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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 280   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Ephraim (1823-1913) was our great-great grandfather; Hill Farmstead Brewery resides several hundred feet downhill from the land that he and his father settled. In his honor, this Imperial India Pale Ale is dutifully crafted from American malted barley, buckets of American hops, our ale yeast and water from our well. It is unfiltered, naturally carbonated, and double dry hopped. Intensely aromatic and saturated with resinous hop flavor, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Ephraim. 10.3%, 21ºP, 280 Theoretical ibus. Ingredients: Pale Malt; Dextrose; Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Warrior hops, Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2011
On tap at Armsby Abbey. Pours orange with a large pure white head. Aromas of citrus, peach and some pine. Flavors are all there. Bready malt is balanced with a dry bitterness. Velvet smooth. One of the four amazing beers I had from the guys at Hill Farmstead. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (6221) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
pours dark golden-orange with a decent cap, good retention and lacing. floral, spicy, strawberry - medium to high hopping. malt depth, very hint of sweetness. tanginess. soft carbonation, medium body, medium long grapefruity finish. very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
(growler shared by Dak at the Black Friday tasting). Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with thin white head. Aroma is citrus and some dank hops. Taste is sweet with some bitterness. Full bodied with a sticky texture. Finish is bitter, but smooth. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle shared by iowaherkeye. Thanks, wherever you are! Poured a clear light orange color with a thin white head. Smelled of buttery caramel and a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied and slightly sweet. Moderate bitterness and light warming alcohol. Caramel, vanilla, pine, and herbal/earthy hop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Woohops. Out of a growler thanks to Daknole! Beautiful amber color, strong taste and rich with a beautiful alcohol taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1182) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Growler at Black Friday tasting. Great aroma. Super fresh hoppiness. Cat pee. Slightly sweet, but not all that much considering the ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Orangish pour. White head. Tropical fruit, citrus and resin hop aroma. Nice bitter and citrus flavor. Damn amazing beer. Thanks gn0sis!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Was really looking forward to this beer after hearing good things and was a little let down when I tried it. Pours a proper golden hazy straw with a slight head. A little syrupy and overly sweet for my liking. Maybe too much dextrose..Hops were subdued by the sweetness and not as up front present for the style like other double IPA’s that rate in the top tier. A good beer yes but not worthy of the lofty company it has around it on the rate list. I’ll take a fresh Hop Slam or Alchemist Heady Topper though a good beer and i’m glad I got to try it it’s just not my thing and is pushed up the ratings by local loyalty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pineypower (2834) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Shared much thanks to Inspectorbob at BA gathering. Pours out a mostly clear orangy color with not much of a head. Aroma is of intense juicy tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus and light alcohol. Taste is intense hops, and in a good way, tropical fruits resiny citrus, light sweet malts, light alcohol and a nice bitter punch on the finish. This is one awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
750ml Growler shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured pale golden with a thick white head. Quite bitter and in your face with hops. Residual and loads of alpha bitterness here. Some citrus, orange peel, oily hop extract flavors, and not a whole lot malt.

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