Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5
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RATINGS: 146   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PhillyCraft (3431) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Super Fresh Growler pour from my man Frank. Huge thanks for letting me try this absolutely insane ipa. Pours an ultra murked out yellow gold color with small snow white head and nice occasional lace patterns. Aromas of the juciest and most resinous hop flowers imaginable, tons and tons of grapefruit guts, pineapple, light tang, lemon fuel, mango. There has to be some riwaka or motueka in here, donít get quite the amount of cheese from nelson. Taste is the same as the aroma, and maybe more impressive. Perfectly dry and bitter in the close. Epic!

   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 Iíve ever had. Is it the well water or just a well balanced and hoptastic brew? Either way itís mighty tasty. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamJackson (2870) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2012
On tap at Hill Farmstead on a cool day. This was just tapped a few minutes ago and I got 3 growlers + a tasting. Growlers were $10 /750ML

A - Bright orange, very cloudy with a nice fine puffy white 2-finger head of carbonation that settled pretty fast. Pretty good lacing. Looks a lot like tangerine rinds.

S - Wow. Big juicy citrus explosion on the nose. Mild level of bitterness, hints of Simcoe, grapefruit, tangerine and pears.

T - Another WOW. This beer coats the tongue and leaves a tingling sensation. Itís big, bright and tastes like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, hints of honey with a nice mix of bitter and floral finish.

M - Nicely balanced level of carbonation and I expected Heady Topper levels of maltiness at nearly 8% ABV but the alcohol is well hidden. Only after swallowing do you get any hint of booze above 5%.

O - Society 2 was my favorite in this series. Society 4 came VERY close. 5 has blown them all out of the water. Shaun...please make more of this. A LOT more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davey101 (696) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Thanks a ton Joe for the HF hook up! Pour from a 750ml growler into a tulip glass. This was filled October 2nd, 2012. A - Pours a very cloudy and light yellow body. Never seen a DIPA so light, it almost looks like a murky berliner weisse or something. Massive white head forms with just an unreal amount of sticky lacing and retention. Looks perfect. S - Mango and grapefruit juice. The smell is just so oily and juicy with a touch of dankness on the very end. One of the best hop aromas I have ever smelled. I typically lean towards grapefruit and tropical notes over the dank/resinous/piney beers so this is just right up my alley. T - Bitter grapefruit and mango juice. Like drinking a glass of oily and super fresh citrus juice. The taste is just so perfect. Bitterness is intense but never overwhelming and the juicy citrus finishes dry and pleasantly. Again, perfect. M - Medium bodied with light and prickly carbonation. Highly drinkable. O - Heady? This just replaced that beer as my favorite DIPA. This is just too stupidly perfect. I could drink this every day and never lust after another beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Growler. Pours a perfect gold. The best ipa nose ever. Perfect dry taste. Sweet, tropical. Insane.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9437) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Berard (338) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Draft. Pours murky orange with a thin white head that lingers. Strong intoxicating cities aroma over light carbonation. Superior complexity in a first class double. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (762) - - SEP 2, 2014
Orange pour, creamy white head. Nose is big pineapple, fresh water, grapefruit, minerals. Taste is big pineapple, so clean and fresh, minerals, floral hops. Palate is so crisp and clean, nice sticky body. The best IIPA Iíve had besides maybe Abner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Growler at frankís 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 Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
changeup45 (1717) - 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 thereís 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 canít think of how it could have been better. Hill Farmstead does it again.

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