Society & Solitude #4 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: New England 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:
#59
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
1,297
pDev:
6.32%
 
 
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Photo of lebriarjr
4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Beer4B
4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Xantanamoss
4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

I received this from @jhavs. Canned on 10/22/2018. Poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. It has a classic NEIPA appearance: turbid, muddy-golden in color with a large foamy bright white cap and abundant, thick, lacing. The nose features lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, a whiff of vanilla, and light floral hops. Wow, is this delicious! It opens rather tart with lots of lemon and grapefruit notes, balanced by sweet tangerine and other hints of tropical fruit. At the finish of the sip there is a subtle but noticeable appearance of vanilla that becomes more apparent as the glass warms and gives it a creamsicle quality. The bill of Citra and Galaxy hops is very flavorful and only slightly bitter. It finishes with a touch of pepper. The mouth feel is superb: rich and creamy with a perfect level of carbonation, and the 8% ABV provides lots of substance. Overall, I'm believing the hype. S&S #4 is sensational!

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Photo of pkalix
4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
4.61/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dismembered_MC
3.78/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Holderness
4.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 19 days ago.

L — Pours a wonderfully enticing pale orange haze with two fingers of dense white head produced with moderately gentle pour. Fabulous retention and lacing, this looks a lot like Green. Everything HF makes is just so… elegant…
S — Orange, clementine, tangerine, green tea, jasmine, white peach, new sneaker, light diesel
T — Green mango, unripe pineapple, dried apricot, orange pith, white bready malt, creamsicle, faint bubblegum
F — Soft and creamy. Medium mouthfeel, medium- carb. Very restrained and gentle bitterness for the ABV
O — One of the best DIPAs I’ve had, and quite possibly my favorite thus far from Hill Farmstead. Shares a lot in common with Green, which has a somewhat similar hop profile. Very reasonable price @18/6-pack of 12oz cans

94/100

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

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

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

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4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a hazy orange amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has abundant tropical fruit and floral hints
T-The taste follows the nose with generous amounts of tropical fruit and floral flavors
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A very well balanced beer

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4.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

200% opaque dark orange mango and carrot puree with a tall off-white foam that settles to a frothy film and a lumpy collar leaving coral lace.

Smell is spicy and peppery cannabis, even resiny at times, blending into orange and pineapple smoothie and Smarties.

Taste is tangy and spicy cannabic pine, toasty salted cracker, and lemony mango.

Crisp up front filling to softly frothy, the body is medium and finishes cotton dry.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Cloudy yellow with two fingers of creamy, off-white head. The head sticks around for a good while and leaves heavy lacing.

Creamy orange aroma — like an Orange Julius made with tangerines and clementines.

There’s an explosion of citrus medley up front I the taste, with clementine, tangerine, orange, lime that again includes some creaminess and light sweetness, but that’s cut by a pithy, grassy finish. There’s a slight mineral water / soda water element to it as well that prevents the fruits from being over the top.

Medium bodied and smooth feel with just enough carbonation.

Really excellent beer. 10/22/18 canned on date.

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

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4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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 1,297 ratings