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:
#73
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
1,455
pDev:
6.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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443
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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of epyon396
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dleiner
4.22/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papposilenus
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2L growler filled 10/29/15. I'm settling in to drink it all by myself so if I don't post again, send someone over to check on me. Poured into a 12oz tulip, a gloriously murky pear colored brew with a big sloppy head that fades down to leave great gobs of lacing on the glass. The smell is of a load of tropical fruits spread out on a slab of white bread. Sharp and clean. Taste: 'Think grapefruit' nails it. Beautifully bitter from first impact right through to the lingering aftertaste. Dank, with citrus notes dominating, vanilla bread-iness and mineral astringency. Feel: Medium body, clean and smooth, slight fizzy carbonation ideally complements the sharpness. O: Not a super-complicated brew but who needs complicated? And who could be happier than me? I could have gotten a 750 but I got the 2L instead - absolutely-freaking-outstandingly-good beer coupled with good decision making on my part.

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

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

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into a snifter.

Overall - Very interesting beer. Initially wasn't sure but as it warmed I became a fan. Good job HF!

Taste - Big pine and resinous notes turning to citrus as it warms.

Smell - Pretty tame on the nose.

Mouthfeel - Medium attenuation, medium carbonation.

Look - Hazy orange hue.

(B+)

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had poured from a 750ml growler, 7 days old, into a small tulip glass. Nice citrus smell and taste and a pale yellow color with off white and golden accents. Excellent beer that I would go back for again and again.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another amazing offering by Hill Farmstead! Have heard great things about S&S #5 and this one didnt let me down!!! Enjoyed with friends from a 750ml growler. Nice citrus notes and smooth finish but tons of hops character!

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Photo of JStampler
4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greeny87
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HartsyThaiFood
4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of kyleryan
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of vicinandp
4.73/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kash2112
4.8/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.42/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sludgegnome
4.15/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of njcraftguy
4.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

So I'm at the only brew house in my area that gets Hill Farmstead. They always have something from HF on tap. I walk in and just ask for HF without even looking at what it was because I haven't had anything that wasn't excellent from HF. I hear some moaning going on at the other end of the bar and I find out I got the last pour. The keg kicked. First thing I think is damn - this is a great brew but I'm only gonna get one. But then the manager says " no worries - we always have another ready to go " well now were talking. They wipe the board and write in " Society & Solitude #5. I had #4 while in VT so I was pumped and it didn't let me down in the least. Another home run from HF. Wonderful flavor that was deep and went on forever. Great mouth feel. Light for a DIPA and very fruity. Just wonderful. I wish more spots would get brews from HF as the one is 40 minutes from me but hell - its worth the ride.

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Photo of Brian29
4.05/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 1,455 ratings
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