Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5
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RATINGS: 153   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Growler shared by GT2 and shared at Congregation Azusa. Fully hazy golden pour with thick and creamy white foam. Aroma is a bit funky and pithy, tropical perhaps, and is mostly missing the nasty Nelson hops that I hate. There’s still a bit in there though. Taste is more of a fruity cocktail with alcohol thickness, mango smoothie, hefty sugar density. Rich palate..heavier than expected. Sugar, melon, and dank hops meld well. Overall refreshing beer despite the heavy sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Growler shared by GT. Thanks! Hazy pale golden pour with a white head. Really dank grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and pine hop aromas. A bit of orange zest and some dry, cracker malts. The flavor is really nice and fruity. A touch of sweetness in the form of orange and pineapple. Big grapefruit and tangerine, pine flavor and bitterness, and some cracker malt. A touch of grass on the finish. Really excellent, excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
750mL flip-top growler thanks to jbeatty. 2-Day air mailed to me. Poured full haze glowing orange with rich, bright white foam. Good lacing. Nose is whipped cream, butterscotch, jackfruit, mango, and typical Nelson squashiness. Taste is richer than expected with whipped cream and heavy biscuit. Flashes of sugar and alcohol. Thick, dessert like finish. Saltwater, buoyant palate with a finale of grapefruit rind. Good, but not as bright and refreshing as I’d like and nothing like the passionfruit smackdown of S&S#6.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
Pour is hazy golden with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is amazing, strong grapefruits, loght tropical and piney notes. Taste is mostly grapefruits, light piney hops, moderate bitterness (for such a hoppy beer), light malts, dry finish. Medium body and medium to low carb. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Growler, 07/27/2013. Pours vibrant, cloudy orange, white head rests like a creamy pillow on the surface, sticky lacing left behind. Aroma is juicy grapefruit and pineapple, mango, orange essence, with earthy, lightly spiced pine, dusty pale malts behind. Taste is more grapefruit-centric with hefty citrus, still a bit of pineapple flesh, caramel sweetness blended in and offset by rich piney bitterness. Medium body, very easy to drink with bright well-balanced flavors and no sticky resin character. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Growler, thanks to Colin. Cloudy orangish/yellow pour. White head. Pleasant grapefruit hop aromas. Great mouthfeel. Smooth grapefruit and citrus/orange peel hops blend seamlessly with the caramel malt notes. Really solid with a good body and great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2404) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2013
750 ml growler. Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with a thick creamy head that fades very slowly and leaves some lacing. Very juicy and slightly musty hop aroma. Lots of grapefruit with pineapple, peaches, and flowers. Very nice juicy taste. Mostly grapefruit, which I love, but also some pine, peaches, flowers and some slight spicy/peppery hops too. Medium to thick body, creamy mouthfeel, very smooth. Another awesome IPA from HF. Thanks Tom!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2086) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Thanks to Andrew for this pour. Earthy pale malt aroma. New Zealand hops juicy fruity crisp. Light juicy bitter. Crisp good solid hops. Bitter awesome hop blend. This really grew on me. 9/4/8/4/17

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jool (196) - - JUL 23, 2013
En fût @ Farmhouse. Doré trouble avec des tons orangés, sans mousse persistante. Nez et bouche de pamplemousse blanc. La bouche n’est pas d’une intensité remarquable, mais on ne demande pas à ce qu’elle le soit; il n’y a toutefois pas de creux, c’est tout sauf mince. C’est habilement équilibré entre le malt et les agrumes (pamplemousse blanc, orange). Excellente!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mwillums (12) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Growler fill from the brewery. 2nd best IPA I’ve ever had. Is it the well water or just a well balanced and hoptastic brew? Either way it’s mighty tasty. Cheers!

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