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Society & Solitude #5 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.18/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Bilco for the growler.

Appearance: Hazy peach-tinged gold. White head starts off huge with loose large bubbles. Drops to a tiny wispy cap and small collar. Sticky lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Juicy mango and peach laced with a hint of pineapple. Some backing oily pine. A touch of mint with some backing dank herbal notes. Malt runs a little bready with some mild pale malt sweetness. Nice and clean with some hints of yeasty esters. Fresh flowers. Leafy.

Taste: Solid pine and pith bitterness up front. Juicy mango and peach follow. Soft pale malt sweetness with an almost powdery yeast finish. Hemp seed with some lingering mint. Nicely bitter. Some pith and bright tropical fruit. Oh yeah mango. Some nice backing pineapple. Warms nicely, offering a decent balance with an assertive lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Carries that distinct medium and creamy body I've come to expect from draft Hill Farmstead. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish, with a juicy initial sip. Easy drinking, especially for the style.

Overall: Build me a cabin and put this on tap and I'll go Walden.

A nice, if slightly less than mind blowing beer from Hill Farmstead. I really dig the balance and the hop profile. Nicely bitter. Carries all the trademarks of a Hill Farmstead pale ale and that's a mighty fine pedigree.

Goblinmunkey7, Dec 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Denzo, Nov 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

earljones199, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

ScotNH, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Saltee, Nov 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

bahnfire, Nov 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

buffs9, Nov 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

zestar, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

dkw0063, Nov 04, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -8.1%

DelicateDelirium, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Dannynoonan123, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

iatethecloudsfor, Oct 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

VTBeerTrade, Oct 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ubufan2112, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

askham, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

tsatem, Sep 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

craft_shannie, Sep 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

db12, Sep 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

IrishColonial, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

rusty3335, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.81/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look is a dark and cloudy honey orange color that just radiates in the sunlight- fantastic. Smell is distinctly citrussy tropical with grapefruit, tangerine and mango coming to mind. I can pick up on a minimal amount of malty sweetness with few piney notes. Juicy citrus and tropical grapefruit, tangerine and mango explode on the pallet and remind me of what I think an ideal juicy citrus hop profile should taste like. Bitter pine is not up front for me, but does come through in the finish. I don't pick up on much malt here, but its just enough in the background to complement the hops yet not overwhelm or take anything away. I would say the finish holds a very mild bitterness to it that is somewhat toned by a creamy malt. Great creamy mouth feel that I have come to expect from HF- very drinkable. Overall its hard to beat this brew and I can personally think of very few that come close to the hop flavor profile! No question in my top 5 DIPA

80x2HopHead, Sep 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Beersalesman802, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -28.9%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

abkayak, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.