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Society & Solitude #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #6
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398 Ratings
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6.22%
Wants: 154
Gots: 6 | 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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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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Rado, Mar 01, 2014
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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.

cpetrone84, Feb 28, 2014
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BRYeleJR, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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dfhhead25, Feb 26, 2014
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VTMaverick, Feb 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

drewone, Feb 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Bockerdoppel91, Feb 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

scotv, Feb 24, 2014
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BMart, Feb 24, 2014
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Abbbp, Feb 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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cfaulman, Feb 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

MikeCactusGordon, Feb 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

nkeckhar, Feb 23, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Roguer, Feb 23, 2014
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Society & Solitude #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.