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Society & Solitude #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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404 Ratings
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6.22%
Wants: 155
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Pale Ale brewed almost exclusively with Mosaic hops from the Pacific Northwest.

(Beer added by: claytong on 02-28-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

SS 6
A- hazy straw color with fluffy white head. White lacing all over the glass.
S- mango, banana, passion fruit, melon
T- follows the nose with light tropical fruits like mangos, banana, honeydew melon, melon pear, and pineapple.
M- light body with moderate carbonation. Sticky hops. Oils coat the palate pleasantly.
O- another killer beer from HF. I love the mosaic hops. The more fruity and tropical the IPA the better. Easy to drink with tons of flavor and no harsh bitterness.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is simply gorgeous. Solid, one finger, pure as snow white head. Thick, cloudy, opaque liquid. Dark, pulpy orange interior, lightening to almost lemon yellow on the edges. Good head retention and beautiful lacing.

Citrus hops jump at you from the pour. A closer inspection reveals light lemon citrus, mango and tropical fruit, delicate biscuit and caramel malt, and a hint of resinous hops. Mosaic lives up to its name: a lot of different hoppy aromas coming through, with the emphasis on fruit, but nothing overpowering. Delicate and complex.

Taste is initially drier than the nose, but the flavor profile is similar. Hops are present in juicy abundance: an initial lemon flavor, followed by a ton of tropical fruit, and finished off by a slightly dank and fully resinous - yet still very juicy - hop bite.

"Bitter" doesn't leap to mind, despite the hop profile. The water and the yeast carry as much of the flavor profile as the malts, all blending together to support the hops. I get some leather and tobacco, and light biscuit.

Creamy yet light mouthfeel, with an incredibly full flavor. Just enough sting to come across as lively. Not at all syrupy. Great coating of the mouth for a long, smooth aftertaste, and a hint of heat on the back-end. I can't imagine a much better mouthfeel, except perhaps Heady. This is different, albeit similar, but still extraordinary.

This is easily the best new beer I have had in a long while. Like all HF beers I've had, the balance, water quality, craftsmanship, and mouthfeel give this brew so much more character than just the hop load and malt bill. It's truly greater than the sum of its parts.

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Society & Solitude #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.