Society & Solitude #4
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Society & Solitude #4Society & Solitude #4
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #19
Ranked #73
4.58 | pDev: 6.33%
May 01, 2022
Jul 08, 2012
Society & Solitude #4Society & Solitude #4
Notes: Our experimental Double IPA experience continues. Hybrid Imperial IPA... Think Double Citra Meets Double Galaxy.
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4.5 by Affinity from Missouri on May 01, 2022
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4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by jngls from Germany

One month old. Can to wine glass.

Look: Pours a full and hazy yellow with a fluffy white head that dissipates after a while leaving a good amount of lacing. A few floaters are visible.

Smell: Soft notes of orange, tangerine, mango and lychee.

Taste: Citrusy body with hints of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Medium fruity sweetness paired with a lightly tingling zesty bitterness and a marzipan-like finish.

Feel: Juicy, smooth and very silky. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Beautifully crafted DIPA with a soft and fruity aroma, a complex yet nicely balanced taste, and a lovely mouthfeel. This is a great beer and a joy to drink.

Apr 25, 2022
4.53 by timmy2b from New York on Apr 13, 2022
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4.06/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Cloudy, darker gold. Excellent streaks and spots for lace from the moderate head.

Unsweetened malt with peaches and fruit punch on the initial smell. There's a touch of alcohol aroma. The dominating nose is black pepper.

Berry up front with a moderate sweetness. Fuller body with muted carbonation. The alcohol present subtly throughout the tasting. The finish, while bitter, comes on slowly and never overwhelms. The aftertaste is long and more dry.

Apr 08, 2022
4.44 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Apr 06, 2022
4.25 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 19, 2022
4.53 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania on Dec 01, 2021
4.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Nov 19, 2021
5 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Nov 16, 2021
4.67 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Nov 12, 2021
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4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by RRB328 from Massachusetts

Tried with Tim

Nov 05, 2021
4.5 by Felgenlager from Illinois on Aug 03, 2021
4.46 by WormGod from New York on Aug 02, 2021
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3.89/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by bret27 from California

Can thanks to jeffreed61.

Jul 25, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by jonphisher from New Jersey

Pours a very pretty and bright pale with the slights shades of orange/gold. It is very cloudy but it is not murky, it looks so in the picture but the edges have a slight clarity to them. Perfectly white creamy looking head, some generous lacing with almost every sip.

The smell is so so lively, like bursting out of the glass. Super pungent peach, citrus, also hints of tropical fruits.

The taste follows the nose mainly in the same peachy citrus I first got from the nose. There’s also a nice grassiness that I didn’t pick up on in the nose along with the slightest touch of herbal green flowers.

This beer has a medium body but it is such a soft and pleasant beer to drink. Semi dry finish with a medium bitterness that goes down so smooth and clean.

Jul 04, 2021
4.57 by hockeypuck from Maine on Jun 24, 2021
4 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
5 by Jmalo from Ohio on Jun 17, 2021
4.74 by Negt from Massachusetts on Feb 23, 2021
4.5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Jan 31, 2021
4.51 by kramerboy from Ohio on Jan 26, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jamesloc from New York

Used to get all the HF ipas disturbed near me. This was pretty standard. Nothing excpetional

Jan 14, 2021
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4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by OfficerKramitz from Pennsylvania

One of the best

Dec 31, 2020
4.5 by Hokie95PSU from Pennsylvania on Dec 14, 2020
4.73 by BartS from California on Nov 09, 2020
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4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Kuges from Texas

Big fan of the NEIPAs they put out, and this is no exception.

Oct 20, 2020
4.6 by Jimmeekrek from Wisconsin on Oct 04, 2020
4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida on Sep 26, 2020
4.34 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Sep 13, 2020
4.03 by JoeMarinello from Ohio on Aug 30, 2020
4.24 by JAWS from New York on Aug 25, 2020
4.64 by Cubatobaco from Virginia on Aug 21, 2020
4.52 by paresis from Massachusetts on Aug 19, 2020
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4.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

L: A hazy pale yellow with a creamy white head on top. Good lacing.

S: Bright citrus zest, passion fruit, mango, and pine with a stonefruit character from the yeast.

T: Moderate bitterness up front, moves into huge citrus and tropical fruit flavors of grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, and peach. The malt is more in the background but provides a nice breadiness.

F: Dry, crisp despite the low carb. Near perfection.

Overall: A delicous and well balanced NEIPA. Galaxy and Citra hops seem to pair very well together. I would recommend this beer to anyone that loves a tropical fruit dominant hop character.

Aug 16, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by argock from Virginia

Canned on 01/28/20. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint. Thanks for trying Bethany — purchased on a February road trip by my friend but delivery shattered by COVID-19 lockdown.

A: Hazy glowing golden with 2-3 finger off-white, stick, frothy head with good retention and drapes of lacing.

S: Despite the age the aroma is still pretty strong, not I can smell it from 5 feet away strong but structured with pineapple, guava, passionfruit, and dank herbal undertone.

T: Still very hoppy but probably a shadow of itself and still very enjoyable. Pineapple, passionfruit, lemongrass, ruby grapefruit, and tangerine come through strongest with more dank, herbal, grassy character in the finish. Moderately bitter with fruity yeast esters.

M: Soft throughout with high drinkability (gulpability) with soft carbonation but fairly dry finish for the NEIPA style.

O: While I wish I had it fresher, it wasn’t to be but still tastes great and will look forward to another chance in the near future! Thanks Bethany and Christian!

Jul 31, 2020
4.62 by SharkNado from Pennsylvania on Jun 30, 2020
4.75 by JamLand from District of Columbia on Jun 13, 2020
4.57 by rightcoast7 from Maine on Jun 11, 2020
4 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jun 05, 2020
Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1423 ratings