Society & Solitude #9
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
4.44 | pDev: 5.63%
May 01, 2020
Nov 08, 2016
Notes: Double IPA witrh Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, and Amarillo hops.
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Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
Rated: 4 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Dec 10, 2019
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Reviewed by ausonius from New York

4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
On Tap at 1943 Pizza Bar. Poured a very hazy yellow/golden/orange.
Nose > Huge & aromatic. Earthy citrus pith, smoked lime & fresh OJ. Pale malts in background.
Palate > Big thick mouthful, loaded with stuff: earthy OJ/tangerine, citrus pith, & a grainy/spicy, slightly herbal background, with a bit of almost a wheat-like bite. Low-ish IBU's. No heat at all from the 8% ABV. More an Earth-Bomb than a Juice-Bomb, yet still a significant amount of Haze/Juice. Big, fat, rich, complex, with a nice firm backbone/balance. A little surprised at how
Uber-Hazy the pour was, but (no surprise!) pretty much a faultless brew.
Impressive, interesting stuff.
Nov 29, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by DC118 from New Jersey

Nov 05, 2019
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a growler of this at the brewery and spit with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a fat two finger white head that fades to leave sticky lacing and a dense blanket.

S - Aromas of flashes of orange zest, candles,'s a really really wierd. Decent grapefruit, light vinous. As it warms it gets more musty grape.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with big cereal grains out of the gate before being rather citrus forward. Tons of musty grape and Nelson coming out. Little sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, good body, alcohol is hidden wonderfully.

O - Overall this was a solid enough ipa, however, some of this stuff doesn't really jive. As it warms the Nelson pops greatly.

Serving Type: growler
Nov 01, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Growler thanks to rudzud, filled a couple weeks ago
Pours a giant foamy dense frothy head with great retention, great soapy messy lacing, super cloudy hazy apricot-orange color

NOse brings loads of orange cream, lots of raw bread dough and lactose like yeasty notes, artificial citrus, tropical notes as well with a little mango and cake batter almost, a touch of pineapple upside down cake, with a bit of perfumey alcohol, a bit of stone fruit as well

Taste pithy doughy flour like, bread thing, cracker, grain, some hops but not a ton, generic mild citrus but like an underripe citrus, little tropical, mango or papaya skin, as it warms more white grape winey characters, a little bitterness at first increasing to a little below medium bitterness on the finish, drier finish too, lingering citrus rind and white wine skin like

Mouth is med bod, a little creamy, nice rich creamy carb, rich with almost no alcohol

Overall mixed, the nose was a little lighter overall and not much fruit, taste started rough but got much better late, and this being a Hill SS I'm a bit disappointed.
Nov 01, 2019
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Rated by jykleo from New York

4.12/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
[email protected]/NY
Enjoyed #5 and #8.
But curiously, #9 was not. It may a little bit old after open the tap ?
Oct 30, 2019
Rated: 4.75 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

Jun 21, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 4.53 by atrocity from Virginia

May 24, 2019
Rated: 4.68 by JoeMad from Michigan

May 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the whetstone station in brattleboro. The usual elegant HF orange haze with a handsome white head that laces and retains well. Aromas are surprisingly muted for a DIPA but are clearly Nelson: tons of white grape, light fusels, zesty orange. Flavors follow with big white grape and peach character alongside a hefty but manageable citrus rind butterness and that classic HF creamy pale malt character. Mouthfeel is soft and fluffy, a real joy to drink. Overall not the most explosive offering in the HF hoppy lineup but once again there's very little to complain about

May 11, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

May 10, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

May 03, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by eddiefl from New York

Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 4.45 by stevec32 from New York

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 4.7 by TangoJuliet from New York

Apr 18, 2019
Rated: 4.79 by BltByKrmn from New York

Apr 18, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by QuakeAttack from California

Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 4.74 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by jvillefan from California

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 4.47 by zbelair from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 4.6 by Hurl4bru from Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 22, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Feb 22, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Feb 09, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jan 20, 2019
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Rated by DustyBeerz from New York

4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Taste like a single hoped beer.
Jan 20, 2019
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Received two cans in trade from DanPing (great trader), in exchange for some Tree House brews. My third brew from these guys. Just had a Double Citra, so the bar was high, but this is very good.
Jan 18, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by Bum4ever from California

Jan 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz can, about one and a half weeks old, poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. Pours a fairly cloudy medium yellow body, slight orange hue, one and half finger frothy white head, good retention, plenty of lacing. Smell is tropical fruit, a bit of sweet vinous character, touch of spicy Nelson, grapefruit, a mild caramel sweetness, light grainy cereal, minerals, floral and grassy. Really complex aroma, that follows through on the palate, with a mild-moderate caramel malt backbone which perfectly supplements the big and different hop presence and aromatics as detailed on the aroma. Really nice and hop-forward, with a reasonably balanced bitter spice, floral and resin notes. Medium bodied, creamy, good carbonation, mild bitterness with an easy drinkability for a double IPA. Hill Farmstead IPAs, in this day and age, perfectly straddle the extremes of hazy juice and the more conventional, bitter hoppy ales. Slightly skewed towards the former, of course, but perfectly situated in between. Love it, especially in this packaging.
Jan 17, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by rpjterp from Virginia

Jan 08, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Dec 27, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by rab53 from Washington

Dec 01, 2018
Society & Solitude #9 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 212 ratings