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Society & Solitude #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #6
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99
world-class

380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6%
Wants: 140
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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TychoNDC

New York

4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL growler in to a HF stemmed tulip. The beer was obtained 3/01/2014 from the brewery and consumed on 3/02.

A- Pours a pale orange. Like most all HF DIPAs I have had, the beer is opaque. You can't see your finger through the glass. The pour produces a dense white head with incredible retention. A sticky, unctuous lacing remains. A beautiful beer that could be proudly displayed alongside any of the other greats.

O - Intense citrus - orange peel, grapefruit, and mango are balanced by sharp pine and an herbal note The aroma is just incredible. Unfortunately, the smell is just a bit weak. It doesn't explode from the glass the way some DIPAs do. But quality certainly beats quantity any day and the beer doesn't suffer much.

T - Citrus and pine are really in harmony here. Beautiful mango and grapefruit presence, with some pineapple sharpness as well. The herbal and grassy components linger and eventually dominate the profile. The finish is somewhat reminiscent of mineral water: crisp and dry with a nice herbal quality.

M - One of the real highlights of this beer. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation! It's resinous by not heavy. Drinks like an IPA!

O - What a magnificent DIPA. The heavy use of Mosaic hops give it an atypical flavor profile, but there is marvelous balance. You wouldn't know this is an 8% beer. Another fantastic beer in the Society and Solitude series, and further cements Hill Farmstead's reputation for producing world class IPAs.

Serving type: growler

03-06-2014 02:15:09 | More by TychoNDC
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topdown

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

03-04-2014 06:08:59 | More by topdown
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sirsteve42

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-04-2014 00:27:30 | More by sirsteve42
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-03-2014 13:10:07 | More by Gotti311
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RyanOooh

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev 0%

03-03-2014 06:50:04 | More by RyanOooh
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-02-2014 18:06:44 | More by hooliganlife
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2014 06:31:16 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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HugeBulge

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-02-2014 04:17:00 | More by HugeBulge
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Wowcoolman

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2014 03:45:17 | More by Wowcoolman
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Rado

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-01-2014 03:25:15 | More by Rado
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: growler

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-27-2014 17:41:05 | More by BRYeleJR
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

02-27-2014 16:29:04 | More by roostor07
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-26-2014 16:04:59 | More by dfhhead25
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kirkfrailey

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-26-2014 15:46:11 | More by kirkfrailey
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VTMaverick

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-26-2014 13:41:21 | More by VTMaverick
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2014 07:32:07 | More by drewone
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-25-2014 01:37:11 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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scotv

New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2014 21:59:43 | More by scotv
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-24-2014 17:32:47 | More by BMart
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Abbbp

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-24-2014 05:40:33 | More by Abbbp
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New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-24-2014 03:06:42 | More by montrealbcr89
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2014 02:30:30 | More by cfaulman
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-23-2014 23:35:27 | More by MikeCactusGordon
Society & Solitude #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.