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RATINGS: 180   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerman6686 (4423) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
This poured a lighter amber to dark yellow color with a fluffy white head. Aroma was very inviting indeed nice fresh citrusy and slightly herbal hops, with a small note of alcohol there as well. Flavor was just incredible. i can say without a doubt that I have never had an IPA that was as tropical tasting as this one. It almost doesnt even taste like beer, more like a blend of pineapple and mango juice with some nice orange rind for bitterness. Aside from the alcohol content, I dont see how this one could possibly be any more refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2243) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Clear red-orange pour. Nose holds huge sweet caramel, candied orange, and some surprisingly breadiness. The flavor hearkens more to what I was expecting with awesome notes of sweet sap, green sapling, caramel, and earthy hops. The palate hides the 10% exceptionally well, and the sweetness dries out a touch to a massive resin character. Overall, very very good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (2349) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Had this on draft at the Harvest festival at the brewery. Pours a hazy golden/orange color with white head. Aroma is perfection with notes of grapefruit, peach, orange, grass, and some pine. Taste is very citrus upfront with nice bittering finish and lasting dry citrus taste. Slight warming from the alcohol but very very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Growler from the brewery ... Hazy copper pour , two finger white head , excellent lace . Aroma is pine , peach and grapefruit . Moderate sweetness upfront with a pleasant citrus hop bitterness and a drying finish . Some slight alcohol and citrus notes in the far finish . Excellent and very well balanced for the abv . Fantastic , loved it .

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3768) - 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 (148) - 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 (11568) - 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 (2361) - 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.


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