Society & Solitude #6 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States | website

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

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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.1/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to @walderek for this growler. You are too kind, Sir.
Tagged "Best Consumed By March 10th... Consumed on March 13th.
Pours a hazy golden apple cider hue. Slightly loose head rised up nicely. White. Quickly recedes to an insignificant afterthought. But thankfully it pumps out some serious aroma...Mosaic. Grassy, some onion.
Flavor is a mix of more subtle onion, grass, pine, a slight citrus zest, and some really beautiful mineral rich water undertones as well. Slightly creamy in the mouthfeel and finished dry.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy golden yellow color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-citrus, topical fruit, grains, grass, dank

T-grapefruit, mango, pineapple, bready malt, wheat, grass, pine, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-another outstanding DIPA from HF

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Photo of Sean9689
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap in my kitchen.

Pours a mirky orange/yellow color, white frothy head, super-sticky lacing, thick ring, and thin cap. Nose is mango-forward, tropical, smooth hops, grass, light pine...really well-balanced and smooth. Flavor is lots of mango, pineapple, hops, grassy...perfect balance of hoppy bitterness and sweetness. Body is light to medium, good carbonation, oily finish.

It's hard to think of another DIPA I would rather drink more of in one session. The alcohol is well-hidden, it's very-well balanced, and the flavor profile is simply right-on. I have to say, my other favorite easy-drinking DIPA is Heady Topper, and this is superior.

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Photo of CHickman
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the brewery, it pours cloudy gold color which had a 1+ finger foamy bright white head that was full of bubbles and dissipated very slowly, leaving excellent foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smell is really fruity and pungent with the first wave of citrus hops hitting and bringing grapefruit pith, lemon zest, tangerine, orange peel, passion fruit, papaya and maybe some pineapple as the waves of hoppiness leave a malty wake that has biscuit, caramel, graham cracker, peppery spices and fresh floral hops. The malts are a compliment to the fresh, juicy citrus hops and citrus hops, trailing with a mix of citrus, mild earthy spices and piney and floral hops. Overall it's really fresh smelling and complex in a way that makes it hard to distinguish all the fruity and hoppy notes.

Tastes just as or even more fruity than the nose with pungent citrus hops hitting first and bringing grapefruit pith, lemon, orange peel, tangerine, yuzu, passion fruit, apricot, papaya and wet floral hops that come off like weed. The malt base is full of crackers with biscuit, graham cracker, Ritz cracker and toast grains adding balance, then shifting to brown sugar, coriander, pepper and tea leaf bring some earthy spices and trailing with fresh piney hops and/or spruce tips that give some bite and bitterness. The 8% ABV is completely masked by the zesty citrus flavors that almost have too much bitterness for my liking.

Mouthfeel is light, thin and smooth with a medium level of bitterness akin to sipping grapefruit juice. The carbonation is very mellow and mild with a medium body, and then a citrus pucker as it trails off zesty with a lot of citrus notes mixed in with a malty background, piney hops, toasted grains and earthy spices.

A really nice beer that exudes fresh hops in both the flavor and nose, but the bitterness is a tad too high to make this a session-able beer for me. It has all the components to be an amazing DIPA as it's well balanced and hides the ABV perfectly, but the bitterness is just a tad bit too much and negates the perfection of this brew. Don't get me wrong, this is a great beer but just a little too bitter for me.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap. Nice cloudy mix of oj and grapefruit juice. Great lacing. Retention is only downfall. Great smell. Medley of citrus. Fresh peel. Absolute mosaic bomb. This is the type of beer that made me fall in love with the hop. Super juicy. Grapefruit, touch of lime, hint of mango. Rocks the bitter. Another great creamy feel from the HF folks. Bit of stick and juice. Perfect. Great, great beer.

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Photo of Roguer
4.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is simply gorgeous. Solid, one finger, pure as snow white head. Thick, cloudy, opaque liquid. Dark, pulpy orange interior, lightening to almost lemon yellow on the edges. Good head retention and beautiful lacing.

