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Society & Solitude #1 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.26/5
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295 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,079
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
295
pDev:
6.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Goldfishman
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ALC82
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnParadee
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElGallo
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krey213
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jayhunter357
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peter1977
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MattOC1313
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of liamt07
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Mad Taco.

Golden small orange to deep yellow body, quite opaque not totally though, with a rising creamy one finger head. Excellent spotted and cascading sheets of lace while drinking, and some minimal carbonation. Very nice looking IPA.

Aroma doesn't deliver much, but some light sweet biscuit and soft hop. Very indistinct, really cant pinpoint or determine and angle, slightly floral but very small if hardly noticeable. Decent but burried.

Palate finally awakens with much grandeur. Litteraly liquid hop juice with big notes of pine and tropical fruit. Mouthfeel follows big and bold, with great juicy tones, treacle like syrup feel which also seems to accent some sweetness on the palate really nicely. Very clean finish, and lingering hop controlled bitterness on the aftertaste.

Another very solid IPA from Hill Farmstead. Quite a surprise thought this was going to be a dud, but hardly is for me.

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Photo of _RL_
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petermethot
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smb71481
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one was a bit stickier, sweeter, and with more of a thick humidity of tropical citrus and orange than any other Hill Farmstead beer I've had. Definitely a departure, but they nailed it.

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Photo of Petegrieco
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bearmcnair
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the few HF beers, especially hoppy beers that disappointed me. Had it very fresh, but there was a significant lack of hoppy smell or taste. Perhaps it is that I don't care for Cascade hops.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 8/1/2015 at Armsby Abbey, in Worcester, MA served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, grassy hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of grapefruit and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent 2IPA to pound down for a long time.

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Photo of ShippinUpToBoston
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Society & Solitude #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 295 ratings
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