Society & Solitude #1 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first in our series of experimental Imperial IPAs – Release #1 is brewed exclusively with Cascade hops (from Segal Ranch) and Weyermann Vienna Malt. Our friend, Jeff O’Neil (the artist formerly known as the head brewer at Ithaca Beer Company… now redesigning the Peekskill Brewery) lent us a hand on the very first and long brew day on our 15bbl brewhouse.

Added by MasterSki on 01-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
295
Reviews:
55
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
6.92%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
12
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0
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of winningwes91
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a growler. Pours a gorgeous hazy light orange color that radiates like the sum. Smells so damn juicy and hoppy. Peaches, oranges, malt sweetness and hops. Taste follows suit. Holy damn. This is top 3 ipas next to julius and focal banger. Like a hoppy fruit gusher. Taste explodes on the palate of orange, pineapple, peaches, hops and a sweet bready malt. So dangerous for the abv. Just creamy and juicy. Perfect ipa.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer offers grapefruit, floral, spicy, a biscuity malt in the middle. The finish comes with grapefruit peel, a good drying with some piney bitterness.

A really wonderful showcasing of the possibilities of Cascade and an underrated Society & Solitude.

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4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Society & Solitude #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.19 out of 5 based on 295 ratings.
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