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Society & Solitude #7 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #7
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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.59%
Wants: 33
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

(Beer added by: goldenM13 on 08-10-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a slightly better hop presence in the smell in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -8%

djrn2, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -8%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -8%

acurtis, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

ygtbsm94, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

JAHMUR, Thursday at 04:07 PM
Photo of mdfb79
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%

From 10/02/14 notes. 1L growler shared by BeerLawyer85; thanks Ross.

Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with two fingers of fluffy bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Pine hops, citrus hops, earthy notes, and floral notes. Taste has more citrus and oranges. Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, maybe the tiniest bitter bite to it.

Overall very good, but more bitter than S&S 4, 5, & 6 were and not as juicy/tropical fruity. I prefer 4/5/6 although this is still a good beer; just like the hops used on the other versions better.

mdfb79, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Rochefort10nh, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

InspectorBob, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

drewone, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

yourefragile, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -8%

orangesol, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Second time having this beer this week. Thanks to jayhawk73 and starrdogg for the generous share.

The beer is mostly clear and appears a light golden color. Towering white head that leaves copious lacing on the glass. The aroma brings hops, slightly sweet citrus, sourdough bread, biscuits. Like the Nelson Sauvin, this beer is remarkably smooth. Hop character abounds with minimal bitterness. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Another great hoppy brew from Hill Farmstead.

Huhzubendah, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%

ShanePB, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Alieniloquium, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

chippo33, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

xnicknj, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of LoveStout
4/5  rDev -8%

LoveStout, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Jwale73
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dull, orange-gold with a loose head that dissipates into a filmy, sudsy slick. Amazing nose! Tropical fruit and bubblegum. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's a bid citrus rind presence the cuts through the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to medium) with a light and lively carbonation. Overall, a great DIPA with a well-hidden abv.

Jwale73, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of BGsWo22
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

BGsWo22, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

Pour is dark amber, very hazy, lots of white head with a thicker lace. Nose has some fresh cut grain, light pale malt and a touch of sticky caramel. Hops are a bit soapy first, then a very strong grapefruit rind, almost a sweaty grapefruit. Taste is a bit sweeter, lots of fresh grains up front, a fairly moderate malt presence, huge tropical hop punch. Still some grapefruit rind mid to late palate, some mangos and a touch of pineapple. Body is incredibly light and delicate, very nicely carbonated, just a clean crisp and slightly dry finish.

cpetrone84, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

outoffocus, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

BMart, Sep 22, 2014
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Society & Solitude #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.