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Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

686 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 6.35%
Wants: 263
Gots: 23 | 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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tarheels86

California

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
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-02-2013 03:41:11 | More by DrunkinYogi
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

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
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-02-2013 01:16:53 | More by bpfrush
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justforrazors

Missouri

4.73/5  rDev +3.5%

Happy IPA day! I just got this in the mail today so I figured it would be a great time to drink up.
Poured into a HF becker glass.

A-Cloudy orange yellow color with a 2 finger fluffy white head. decent retention and amazing lacing.

S-Grapefruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, some grassy notes, and a feint bready character on the back end.

T- Huge hop aroma- more grapefruit and mango mixed with some grass and pine resin. This kind of tastes like Abner. There is a big bitter note mixed in with some caramel on the back end. No alcohol or other flaws that I can note. Very close to the perfect IPA in my opinion.

M- Carbonated to the perfect level. You can barely notice it, indicating it is right where it should be. Dry, but not overly so. The long bitter finish encourages you to keep drinking.

O- Amazing beer. I think this is my favorite of the society series, and maybe of all the HF IPAs and pales I have had so far. Amazing hop flavor and aroma that smacks you in the face but doesn't overtake the malt balance whatsoever. I could drink a 2L growler of this by myself in a night easily, despite the alcohol. Can't wait to get more if/when it comes around again.

08-02-2013 00:11:29 | More by justforrazors
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Crookdrain

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2013 21:50:07 | More by Crookdrain
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IndyDad

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2013 13:32:47 | More by IndyDad
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -7%

08-01-2013 02:18:35 | More by BarrytheBear
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Tauroe

Maine

5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-01-2013 01:53:17 | More by Tauroe
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sustyhops

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-30-2013 23:34:27 | More by sustyhops
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-30-2013 22:13:12 | More by thampel09
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ScottO

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-29-2013 21:57:11 | More by ScottO
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erikl48

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7%

07-29-2013 21:20:39 | More by erikl48
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Centennial

Vermont

4/5  rDev -12.5%

07-29-2013 19:09:43 | More by Centennial
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-29-2013 15:16:04 | More by Gonzoillini
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blt2646

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-29-2013 00:32:18 | More by blt2646
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -7%

07-28-2013 19:11:22 | More by TurdFurgison
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soulkeeper1369

Maine

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-28-2013 14:29:27 | More by soulkeeper1369
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -12.5%

07-27-2013 17:29:40 | More by djrn2
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-27-2013 15:28:42 | More by Satchboogie
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-27-2013 03:46:13 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -7%

07-26-2013 23:00:47 | More by ncaudle
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.95/5  rDev +8.3%

Can't ask for anything better in this beer. Perfect balance of hops, malt backbone and a grapefruity twang

Pours a medium golden with a bubbling head that dissapates quickly and leaves plenty of lacing behind

Smell sweet citrus (Grapefruit, orange peal and a bit of lemon)

Tastes bittersweet and hoppy with grapefruit shining through and a sweet almost caramel at the end. Not overly dry

Mouthfeel has a rolling bubble medium density and medium creaminess to it

07-26-2013 17:38:59 | More by alaimoa
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -6.3%

750mL growler split into tulip.

A: relatively opaque body. a straw orange color. head is slightly off-white. great retention and moderate lacing.

S: a really rich mix. piney, resinous, smells a little bit like Fruit Loops. a pretty pungent hop character is the star here. cant tell if im getting any malt presence, think this is mostly all hops.

T: a lot of grapefruit. ganja. super sticky. a decent amount of pine. bitterness is present. very much so. not finding a ton of balance between the grist and hops. however that is not the worse thing. great hop flavor, just wish there was a bit more balance.

M: average. slightly mellow carb. full body.

D: pretty solid, but I have to say my world isn't being shattered here. good DIPA, easy drinking, enjoyable.

07-26-2013 00:47:09 | More by Jimmys
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-25-2013 05:27:29 | More by BARFLYB
Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.