Society & Solitude #3 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml swing top opened on 6.16.13

A - Pours a very hazy, cloudy light orange with a huge soapy light tan head with good retention.

S - Citrusy, tropical, and some melon.

T - Tropical fruit, floral, melon, orange, a touch of wheat.

D - Smooth light body with good carbonation.

O - #3, and another good one. It didn't blow me away, but HF may be spoiling me with all these amazing beers.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler courtesy of Luke. Thank you very much for the opportunity!

Yellow-orange pour into my Tired Hands teku with a big white bubbly dome. HF hops just look good in a glass.

Herbal minty citrus jumps from the growler. There's also a white cake batter underneath.

Juicy orange on the front of the tongue for the briefest of moments. Immediate segue into dry baby aspirin and big catty dankness. Remember when you'd blow bong hits through a toilet paper roll stuffed with fabric softener? Hey the potheads are doing laundry again. Well, this is like exhaling a gnarly sticky nug straight through Mr. Whiskers crap den. Prickly bitterness along the finish with an herbal feline fade.

Next time you decide to fire one up, call your kitty in on the session. My guess is you'll have a lot to talk about.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

The beer pours a hazy orange color, with a nice finger and a half of soapy white head that has very nice retention and leaves behind a massive network of sticky lace. The aroma is fairly tame, lots of bitter pine, light citrus, mostly grapefruit with some light tangerine, a touch of floral character with some rich, sweet malt backbone. The flavors are more impressive, lots of bitter, resinous pine on the tongue, spicy hop character, tangy grapefruit, tangerine with just a touch of pale malt that has some straw-esque after taste that lingers. The body is nice and juicy, coats the mouth well, a bit of a soapy texture that has a great dry kick at the finish.

Verdict: Another delicious IPA from Hill Farmstead. While not quite up to snuff with their best efforts, this beer still hits the spot for any hop head. One of the best showings of the Columbus hop I've had to date.

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Society & Solitude #3 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.3 out of 5 based on 335 ratings.
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