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Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5
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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Our experimental Double IPA series continues. Imperial IPA. American and New Zealand hops. Think Grapefruit. 7.8% abv


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
On tap during DLD 2014. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a white head. Aroma came across like a fart laden grapefruit at first. Kind of light on the hop aroma. The taste is light and on the bitter side of balanced. Not as amazing as people make it out to be. KingSue was the star of the show that day.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (728) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
Growler 750ml. Couleur jaune-orangée trouble, mousse blanche aérienne laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme d’agrumes, pomélo, malt, pin, zeste de citron. Goût de pomélo, houblon résineux, zeste de pamplemousse, amertume moyenne-élevée, herbal en arrière-goût. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense, texture ample.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5452) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 75cl growler, fresh batch (best consumed by 8/30/2014), no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly woody/floral, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft. Light yellow pour with some scant head. Citrus, grapefruit, or grassy hop aromas. Flavor is milder than I thought it would be, floral, citrus and grassy flavors.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1380) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pour is hazed golden yellow with an off white head. Nose is juicy, tropical fruit and citrus, a hint resiny and oily in back. Light grain profile up front and some malt sweetness to balance. Taste has more bitterness than I thought it would, lighter body and softer carbonation. The grain is soft up front, hop driven. Citrus, pine fades to a more leafy herbal note, a strong grapefruit bitterness lingers with a fairly dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChinoSkillzian (163) - The Hills, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Growler thanks to GT. Pours a glowing light gold color with medium sized white head. Can smell this from a mile away, big aromas of overripe grapefruit, mango, pineapple juice, slight hop spiciness, marshmallow. The palate is juicy with flavors of tropical fruits, round citrus, sweetness but not malt sweetness more of a fruit sugar sweetness. Still manages to be light on its feet, finishing clean with some leafy bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Growler. Pours a cloudy orangeish with a short lived white head. Aroma is fruits (oranges, grapefruits and other citrus). Flavor is fruits, yeast, tons of citrus, spruce and resin. Finish is hop oils, and tons of bitterness. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very solid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5425) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
750 ml growler shared by a local. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have a wonderful grapefruit citrus, some tropical fruits, dank hops, and some resin, not a bitterness monster, but very fruity and aromatic, juicy. Enough malt backbone to stand up to the hops. I still look forward to trying anything from these guys.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (602) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
750 mL growler from Moy Emrick. The pour on this is a gorgeous orangey gold. A little foggy, with a nice white head that fades down to a film, leaving a beautiful lace around the entire barrel of the glass. The aroma is hop dominant and luscious. There is a fruity grapefruit presence and the IPA notes mesh greatly. The flavor is following in similar fashion. The middle of the body is a little sweet but very well mixed with fruitiness and dryness. The mouth feel is a little thin, and that's about all I can knock it on. Very good imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bellco33 (317) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
On tap at Prohibition Pig: pours golden straw with a one finger white head. Aroma floral, tropical, citrus. Incredible hop flavor, tastes floral and pineapple. Full bodied, great mouthfeel, smooth finish with a lingering tropical flavor. Awesome beer.


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