Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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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
4.6/5 rDev +0.7%
Served from a 750ml Growler into my HF Tulip, #properglassware bitches.
A: Pours the typical yellow/orange color with a white rim - not a ton of head but a fair amount of lacing sticking to the glass throughout my drinking session.
S: Another lovely HF DIPA - plenty of tropical fruit, citrus, pineapple, orange... Small traces of pine/hop but I'd say this is pretty dominated by the tropical bouquet.
T: A lot like it smells however the lighter fruits really take it over, I feel like its a little more dominated by orange/mango versus your typical citrus bomb, its very delicious. The taste is very smooth, no harsh after-taste or lingering hop sensation.
M: Light bodied, mild carbonation
O: I feel like a broken record but another job well done - I love the fruit on this one and particularly like that I'm getting a lot more Orange on this one. Delicious beer!
08-10-2013 23:05:04 | More by BeRanger
4.5/5 rDev -1.5%
750mL flip-top growler thanks to jbeatty. 2-Day air mailed to me. Poured full haze glowing orange with rich, bright white foam. Good lacing. Nose is whipped cream, butterscotch, jackfruit, mango, and typical Nelson squashiness. Taste is richer than expected with whipped cream and heavy biscuit. Flashes of sugar and alcohol. Thick, dessert like finish. Saltwater, buoyant palate with a finale of grapefruit rind. Awesome, but not as bright and refreshing as the passionfruit forward S&S#6.
08-02-2013 11:31:45 | More by tarheels86
4.59/5 rDev +0.4%
Bottled into 750ml swing-top growler on July 26, 2013. Poured into a large tulip and paired with salmon.
A: Golden straw yellow, hazy, bright white frothy head.... lots of bubbles, nice lacing on the glass.
S: As others say, loads of citrus coming from this....grapefruit especially...orange, light on the lemon, some floral.... I don't find it that grassy/piney/bitter on the nose, but slightly sweet.
T: Silky smooth, lots of grapefruit, but more sweet juice and not so much pithy bitterness, also orange and light fruits, peaches, nectarines, lightly floral, maybe some melon. Not really acidic enough to be called so tropical and not so bitter to be piney....though has a nice mellow bitterness to it. Underneath it has a nice sweet, light malt base and only slight alcohol on the aftertaste when it warms.
M: Extremely balanced, less carbonated than it appears, hardly any sparkle, not really sticky, just slightly drying.
O: Another fine HF beer.... like most of their beers, they don't blow you away in their over the top-ness, but in their perfect balance and drink-ability.... This is a fantastic DIPA... will it blow your top off like Heady.... personal, I don't think so... like so many of S.Hill's other beers, it's not about being in your face. What it is, is a perfectly balanced, integrated, sweet, malty IPA that you could drink all night.... Where Heady really plays up the hops to like 150%, I don't think I could drink it all night, whereas this reins everything in to the point that it took no time whatsoever to polish off the 750 growler... I'd say this has a bit of a more toned down Abner feel to it... on an aside, I'd really like to see more HF beers being bottled, as I feel that the quality of the beer gets lost a bit on tap and if anything, the beers are almost cask like... not really flat, but not really sparkling... anyway, not really a complain, just a rumination...
08-02-2013 01:37:57 | More by 4ster
Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.