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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Double Citra meets Double Galaxy


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4.3
   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (1855) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Growler: Thanks, Jason. Super murky, bright sunshiny body; vibrant gold & orange. Soapy, eggshell tinted head on top; little bits of lacing left behind. Orange Creamsicle aroma, wet pine, a hint of tropical mango, faint white pepper, moderate dankness, candied citrus rind, a touch of freshly cut yard trimmings. With the first sip, the huge, juicy orange profile is what strikes first. Creamy orange flesh, nectarines, a pile of wet weeds, leafy bitterness, grass, herbal hemp oil... Mango & guava become apparent in the latter half. Nice transition from citric up front to almost more tropical in the finish. Juicy with a balanced bitterness. Malt? WHAT MALT? Another amazingly juicy, drinkable, delicious IPA from Shaun. I prefer S&S #5, but this is not far behind at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (668) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bright citrus notes, pineapple, mango and floral hops. Thin mouthfeel, falls short of #5

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeworrall (83) - USA - JUL 17, 2014
from a 750ml growler filled at the brewery, it pours hazy yellow-orange with a thin head. the aroma is citrusv with a hint of pineapple, flavor is very bright, consistent with the smell and nicely balanced. mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and bittersweet with a crisp finish

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (1952) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Growler. Huge thanks to WillRunForBeer! Shared at Mikeís. Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with a small foamy head that fades slowly to a nice ring. Aroma jumps out of the glass. Juicy mango, melon, dank citrus, pineapple, and light pine. Tastes moderately sweet with just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Tons of tropical fruit juice, oranges, lemon, and mango. Very smooth to drink. Soft carbonation. A little oiliness in the mouthfeel. Awesome, smooth DIPA. If there was a bigger, bitter punch to this it would probably be up there with my favorites.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
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Growler: The aroma consists of big citrus, tropical fruits, lemon peel, grapefruit, and a hint of dank notes. It pours a cloudy dull yellowish-orange with a small soapy white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. The flavor starts with heavy citrus/orange with tropical fruits. The finish light-moderate grapefruit and mango. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (672) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2014
From notes. Taster at the source. Pours HF yellow with a white head Aroma soft, slight dank, slight citrus. Tastes sweet and fruity orange, tangerine. Mild grass bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3564) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Growler thanks to Seth. Pours a cloudy orange with thick frothy white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong grass, pine, and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with nice citrus and pine with light dry bitterness. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
salvaticas (437) - - JUL 5, 2014
Growler pour. Fresh cut grass and ocean on the nose. Pours a cloudy gold. Nice flavor and a good back end. Really nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Thank Keith! Pours murky apricot orange with thick white foam that sticks around for quite some time. The nose really opens as it warms - peach, mango, dank, some pineapple and resin. Nice nose - not too sweet, which is norm as of late. Flavor is bitter and grainy with plenty of nuances. Pine, grapefruit rinds, some lemon and grains. Iím surprised and refreshed at how bitter this is. Medium bodied and moderated carb. Nice beer, Iím betting this is a step higher up at the brewery fresh as possible. I think the peach and mango would be stronger and really make this one. Serving type: growler 08-14-2012

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (907) - Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Definitely bitterer than previous S&S Iíve had. $8 for the 8oz. pour at Positive Pie, the Montpelier location. From notes. To pint, it pours a darkish orange with a trim off-white ringed head barely a fingernail in length. Smells and tastes of beets, astringent hops, pineapple, candy cane sticks, beef bone marrow, peated malt, seaweed, and marsh rosemary dominate the forefront sensory. Heather, aloe, radishes, mint, tea leaves, and clay experienced by swallow. Really something here.


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