Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude #6

Beer Name: Society and Solitude #6
Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery (Greensboro, VT)
ABV: 8.0%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Windsor Station (Windsor, VT)
Price: $7.00 for 16 oz pint.

Date Purchased: August 28, 2017
When brewed? Rotating beer. Part of their Philosophical Series.

Commercial Description: "Imperial Pale Ale brewed almost exclusively with Mosaic hops from the Pacific Northwest."

Where distributed: As of September 2017, Hill Farmstead distributes only within Vermont. Click here to see where!

Appearance (5%): Poured a hazy light orange into a pint glass. White head; excellent lacing. 4.75/5

Smell (25%): Very tropical; passion fruit, peach, orange, tangerine. Sinful creamy aura. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose, with delightful explosion of orange-tangerine citrus aftertaste. Incredible. 5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Very juicy. 4.75/5

Overall (20%): A world-class IPA. Since I was unable to visit their brewery (it was closed on the day I was in Vermont), it was a lovely surprise to see a place in Windsor had a couple of Hill Farmstead brews on draft. I've wanted to try Hill Farmstead for a very long time, and it pretty much was near-Nirvana upon first sip. When Untappd, Beer Advocate, and RateBeer all have monster high ratings, you know this is legit. Vermont is a heck of a place to get delicious beer, and the New England area in general should be a must-stop for beer fans. You better believe it was worth all of the $7 spent, and I savored every drop until the end. Two gigantic panda thumbs up. 5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.9/5

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