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Society & Solitude #7 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #7
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 31
Gots: 0 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Serving type: growler

08-26-2013 15:11:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-12-2013 00:30:51 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-10-2013 14:09:46 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-24-2013 22:38:47 | More by ygtbsm94
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-01-2013 04:38:47 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-05-2014 14:57:37 | More by Rochefort10nh
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-11-2013 18:53:11 | More by yourefragile
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-18-2013 12:34:56 | More by InspectorBob
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-15-2013 22:47:57 | More by orangesol
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Serving type: growler

08-24-2013 04:48:17 | More by Huhzubendah
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

08-25-2013 06:36:34 | More by drewone
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-28-2013 14:11:06 | More by xnicknj
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

08-19-2013 23:34:20 | More by Alieniloquium
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-30-2013 10:24:40 | More by chippo33
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-12-2013 00:56:18 | More by outoffocus
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-17-2013 12:59:35 | More by thegerm87
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-29-2013 23:11:44 | More by tom10101
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-15-2013 02:47:14 | More by stereosforgeeks
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

09-07-2013 00:48:44 | More by tommyguz
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LoveStout

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-04-2014 20:01:39 | More by LoveStout
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-18-2013 03:06:53 | More by millerbuffoon
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-21-2013 23:20:08 | More by IrishColonial
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-25-2013 08:52:22 | More by nrbw23
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Hazy orange, one finger head, some carbonation and leaves a lot of sticky lacing.

S-Dank hops, citrus, grass and pine.

T-Great balance, mild malt then bounds of citrus and tropical hops. Orange as well. nice bitterness.

M-Medium to heavy for the style, nicely carbonated and a nice hop bite.

O-First HF DIPA, man was it amazing. The best of Walden, Nelson Single Hop and Susan. Wonderful.

Serving type: growler

08-15-2013 19:34:45 | More by rlee1390
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer is a slightly hazy orange/yellow. Good-sized white head, moderate retention and great lacing.

Nose contains pine upfront, the Simcoe featured prominently. Sticky citrus and tropical fruits surround.

Taste contains weedy pine flavours upfront, coupled with lots of juicy fruit- orange, mango, grapefruit. Fairly bitter, but not intensely so. Great mix of flavours, super will integrated. A nice flavourful whole.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation, a bit oily.

Overall, really good. This is the first Hill Farmstead DIPA I have had the chance to try. It is great, but not up to the level of Double Sunshine or Heady Topper. What is happening in Vermont?

Serving type: growler

08-20-2013 23:00:51 | More by jrenihan
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Society & Solitude #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.