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

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Ratings:
1,119
Reviews:
147
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
6.55%
 
 
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On-draught @ Torst in Brooklyn at $13 per 14oz pour.

APPEARANCE: Frothy off-white creamy head atop a hazy orange body. Retention is good - about 10 minutes. 3-4cm of head. Leaves nice even coating on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

AROMA: Resinous and floral, with blossoming citrus. Pale malts even out the hops.

Average aromatic intensity.

TASTE: Bends a bit into the new world hop tropical camp, evoking orange creamsicle, tangerine zest, and even a bit of pineapple - not a flavour I'm a fan of in a beer. The mango and papaya are nice. Resinous and floral enough to satisfy, but the prominent tropical fruit flavour isn't really up my alley.

Slightly imbalanced, but the pale malts do a good job fighting the hop bitterness. I'm not dazzled by the hop profile, but it's nice enough.

TEXTURE: Slightly scratchy and dry in the third act and finish, but otherwise smooth and wet for the most part. A bit overcarbonated. No booziness or heat here.

OVERALL: Not a dazzling imperial IPA like its reputation suggests (I hoped for more flavour), but certainly an enjoyable one. I wouldn't buy it again at this price, but I'm glad I got to try it. Drinkability is on par with the ABV.

Low B (3.55) / GOOD

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fresh growler drank on 8/25/2016

L-nice clarity, thick white head, nice lacing

S-earthiness really stands out, certainly some unique citrus notes too...some grapefruit, but i get a lot of mango, papaya, orange, and melon too

T-the complexity and balance of the earthiness, pine, citrus really comes through in the taste. All of the same from the smell comes through and comes through exceptionally well

F-creamy, kind of heavy, but so smooth and easy to drink...nice bitter back end too

Overall-one of my favorite of the HF IPAs, probably second or third after Abner and maybe Double Citra. I really enjoyed this. Very unique, especially when considered how the style is changing these days. This is a Classic East Coast IPA and one of the best out there. Thanks Shaun!

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Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.58 out of 5 based on 1,119 ratings.
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