Citrus hops jump at you from the pour. A closer inspection reveals light lemon citrus, mango and tropical fruit, delicate biscuit and caramel malt, and a hint of resinous hops. Mosaic lives up to its name: a lot of different hoppy aromas coming through, with the emphasis on fruit, but nothing overpowering. Delicate and complex.

Taste is initially drier than the nose, but the flavor profile is similar. Hops are present in juicy abundance: an initial lemon flavor, followed by a ton of tropical fruit, and finished off by a slightly dank and fully resinous - yet still very juicy - hop bite.

"Bitter" doesn't leap to mind, despite the hop profile. The water and the yeast carry as much of the flavor profile as the malts, all blending together to support the hops. I get some leather and tobacco, and light biscuit.

Creamy yet light mouthfeel, with an incredibly full flavor. Just enough sting to come across as lively. Not at all syrupy. Great coating of the mouth for a long, smooth aftertaste, and a hint of heat on the back-end. I can't imagine a much better mouthfeel, except perhaps Heady. This is different, albeit similar, but still extraordinary.

This is easily the best new beer I have had in a long while. Like all HF beers I've had, the balance, water quality, craftsmanship, and mouthfeel give this brew so much more character than just the hop load and malt bill. It's truly greater than the sum of its parts.

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Photo of Mikeypnh
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Growler filled 3-5, consumed on 3-6. Nice bubbly one finger head sits ontop a murky orange glow. It's a great color, with wonderful lacing on the glass, as well. The aroma is so juicy and tropical. Pineapple is the major one I'm getting, with citrus and maybe some passion fruit. It's so great. The smell is a little sweet, can't detect any bitterness yet. It Tastes just like I would expect. Sweetness upfront with some pineapple juice qualities. There are other flavors in there that don't let the pineapple sweetness overwhelm. Almost no bitterness. S&S 5 was great when I had it last time, couldn't imagine this would be better. So bummed I only have one growler. The mouthfeel is creamy and the sweetness lingers for a while, it's very smooth. The alcohol is barely there. The only reason It doesn't get a 5 for mouthfeel is because it's not heady topper quality mouthfeel, which is a 5. HT is so resinous. If you like super juicy DIPA's I can't recommend this enough.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml HF swing-top growler poured into HF stemmed glass. Review copied from notes since my computer wasn't working when I drank this. First sampled at the brewery and then entire growler consumed the next day.

A- Growler opens with a nice "pop" to pour out a hazy mostly opaque slightly brownish orange grapefruit color with 1-2 fingers (1 finger on first pour, 2 fingers on second pour) of foamy head with very nice retention and leaving frothy lacing. Nice consistent carbonation.

S- Grapefruit, fruity citrus lemons (not acidic smelling), light greeny hops, and a nice balance of malts hiding in the background and adding a balanced sweetness. Not as intense of a citrus aroma as the previous two Societys, but very pleasant and well balanced.

T- Grapefruit, lightly bitter citrus lemon, finishes with grapefruit juice and balanced malts that complement the citrus. Lingering balanced presence of citrus and malts. Again not as citrus forward as previous Societys, but a very nice balance.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, very easy drinking, slight bitter feel but refreshing.

O- This is another great Society & Solitude that definitely lives up to the other beers in the series. I loved the mosaic hops in this however I think I like SS4 and SS5 just a tiny bit better with them being a little bit more citrus forward without the balance between the malts as much. That's just personal preference though. I definitely recommend checking this beer out, it definitely will not disappoint even if you hold it to high expectations.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler filled at the brewery.

The pour is a hazy golden orange color with a two-finger fluffy white head. Not much retention but some beautiful cobweb lacing hangs around.

The aroma starts off a bit oniony, but is followed by sticky pine sap and fresh grass. A touch of citrus and grainy wheat sits on the back end. Complex and bold.

The taste has lots of pine and grass, as well as grapefruit and fresh mango. Plenty of sweet, bready malt provides a nice balance.

The feelings is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth, yet very dry. Lingering bitterness on the finish.

