Society & Solitude #5 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

BA SCORE
99.3%
Liked This Beer
4.55 w/ 1,439 ratings
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:
#72
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
1,439
Liked:
1,429
Avg:
4.55/5
pDev:
6.37%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
442
Gots:
143
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,439 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of Jwale73
3.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dull, hazy orange with a half inch, bright white head embedded with tiny ringlets. Nose is fairly subdued - notes of citrus fruit and rind. Taste expresses candied citrus and a light medicinal bitterness towards the back. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a light acidity and a mild carbonation. Overall, a decent brew but there are better examples of the style.

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Photo of aleigator
3.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours an orange, hazed color with a decent, bubbly white head.

Smells of a pleasant tropical crispness, defined by orange pulp, tangerine and lemon zest, topped off by a chunk of juicy blood orange and pineapple. Cakey malts, white bread crust and wet grass, together with a note of blueberry bush build up the subtle malt balance in this, creating a nose which comes very well together.

Drinks silk, incredibly soft with a nice, juice accompanied hop bite, which gets wrapped up by toffee malts with a prevailing, long lasting dryness on the tongue. Drinks very gentle with no indication of the higher abv apart from the noteable malt backbone during the finish.

Tastes of a nice lemon crispness, which gets a fruity quality due to fresh peeled oranges and wet grass with an immediate dry bite. The hop bite gets tamed by the fluffy, soft mouthfeel and bready malts, which turn cakey sweet during the mid palate. Develops a prickly kiwi sourness during the finish, soothed by blood orange and juicy, dry lemon with an ongoing, supportive malt foundation.

Not overly complex but well brewed with an awesomly soft mouthfeel and a pungent, well nuanced hop punch.

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Photo of Ravenz98
3.94/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nograz
3.94/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterBisco
3.97/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sidetracked
3.97/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 2012 Hill Farmstead Harvest Fest.

Pours a hazy light yellow-orange with a dense white head that lingers nicely and leaves lots of lacing.

Aroma of bitter citrus, grapefruit, and lemon.

Upfront flavors of orange, lemon, light grapefruit and tropical fruit. A little herbal presence. Bitter finish. Lingering lemon/tropical fruit.

Medium body with moderate to slightly high carbonation. Kind of foamy finish.

Good, enjoyable IPA with moderate bitterness. Nice citrus flavor and aroma.

9/22/2012

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.99/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is hazed golden yellow with an off white head. Nose is juicy, tropical fruit and citrus, a hint resiny and oily in back. Light grain profile up front and some malt sweetness to balance. Taste has more bitterness than I thought it would, lighter body and softer carbonation. The grain is soft up front, hop driven. Citrus, pine fades to a more leafy herbal note, a strong grapefruit bitterness lingers with a fairly dry finish.

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

Rich, tasty, enjoyable. Grapefruit flavor is very light - not overpowering like others. Nice brew!

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

Photo of k47k
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickBeery
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of 1424IpA
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Dajtai007
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of jamvt
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of EnronCFO
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of JackNip
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Desp59
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of ChrisPro
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Luk13
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Very hazy gold pour, almost white, white head. Aroma is really quite fruity and pungent, lots of grapefruit, the hops are wet and sticky. Taste is fruity, not particularly bitter, very grapefruity - bitter and citrusy tart at once. Alcohol is not perceptible. Palate is lightly-med carbed with med body. Not my favourite from HF but definitly very good

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Photo of dboon
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Growler, thanks to Colin. Cloudy orangish/yellow pour. White head. Pleasant grapefruit hop aromas. Great mouthfeel. Smooth grapefruit and citrus/orange peel hops blend seamlessly with the caramel malt notes. Really solid with a good body and great balance.

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

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

Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 99.3% out of 100 with 1,439 ratings
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