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Society & Solitude #5 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.55/5
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1,456 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:
#73
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
1,456
pDev:
6.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
443
Gots:
150
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,456 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Another 750 ml growler into a tulip. Should be special.

A - The same hazy, pale, straw yellow as all the HF IPAs. A large, pillowy, bright white head sits atop the beer, and it is going nowhere.

N - Not a ton going on with the nose, actually. A slight hop aroma with a bit of spiciness. Lemon zest?

T - I'm not a big fan of New Zealand hops, but this is the best example I've had. The hop presence dominates with lots of pine and fruit. Not citrus; other tropical fruit, like peaches, pineapples, and maybe some mangoes.

M - Frothy and coating like all the HF IPAs. Say what you want about how they look and taste, but the mouthfeel demonstrates how well-crafted these beers are.

O - Great stuff. Not my favorite; that distinction still belongs to the Double Citra, but another winner.

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

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

Pours a partially hazy orange that borders on burnt but isn't all too dark. Nose is composed of mostly light malts with little citrus to back it up. Taste is again centered around the malt profile which is bordering on pale ale and saison without the yeast character. Again not as big as a hop presence as I was expecting particularly with some new zealand varietals that often weigh down the dank. Blindfolded I would've never guessed DIPA, this thing is dangerously crushable and the alcohol is catching up to me pretty quick. Decent, not a great representation of the style nor the hype that surrounds what these guys are capable of producing.

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cck5
4.98/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Axic10
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _RL_
4.19/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jtsang1
4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PlayitAgain
4.11/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.71/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjohns73
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fastestmanalive
4.09/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psweendogg
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Number3red
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hessian257
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joeroma5
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 1,456 ratings
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