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Society & Solitude #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #6
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6%
Wants: 145
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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Photo of orangesol


4.5/5  rDev 0%

05-26-2013 14:04:35 | More by orangesol
Photo of stakem


3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

Growler shared among many, poured into a taster. The brew appears a hazed yellow color with a white head that holds decent and collapses leaving a wall of lacing effect.

The aroma includes notes of wheat and herbal resiny character. Suggestions of straw and or grass come out as the brew warms and is smelled more.

The taste includes a bit of wheat like cereal and herbs. It is bitter with grassy aftertaste just like the aroma suggested.

This is a light bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation. Despite the usage of a unique/different hop, this had the same classic HF character to it. Dry, refreshing and otherwise forgettable but not a bad offering.

06-05-2013 18:03:15 | More by stakem
Photo of drewone


4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2014 07:32:07 | More by drewone
Photo of duceswild


5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-21-2014 02:24:42 | More by duceswild
Photo of BARFLYB


4.5/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2013 03:22:34 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev -4.4%

750 mL growler. Thanks so much to Thorpe for getting this for me.

The beer is hazy and orange with a half inch off off white head. The aroma brings a wonderful bouquet of hops, citrus, tropical fruit, mango. Sweet tropical fruits with bitter citric hops. Lovely flavor. Oranges and mangos with a touch of warming alcohol in the finish. Pleasant lingering bitterness. Medium in body with soft carbonation. Not my favorite of the Society and Solitude series thus far, but this is certainly a delicious beer. Hill Farmstead strikes yet again.

03-08-2013 21:31:12 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of Gonzoillini


4/5  rDev -11.1%

03-20-2013 23:10:16 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of mdaschaf


4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

05-21-2013 12:46:05 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -11.1%

03-03-2013 07:34:08 | More by Kelp
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

03-15-2014 00:07:38 | More by billab914
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-17-2014 14:28:29 | More by drummermattie02
Photo of Alieniloquium


4.58/5  rDev +1.8%

750 mL growler poured into a chalice.

Appearance - Hazy orange body with some sediment floating inside. Nice white head that nearly overflows the glass. Impressive sticky lacing down the sides.

Smell - Incredibly complex aroma from what is effectively a single hop. Tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and a nice herbal character reminiscent of a Lawson's IPA. Really nice.

Taste - Still incredible, but doesn't quite reach the heights of the aroma. Citrusy, but the tropical fruits don't come through as much as the pine and herbal characters do. I go for tropical fruit more than the other flavors, but it's still excellent. Just a little bit of sweetness behind it all.

Mouthfeel - Low sweetness, medium carbonation. Not quite the body of a double IPA, which is nice. Never feels heavy and is impressively drinkable.

Overall - Stunning, as always, from Hill Farmstead. That one hop is delivering all of this flavor is all the more impressive.

03-26-2013 03:04:18 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-14-2014 23:57:00 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-11-2013 03:29:50 | More by iL0VEbeer
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2013 15:22:10 | More by jrallen34
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

03-03-2013 16:39:08 | More by chippo33
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev -6.4%

Thanks to iguenard for this

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, apricots, grapefruit, oranges

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste oranges, grapefruit, and hops. There is also some caramel and apricots and a bit of floral and resin.

Overall - Not as good as some of their other DIPA/IPA's but well above average for sure. It's amazing how many world class beers this place pushes out. Would love to have regular access to their products.

03-24-2014 16:47:54 | More by spinrsx
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-14-2013 06:20:30 | More by popery
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

On-tap at the Blackback on 3/2/2013. Served in a Hill Farmstead Tulip. Pours a golden-orange with a loose, off-white head that dissipates into a soapy skim. Nose reveals citrus notes, rind, earthiness and juicy tropical, fruity esters as the brew warms. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is also some bittering and a slightly medicinal quality to the flavor profile that peaks out towards the middle and back. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a lively carbonation and a kiss of astringency. Overall, extremely drinkable but much more delicate that your typical DIPA with a very light malt profile. Nonetheless, an excellent beer worth seeking out, but definitely allow it to warm to experience it at its best.

03-05-2013 00:41:16 | More by Jwale73
Photo of rudzud


4.51/5  rDev +0.2%

Picked up ehh, 6 hours ago from the brewery. Noticed a crack on the side of my growler so yeah....time to crush a 2L of SS6, solo. First world problems....

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy sunshine hue with soft flashes of orange. A nice two finger sudsy head fades to leave spotty lacing and a thin cloudy blanket.

S - If memory serves me right, this is a mosaic heavy beer. So juicy and delicious on the nose. The hops just pop out without being too resinous or oily. Dank, dank grapefruit notes. So wet and dank, with nice candy sweetness and faint malts.

T - Nice bitter hops here, but not too bitter. Again, incredibly dank and wet hop flavours with glorious grapefruit rind and pith. Nice lighter sweet malts, the hops really shine here. Good hop and malt balance here, but obviously leaning much heavier on the hops.

M - Mouthfeel is excellent for a DIPA. Relatively easily drinkable with some light but sharper carbonation. Really hides that 8.1% ABV.

O - Overall, another solid beer from Shaun. I still think I prefer SS4 out of all the Society beers. That said, this beer is "worth the price of admission" so to speak. Well crafted again.

03-01-2013 03:08:45 | More by rudzud
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4.1/5  rDev -8.9%

Pour looks like most HF IPA's, hazed bright yellow with small amount of tight white head. Nose is hop forward with faint malt balance and a hint of grain. Hops are tropical, grapefruit and mango with a touch of pine and herbal hops. Taste is more tropical fruit forward. Bright hops, mango and pear with a faint touch of herbal grassy hop through the finish. Bitterness is very light, mild carbonation with a medium to light body and juicy feel.

02-28-2014 01:31:03 | More by cpetrone84
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New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-15-2014 00:25:33 | More by BGsWo22
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-18-2013 03:01:13 | More by outoffocus
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

03-23-2013 15:13:28 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

03-10-2014 15:35:38 | More by kscaldef
Society & Solitude #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.