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
Ratings:
1,121
Reviews:
149
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
6.55%
 
 
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433
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96
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Ratings: 1,121 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of mkmarth
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of madelf66
4.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of FFreak
4.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On draft at Three Penny Taproom, $7.50 for 8 oz (?) pour. Appearance is a murky, yellow-orange, with a tall, thick, creamy head that coats the glass. Aroma is a medley of tropical fruits with a hint of herbal/spice hops, not super aromatic. Taste is delicious. Mango, pineapple, orange, a hint of spice, a soft, muted bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is about perfect. Overall, an incredible DIPA, a little pricey, but glad I had it.

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

Photo of tvaughan32
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paddyfrankie
4.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jhfinn
4.23/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Had at Armsby Abby...so freaking good - will wrote more to my 2 followers later

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Photo of jcflorian
4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curtis6290
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brandonld23
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of papposilenus
4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750ml growler, filled at the brewery 11/02/16. Served in a tulip.

Pours an opaque golden-pear colour with a finger-plus of ivory suds. Retention is good for a few minutes and leaves a thick ring of foam and generous amounts of lacing.

Smells of limes, clementines and vanilla sugar cookies.

The taste upfront is a melange of bitter citrus, lemons, both juice and pith, limes, orange peel and grapefruit juice... are there any citrus fruits I missed? Them, too. After the initial citrus assault, there's papaya, lots of pine sap and sugar cookies. Earthy and resinous, finishing with a long, lightly-lingering, tongue-coating citric bitterness.

Feel is light-to-medium-bodied, crisp, with bright carbonation and a dank zippiness.

Overall, as straightforward, bad-ass, full-on, high alpha citrus NEDIPA as they come. Totally forgot about the whole 8% abv thing until I tried to get up off the sofa.

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Photo of cshafer7
4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBonez477
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.61/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

damn. as the description implies, think legendary status similar to double citra and double galaxy. beautiful appearance, incredible fluffy mouthfeel, ridiculously big and simultaneously perfectly balanced and delicate.

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Photo of kash2112
4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RollTide7
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bonkers
4.35/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Kdouble
4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Straight from a growler I picked up at the brewery on October 19, 2016 and drank that night.

An orange pale yellow color. A little over one finger white head that faded slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is fruity citrus with some spicy scent. I taste more tangerine in this one.

Some acidic body and more carbonated than necessary.

The tangerine and hops goes great together. A world-class beer with a great bitter finish. Hill Farmstead is becoming one of my favorite breweries.

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