Overall, a great and complex DIPA. Not the best offering from HF by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a bright, well-balanced beer.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with Goblinmunkey7, growler filled about 7 hours ago

Consumed 1/17/15

A: Lightly hazy, medium gold with some orange highlights - pours with a medium-sized, bright white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks and spots of lacing

S: Many hop, much Mosiac - very hoppy, with some big, juicy, orange, grapefruit, peach, and apricot - leafy, resinous, dank, and just straight-up hoppy, like sniffing a bag of hop pellets - lightly spicy - pale, clean malts

T: Extremely hoppy, no surprise - big, juicy citrus - orange and grapefruit flesh, juice, and some zest, rind - wet, resinous hops - tropical fruits, lemon, peach, apricot, pineapple - it's like hop juice - moderate level of bitterness - low level of sweetness - solid malt base, pale grains, light bread, extremely clean

M: Medium body, smooth, nice carbonation, finishes clean

O: Have you ever wondered what Mosaic hops taste like?

Surprise surprise, Hill Farmstead can make a world-class DIPA. This is extremely similar to some other of their others of this style, but that is not a criticism. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler generously shared at the Peg's tasting on 3/8/13.

A- Pours a hazy golden orangish color, topped with a finger of white head.

S- Very hoppy, tropical fruit aroma, mango and papaya, grapefruit and pine, the hops also have a nice resinous and earthy, very mildly garlicy aroma.

T- Similar to the aroma, very nice hop flavor overall, lots of citrus and tropical fruit with a nice amount of earthiness and dank hop flavors. Malty sweetness appears that wasn't in the nose.

M- Medium-bodied, nice carbonation, smooth and creamy feel.

O- The mosaic hops on this are awesome, a really nice DIPA overall.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.83/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Hazy yellow gold with a soapy bright-white head. Clumps of lacing stick to the glass. Ok head retention leaves a small swirl of a cap with a small collar.

Smell: Stone fruit. Peach. Malts are slightly sweet with some biscuit and a touch of dough. Slight crakcery elements as well. Some mild sweetness. Light and fruity. Dank. Warming adds even more weed to the whole mix. Peach and a touch of pineapple, but mostly weed. Vague sort of spiciness. Lemon drops.

Taste: Stone fruit and weed. Dank. Peach pit, flesh, and skin. Touches of pineapple. Some solid herbal and spicy hop elements as well. A bit woody. Pale malt base with some slight sweetness and a touch of bread dough. Slight lingering pine bitterness. Ripe mango and some passionfruit as well. Nicely balanced. Warming ups the stone fruit element a touch. Weed sits on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to light carbonation. Slightly creamy. A touch if lingering dryness on the back of the sip.

Overall: Better with friends.

It's yet another Hill Farmstead pale ale. That means it's good. The straight use of Mosaic leaves the depth a little underwhelming.

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Photo of claytong
4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another great double ipa from Shaun.

I was really impressed with this hop variety. I'm not sure I've had much with mosaic hops.
Anyways the appearance is standard hill farmstead dipa, not much of a head but a little

Smell, lots of citrus, tropical fruits of all kinds hinting around

Taste is very similar

I seem to always love the mouthfeel of Shaun's dipas, thicker than all other dipas and a nice soothing sensation in the throat

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared thanks to raveskdr, thanks Chris!

The beer pours a nice golden orange with a small feeble head and some lacing, nice hazy body. THe smell is the highlight for me, a very nice pungent hop front with tropical fruit, weed, honey malts, and some more plant like nugget hops. The taste follows suit, but for me it seems like the malt is a little more stronger than I expected with a honey soaked barley not in the middle, with some citrus hops in the front and a very dry bitter finish. I hoped for a bit more hop bite, but instead it is a little more subtle for an american dipa. Nice feel overall, it is very well balanced and the carbo level is spot on. If it was thicker I could s it flirting with a 5.

Overall a very nice offering, nice stuff.

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Photo of kevanb
4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

64oz growler poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass.

