Society & Solitude #9
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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From:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
ABV:
8%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 5.63%
Ratings:
212
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 01, 2020
Added:
Nov 08, 2016
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  22
SCORE
98
World-Class
Notes: Double IPA witrh Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, and Amarillo hops.
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4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
 
4 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Feb 23, 2020
 
4.43 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Dec 10, 2019
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4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by ausonius from New York

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
 
4.35 by DC118 from New Jersey on Nov 05, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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, wax...it'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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3.99/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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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4.12/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jykleo from New York

[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
 
4.75 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Jun 29, 2019
 
4.46 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts on Jun 21, 2019
 
4.48 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jun 13, 2019
 
4.53 by atrocity from Virginia on May 24, 2019
 
4.68 by JoeMad from Michigan on May 20, 2019
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4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Holderness from Massachusetts

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

87/100

May 11, 2019
 
4.5 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on May 10, 2019
 
4.07 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on May 03, 2019
 
4.5 by eddiefl from New York on Apr 26, 2019
 
4.45 by stevec32 from New York on Apr 20, 2019
 
4.7 by TangoJuliet from New York on Apr 18, 2019
 
4.79 by BltByKrmn from New York on Apr 18, 2019
 
4.54 by QuakeAttack from California on Apr 15, 2019
 
4.74 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Apr 14, 2019
 
4.27 by jvillefan from California on Apr 13, 2019
 
4.08 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2019
 
4.47 by zbelair from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2019
 
4.6 by Hurl4bru from Massachusetts on Mar 11, 2019
 
4.38 by smithj4 from New York on Feb 22, 2019
 
4.5 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on Feb 22, 2019
 
4.4 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Feb 09, 2019
 
4.46 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jan 21, 2019
 
4.54 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jan 20, 2019
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4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by DustyBeerz from New York

Taste like a single hoped beer.

Jan 20, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brewme from Massachusetts

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
 
4.27 by Bum4ever from California on Jan 18, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Stevedore from Oregon

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
 
3.94 by eppie82 from Illinois on Jan 13, 2019
 
4.09 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Jan 11, 2019
 
4.37 by rpjterp from Virginia on Jan 08, 2019
 
4.29 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Dec 27, 2018
 
4.09 by rab53 from Washington on Dec 01, 2018
Society & Solitude #9 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 212 ratings