Society & Solitude #4 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

BA SCORE
99.4%
Liked This Beer
4.59 w/ 1,146 ratings
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:
#50
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
1,146
Liked:
1,139
Avg:
4.59/5
pDev:
6.54%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
436
Gots:
107
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,146 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of Mklas
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Drel
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Patlee3324
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nubza
4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MilaMila
4.62/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NelCet
4.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.82/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Derrick62283
4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Just Perfect. My favorite hoppy beer. So refined and balanced. Perfect malt backbone, perfect bitterness.

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

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScaryEd
4.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a growler filled at the brewery.

Pours a murky golden straw color with a generous white head. Leaves lots of clingy, soapy lacing. Excellent retention.

The aroma is mindblowing. I get loads of citrus up front; orange and grapefruit, a touch of tangerine, followed by some tropical fruit notes. There's a subtle pine needle aroma that sticks out just enough to let you know it's there. The pale malt is sweet and doughy, and subtly present.

The taste follows the nose perfectly. Sweet orange citrus, bittersweet grapefruit, tangerine, some mango and peaches, all balanced out by a bitter pine flavor that is gone as quickly as it hits your palate. Bright and juicy. Just amazing.

The feel, as with most HF IPA's, is soft, creamy, and smoother than Billy Dee Williams. Medium-light carbonation. The finish is not too dry and has just a faint lingering bitterness.

Overall, Hill Farmstead has now brewed my two favorite beers. Double Citra, and this masterpiece. It's pretty much the perfect DIPA, in my humble opinion. It's juicy and fruity, but has enough pine and malt to balance out the sweetness and add depth to an already delicious beer. I have yet to give out a perfect 5, but this is as close as it gets.

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

Photo of Stofko1992
4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out as a cloudy golden color with a nice white head on top. Good retention and lacing. The smell is spewing tropical aromas and it's really enticing. The taste is very hoppy but also has a good amount of malt in there too. Overall the beer is excellent.

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Photo of Hammerhead79
4.62/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of direwolf00
4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matthowland
4.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 99.4% out of 100 with 1,146 ratings
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