Society & Solitude #10 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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 IPA brewed with honey and oats and hopped with Simcoe, Galaxy & Nelson.


Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-06-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#420
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
101
pDev:
5.84%
 
 
Wants:
4
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11
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Photo of rab53
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phurley2
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 2nd October 2018, and with a drink by date of 13th November 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with a big almost three finger off white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.

Aroma: Strong fruitiness, ripe mango, pineapple, citrusy orange zest and rind, with hints of melon, pine and spice.

Taste: Light sweetness, mango, pineapple, melon, followed by citrusy orange rind and peel, hints of honey sweetness and nice bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice easy drinking DIPA with lots of fruit and not a hint of booze.

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Photo of cbutova
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have had the rest of the six-pack and cannot be happier with the quality of the Hill beers in cans.

A- Standard 12oz can into a tulip with a hazy almost opaque looking (as in not cloudy/murky) golden-orange body. Foam rises on the beer to about a finger high with good retention. An island on the brew remains and a thick belt around the edges leaves massive sheets of lace all down the glass.

S- Galaxy and Nelson hops absolutely burst out of the glass with a very strong hop driven aroma that brings on heavy tropical, stone fruit and dank character. Juicy mango, peach, apricot, guava, papaya, bubble gum, dank weed, floral, mandarin and melon hop notes. Very much hop driven with a hint of light sweets and base grains.

T- As one might expect based on the aroma the bulk of the taste is coming from the hops. The flavor profile opens up a bit more here with the hops lending grassy, herbal, berry and vinous notes beyond the juicy, fruity and floral character found in the aroma. Again things like mango, peach, grapefruit, mandarin, dank herbs, melon, tangerine and pineapple come to mind. A hint of base grains and a light sweetness. The bitterness grows with each sip but never feels overly abrasive at any point.

MF- Medium bodied IPA with silky creaminess approaching chewy. A high level of carbonation and a sharp yet clean bitterness in the finish.

First review of a Hill brew in cans but honestly the quality holds up or even improves in that format. The Nelson single hop was out of this world and one of the better hoppy pales of recent memory. Bold and fruity hops with the execution that is expected from Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of TheGent
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heerboth
3.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duncian
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krl2112
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jbavi360
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdfb79
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky bright orange color. Awesome nose, tons of citrus and tropical fruits, taste is a little bit bitter. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Another great S&S.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
3.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into pint glass canned on 10/2.

A: Tight creamy looking tiny white head that settles to a film. Body is a murky turbid bright orange.

S: smells very juicy with part passionfruit, pineapple, and mango.

T: is very juicy & fruit forward mango, passionfruit and a little bit of a tingly carbonation. The flavors seem thin.

M: Even though the carbonation is really low it has a tingly finish on the tongue. The beer also has a super watery feel.

O: This beer looks better on paper then it is in reality. It doesn’t know what it wants to be but it isn’t anything well.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Tastes of Oats. American imperial IPA with honey as well and multiple hop strains including Simcoe, galaxy, and Nelson Sauvin. Solid, but not my favorite.

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Photo of Didier
4.14/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can dated 7/23/18 and purchased at brewery 7/28/18. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L; 1F head with some lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a hazy bright golden-orange.

S: Ripe tropical fruit and a lot of earthiness. These hops are pretty earthy, piney, bitter as it is.

T: Malts definitely have come forward at this point - in fact we are starting to push on the (welcome) best buy date stamped on the bottom. Lots of earthiness in place of fruit, but still some citrus and melon with the pine and herbal, earthy character. Assuming the oats and honey pulls the bitterness back to neutral, but they are not terrifically evident.

F: Medium bodied, Reasonably lively carbonation. Construction and balance are strong.

O: As it stands, just doesn't have enough to distinguish it from any number of well-constructed traditional DIPAs.

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Photo of dmk82
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wellsnb
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Society & Solitude #10 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 101 ratings