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Hill Farmstead Ephraim
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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 280   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2011
At hill farmstead festival, huge citrus up front, tons of hops all over the flavor. Big Bitter finish. Beautiful

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011
rating from notes. on tap at HFS. Pours a fairly clear golden with a coper hint. fluffy white head that holds for a bit. smell is potent with mango citrus pine and grapefruit bitterness. somewhat sweet candy like malt a touch alcohol to smell. taste is a load of resionous pine citrus mango citrus rind bitterness. candy like sweet malt lets the hops shine through. a bit of alcohol to taste and feel. smooth mouthfeel rich full body brewski.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peregrinari (143) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Aroma is grapefruit, mango, orange, grape. Flavor is citrus with some piney notes and a nice bitter finish. The alcohol is very well concealed for a 10 point beer. Overall a really really nice beer!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Growler, thanks Peregrinari. Large fluffy off-white head atop cloudy light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, mango, some spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some papaya/mango, pineapple, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some acidity, alcohol well-contained -- wouldn’t have guessed the ABV.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
64 oz. growler consumed on 3/19/11. A very clear orange color beer with a small but nice head that clings to the glass. The clarity of this beer surprised me. The aroma is money and is everything I want out of a DIPA. Huge orange, loads of various tropical fruits, orange rind, grapefruit rind. This is the aroma of love. One thing to note is it smells very clean. The taste is great very smooth like orange and grapefruit almost like this is those juices mixed together with a nice layer of malt. I was a little shocked at how hot this was and the alcohol is fairly noticeable. Other than that this is a big new player on the DIPA front and I cannot wait to try it again.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2011
on draft at Capones. Pours a slightly cloudy orange vistalite with a medium sized frosty white head. Aroma of freshly squeezed grapefruit, malted barley, tons of hops and light tropical notes. Taste is much the same as the aroma with a hint of tangerine citrus and lemon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Thanks to Alex for sharing this growler. Poured a hazy tangerine, with a big white head. Aroma of citrus and piney hops. Taste is sweet citrus, mango, grapefruit resin, and a nice bitter finish. Super balanced and refreshing, with great hop notes on the finish. Nice stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Growler at CL Rosso Batch 3 Release. Pours gold/orange, bit of off white head. Huge hop aroma with lots of fruit, citrus, peach. Truly amazing. Taste is very hoppy with more citrus and a bit of malt to balance it out. Bitterness is surprisingly mild given the aroma, fruity hop finish. Quite a treat.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2011
OMG! This is incredible. A filtered peach / golden pour with an aroma of mild alcohol, pine, grass and grapefruit. The initial taste that hits your tongue is sweet malt. Than the orange peel, resin and hoppy bitterness fills the rest of your tastebuds. Leaving the drinker satisfied with its perfect blend.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pours copper clear with a thick white head. Thick sheets of lacing cling to the glass. Extremely rich aromas of pine and sweet grapefruits and mangoes. Heavy caramel malts, sweet citrus fruits, grapefruits, mangoes. The finish is long and bitter.


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