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Society & Solitude #6 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6%
Wants: 136
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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vinny21bal

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.1%

12-05-2013 20:11:41 | More by vinny21bal
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -11.1%

05-06-2013 02:09:09 | More by tom10101
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Massive thanks to cfrances33 for sending this one my way! Split with mnphish and icecoldphatty:

Pours a very hazy honey gold with a soapy finger of paper white foam. Great lacing, lively beading.

Very, very tropical on the nose... mango and pineapple. Dense, lush, bittersweet.

The palate is defined by a big abrasive bitterness. It's more abstract in its expression of the mosaic hop than the nose, there's peach and pineapple. It feels nice and wet, slick, thirst quenching.

I like it. I'd like to become more acquainted with mosaic and I think this is a good start. Thanks Colin!

Serving type: growler

03-10-2013 18:54:59 | More by yamar68
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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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kevanb

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

64oz growler poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass.

The beer pours a nice honey, orange color that's very hazy. A thick, soapy white head appears, nearly a finger high that has nice retention and leaves behind a great amount of sticky lace. The aroma is very pleasant, lots of mango fruit with tangy grapefruit, light tangerine sweetness, lightly floral at times that finishes with bitter pine and dirty weeds. Lots of mango on the tongue straight away, grapefruit is really strong as well and very juicy with some more tangerine/clementine sweetness that brings out the alcohol a bit. The finish is very bitter and almost astringent, lots of earthy resinous pine and grassiness. The body is nice and juicy, soapy at times that coats the mouth well, finishes with a nice, dry bitter kick.

Verdict: A really enjoyable DIPA from Hill Farmstead, yet another success in their increasingly expanding and impressive hoppy portfolio. While it's not up there in the same breath as Abner or Ephraim, this beer is still very enjoyable and has a nice mix of juicy tropical fruit with some earthy, bitter pine.

Serving type: growler

03-18-2013 15:48:24 | More by kevanb
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: growler

03-24-2014 16:47:54 | More by spinrsx
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 64 oz. growler filled at the brewery yesterday and poured into a pint glass. Kept chilled since being filled. Also got to sample fresh from the tap at the brewery as part of a taster.

Appearance: Cloudy light orange to yellow in color. Pours a light, fluffy white head that leaves a goregous lacing. Really similar to almost every other HF IPA.

Aroma: Grapefruit and candied citrus from the hops. More of a dank, earthy character than the past couple beers in this series. The Mosiac hops offer a really interesting character I am not too famailar with.

Taste: There is a huge grapefruit flavor upfront in this IPA and it is complimented by some sweet candied citrus and a dank bitterness. The earth tones of this beer are definitely more pronounced than other HF IPAs. Really nice balance of the sweetness and bitterness from the hops. The grapefruit character is really pronounced and relll executed.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but really crisp and really drinkable.

Overall, a really nice IPA from Hill Farmstead but the hop profile is a bit underwhelming for me. Really well balanced and easy to drink with just an insane amount of bitter grapefruit. Incredibly smooth and tasty, but doesn't stand out too much and the bitterness can get really strong.

Serving type: growler

03-04-2013 03:08:48 | More by Gosox8787
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-12-2013 02:38:07 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-02-2013 23:47:34 | More by acurtis
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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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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

05-21-2013 12:46:05 | More by mdaschaf
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distantmantra

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

04-25-2013 19:54:09 | More by distantmantra
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-16-2014 03:45:07 | More by sfr26
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-25-2013 01:57:48 | More by SpdKilz
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DrunkAl

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

06-11-2014 00:31:53 | More by DrunkAl
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bigcountry81

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-21-2014 07:01:16 | More by bigcountry81
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WeisGuy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

05-26-2013 16:34:21 | More by WeisGuy
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

02-03-2014 18:47:55 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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frankthetank86

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-02-2013 19:27:46 | More by frankthetank86
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-14-2014 23:57:00 | More by Rhettroactive
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

05-15-2013 01:36:23 | More by phingdong
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nh_hawkeye

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-17-2014 04:30:47 | More by nh_hawkeye
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

04-02-2013 19:40:17 | More by jderosia603
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-24-2013 21:35:01 | More by Rifugium
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Franch

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

03-06-2013 17:55:28 | More by Franch
Society & Solitude #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.