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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
American IPA brewed with our favorite hops.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kevinsenn (1970) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 On tap at Blackback Pub. Amazing tropical fruit aroma. Silky smooth tropical hops in the taste, creeping bitter finish. American ipa perfection.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
750ml growler courtesy of a great BA trader. the pour is an incredibly bright but hazy peach color capped by a fluffy, rocky white head that leaves dense sheets of lace. aroma is incredible, one of the best i’ve ever experienced, with massive, tropical, citra hop notes of pineapple, tangerine, apricot, and mango backed by white grapefruit, dense pine, and lime peels with subtle hints of honey covered biscuits and vanilla as it opens up, flavor is damn near perfect as well with a blast of juicy tangerines, grapefruit, and nectarines up front with sweet pineapple, papaya, and stonefruit through the middle before finishing with rush of resinous pine, herbal bitterness, and wet grass. palate is immensely drinkable with a light body and perfect carbonation and that combination of juicy citrus and resiny bitterness that i love. overall, a truly world class ipa and perhaps the best i’ve had from HF.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
(Bottle) Pours hazy yellow golden to orange with an off-white. The aroma holds pine, grapefruit, tangerines, black pepper alongside some tropical fruit and red berries. Perfect pale, cracker-like malt profile. Extremely clean nose. The flavour is dry, medium to heavily bitter and tiny acidic. Citrus, pine and dry tropical fruits. Slim malt profile. The mouthfeel is tight and clean yet soft with a medium carbonation. Just perfect. Near medium bodied.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jordtbrooks (20) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Pours a light gold with white head. Aroma of pine citrus and yeast. Wonderful pine flavors. Finishes amazingly smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (1718) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Pours cloudy bright orange with a foamy two finger white head with amazing lacing. Aroma is of fresh citrus juice, juicy tropical fruits (pineapple and mango), melon, strawberries, pine resin, grassy and herbal hops, light bready malts, and light sweet malts. Taste is fresh citrus (a lot of grapefruit), juicy tropical fruits, pine resin, freshly cut grass, and some light bready malts in the background. Has a medium body with a super creamy, soft mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, long, lingering finish. Overall, a amazing, worldclass, super tasty and complex IPA that is my favorite of the style and probably my 2nd favorite beer ever after Pliney The Younger.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
On tap at the Brewery. The pour is mega hazy straw with a perfect creamy head that lasts throughout the glass. The aroma holds explosive citrus and nectar fruit- think tangerine, mandarin orange, and apricot with an assertive background of orange peel and clementine. Hints of green pepper that I also got from the Riwaka single hop and Cantillon Mamouche- not unpleasant whatsoever, and super interesting. The flavor bursts with orange and juicy nectar fruit, leaving hints of pine, and finishing with a very strong grapefruit juice character. The palate is quenching and bone dry in the finish with fluffy meringue like carbonation that provokes an immediate and viscerally compulsory followup gulp. A near perfect ipa for my tastes...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (4743) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Un ipa hyper aromatique, kiwi, mangue, pêche, raisin vert, agrumes sucrés et en bouche c’est parfaitement carbonaté avec une amertume qui se dissipe rapidement. Étoffée et succulente bière de soif.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrettTaylor (737) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Had as a taster at the brewery. Will update once I’ve dug into the growler for a full glass. PA, rich head, lots of lacing, floral happy note, malt, Carmel, and citrus. Not as in your face hoppy as a traditional IPA, but deliciously smooth. Hazy rich golden color. Long mellow finish. Leaves you licking your lips. Seriously seriously good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2013
Caramel hop and honey aroma. Sweet and hoppy flavor with some caramel and pineapple. Rich fully body with a grassy bittersweet finish. Perfect IPA, not too happy, but rich, fresh and crisp.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2012
On tap at Hill Farmstead Brewery and again out of a 750ML Growler in an HFS tulip at around 50 Degrees F.

A - Bright and cloudy. Unfiltered and full of gorgeous complexity as a super intense orange color. 3 Fingers of fluffy white head that seems to never go away at least over 5 minutes. Very resilient lacing on the swish and subsequent fiddling with the glass.

S - Citra hops dominate the nose. Huge grapefruit, tangerine and lime scents. It’s a citrus bomb with a hint of pine in the back of my throat.

T - Huge hop bitterness strikes first. Like Abner or Society 3, the huge citrus notes fill the mouth aided by a big and generous carbonation that is 2nd only to soda in the way the bubbles tingle and fill your mouth and keep on tingling. Huge level of fresh whole oranges juiced into a glass ice cold and refreshing. There is a chewy hop bitterness of pine needles and grapefruit with pineapple.

M - Medium body but a mouth drying carbonation. It’s not high carbonation but it’s how the carbonation interacts with the flavors to make the beer better. Susan on cask would simply not be the same. The small level of CO2 makes this beer so much better. Everything is accentuated.

O - This is an exceptionally well balanced beer for being so bitter. Every last drop was perfect. i was the first person on RB to review Society & Solitude #5. I gave that beer a 4.8 and, having both of these beers side by side tonight, I stand by that SC5 review. This beer is NOT the same as SC5 but it’s still delicious and drinkable. I won’t give it a 4.8 but it’s damn close. Great job, Shaun!

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