Society & Solitude #3 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

BA SCORE
98.2%
Liked This Beer
4.32 w/ 336 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:
#712
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
336
Liked:
330
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
6.02%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 336 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of beerasaurusrex
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of bostonryan
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jlogan7
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Joeybones3
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rudzud
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Originally this was bought for a trade with Aceboogie, but the gentleman never gave me his shipping address so, "unfortunately", I now have to drink this. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Even after 2 weeks of sitting in my fridge this pops with a loud POP and pours a very hazy golden orange juice with a BIG nearly three finger off white head that faded down to a quarter inch thick, creamy blanket with nice side lacing.

S - Outstanding. Dank, wet hops and an overhwleming amount of tropical aromas (mangos and pineapple). This is like a glass of tropical juice with no ABV at all and super light malt.

T - Wow. Even two weeks old this packs a whallop! Delicious pine, citrus rind, and delicious mango. Argh is this outstanding! Some slight malty sweetness with that nice DIPA bitter finish. SOO tropical and wet!

M - Can I give this higher than a 5? No ABV detectable, with that lovely bitter finish. Knock your socks off good for a mouthfeel. Its poundable!

O - Yeah...outstanding. The guys at Hill Farmstead really know how to fill a growler too. Just delicious. Actually glad this guy decided to cut off all communications!

 1,135 characters

Photo of Str82hel
4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jamesb7
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of twillingthenoz
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of rondufresne
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of heffnate77
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of rpstevens
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of amnesia85
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of LarryAppleton
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of jodan
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of splendidsplinter
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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 jtdolla911
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of TobiasG
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Michael for acquiring the growler for me. Shared with Mike and Adam.

The beer is golden yellow and mildly hazy with a half inch of white head. Good retention and plenty of lacing.

The aroma is seductive. Oh my...citrus, crack, hops, voodoo magicks, etc.

The flavor offers a ridiculously smooth blanket of hops. Utterly chuggable. Not too sweet, with a ton of citrus. A touch of malt in the finish, but most definitely a showcase for the hops. This is exactly what I look for in a DIPA.

One of the most drinkable DIPAs I have ever had.

Overall, this reaffirms that Hill Farmstead is one of the best breweries on the planet. Highly recommended.

 658 characters

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.75/5  rDev +10%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Society & Solitude #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 98.2% out of 100 with 336 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.