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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Big thanks to Turd for sharing this one too! Another ass-rapingly good DIPA from HF, and on some level even better than the #3 that I was lucky enough to sample earlier in the year. Vibrant light golden pour, sprightly carbonation and a nice medium head. Very pert and citric nose, bright and dry for sure rather than the floral wonderment of other entries. Grassy, at times a bit spicy, like a cross between Sculpin and a dry imperial pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean9689 (272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On-tap at Parker Pie and HF Harvest Fest 2012 into HF wine glass and pint glass (at Parker Pie).

Pours a mirky golden yellow color, white head, thin collar, spotty lace. Aroma is hop-forward without being over-the-hop, light fruity sweetness, some resin in there too. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, and citrus. Hoppy yet smooth...not a palate-wrecker...very well-done. Light toward medium body, good carbonation, oily hoppy finish.

Easier to drink then S&S #4 and I think I enjoyed this one a bit more as well. Very easy to drink for 7.8% and the perfect balance of hops to not kill me after one or two glasses. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Pour from a growler revealed a hazy golden color with plentiful white topping. Aromas as the beer warmed slightly were of full tropical notes of mango, pineapple, and yes grapefruit. Characteristic smooth rich mouthfeel. Flavors amazingly complex of orange, lemon, and hoppy bitter goodness. Finish dry and long lasting flavor. Great beer for sure!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phillies08Champs (678) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle shared at CAH. Thanks, Cory. Pours a hazy golden yellow with white head that fades. nose is tropical fruits papaya and mango. first sipis juicy fruits, citurs hops like bergamon and cuquat. piney and grapefruit finish. amazing beer from shaun.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft at Craft Ale House Tuesday Night beer share. Thanks, Cory. Pours hazy golden with white lacy head. Nose was tropical fruity hops, with grapefruit, mango, I even got some pear notes in this. The flavor popped, with a nice tropical fruity semi-sweet hit of mango, pear, pineapple, and grapefruit, and resiny hops. This one was complex as hell, nicely balanced, and the nose and flavor were juicy and popped, as I stated before. This is yet another world class beer from Hill Farm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (2055) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. The aroma Is mostly pine but has some nice citrus notes. The taste is medium bitter with an amazing balance of sweetness. One of the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8913) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Cloudy yellow/gold pour. Pure grapefruit peel and grassy hops hit the nose followed by a light yeasty finish. Creamy, yeasty, hoppy, juicy, and utterly delicious. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (650) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Growler opened before thanksgiving dinner, shared with family. If you like grapefruit you will love this beer. Hazy straw color with a strong smell of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Taste was strong grapefruit, to quote my wife" this tastes like grapefruit juice". Although i enjoyed it much more!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Flip top bottle from chouffe. I opened this one up on Thanksgiving. The pour is a hazy gold color with a white head that sticks around to shed some scattered lacing. The aroma is a bit herbal and grassy with huge whiffs of tropical fruity hops. Big juicy hop flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango to mirror the aroma, with some sappy pine resin, and a bone dry finish. The body is supportive but fairly light allowing this to go down incredibly easily with no unnecessary stickyness. If there’s such a thing as a sessionable IIPA this is it. But make no mistake, this is loaded with delicious hops! A near perfect IPA for my tastes, and to be honest, I can’t think of how it could have been better. Hill Farmstead does it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (5245) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Growler at frank’s with Dallas, Vinny, bill, alan and frank. Pours a perfect golden hazy orange body with thick white lacing that lasts throughout. Aroma of fresh, tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is perfect, refreshing and ultra sessionable with notes of funky citrus, pineapple, mango, light funk, light grapefruit and orange. Awesome. One of the best IPAs I’ve ever had.

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