highly recommended. The lines of excellence are becoming blurred amongst Society & Solitude #5,Double Citra, Ephraim, and Abner: well done Mr. H!

Serving type: growler

07-12-2013 03:36:08 | More by Hendry
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vonnegut21

New York

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Djibouti

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -12.3%

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Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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pendabev

New York

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -12.3%

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Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.