Society & Solitude #4 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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:
Our experimental Double IPA experience continues. Hybrid Imperial IPA... Think Double Citra Meets Double Galaxy.

Added by jlindros on 07-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#48
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
1,252
pDev:
6.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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445
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Photo of Gooseman80
4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSecaida
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RealDeal
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidR_9
4.57/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

7/30/18
Beautiful deeply hazed golden yellow body and a super fine bubbly white head. Aroma is Citrus. Tangerine, orange, mango, grapefruit pith. Taste is super smooth citrus - tangerine, orange juiciness, grapefruit pith, touch of tropical fruit, mango. Light notes of caramel and biscuit. Crazy smooth and pillowy mouthfeel. Zero trace of abv heat, finishes with a touch of lingering bitterness which cuts through the delicate malt breadiness and sweetness just right. The aroma and taste aren’t truly explosive but everything else it exceptional.

So glad I got to visit Hill Farmstead!

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Photo of illeagle05
4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kinnick21
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wvsabbath
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rothobinide
4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RNbeerfan
4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aerizel
4.68/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of justinv29
4.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAKeeler
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snitko
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can: Poured a bright hazy yellow color ale with a nice large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh floral undertones notes of citrusy and light tropical notes with dank herbal notes and subtle residual sugar notes. Taste is a great mix of dank herbal nots with superb floral undertones notes of citrus and tropical fruits with right amount of residual sugar. Body is full with good carbonation. Solid IPA that I wish I could have access to on a regular basis.

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Photo of beertunes
3.75/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to jhavs for this one. canned on 3/12/18, drink by date of 4/23/18. Hmm, only good for 5 weeks? Seems sorta sketchy. 12oz can poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a solid orange color with about 1/4 inch of white head that had low retention, but good lacing.

The aroma was fantastic, right from the crack of the can. A huge blast of citrusy hops. No real grain/malt presence.

This is one of the rare beers for me where the flavor doesn't live up to the scent. The hops were muted compared to the nose. Still no grain.

The body was thin, as seems to be typical for this style, and had a tart, dry finish.

Drinkability was good, the beer went down easily, and the flavors lingered long enough (a rare thing in this style, in my experience) that you didn't need to immediately grab another sip. Overall, a pretty nice brew, worth trying if you can.

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Photo of Jasons483
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevem68
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A bit dank! Tropical, sweet, juicy, and delicious. This is legendary for a reason.

This is my third Society and Solitude experience, in reverse order starting with 6. I had 5 just recently at a bottle release (Pulpit Rock Fat Joe), but was tremendously drunk (and had a bad cold) when I tasted it. Thus, #6 is all that I can really compare against - and I have to say that #4 is the best and most memorable of the three.

The beer pours a very pleasant orange, with a finger's width of white head. Aesthetically, quite pleasing. It smells lovely and tastes of rich, ripe citrus - it's one of the more "orange" tasting beers I've had (even more so than Julius, which is kind of sad). That flavor is so nice and full, but it's not a heavy, filling beer. Quite light. I could drink several of these (though likely should not).

S&S#4 is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevindp9
4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thoglund
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 1,252 ratings