Society & Solitude #7
Hill Farmstead Brewery

Society & Solitude #7Society & Solitude #7
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #75
Ranked #659
4.38 | pDev: 6.16%
Jan 05, 2022
Aug 10, 2013
Society & Solitude #7Society & Solitude #7
Notes: Imperial Pale Ale brewed exclusively with Simcoe and Amarillo hops from the Pacific Northwest...
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Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jan 05, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jun 01, 2020
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 23, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Mule Bar

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves good lacing

S: Citrus and pine up front along with some lighter floral notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a bit of citrus and then goes into some lightly bitter pine and floral notes. Finishes with lingering floral and citrus

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good DIPA that highlights the simcoe and amarillo nicely. Very easy to drink. Well worth a drink
Feb 16, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by BltByKrmn from New York

Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by MTKATL from Georgia

Feb 13, 2020
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz. can into Night Shift stemware. A huge thanks to GrumpyOldTroll for this one.

Nose is dank mango, papaya and citrus fruit. I get clementine, pineapple, cane sugar and honey. Juicy, aromatic and almost pulpy. Beer opens citrus, pineapple and starfruit. Dry on the palate with some grapefruit and orange notes in the middle. End is piney with a sprinkle of fresh cut grass, tree sap and more citrus. This is excellent. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and goes down dry with a bone dry aftertaste that coats the inside of my mouth.

In a world where everyone is doing a NE style IPA, Hill Farmstead never forgets to remind us who started the trend and who still, after all these years, does it the best. Nobody else really holds a candle.
Feb 06, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 29, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by Mikexw from New York

Jan 27, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by MJSFS from Florida

Jan 25, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by moltch from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by M_chav from New Mexico

Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jun 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On draft. Willi becher glass.

Cloudy golden copper body, hazy with a one finger thick white head, good retention and rings upon rings of lacing.

Aroma is grapefruit and pine with faint leafy floral notes. Mild caramel, a bit of grainy biscuit. Fairly aromatic indeed.

Flavour follows. Big grapefruit and pine, big resinous bitterness up front that fades ever so slightly as the palate advances to the end, leaving a mildly soft floral bitterness lingering on the end. Very aromatic yet clean and well executed. It doesn’t have any sort of sloppiness that a lot of hopped up beers can have.

Medium in body, good carbonation. Moderately bitter, a bit more carbonated and prickly than I am used to from Hill Farmstead hoppy beers- 4 and 6 had a bit more of a softness to it that blunted the hop bite. This one is a bit more unapologetic in that regard and I enjoy it even more for that reason alone.
Jun 21, 2019
Rated: 4.59 by Gerardes from New Hampshire

Jun 15, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by SkiBum22 from New York

Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Mar 08, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Feb 22, 2019
Rated: 4.6 by lovindahops from New York

Feb 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.67/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can: Poured a cloudy/hazy bright orangey color ale with a nice large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh juicy citrusy notes with subtle tropical notes and light warming alcohol notes. Taste is a mix of huge dank floral undertones notes of juicy citrusy notes with subtle tropical notes with some alcohol phenols notes that are more dominant that I was expecting. Body is full with good carbonation. Enjoyable but definitely alcohol is more apparent then I wished.
Jan 22, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Dec 30, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by NelCet from Massachusetts

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by stevec32 from New York

Dec 28, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

Dec 27, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 27, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Dec 27, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by mush from Illinois

Dec 05, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Argento from Rhode Island

Dec 03, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 06, 2018
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours an orange with a transparency that strikes a good balance between dark and murky, and white-opaque. Head formation is a finger and a half after an easy pour. Head foam is dense in formation, and white in color with good retention. Aroma is big notes of papaya, mango, pineapple, and guava in a tropical fruit blend. It comes off natural, which is great. Light wheat and doughy bread malt notes linger behind, while allowing the hops to play in the sunlight. Flavor profile is mango, papaya, pineapple, guava, and a little melon rind. The tropical fruit smoothie from the aroma was just doubled in concentration. Despite big tropical fruit notes, none come off as fragile or artificial. Thick doughy bread and wheat malts form a solid foundation, although the balance tips cleanly towards hops. Mouth feel is light velvety and finishes with a touch of grainy, bordering on a chalky, texture. It has a medium-thick consistency bolstering the presence of each sip. Overall, just superb. Every bit as good and notable as the big-name 16oz NE IPA canners in the Northeast.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.
Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Oct 23, 2018
Society & Solitude #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 391 ratings