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Society & Solitude #7 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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93
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24 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
275
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
22.94%
 
 
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46
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Pale Ale brewed exclusively with Simcoe and Amarillo hops from the Pacific Northwest...

Added by goldenM13 on 08-10-2013

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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 275
Reviews by jzeilinger:
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4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden orange that instantly clears up as the beer warms, one fingered fluffy white head and minimal carbonation.

S - Pungent grassy citrus, some pine presence, and some citrus rind resin.

T - Resiny and dank red grapefruit, light grassiness, some melon, and spicy orange complexity that ends with a bitter pine and grapefruit bite. Peppery citrus zing.

M - Medium body and gentle, mild carbonation on the tongue.

O - Complex for a big IPA with lots of hop forward personality and presence, the aroma is deceiving because although good, it really shines with the hop profile in the taste. This beer is better than its current rating.

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Photo of TBonez477
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A little more bitter on the finish than I've come to expect from HF, and the billing was for strong citrus notes. This came out much more piney and resinous than anything else. All in all still a good IIPA, just a little off the mark of what I was expecting.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of doremite
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Decent white head. Good collar and nice retention.

Smell - Simcoe-y. Grapefruit and a little bit of that onion to it. Malty with a doughy sweetness.

Taste - Bright citrus and some pale malt sweetness. The grapefruit builds up to an almost pithy grapefruit flavor. Bitter lingering flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium to medium heavy. Sweet and bitter. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Missing the Society magic, I think.

Edit: Had a second growler and it had the Society magic. Rating altered due to magic.

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3.11/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.29/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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Society & Solitude #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.