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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Society and Solitude #3: The series of experimental Double IPAs continues. This one is hopped with ample amounts of Columbus and is reminiscent of… an Imperial Harlan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
23rd September 2012
Very hazy amber beer, good off white head. Palate is smooth with good fine carbonation. Minerals. Nice mellow fruity hops - blood orange and regular orange marmalade. Lesser lemon and grapefruit. Finishes neutral with a good bitter marmalade aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
750 mL growlers complements of Thorpe and Tucker. Pours a cloudy pale golden amber color with a frothy, retentive large white head; ample lacing. Dank citrus nose, exceptionally pungent and hoppy with a strong malt and honey like sweetness. Like nose, strong malt body, more sweet than other HF DIPAs, with an exceptionally dry and bitter finish; pine and orange rind. Medium thick body, well carbonated and very little alcohol presence. Certainly tastes like an Imperial Harlan, not my favorite HF, but I welcome having a few growlers of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3541) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Thanks to Michael for acquiring the growler for me. Shared with Mike and Adam. The beer is golden yellow and mildly hazy with a half inch of white head. Good retention and plenty of lacing. The aroma is seductive. Oh my...citrus, crack, hops, voodoo magicks, etc. The flavor offers a ridiculously smooth blanket of hops. Utterly chuggable. Not too sweet, with a ton of citrus. A touch of malt in the finish, but most definitely a showcase for the hops. This is exactly what I look for in a DIPA. One of the most drinkable DIPAs I have ever had. Overall, this reaffirms that Hill Farmstead is one of the best breweries on the planet. Highly recommended. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 05-30-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
32 oz. growler served in a Portsmouth tulip. Growler courtesy of Sean (Sean9689). Thanks again! A: Pours a hazy gold color with nice orange hues. A fluffy white head forms on the pour and recedes to a nice sticky collar that leaves similar sticky sheets of lace. S: Nice pineapple and mango tropical scents with a nice sweet oat malt flavor to compliment the hops. T: The hops are a little more complex in the taste with some grassy undertones and sweet tropical fruits and nice sweet oat malts. M: Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel, but refreshing at the same time with a sweet fruity finish. O: Another delicious and hoppy creation from HF. This a very balanced and flavorful DIPA that is a must try for any tropical fruit flavored fan. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 05-16-2012

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
In short: A highly aromatic sharp citrusy blonde IPA. Another home-run in the Double IPA HF lineup.
How: Fresh growler consumed the day of purchase from the brewery
The look: Cloudy dark blond body topped by a medium white head with good retention
In long: Nose is an explosion of fruity (mostly citrusy) hops with grassy undertones. In mouth I immediately recognize the signature HF IIPA malt backbone which to me is like a fresh baguette and crisp crackers with just enough sugars to oppose the hops in a loosing but valiant effort. Also typical of HF IIPA is the super mouthfeel with many very soft bubbles, a beer you enjoy to keep in your mouth. Hopping is intense and very bright, very grapefruity with also other citrus fruits and grass. Bitterness level is pretty high, very bright and just sharp enough to make it refreshing without being too aggressive. Another Hill Farmstead Double IPA that I drank like a 5% session IPA. Great stuff as usual. Sometimes after I visit Hill Farmstead I like to close my eyes and imagine how great it would be if this brewery was locally available to me, and I’m all like “Wow, that would be so awesome” and my wife is all like “Watch the road! Watch the fucken road!!!”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Served on-tap at Teresa’s Next Door during Philly Beer Week. A - Pours peach orange with a frothy one and a half finger tall white head leaving small trails of lace down parts of the glass. S - Smells of fresh cut tropical fruit and pungent citric hops from start to finish. Some lightly toasted grains and a touch of booze are present as well. T - Starts off with plenty of citric hop bitterness slowly giving way to hints of citric zest, a bit of sweetness and a tiny bit of booze. Finish has plenty of hop bitterness, leaving the palate dried long after the finish. M - Crisp body with a ton of hoppy flavor and moderate carbonation. Plenty of hop bitterness throughout, a touch of sweetness toward the end, with a bit of dryness at the end of each sip. O - As typical with the hoppy HF beers, this ones description is spot on. Not as good as the What is Enlightenment? I had but still a very good DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Hazy light copper color. Large white head with decent lacing. Aroma is fruity with citrus hops. Body is medium with light carbonation. Finish is a bit dry but with a pleasant bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Thanks, Patrick! Gorgeous bright orange pour, with a modestly creamy consistency, some healthy looking sediment as if the beer was fresh-squeezed, and a booming potent head. This is basically Heady Topper with a bit more spice, huge body and full mouthfeel, massively floral flavors. Columbus everywhere. Spruce, grapefruit rind, hop pellet. Very reminiscent of Heady! That’s boss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Growler from the brewery...Hazy light copper pour,two finger head, good lacing.Aroma is fruity citrus hop . Nice citrus hop flavor with notes of pine and resin. Medium bodied, soft carbonation . Finish is dry with a lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (9107) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
750 ml flip top. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium sized white head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma has big floral and resin hops, some grapefruit citrus and catty notes. Minimal malt presence. The flavor has a doughy malt base with some yeast that gives way to citrus, resin and herbal hops. Good bitterness at the finish that last for a while; dry. Another in the long line of solid offerings from HF.

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