Society & Solitude #7 | 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): 8.00%

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
Ratings:
278
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
6.85%
 
 
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48
Gots:
15
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4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A little more bitter on the finish than I've come to expect from HF, and the billing was for strong citrus notes. This came out much more piney and resinous than anything else. All in all still a good IIPA, just a little off the mark of what I was expecting.

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Decent white head. Good collar and nice retention.

Smell - Simcoe-y. Grapefruit and a little bit of that onion to it. Malty with a doughy sweetness.

Taste - Bright citrus and some pale malt sweetness. The grapefruit builds up to an almost pithy grapefruit flavor. Bitter lingering flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium to medium heavy. Sweet and bitter. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Missing the Society magic, I think.

Edit: Had a second growler and it had the Society magic. Rating altered due to magic.

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3.11/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.82/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was poured into a snifter served at The Reservoir. The appearance was a thick ruddy grapefruit rind color with a slim bar pour’s kind of head that barely left any lacing. The smell was a wonderful combination of the grapefruit pulp and orange pulp. Slight mango and papayas slide in underneath. The taste was mainly bittersweet fully combined. Really tasted like I was drinking my morning orange / grapefruit juice. Awesome smooth transition from aftertaste to finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation seemed pretty good as the bittersweetness really impounds my tongue in an awesome manner. Overall, not sure why I’m seeing lower ratings from everyone else but I loved this one. HF knocked it out of the park!

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Society & Solitude #7 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.38 out of 5 based on 278 ratings.
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