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Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #2

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
The second in our series of experimental Imperial IPAs – Release #2 is essentially an Imperial version of James, our Black IPA. Brewed with buckets full (literally) of Simcoe and Columbus hops, in the kettle and, as dry hops, in the fermenter. This Imperial Black IPA is a mere 9.5% abv and heavily, heavily hopped…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (538) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2015
750 mL growler. Originally reviewed 6/24/2013. Black body with a nice khaki head. Almost mocha. Great retention and lacing. Grapefruit citrus hop aroma. Resiny pine too. Deep roast. Dark chocolate, but it’s secondary. Taste is more of a blend between the hops and dark malts. Bright citrus up front. Chocolate and some sweetness. Bitter. Dry and resiny hops in the finish. Medium body, maybe too heavy. Medium carbonation. It’s a very good black IPA, which isn’t an easy style. Even the best aren’t great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Growler thanks to Scott. Pours a dark brown with small tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roast, pine, chocolate. Medium mouth, sweet roast, chocolate malt, pine, resin finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1053) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2015
pours a deep dark brown with a coffee and cream colored lacing.the aroma is chocolate followed by a pungent earthy hoppiness and grapefruit.the palate is super bitter and dense

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft at Three Penny with Linh, Ken and Nicca. Pours a deep blackish mocha brown body wiht thick tan head and long lasting lacing throughout. Aroma is earthy pine, soft grapefruit and wood. Mouthfeel is meidum with notes of bright pine, light citrus fruits, very faint dank simcoe, wood and nice soft roast. The roast character is super restrained, which I actually prefer, allowing the dank/bright pine character to come through nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Berard (500) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Draft. Pours black with a thick creme colored head that lingers. Mild carbonation over bitter chocolate aroma. Great balance of malt and hops with sweeter chocolate finish. Best black ipa I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lefossoyeur (516) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Sampler at the brewery. Pours black with a mocha head. Very nice piny aromas with some chocolate. Medium body, crispy, great hoppiness, again so smooth and balanced, my favorite trademark from HF. Finishes with light chocolate and just a bit of roastiness to complement the piny/cedary hoppy flavors. Wish I brought back a growler of it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markducommun (535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Opaque brown-black, ample, fine, tan head. Light black licorice, molasses, caramel, some light resin. Fairly bitter, relatively sweet. Medium body, light effervescence, fairly acidic. Long lingering aftertaste. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pour is black, faintly lighter on the edges, lots of tan head and leaves a huge lace. Nose has a light roast, hint of sweetness, loads of citrusy and peachy hops. Taste follows suit, roast is light, faint touch of chocolate, load of hops, citrus and peach flavors. Moderate bitterness, creamy light body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11784) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Growler. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of dank hops, resin, coffee, roast chocolate, pine and toasted coconut. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Growler. Black pour with tan head. Herbal and dank aromas. Grassy, herbal and earthy very dank.

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