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Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #6

Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #6
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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Imperial Pale Ale featuring the Mosaic hop variety.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1451) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2016
750ml growler pours cloudy orange with finger of head. Lots of dank orange juice and grapefruit bitterness, big grassy notes with some herbal and tropical bits and light melon. Balanced, soft mouthfeel, citrus zest, grapefruit, dank, delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5250) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2016
750mL growler filled 4/29/16 and drunk 5/4/16.
Heavily hazy/cloudy peach-golden with deeper rust tints and a large, very-well-retained white head.
Big juicy fruit, sweet pine, ruby red grapefruit and marmalade notes are immediately boisterous and fairly intense, especially for Hill Farmstead. Malts behind it show rich honey tending to light caramel. It’s funny, this is probably the 3rd or 4th mosaic IPA/pale ale where it comes off much less what I associate with mosaic. But blending hops can unlock and vastly alter a hop profile, so it’s not too surprising. Anyways, I usually expect tons of dank, leafy, slightly woody notes, with plentiful nectarine and pine. I guess there’s a fair amount of that here, but I’m surprised at all of the ruby red grapefruit and peachy-pine twang. Alcohol is well-concealed with just a moderate amount of resin lingering and no flaws.
Juicy, of course, in the mouth, with rich nectarine, caramel, ruby red grapefruit and pine all blending together to add a powerful flavor. Kind of like Trilliums Scaled Up, but taken another notch past that on both malt, hop flavor and bitterness. Lots of honey-like maltiness with a touch of caramel. Tight carbonation leading to a malty-creamy texture and no flaw or alcohol. There’s a bit more resin than I’d like and some heavy hop twang at points, but it’s still very juicy, intensely flavorful and enjoyable (if tending maybe a touch sweet).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samact (20) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
On retrouve l’apparence habituelle des ipa de cette brasserie. Une texture en bouche extrêmement soyeuse et tellement fraîche! Des arômes d’ananas, de melon miel, d’herbe et meme de banane dansent en parfaites harmonies dans ma bouche. Sublime!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (616) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2016
On draft at the brewery. In my experience, I’ve found Mosaic hops tend to taste strongly like either "tropical fruit" or "oniony feet." So, I approached this one with a little bit of trepidation. As it turns out, though, this is Mosaic hops done really right -- it’s just waves of ripe mangoes and juicy pineapples. Great DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Where and how: on tap at Prohibition Pig
Aroma: of Vermont essence. This is what Vermont IPA style is. Sift, rounded yet rich and vivid. Gentler side of grassy hops and well developed malts. It does not disappoint.
Appearance : 4+ .
Top: white, large, long lasting with lace and rings.
Base: murky gold
Palate : medium full bodied, milder softer carbonation. Smooth, complex with medium-potent intensity and finish.
Taste: Mature set up of this double IPA. Grapefruit, citrus hops with supporting not too sweet malt bottom. Balanced supporting alcohol warmth. Very drinkable.
other notes Very Vermont, Very H.F

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7756) - Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Draft to big (half pour) taster at Prohibition Pig. Looks good; a hazy pineapplish orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells good too, fruity and piney with a moderately bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a semi-bitter medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2730) - California, USA - APR 30, 2016
Hazy golden orange in color... Aroma of dank hops, tropical fruits, juicy mangoes, tangerines, pineapple... Flavor is tropical fruits, pineapple, mangoes, dank hop notes... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1120) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
Growler rapporté à la maison. Encore une bière profondément bien brassée sur la colline vermontoise. Beaucoup de mousse au service. Celle-ci étant de durée moyenne, le liquide dans mon verre se retrouve raidement dénudé. Nez où le malt tend galamment la main au houblon. Une dose mesurée de grains et un houblon vert parfaitement balancé. Une valse de fruits tropicaux sur un air de printemps nordique. Toujours ce mouthfeel absolument fabuleux; Signature de la Maison. Juste assez citronnée, soyeuse - presque laiteuse. Une résine agréable s’acoquinant à un fruit de la passion exotique. Alcool présent, plaisir grand!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (1980) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 1, 2016
Growler. Pours hazy orange with a White. Aroma of tropical hops, multi juice, rest sugar, orange, pineapple, mango, quite sweet from rest sugar the mosaic hops. Taste is rather sweet, tho very balanced, quite bitter, house flavor. Extreme balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (8320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Growler thanks to Charles. Pours a cloudy orange gold with medium frothy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong tropical fruit, mango and tangerine, dank hop, pine. Slick mouthfeel, juicy dank, tropical fruit, light bitterness, nice booze, really enjoyed this.

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