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Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #7
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Imperial Pale Ale brewed exclusively with Simcoe and Amarillo hops from the Pacific Northwest...


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (4440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
750 ml growler to oversized snifter (shared with the wife on our 3rd anniversary; BIG thanks to DuffMan for shipping this unexpected gift - along with a few others - from out of the blue!). Looks good; a transparent golden orange with light sediment and fluffy white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; a very pleasant hop profile with a good bit of pine and a nicely balanced pale malt backbone with a well-balanced touch of sweetness. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel thatís nice and light on the palate for an Imperial IPA. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1888) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
Growler sample via BreWedge, consumed with oakbluff. Hazy gold in colour with some floaties and medium carbonation. Aromas are of sour orange, under-ripe peach, chalk, earth, and a bit of bready malt. More of a tropical+orange hop blend in the mouth, along with more pale malt and aloe. Fuller bodied than I would have expected from a Hill Farmstead IIPA, but still not overly heavy for the style. Snappy bitterness. Not quite the world beater that the other Society & Solitudes are, but still very very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured cloudy yellow color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus and earthy cat box aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation and small particles. Moderate to heavy complex bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy complex bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. This is a interesting standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Second time having this beer this week. Thanks to jayhawk73 and starrdogg for the generous share. The beer is mostly clear and appears a light golden color. Towering white head that leaves copious lacing on the glass. The aroma brings hops, slightly sweet citrus, sourdough bread, biscuits. Like the Nelson Sauvin, this beer is remarkably smooth. Hop character abounds with minimal bitterness. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Another great hoppy brew from Hill Farmstead.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2013
750ml growler, thanks to caterwaul. Shared with tmoney99 and alexsdad06. Wonderful citrusy, lightly piney nose. Very tangy citrusy flavor. Nectarine, mandarin orange, light spicy hop. Clean bready, biscuity malt, pretty much no caramel malt. Bigger bitter taste. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Little lace sticks. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp carbonation. Lightly sticky in the finish. Satisfying, solid, well balanced DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6163) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Sampled while waiting in line at the brewery, and again from a fresh growler. Certainly the most piney of the five hoppy offerings at HF this summer season, but not sticky or resinous; still possessing that delicate floral quality that makes the lighter beers so appealing. There certainly is more bitterness in the finish too. Can a hoppy beer be "big" and still be elegant? This experience of graduating from low ABV hoppy ales (I think Walden was 3.6%) up to this heavier beast proves to me that it becomes more challenging to create nuance and balance, but the chosen malt bill and the hop freshness still keep this beer bright and extremely enjoyable. Having the opportunity to try these beers fresh from the source has been a tremendous treat for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
From a huge 64oz growler. Poured a slightly hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was fresh smelling, citrus and grass notes - not quite cat pee, but close. Flavor was relatively well balanced between malts and pine, with a very small touch of booze coming through. It wasnít bad, but it was otherwise completely unremarkable compared to previous, and much better, Society and Solitude releases Iíve had in the past.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Grower thanks to Kyle! Pours a clear deep amber with a white head that dissipate to the edges and remains. Aroma has a good amount light citrus and pine with a hint of bitter pine and sweet grains. Flavor has a great combination of bitter citrus and pine backed by some earthy rains.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3422) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2013
On tap at Positive pie. Pours hazy golden/amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral and lightly fruity hops plus a nice pale and caramel malts. Flavor the same with a lot of citrusy hops. Smooth texture. A really good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Growler shared by drewbeerme. Thanks, dude. Pours a richer orange amber hue, good haziness, decent glow with a creamy offwhite head atop that stays as a decent filmy layer, thicker ring, with good lacing throughout. Aromas show florals, gumball, and grapefruit. Some lemon, decent rind presence with gentle earth, bread, and fruit. A bit of melon, gumball, and mellow crisp malts. Initial is medium bodied, a bit lighter, lotta Simcoe fruit with melon, gentle tropical fruit. Some catty elements on the nose. Middle is a touch sweeter, still a juicy fruit presence with mandarin oranges, some bread, tropical fruit. Backend is a bit sweeter, a touch of crystal malt, bready and biscuity malt meet a good fruit presence, tropical fruit and melon. Some decent grapefruit. Decent floral, grassy quality. A touch orange and lemon. With a gentle sweetness. A solid beer, a bit sweet at times. But a nice hop profile but a touch sweet.


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