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Society & Solitude #8 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.43/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Pale Ale brewed with Oats and Wheat. Hopped with Simcoe, Citra, and Mosaic.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#383
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
228
pDev:
6.32%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
21
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 42
Reviews by bfitzge2:
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4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a fairly hazy sharp orange, with a small foamy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like mango, sweet grapefruit, honey, peach, wheat, and grass.

It's almost dumb how good this is. It's super juicy and fresh- with peach, mango, and grapefruit, mainy, and a bit of green dank grassy flavors, and the tiniest bit of pale malt. It all goes down so easily.

This is medium bodied, creamy and light on the palate, with a good level of carbonation.

This is up there with the best of this series. This series hasn't failed me yet.

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Photo of JonnyJuicebox
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Disclaimer: It's hard not to wax poetic about these beers when you're drinking them staring at the green mountains in fall, so apologies ahead of time.

A: A beautiful golden haze. Opaque, but still golden and bright. Typical of Hill Farmstead, but amazing nonetheless. Doesn't have that suspended particulate look like Trillium/bissell/treehouse etc. Sunshine in a glass.

S: Oh my goodness. I may have spent more time smelling this beer than tasting. Floral, honey, just super earthy.

T: Very dank, very juicy. Apricot maybe..fresh herbs like parsley...black pepper. Fucking ambrosia. Slightly chalky in texture which is a bit of a surprise for Hill Farmstead.

O: I had a 2L love affair with this beer. Like I said, I may have spent more time with my nose in the glass than drinking it. This beer really delivered on all levels. This would have been one of my favorite fresh HF's along with Susan and double Citra but the texture threw it off just slightly. At the level this brewery produces I'm just splitting hairs. If I could have this every day I would. Simcoe, citra, mosaic? Sign me up.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bieniek30
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lucoli
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbarletto
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mythaeus
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arusso13
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smb71481
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrDarcy
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcisco44
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the growler into HF stemware one day after filling.
Pours a bright golden yellow color with tons of haze. One finger of bubbly head.
Aromas are really nice, lemon zest, hops and yeast. Aromas are subdued.
Flavors are inline with aromas, perfectly balanced with lemon zest featuring prominently.
Mouthfeel is excellent as with all HF beers. Soft, round and balanced.
Overall a very drinkable, very tasty beer.

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Photo of SimcoeKid
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Society & Solitude #8 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 228 ratings