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Society & Solitude #6 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.52/5
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803 Ratings
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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:
Imperial Pale Ale brewed almost exclusively with Mosaic hops from the Pacific Northwest.

Added by claytong on 02-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#122
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
803
pDev:
5.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
240
Gots:
56
Trade:
0
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4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of steve032
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.01/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nearly 100% opaque dark yellow with a very large, dense off-white foam slowly settling to a lumpy uneven blanket leaving tons of fuzzy, coral-like lace.

Smell is peppery yeast and woody kumquat and orange with lime, dank white wine vinegar and cracker.

Taste is nice moderate tang of cannabic allium dankness with lemon, orange, yellow apple and cracker. There's even a Jolly Rancher aftertaste in the exhale.

Body is medium with a mild, tingly soft carbonation and a chalk dry finish.

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Photo of BigZ2214
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CreightonSM
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AndrewPalmer
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Duffman79
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vicirus
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phurley2
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatche2
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass, about two weeks old. Appearance is hazy yellow/brown with one finger thick head (decent retention). The hop aroma is very good with classic Mosaic notes: blueberry, citrus (orange and grapefruit), and onion/earthy notes. There is also a good amount of pine, resin, bubblegum, honeysuckle, and fermented sugar.

Taste follows the nose almost exactly with a little more flavor coming through than expected. Bitterness is fairly low and sweetness is higher than expected but nicely executed (fairly dry finish though). There is great creamy body up front with a refreshing and smooth finish. Mouthfeel is medium-full in body with relatively low carbonation.

Overall, this is an excellent double IPA that is a good representation of Mosaic. I would prefer slightly less sweetness, but that would be the only thing I would change. This is up there with S&S #4 for me and I preferred S&S #6 more than #3.

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Photo of zoober911
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgregory
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duncian
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ellswrth
4.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ragnar3
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Meyers1023
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can a very hazy golden orange color with just under a fingers worth of white foamy head. The smell bursts from the can and intensifies as you pour hitting you with tons of tropical fruit and floral notes. The flavor starts juicy before finishing off with a decent pine bitterness. The feel is soft and finished dry. This is another stellar DIPA from Hill Farmstead. Is there anything they make that isn't great?!

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Multipe cans picked up and consumed within two weeks. Cans! Still blows my mind.

The epitome of the big-flavor-small-foot print beer, meaning that it packs huge flavor but doesn’t occupy or wreck your palate. It’s sessionable not by virtue of its ABV but because of its extremely soft body and nuanced flavors.

Huge hop profile that yields mouth-watering notes of tangerine, clementine, mango and peach. Pine kicker with a light kiss of bitterness.

Soft, smooth and citrus are the hallmarks of every sip. Amazing in both taste and feel.

Grab a friend and split a six pack. Yes - it’s a rare beauty and should be enjoyed, but not at the expense of putting back a few 12oz cans and shooting the shit with good company.

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Society & Solitude #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 803 ratings
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