AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
adamjackson (1064) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 13, 2013
2 Litre growler fresh from the brewery. Enjoyed at a painfully cold fridge temperature in a Teku glass. Side-Note, already 24 reviews on this beer? Man, Hill Farmstead is blowing up. Never seen an HFS IPA get so many reviews so quickly.A – Looks similar to almost every other DIPA from Shaun. A sort of cloudy peach color with a minimal fast fading solid white head.
S – The nose is awesome. Very tropical. Lots of mango and pineapple. Sort of an orange peel scent as well.
T – Incredibly hoppy. IBU has to be high 90s and that may be the only downside to this beer. The taste is great, also carrying that pineapple but with the added pine cone character with lemon zest. It’s a very fruity beer but the lingering bitterness lingers for a little too long and you’re forced to drink more to get the bitterness off the palate.
M – Medium body, really nice carbonation balance. For someone who has had a lot of cough syrup lately (recovering from the flu), it does have that booziness at the finish.
O – This is a great IPA but not my favorite in the Society series. 5 and 2 really shine as the winners here. Still, a great beer from a great brewery.