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Society & Solitude #7 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Society & Solitude #7
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 33
Gots: 1 | 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 Willytee3
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%

Pours a very slightly hazy delicious golden orange, a with few floaties in the glass and a single stream of bubbles. Nice just off white 2 finger head reduces quickly to a foamy bubbly collar with good lace.
Smells exotic with tropical fruits, loads of mango, touch of pineapple or star fruit. A dank pine and candy malt base with some grapefruit citrus and hint of spice.

Loads of soft fruits up front maybe not as much as the nose would suggest. Mango and grapefruit. Increadebly well balanced as most Hill Farmsteads are. A nice hops bitter comes through in the middle and gives a little snappy balance to the soft fruits. The snap is a bit dry and lingers into a grapefruit skin finish. Candy malts and pine become more apparent as the beer warms. Not a hint of alchohol cmes through.
Feel is soft and luxurious overall with a dry snappy hop balance just the right amount of carbonation in this medium to full body beer.

Willytee3, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of InebriatedJoker
4/5  rDev -6.3%

InebriatedJoker, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of HRamz3
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

HRamz3, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of xenjoiii
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

xenjoiii, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%

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 HopsintheSack
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

HopsintheSack, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of nrbw23
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

nrbw23, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

drewone, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of jegross2
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jegross2, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of OleDixie
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

OleDixie, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Wowcoolman
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Wowcoolman, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

ygtbsm94, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Beeranator
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Beeranator, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

CraftEyeDoc, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of DIPAFAN
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

DIPAFAN, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%

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 Bilco
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Bilco, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

OptionParalysis, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jbeervt, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jbarletto, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of jtladner
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jtladner, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

IrishColonial, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of markasparov
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

markasparov, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Chico1985, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of luvbier
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

luvbier, Aug 21, 2013
Society & Solitude #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.