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
Ratings:
1,121
Reviews:
149
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
6.55%
 
 
Wants:
433
Gots:
96
For Trade:
0
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Photo of KT123
4.17/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Meyers1023
4.62/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured an opaque yellow/orange color with a fingers worth of bubbly white head. The nose had a lot of citrus fruit with pine and spices. The flavor has a ton of citrus fruit with a splash of tropical fruit, earthiness, and finishes with the slightest bit of pine. The feel is medium, well carbonated, and slightly resinous. This beer is outstanding! Well worth all the praise it gets and I will definitely seek it out again.

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Photo of DrStiffington
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fireazzi
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Creamy yellow orange look. Smell is fresh citrus hops, taste is juicy and smooth like a cloud in your mouth, no alcohol taste at all. Very nice color, smell is perfect and taste is even better.

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Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JCatala
4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ha-sheem
4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KidDoc
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap pour into tulip. Smaller head with minimal retention and nice medium sticky lacing. Aroma is assertively citrus and dank tropical fruit. Flavor follows and is beautifully balanced with the nice malty background. Delightful fluffy mouthfeel and no hint of the alcohol. This beer is a winner

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Photo of johnlatona
4.57/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gawz
4.69/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MrPeabody
4.89/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally able to track this thing down and had massive expectations.. double citra (when fresh) is one of my all time favorite beers that I've ever had the pleasure to sip on so when they describe this and double citra meets double galaxy - you know it's gonna be an instant favorite. "when fresh" as mentioned above is important as I live in New Mexico and have only ever been able to try HF hops through the means of trading and I very rarely am able to try them within the recommended drink by date that HF prints on their tags. I had an incredible pour of double citra the first time I got to it, the next was from a growler that had a marked "drink by" date from a 8 days prior (so probably 13 day old growler by that time)... and was really bad. So in my experience, the hoppy beers in growlers from HF fall off extremely fast.... that said, if you are lucky enough to enjoy any of their hoppy beers within the recommended time, I envy you. HF is the best in my opinion. Rant over, now lets drink:
January 16th, 2017 - shipper didn't want to send out until a tuesday because of low temps in the NE - which I completely understand, but this meant I wouldn't receive the ground shipping until 6 days later and after a weekend. Recommended drink by date on this tag was Jan 13th
L - light golden hazy look with a frothy top and sticky lacing showing the 8% abv
S - there is it, the fresh hopped grapefruit and papaya, the danky galaxy is dominant but the tropical citra is seducing as always.
T - delicate candied orange and grapefruit, danky resin and a lite bread backbone, this is great.
F - super soft, without already knowing this was an Imperial IPA I would have probably guessed at an abv closer to 6%, its way too crushable.
O - and outstanding offering from HF and one that I will absolutely seek out once again, I can only imagine that this may be slightly better when enjoyed from the tap, instead of 9 days removed from the pour date.

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Photo of aquabears
4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hazy and golden, almost apricot, fluffy head. Smell is citrus, sweet orange, and warm, fruity, sweetness. Feel is... incredible. Light carbonation that spreads evenly across the sip, so smooth and creamy... amazing. Taste is barely bitter, maybe some rind on the back. Pineapple, orange, almost vanilla sweetness... wow.

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Photo of Ben1313
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whatsgoody
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tukiluka
4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samdaddy
4.51/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BNarc
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emoriero
4.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ryno6616
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up 750ML growler in trade.
Bottled 1/7,
Enjoyed thoroughly 1/10

Spectacular beer. I absolutely loved this beer. I've only had a few brews form Hill Farmstead so far but this was out of this world. Well deserving of the 100 rating for sure.

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Photo of Shaun_S
4.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tblack4d
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.58 out of 5 based on 1,121 ratings.
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