The beer pours a nice honey, orange color that's very hazy. A thick, soapy white head appears, nearly a finger high that has nice retention and leaves behind a great amount of sticky lace. The aroma is very pleasant, lots of mango fruit with tangy grapefruit, light tangerine sweetness, lightly floral at times that finishes with bitter pine and dirty weeds. Lots of mango on the tongue straight away, grapefruit is really strong as well and very juicy with some more tangerine/clementine sweetness that brings out the alcohol a bit. The finish is very bitter and almost astringent, lots of earthy resinous pine and grassiness. The body is nice and juicy, soapy at times that coats the mouth well, finishes with a nice, dry bitter kick.

Verdict: A really enjoyable DIPA from Hill Farmstead, yet another success in their increasingly expanding and impressive hoppy portfolio. While it's not up there in the same breath as Abner or Ephraim, this beer is still very enjoyable and has a nice mix of juicy tropical fruit with some earthy, bitter pine.

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Photo of cfrances33
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.

Pour: Completely hazy golden orange, with a thick, sticky three fingers of off white head. Tons of lacing last the entire glass.

Smell: Loads of grapefruit, white pepper, and mangos burst from the glass to start. Some pear creeps in. A stick honey sweetness comes through, and a touch of bread. Nose closes with more sweet citrus.

Taste: First, delicious fresh grapefruit and tangerines. A touch of floral hop character, and lots of clean white pepper. Some pine. A larger bready sweetness than I was expecting, but it works well. Finishes with a sticky sweetness and fresh citrus fruits.

Mouthfeel: Quite sticky, with just a small residual sweetness. Very refreshing. No trace of the 8%.

Overall: Great DIPA. Maybe the least favorite DIPA from HF for me yet, but still head and shoulders above the rest.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hill Farmstead Brewery - Society & Solitude #6, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

Look - Pours the usual great looking hazy straw color with a vibrant white soapy head that retains a bit and leaves an abundance of chunky lacing all over the glass.

Smell - An array of tropical fruits, dank citrus with a touch of spice. Mangoes, pineapple, passion fruit, etc. Mosiac aroma is similar to Nelson but the differences are obvious as well.

Taste - Mango, pineapple, passion fruit, the hops are center stage, malt doesn't play much into it here, which is what I'm looking for with this style.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with low carb. Rests subtle citrus and juicy. This brew isn't one of those ones warming up enhances, it actually heats up the malt a bit, though the brew does get a big juicier, so this isn't a huge flaw.

Overall - Amazing brew, glad to have been able to have this.

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Photo of Gosox8787
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 64 oz. growler filled at the brewery yesterday and poured into a pint glass. Kept chilled since being filled. Also got to sample fresh from the tap at the brewery as part of a taster.

Appearance: Cloudy light orange to yellow in color. Pours a light, fluffy white head that leaves a goregous lacing. Really similar to almost every other HF IPA.

Aroma: Grapefruit and candied citrus from the hops. More of a dank, earthy character than the past couple beers in this series. The Mosiac hops offer a really interesting character I am not too famailar with.

Taste: There is a huge grapefruit flavor upfront in this IPA and it is complimented by some sweet candied citrus and a dank bitterness. The earth tones of this beer are definitely more pronounced than other HF IPAs. Really nice balance of the sweetness and bitterness from the hops. The grapefruit character is really pronounced and relll executed.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but really crisp and really drinkable.

Overall, a really nice IPA from Hill Farmstead but the hop profile is a bit underwhelming for me. Really well balanced and easy to drink with just an insane amount of bitter grapefruit. Incredibly smooth and tasty, but doesn't stand out too much and the bitterness can get really strong.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a pint glass. Best by 12May16, growler filled 5 days ago.

Pours a hazy, not quite OJ hazy, dark amber body with a frothy white head that reduces slowly to leave a little lacing and a half inch layer of retention.

Heavy citrus on the aroma, dank hops, grassy, herbal. On the tongue is tangerine, citrus, grapefruit, dankness on the finish with a lightly bitter aftertaste. Easy drinking medium body with medium carbonation.

This is a solid DIPA, very well balanced and nice flavor profile. Great showcase of Mosaic.

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Photo of yamar68
4.1/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Massive thanks to cfrances33 for sending this one my way! Split with mnphish and icecoldphatty:

Pours a very hazy honey gold with a soapy finger of paper white foam. Great lacing, lively beading.

