Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5
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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Our experimental Double IPA series continues. Imperial IPA. American and New Zealand hops. Think Grapefruit. 7.8% abv

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Flip top bottle from chouffe. I opened this one up on Thanksgiving. The pour is a hazy gold color with a white head that sticks around to shed some scattered lacing. The aroma is a bit herbal and grassy with huge whiffs of tropical fruity hops. Big juicy hop flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango to mirror the aroma, with some sappy pine resin, and a bone dry finish. The body is supportive but fairly light allowing this to go down incredibly easily with no unnecessary stickyness. If there’s such a thing as a sessionable IIPA this is it. But make no mistake, this is loaded with delicious hops! A near perfect IPA for my tastes, and to be honest, I can’t think of how it could have been better. Hill Farmstead does it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Big thanks to Leighton! Aroma is composed of nicely layered hops, piney, spicy lemon with tropical fruits thrown in of mellon anf lychee. Hazed golden yellow pour. Flavour is lemon, pine, lychee. Many layered hop flavours. Really nice. Assertive clean hop bitterness. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (3259) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Un growler 8,4%. Un robe jaune avec un nez superbe d’agrumes. Une bouche facile, rafraichissante, longue et savoureuse. Difficile de faire mieux dans le genre. Des pamplemousses..c’est bon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Version à 8.4%. Doré est ce liquide qui sort tout droit d’une bouteille de 75 cl. Magnifique tête blanche qui s’ essouffle trop rapidement. Nez de pamplemousse et de houblons encore bien verts et herbacés avec un soupçon de vanille et une levure funky. Goût de pamplemousses juteux. C’est impressionnant. Alcool imperceptible. Corps sculpté pour les grandes soifs. Finale amère d’agrumes blancs avec une pointe sucrée semblable à un ananas bien mûr. Si facile à boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4976) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
Growler courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is massive grassy hop, grapefruit citrus yeast. The flavour is light bitter sweet with a rich fruity yest fresh grass hop, light toothpaste palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. A real treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5733) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
Growler shared. Pours cloudy golden with a cream off white head. Aroma of strong citra and pineapple in the forefront, with orange peel, resinous hops, grapefruit and a light nice caramel malt hiding in there. Flavor is over light sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Lovely stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (5733) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
growler courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks. Thin creamy white head. Very hazy golden blond pour. Lovely citrus aroma. Very well balanced. Lovely grapefruit bitterness. Very well done

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (763) - - SEP 2, 2014
Orange pour, creamy white head. Nose is big pineapple, fresh water, grapefruit, minerals. Taste is big pineapple, so clean and fresh, minerals, floral hops. Palate is so crisp and clean, nice sticky body. The best IIPA I’ve had besides maybe Abner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2549) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
750 ml fill bottle purchase by LadySusan at the brewery on August 21, 2014. Yellow cream, medium head. Green hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit zest. Mineral grapefruit taste, dry hoppiness, nice bitterness. Better than Mambo #5, Five Alive and Channel #5 combine!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dramage (1) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 750 ml growler (Best consumed by AUG 30 2014) thanks to BoBoChamp! Pours cloudy orangeish with a white head. Aroma is very pleasant, mostly on grapefruit and orange but also some passion fruit, pine resin and it is a little dank as well. Flavour is quite the same. Tons of grapefruit, spruce and resin and some tropical character. Light grassiness. Finishes with quite some bitterness and noticeable hop oils. Overall the beer is very citrus-fruity. Body is medium. Silky mouthfeel. Very solid indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Growler. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of hop, resin, caramel malt, grapefruit, tropical citrus and grass. Medium body.

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