Society & Solitude #6 | 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:
Imperial Pale Ale brewed almost exclusively with Mosaic hops from the Pacific Northwest.

Added by claytong on 02-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
719
Reviews:
78
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
6.25%
 
 
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Photo of wingwalker3
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Burgh1328
4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GregSemenza
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TBonez477
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from a growler. A bit flat, as it was filled a week ago, but still with decent carb and a small head that left laces. Hazy but not turbid and an acorn squash color. Bright aromas of blueberry, pine, and herbal notes. The taste was as billed with prominent blueberry and stone fruit. Also a nice dank undercurrent with a restrained bready malt presence. The bitterness is there but slowly builds to the finish. Alcohol is well-hidden. One of the softest, fruitiest DIPAs I've had.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Armsby Abbey

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

had on tap at the archives in burlington.

hazy golden straw color with excellent lacing. nice aroma, palate follows - notes of orange, big grapefruit, lemon, berry bush, vegetal onion/garlic thing, peppery spice, grassy green herbal note, very weedy and a hint of nectarines. fluffy mouthfeeel. overall very interesting and enjoyable.

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Photo of SABERG
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2 day old growler into a stemmed goblet.
A - Golden wheat colored platform hides carbonation in plain site. A loose knit froth caps the pour, cumulus pillowy evidence clings to the glass.
S - Straight from the tropics, Mosaic hop on full parade, guava, papaya, pineapple, tangerine. a bit of mint and green tea as well.
T - Wonderful malt base, fresh baguette, covered in apricot preserves. very little bitterness. With a quick rise in temperature an earthiness develops, again a bit of mint, fresh cut grass hides in there.
M - Near perfect feel, no edges on this, body is medium in heft, dances across the palate in long luxurious graceful strides. The finish has just the right touch of tropics and hint of rine act as the bitterness.
O - A wonderfully executed offering, the fullness of the body, and incredibly delicate palate are remarkable. Carbonation adds just the right amount of energy to nudge things forward. The total package with his offering. This may well be one of my favorite IPA from Hill Farmstead

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Photo of DanGeo
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjd722
4.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of von_kaiser
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wenzl
3.96/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Drel
4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Society & Solitude #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.48 out of 5 based on 719 ratings.
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