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Society & Solitude #5 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.55/5
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1,449 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:
171
Ratings:
1,449
pDev:
6.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
444
Gots:
148
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,449 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of dailyminefield
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 jfcaa193
4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shmelvin
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5

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Photo of djbrown13
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DanforthPewter
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rogacks
4.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.26/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very nice look and smell. The feel was especially impressive here. My only gripe is that this seems boozy as hell. It's unfortunate as it is otherwise wonderful.

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Photo of OGShotzy
4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.99/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jzeilinger
4.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you Knapp85 for this growler.

A - Pours a signature Hill Farmstead cloudy, light medium orange color with a creamy thick white lacing ring.

S - Grapefruit, grass, and herbal fresh straw character.

T - Spicy grapefruit rind, lemon grass, resiny pine, and a little bit of bready character, with a lingering herbal, lemon, citrus and pine.

M - Thick medium body, velvety carbonated creaminess mouthfeel, lingering citrus pine finish.

O - I liked it but IMO, it's a little over-scored here.

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Photo of Guess2814
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Think grapefruit, it says. So I did, and they're correct. Very much a fruity punch of grapefruit in the face. An enjoyable DIPA, with an above-average mouthfeel: smooth and creamy. Hill Farmstead just does it right. That's what they do.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.11/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benesi88
3.89/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I wasn't a fan of this beer. I taste a lot of caramel and grapefruit but to me this was far too sweet- almost cloyingly sweet. To me this doesn't have the usual hill farmstead feel to it.

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Photo of TrilliumFan
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Poured from a growler into a pilsner glass, the beer is a hazy, yellow-gold coloring with a foamy, clingy, bright white head. Aromas of lemon, subtle pepper spice, cut grass, subtle piney notes, and a bready backbone. Highlights of tangerine and basil. Very balanced aromas. The flavors are an amazingly balanced blend of lemon, candi sugar, cut grass, pine tassels, and a bready backbone. Highlights of tangerine, basil, and hints of pepper. Extremely balanced on a smooth, robust body. Amazingly balanced, even into the peppery and citrus sweet aftertaste. The finish is smooth, soft, and quickly dry at the end. Very well balanced, amazingly crafted beer!

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Photo of AirBob
4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Society & Solitude #5 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 1,449 ratings
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