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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Double Citra meets Double Galaxy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2012
750ml growler opened on September 4, 2012. Iím fearful for the day when a google search of "Society & Solitude" brings up Hill Farmstead beers instead of Emerson, but according to Greg Currie, literature canít give us insight into the mind and its workings anyways, so I drink Hill Farmstead when I could be reading Emerson.

Pours a cloudy tangerine yellow-orange. A finger of resilient, creamy white head sticks around.

Riper-than-ripe juicyfruit nose. Unbelievable tropical fruit, mango, tangerine, lemon citrus, pineapple, maybe a hint of green leafy bitterness. Bright, bitter, and brilliant.

More of the same. A citra bomb on the front of the palate, beaming citrus and pineapple, playing right into galaxyís passionfruit/tropical fruit brilliance. Mango juice. This beer sweats more juicy, fruity bitterness than other beers are made of. Resinous finish. Just enough sweetness to pull this back from the too-bitter.

Creamy; medium, medium light bodied.

At this point Iím convinced Shaun knows something other brewers donít. One of my personal favorites from his repertoire of IPAs/DIPAs, and playing right into my weaknesses, S&S #4 is a nearly perfect showcase of what citra and galaxy can do.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Growler shared by Seth. Cloudy yellow/orange pour with a white foamy head. Citrus and nectarine aromas. Piney hop notes. A little unbalanced, but tasty....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Growler shared at Sanderís place in NYC during an evening of heavy drinking. Pours a light, hazy gold with a strong, frothy white head. Dry orange citrus nose with some tangering and grapefruit secondarily, along with pine. Medium to big sweet flavor with loads of ripe citrus, juicy pine, some sweet bread. Full bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Juicy and sweet to finish with bunches of resinous pine, some sticky grass, ripe grapefruit and orange. Utterly drinkable. Great balance. Drinks just as smoothly as the lower ABV HF IPAs. Quite a feat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3800th rating. 750 ml swing-top growler from lushawn- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a hazy yellow-orange-gold color with a small white head. Aroma of wet leaves and grass, onion, citrus, sweet malts, and just a little pine. Flavor of citrus peel, sweet malts, floral notes, apricot, grass and herbs, and a little onion. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, surprisingly alcoholic mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A little too boozy and the hops didnít come together in this like they have in other HF double IPAs. Still solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Shared from a growler. Poured a light hazy golden-yellow color with a white head. Aroma was plenty of grapefruit, hops, with notes of sweet malts. Flavor was a nice tropical fruit hop mix with nice sweet malts. Very nice mouth feel, bitterness is balanced pretty well, plenty of nice hop character to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
750mL growler, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany!). Pours a cloudy golden / blond with a small white head. Aroma is heavenly, with loads of piney and citrusy hops, balanced by lots of biscuity malt. Flavour is very citric upfront, with the tropical fruits following revealing notes of passionfruit and mango, among others - the finish is again very citrus hop heavy and very bitter. Though not one of my favourites by them due to the slightly harsh astringency, yet another excellent IIPA from Hill Farmstead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8534) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Growler... Cloudy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is bursting-at-the-seams with an assortment of citrus and tropical fruits - passion fruit really stands out. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor leans way bitter, really showcasing those high alpha Citra hops. Lengthy, bitter finish as well. Growler courtesy of landhoney!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammerslammer (15) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2012
packs a wallop but lets you down gently. just poured myself the dregs of a growler...this baby looks like the beers that moe pours on the simpsons. tastes like a nice pine forest but decently balanced for such a haughty flavorful IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 18, 2012
750mL Bottle. Catty, piney alcoholic raw greeness. The aroma does rise up and kiss me like HFís other Double IPAs. A nip of raw garlic and onion comes through. Thereís a slight astringency and a slight dusty quality to the bitterness that shaves a few points off the top. Iím also not getting into the hint of green onion that comes through. Feels drier and less bitter. The alcohol is really warm for the beer, somehow. Still very good, leaps and bounds above most Double IPAs, but in my opinion, not as good as the other HF Double IPAs Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilligoose (3122) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
grouuuwwwwler. lugged all the fucken way back from vinnie testeverde knows where. big potent bitter dank resin, spruce, and bright pine needles. much more astringent than typical HF hoppy beers. also some bitter grapefruit. wet hops. dry mouthfeel. clean. def hop forward. prefer a bit more balance. leaves a dry resin pine note in the mouth. good, but definitely preferred the society and solitude 1 and 3, which were more balanced.

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