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Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #1

Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #1
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The first in our series of experimental Imperial IPAs – Release #1 is brewed exclusively with Cascade hops (from Segal Ranch) and Weyermann Vienna Malt. Our friend, Jeff O’Neil (the artist formerly known as the head brewer at Ithaca Beer Company… now redesigning the Peekskill Brewery) lent us a hand on this, our very first and long brew day on our 15bbl brewhouse. 8% abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2759) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Growler shared be t$. Nose is muted earthy hops. Cloudy yellow pour. Large white head head. Taste is grapefruit, moderate intensity. Good but not a fan of hop variety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (938) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Growler to glass. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is grapefruity, piney. Taste is light, bitter, grapwfruit. Really easy drinking for an dpuble ipa..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6058) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Growler thanks to Brian. Pours a hazy gold with medium frothy white heaad. The aroma is pine and citrus. Medium mouth, pineapple, mango, light bitterness, resin finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6624) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2015
growler courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thick creamy white head. Hazy golden pour. Decent bitterness. Some malt in the aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2015
Growler shared. Pours near clear dark golden orange with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, caramel malt and light fruits. Flavor is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter with a lasting bitter finish. A lot of malt up front in the palate but leading into a long and progressively more and more juicy finish. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (4221) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Draught at the brewery and Parker Pie, 7/24/15
Darker copper-amber body shows good clarity and only minimal haze. White head atop is medium-sized and fairly well-retained.
Very challenging hop notes in the nose give off your typical cascade aromatics of heavy orange, grapefruit and lemon. Malts add some bread dough, dry biscuits and a strong sourdough aspect to it as well. Between malt and hop, there are an overabundance of bready, acidic, astringent notes, with even a touch of soapiness on the end. Alcohol, at least, is not apparent.
The flavor, then, unsurprisingly, is heavily astringent/resinous and very bready/sourdough-like. Extremely overdone and fatiguing on the palate. The palate tries to adjust, taking in the actual peachy-mango and orange flavors (which are enjoyable), but it’s way too unbalanced. Good texture, as always, from HF, but even the creaminess (here less present than in many of their other beers) can’t combat all of this breadiness and acid. Very difficult to finish a tulip of this. I have a growler of it, so I’ll give it another try soon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (2190) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
Growler. Pours a pretty clear golden with a small and eternal white head that leaves superior lacing. Nose is of pine, resin and citrus. Taste is moderately bitter and lightly sweet, offers more pine and citrus. Oranges, tropical fruits. Alcohol is pretty well hidden, really. Body is medium and carbonation moderate. Sticky. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2015
750 ml bottle from the brewery. Bright gold color, lasting head. Aroma has a great pine upfront, lupulin, light citrus and a mild florals.

Flavor is as the aroma tells me with the addition of some citrus peel. Orange or tangerine. Mouthfeel is soft and gentle, bitterness is here but real mild for a 8% DIPA, no alcohol noticeable. Love an all cascade hop IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1432) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
750mL growler brought by Scott, opened at Ratebeer Farmhouse Magnum Tasting v1. Pours orange gold with an off white head. Aroma is dank. Flavor is caramel, date, pine, dank hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (384) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Scott for the Ratebeer Farmhouse Magnum Tasting. Cloudy golden orange with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus pine and resin. Taste is juicy papaya mango and bread.

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