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Society & Solitude #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6.22%
Wants: 142
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2013 01:19:23 | More by sideshowe
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DanH83

New York

4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

THIS is a fantastic beer. It pours from the growler with soft small head that lingers and leaves a little lacing. The color is a cloudy orange/yellow and it's fantastic. The nose hits with superior citrus, strong grapefruit and orange. It has a citrus/pine taste and leaves a pleasant and slightly bitter citrus aftertaste.

Mouth-feel is great, a little bit of froth and then a smooth ending.

The balance of this beer is incredible. The ease and enjoyment it brings means a quick end to a 2 ltr. growler!

Serving type: growler

03-02-2013 00:19:12 | More by DanH83
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh growler filled yesterday, I sampled this while there and it was great, so here goes review time.

Naturally poured into my Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip, with a big rich creamy 1.5 finger head, plenty soapy and fluffy bubbles, fades slowly with tons of soapy lacing painting the glass, hazy nectar orange slightly reddish hue color.

Nose is explosive, wafting for miles and filling the room. Big fresh tropical fruit hops, so much mango papaya and passion fruit, which also brings some musty resinous almost skunky like hops, big and pungent, but at hte same time fluffy aromatic and soft. Some citrus, and tangerine like. Underneath all that is a light fluffy malt, just enough to give it a nice backbone and prop up the great hops.

Taste is big juicy hops. again tons of tropical fruits, like I'm sipping fruit juice in the Bahamas. Tropical fruit comes walloping in, papaya, a bit of mango, little passion fruit, and with that is some citrus, tangerine, hint orange pith. The hops get fairly resinous too, musty and very slightly oily. This is so juicy and smooth, tasty, and but at the same time big. Malts bring a bit of sweetness and malty backbone but not enough to even really know they are there except to keep the hops in check as they only get somewhat bitter overall and don't get astringent. Booze is hidden well too. Finish is drier, long lingering hops, gets fairly bitter as it dries and the malts that you didn't realize were there are absolutely gone, long lingering fresh hop, little musty resinous, more tropical fruits lingering, and touch spicy even.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, smooth and drinkable as hell, nice carb, touch oily, booze hidden well.

Overall this is so smooth and drinkable, again like a tropical fruit juice with a mild bitterness and sweetness. Balanced well, with just enough bitterness and sweetness to make it so drinkable. Tropical fruits are very tasty. I'm almost halfway through the growler doing this review as I just pound back sip after sip.

Serving type: growler

03-01-2013 23:13:04 | More by jlindros
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davey101

Connecticut

4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

After a sample earlier at the brewery I'm finally sitting down to a full glass of this stuff. From a 750ml growler filled not even ten hours ago.

A - Pours a hazy dark yellow body. Holding it up to the light provides a vibrant ripe peach color. Loads and loads of soapy bone white foam with long lasting retention. Looks perfect.

S - So this is mosaic huh? Huge blast of nectarines, mango and grapefruit. Bitter, sweet, ripe, and juicy with a hint of the danky dank. Has a sort of chalky dry finish.

T - Ripe nectarines and juicy peaches and mango. The finish is lightly bitter. Clean and super tasty, unbelievably juicy fruits here.

M - Medium bodied with nice carbonation. The bitterness does get a bit overwhelming after a glass.

O - This is just excellent, excellent stuff. I still prefer #5 over this beer, but if this is what Mosaic is like than I am all aboard that train.

Serving type: growler

03-01-2013 05:01:16 | More by davey101
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

03-01-2013 03:08:45 | More by rudzud
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2013 00:52:14 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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vonnegut21

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-28-2013 19:04:01 | More by vonnegut21
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claytong

Vermont

4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another great double ipa from Shaun.

I was really impressed with this hop variety. I'm not sure I've had much with mosaic hops.
Anyways the appearance is standard hill farmstead dipa, not much of a head but a little

Smell, lots of citrus, tropical fruits of all kinds hinting around

Taste is very similar

I seem to always love the mouthfeel of Shaun's dipas, thicker than all other dipas and a nice soothing sensation in the throat

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2013 17:59:03 | More by claytong
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Society & Solitude #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.