Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5
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RATINGS: 132   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (2529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bright golden-orange body, medium sized white head, soapy lacing. Massive grapefruit presence supported by pine, orange and some tropical fruits. Medium bodied, assertive bitterness, clean finish, appropriately carbonated. Reminds me of fresh Blind Pig with some tropical notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4807) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Sample at the brewery on 7/6/13. Clear orange in color with a medium white head. Malty and piney nose with grassy and spicy hop notes. Malty flavor with some onion and pine before a bitter grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (343) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Hazy golden orange color, thin white head. Sugary tropical aroma of orange, grapefruit, peach, and mango. Mild sweetness followed by residual orange peel bitterness. Creamy, smooth, and crisp. Light- to medium-bodied, a pleasant bit of booziness, and refreshing

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas (408) - - JUL 5, 2013
On tap. Pours a cloudy yellow amber. Very beautiful fruity aroma. Incredibly rich and smooth. Balance of hops and citrus. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deekyn (1127) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
At the brewery October 2012 A- unfiltered opaque tangerine yellow with fair lacing and a finger of fluffy white head. S - Big grapefruit. Pine and some grass and a bit of soap. Hints of orange and lemon as well with other less pronounced citrus and tropical fruits. M- light, tart and effervescent with a light to medium body and medium palate. T- more big grapefruit. Kiwi, mango and honey in the middle with long but smooth finish of more juicy grapefruit. Some resin and grass in the front as well. Pretty smooth from front to back, consistent, with no real high highs and low lows in the taste curve. Straight forward, but a good beer regardless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2013
On tap at Harvest festival and a week later in a 2L growler. Poured into HF taster again the classic Hill opaque yellow/orange in color with a healthy two finger white fluffy head. Heavy citrus scents, grapefruit and orange. Taste was mostly citrus, grapefruit. Had high expectations for this given how great #4 was. This was good, but didn’t quite measure up to #4.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4200) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
This poured a darker yellow color with an off white head. The description certainly fits this one. Straight grapefruit rind in the noze. very citrusy, light orange, showing light grain as well. Flavor was fairly bitter grapefruit, but not mouth puckering, great feel on the mouth, not cloying, but refreshing. One dimensional and interesting experiment, but not mind blowing like a few of their other IPA offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianhuntley73 (21) - - JAN 22, 2013
On tap. Very hazy gold pour, almost white, white head. Aroma is really quite fruity and pungent, lots of grapefruit, the hops are wet and sticky. Taste is fruity, not particularly bitter, very grapefruity - bitter and citrusy tart at once. Alcohol is not perceptible. Palate is lightly-med carbed with med body. Not a huge fan of the Hill Farmstead Beers; however, I have to give them a B for effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
In short: An intensely grapefruity/citrusy pale IPA.
How: Tap at brewery, Growlers at home.
The look: Cloudy pale blond body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: Nose is intensely grapefruity with some other citrusy and tropical fruits hiding in the back. Taste has the typical pale IPA HF cushiony bready/crackery pale malts totally dominated by the intense fresh grapefruity/citrusy flavor. No alcohol presence whatsoever. When first released this beer was the closest thing I’ve had to grapefruit juice from a beer. I had another growler filled at the brewery one or two months later and it was a little less over-the-top grapefruity. Still, I have a hard time believing that a beer can taste so much like fresh grapefruits without including a actual citrus fruits in the recipe. When I had it on tap the first time at the brewery (one glass) I thought it was just about the best IPA ever brewed by HF, but after a few growlers I changed my mind, there’s a sweetness sensation that piles up when drinking large quantities of this beer, something I never got from HF IPAs. As excellent as HF IPA should be but a little less easy to drink a full growler than with their best offerings. I’m surprised at how much I have enjoyed the four Society & Solitude I’ve had so far, I never had the #1 so I was afraid I wouldn’t understand the #2 through #5.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2013
On tap @ Three Penny Taproom. Murky golden orange with a medium sized white head. Danky hops, Citrus, grapefruit and resin play wonderfully in the nose. Flavors are all of the above with a pleasant bitterness and nicely balance with a malt finish. Awesome Beer!

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