Society & Solitude #3 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

BA SCORE
4.32/5
339 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 series of experimental Double IPAs continues. This one is hopped with ample amounts of Columbus and is reminiscent of… an Imperial Harlan?

Added by MasterSki on 03-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#710
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
339
pDev:
6.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 339 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of yasky
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold 1 finger of head. Lots of lacing. Grapefruit zest, mango, floral hoppy aroma. Wave of bitter hops up front, grapefruit, pine, zesty with a bit of young pineapple. Good carbonation medium body.

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

On tap at the Blackback, Waterbury VT. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a muddled hazy burnt orange color with a thin finger’s white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Streamy to stringy lacing rode around the glass appropriately. The aroma bleeds with a super bittersweet orange juicy pulpiness. Bittersweet grassy hoppy tones invade but extend a certain balance to the evasive malt backbone. Yes, that malt backbone is there, but exceptionally light. The flavor leads into the balance of the orangey bittersweet juicy hops to the malts. Practically, an absolute perfect blend. Juicy orangey aftertaste charging finely into the finish. On the palate, this one leans towards a medium bodied somewhat sessionably crisp yet bitter gripping harshness penetrating the IBU’s seemingly appropriate, still with a nice balance for the most part. Overall, hmmmm, well, what can I say, yes, another fantastic DIPA by Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of ncaudle
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HoldenDurden
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdaschaf
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbarletto
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of JoeMans
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mhs413
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arusso13
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nubza
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treycotton
3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emottram
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

ridiculously good looking beer, nice hazed appearance with sticky bands and microdots of lace all over the glass. somewhat underwhelming on the nose, but the palate makes up for it. Minty and other herbaceous green notes, grapefruit, peach, hints of tropical fruit, definite orange note, grassy and earthy dankness, somewhat pronounced piney bitterness on the finish. overall the intended flavors definitely come together and the appearance and feel is absolute perfection - like most HF DIPAs. its probably one of my less favorite in the society & solitude series, but still quite excellent.

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Photo of eddiefl
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ace1117
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArtZan
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Society & Solitude #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 339 ratings
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