Society & Solitude #4 | 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:
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:
#50
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
1,190
pDev:
6.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of JBreits83
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.36/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of AndrewPalmer
4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of thatche2
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass. About three weeks old, the hop aroma is still incredible. Smell is a good mix of Citra and Galaxy hops with notes of orange pureƩ/tangerine (floral), pineapple, and some grass/earthy flavors. Taste follows the nose but is not quite as pleasant overall with some interesting bitterness. It is relatively dry with a touch of honeysuckle sweetness. There is great creamy body up front with a refreshing and smooth finish. Mouthfeel is medium-full in body with relatively low carbonation.

Overall, this is an excellent double IPA with great aroma. Although somewhat similar, the flavor is not quite as good/balanced as Abner, Double Galaxy, and Double Nelson but is right behind them. I enjoyed it more than Society & Solitude #3 when tasting at the brewery. With just about all Hill beers, it is high recommended.

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4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ovaltine
4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The pour is a grapefruit milkshake, pale orange, murky, thick, and a light tan head. Aromas are all citrus - oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, pineapple. I am bouncing in my chair.

The taste is dank, citrusy, pungent hops. Just a delight - and a bigger delight is the mouthfeel, which has some bite. I appreciate that much more than the pillowy (i.e., watery) feel so often associated with the style.

World-class beer, IMHO.

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4.09/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Fiddlehead Teku glass. Super fresh purchased at the brewery.

L: Murky/cloudy light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Outstanding lacing.

S: Dank tropicals and citrus. Lime, pineapple, mango. A bit of resin.

T/F: Follows the nose. Super complex. Light malt/bread backbone. Dank tropicals... blunted bitterness... loads of citrus with grapefruit and lime peel. A bit of guava and pineapple. Super soft mouthfeel. Well carbonated... bittersweet finish. Oily and sticky on the tongue.

O: An overall outstanding DIPA. Dangerously crushable.... delicious and just phenomenal fresh. Picking up a few cans of this at the brewery was a huge score.

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

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

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4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
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4.98/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.87/5  rDev +6.1%
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4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of aaronyoung01
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 1,190 ratings
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