Society & Solitude #7 | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.38/5
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335 Ratings
Society & Solitude #7Society & Solitude #7
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Pale Ale brewed exclusively with Simcoe and Amarillo hops from the Pacific Northwest...

Added by goldenM13 on 08-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#468
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
335
pDev:
6.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of PSU_Mike
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from eric

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Photo of Trio2shine
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npdevil27
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kavinci
3.77/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of papposilenus
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750ml growler, filled at the brewery four days ago. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a moderate-to-heavily hazed, semi-opaque straw-gold with a finger-and-a-half of bubbly, sudsy froth. Retention is just pretty good but leaves a thick wall of pebbly lacing.

The smell made me go 'mmmmmm.' Peaches and melon. Sweet, sticky, sun-warmed fruit.

Tastes of ripe peaches and juicy melon, apricot, sweet, tacky orange, sticky berries and cake. Soft and juicy, earthy, extremely low bitterness but finishes with that signature Hill mineral water tang.

Feel is soft, smooth and juicy, medium-hefty bodied with low-to-moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy drinkability.

Every HF draught ale I've ever had, I've probably summarized with some variation on 'it's incredibly terrific' so, anyway, it's incredibly terrific.

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Photo of wshinevar
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yoshie
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcel371
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Masonz223
4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smell: Soft fresh stone fruit. Peaches, pear skin, apricot. Zesty and tangy citrus notes. Pulpy orange juice, clementines, lemon zest, lemon heads. A touch of diced fresh cut mango and pineapple chunks. Pink bubblegum with a touch of honey malt. The beer is soft and fruity. Not overly explosive, but still it smells nice and enticing.

Taste: Right away when this beer hits the tongue it lets you know how soft, gentle and creamy it is. The beer starts out with a beautiful fresh stone fruit presence. Peach skin, perfectly ripe pear and apricot. The beer has a natural fruit sweetness throughout that comes into contact with a mild honey malt presence in the mid palette. The mid palette also consist of lighter juicy tropical fruit notes Diced mango and pineapple. As well as a mild pink bubblegum note. The natural fruit sweetness glides into the finish where it is greeted ever so graciously by some citrus peel and zest notes. Orange peel, lemon zest and a touch piney bitterness round out this lovely tasting experience.

Feel: As mentioned above this beer is so soft and gentle. Extremely creamy with a nice medium mouthfeel. The feel of this beer is so pleasant and makes this way to drinkable. I only have one can and I’m trying to make it last, but it is really hard to do that.

Overall: What a treat. This beer is absolutely stunning and easily world class. I’ve had two beers from Hill Farmstead and that is now 2/2 on knocking it out of the park.

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4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aleigator
3.74/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, bright yellow color with a froth, big and stable white head.

Smells of unripe blueberries, lemon pulp, mashed white wine grapes, bread crust and a tropical note of papaya. A pungent punch of kiwi, wet grass and passion fruit join in, adding a great, diverse complexity on the nose, defined by its convincing balance.

Has a velvet, smooth mouthfeel with a slightly more bubbly finish and a surprisingly tame aftertaste.

Tastes of a slightly cakey maltiness among more fruity then bitter lemon and a tropical fruit blend, featuring passion fruit and oranges. Got a unique interplay of kiwi and blueberries, slowly toned down by a sweet malt backbone, soothed by an aqueous silkness, which maintains its smooth mouthfeel. Finishes fruity on the oranges and dried garden herbs with no prevailing bitterness to speak of, but a present maltiness and just a whiff of kiwi.

Tastes quite fruit forward with a nice, herbal undertone and a disappointing bland finish. Starts vivid and promising with lots and lots of juicy and bitter fruits, while it ends with only the beers great mouthfeel holding up the high bar, but nothing else.

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Photo of Phurley2
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JimmyAddo
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opaque orange-tan with a moderate lumpy off-white foam that clings in subtle arches on the glass.

Smell is quite spicy and pungent cannabis that gives a hint of burnt rubber but doesn't detract from more forward pineapple and passionfruit notes.

Taste is tangy yellow apple and green mango with orange and freshly spicy bud. The swallow brings up a graham biscuit malt.

This infinitely drinkable, lightly frothy medium-light body has a chalk dry finish.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Society & Solitude #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 335 ratings