Society & Solitude #3 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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

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Ratings:
335
Reviews:
63
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
6.05%
 
 
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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BaronRVH
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Finally made it up after traveling to Maine from Ohio. This is a juicy, balanced, complex DIPA that maintained its freshness days after I drove it back to Ohio. I kept it on ice. Definitely fruity, some dank, and quaffable!

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Photo of grover37
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Candied orange and some light grapefruit, pretty malty. Moderate bitterness and decent mouthfeel. Bittern orange and caramel malt sticks around in a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste. Not that impressive, especially for a Hill Farmstead DIPA. Not distinguishable from an above average DIPA from your local brewpub.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RNbeerfan
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian29
3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevBot89
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of angrybabboon
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 6/25/16

A: Orange gold with some nice honey around the edges - lightly hazy, as any self-respecting DIPA from New England should be - pours with a large, foamy bright white head, fades to a wispy but mostly solid cap, leaves massive streaks of lacing

S: Super hoppy and super fruity, which is really impressive for a somewhat old-school varietal (Columbus) - citrus, with some orange and grapefruit - under-ripe peach - some pepper - herbal notes and some resinous, dank hops - pine trees, pine needles - nice malts at the base, with some caramel and bread, touch of sweetness

T: Columbus bomb, as expected - lots of citrus, mostly orange and grapefruit flesh, rind, and orange marmalade - herbal flavors and pine, pine sap, pine needles - earthy hops with some grass - oily citrus - moderate amount of bitterness - clean, yes, but with some lingering earth

M: Medium body, oily and super smooth, medium-low carbonation, finishes with lingering orange marmalade

O: An imperial Harlan indeed

The Society & Solitude series is consistently interesting. I suppose that is the point. #3 is a hop bomb, but it's not a juicy, tropical blast. It's amplified old-school hops. This iteration is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PHBoiler
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fairly juicy with some hints of sweetness. Orange juice, orange peel, and some finishing dankness/ditchweed. The balance is in tact while the beer is cold. The finish adds some bitterness and a hint of alcohol closer to room temp.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dizzy242
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ellswrth
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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