Society & Solitude #5 | 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): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our experimental Double IPA series continues.

Imperial IPA. American and New Zealand hops. Think Grapefruit.

Added by Brad007 on 09-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#74
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
1,512
pDev:
6.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
441
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,512 |  Reviews: 177
Photo of unclekeith
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a tulip glass to a hazy bright yellow topped by a finger of dense white head which retains well and leaves excellent lacing as it recedes
S: Smells of huge juicy citrus and grapefruit to the point of smelling like grapefruit juice
T: Taste is smooth and malty before the grapefruit comes in with full force. Very juicy but also slightly pithy with a touch of sweetness. Swallow is more juicy grapefruit and citrus with some lingering citrus zest on the finish.
M: This beer has a medium body with carbonation that is just slightly prickly while the beer finishes on the oily and refreshing side due to all the hops along with a little sweet malt.
O: Overall this is a top notch DIPA. Great flavors and some decent complexity though the grapefruit note is definitely the star of the show. A very clean and balanced DIPA as well. One to try if you like citrusy DIPAs and can get your hands on it.

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

Photo of senglish7
4.47/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice mild aroma, not overpowering. Slightly lemony, slightly stone fruit on the taste. Good offering from HF.

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Photo of DudeBeerYaBro
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nedster10
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.99/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hayden34
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rothobinide
4.13/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Aerizel
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wvsabbath
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snitko
3.88/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bylerteck
4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jasons483
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dudd
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stt1118
4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jallen5076
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefduff2
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of y2kawakami
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light orange-yellow with about 2 fingers of white head

A: Smells like a nice, ripe, freshly peeled tangerine

T: On the first sip, you pick up lots of citrus; grapefruit, tangerine are the first two that come to mind. Very faint bitterness on the end.

M: Refreshing, clean, with a nice amount of carb for an IPA

O: Very enjoyable IPA; I can see why its highly sought after. Glad I got to try this.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/12/18; drank 3/25/18 /2 the Yarchives.

Opaque orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice off-white head; strong, frothy lace.

Nectarine, grapefruit, mild cane sugar & faint dry grass notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Nectarine & mild cane sugar flavors up front; tangy grapefruit, dry grass & mild booze heat notes on the finish.

This smelled great & had a dynamite mouthfeel, but was marred slightly by the tangy, dry finish. Good, not great.

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Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 1,512 ratings