Very, very tropical on the nose... mango and pineapple. Dense, lush, bittersweet.

The palate is defined by a big abrasive bitterness. It's more abstract in its expression of the mosaic hop than the nose, there's peach and pineapple. It feels nice and wet, slick, thirst quenching.

I like it. I'd like to become more acquainted with mosaic and I think this is a good start. Thanks Colin!

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Photo of davey101
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

After a sample earlier at the brewery I'm finally sitting down to a full glass of this stuff. From a 750ml growler filled not even ten hours ago.

A - Pours a hazy dark yellow body. Holding it up to the light provides a vibrant ripe peach color. Loads and loads of soapy bone white foam with long lasting retention. Looks perfect.

S - So this is mosaic huh? Huge blast of nectarines, mango and grapefruit. Bitter, sweet, ripe, and juicy with a hint of the danky dank. Has a sort of chalky dry finish.

T - Ripe nectarines and juicy peaches and mango. The finish is lightly bitter. Clean and super tasty, unbelievably juicy fruits here.

M - Medium bodied with nice carbonation. The bitterness does get a bit overwhelming after a glass.

O - This is just excellent, excellent stuff. I still prefer #5 over this beer, but if this is what Mosaic is like than I am all aboard that train.

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Photo of TychoNDC
4.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL growler in to a HF stemmed tulip. The beer was obtained 3/01/2014 from the brewery and consumed on 3/02.

A- Pours a pale orange. Like most all HF DIPAs I have had, the beer is opaque. You can't see your finger through the glass. The pour produces a dense white head with incredible retention. A sticky, unctuous lacing remains. A beautiful beer that could be proudly displayed alongside any of the other greats.

O - Intense citrus - orange peel, grapefruit, and mango are balanced by sharp pine and an herbal note The aroma is just incredible. Unfortunately, the smell is just a bit weak. It doesn't explode from the glass the way some DIPAs do. But quality certainly beats quantity any day and the beer doesn't suffer much.

T - Citrus and pine are really in harmony here. Beautiful mango and grapefruit presence, with some pineapple sharpness as well. The herbal and grassy components linger and eventually dominate the profile. The finish is somewhat reminiscent of mineral water: crisp and dry with a nice herbal quality.

M - One of the real highlights of this beer. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation! It's resinous by not heavy. Drinks like an IPA!

O - What a magnificent DIPA. The heavy use of Mosaic hops give it an atypical flavor profile, but there is marvelous balance. You wouldn't know this is an 8% beer. Another fantastic beer in the Society and Solitude series, and further cements Hill Farmstead's reputation for producing world class IPAs.

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

This is in my opinion the best of the S&S Series. So far I have been lucky enough to get growlers of 1, 3, 5, 6 & 7 and I think that 6 was the best overall with 5 a close second.

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Photo of Beerandboards
4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler into a pint

A - Opaque-ish, white and light orange. Big white head that retains for a long time, leaving lots of lacing.

S - rich tropical citrus, warm smell of orange and mango somewhat slight, but very nice.

T - awesome. Lots of rich and juicy tropical fruit. Mango, orange pineapple. Lots and lots of depth in the flavor, then a big snap of bitterness at the end . Very very good, easy drinking and tasty.

M - medium carbonation, rich, oily, very nice.

O - a top notch ipa. I would pick this up all the time if I could.

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Photo of Kinsman
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml Growler picked up at the brewery two days ago. Pours a nice lightly hazy orange and capped by a bit of white sticky head.

Tropical and citrus fruits are right up front on the nose. A bit floral as well. First sip is refreshingly fruity with your typical grapefruit and orange notes packing quite the punch. Bitterness is there but it's certainly not the palate crusher some HF DIPAs are. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied.

Overall, another tasty DIPA from Hill Farmstead as expected. It's getting tough now though to differentiate between all the different Society and Solitude beers. Jucicy, citrusy hops seem to dominate all the ones I've had so far so even with the best of note taking, it's hard to pick a favorite.

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Society & Solitude #6 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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