tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler: Thanks, Oliver! Beaming orange-amber hybrid, just a slight haze running throughout but appears clear from afar, topped with a foamy & frothy, gray-tinted head; moderate webbing left behind. Aroma is an American hop dream... Huge tropical & citric presence; juicy mango, sweet peach, pineapple, orange, guava, all with a lovely undercurrent of herbal pine, evergreen, & freshly cut grass. Pleasant sweetness on the nose, giving a gushing, juicy quality to the hops. Ephraim is even juicier on the palate... Bomb of sweet peach, orange peel, mango, just an explosion of tropical, fruity hops. Lightly bitter, gracefully sweet, like biting into a fruit & taking part of the rind with it. Pine needles & herbal hemp oil cut through & round things out, light resinous & dank quality near the finish. Notes of lightly toasted pale malt & honeycomb coat the palate in the aftertaste, lingering with a combo of candied grapefruit flesh & sugar cookies. Substantial, big body, but not overly viscous or cumbersome for the style. I am not normally a fan of "sweeter" DIPAs, I donít like the overly sticky, caramel malts getting in the way. Ephraim is definitely sweet, but itís the addition of dextrose while still keeping an all pale malt bill that makes the delicate sweetness work to accentuate the hops rather than crowd them with an abundance of toffee-like sweetness that comes with darker malt bills (Abrasive takes a similar approach, also a favorite of mine). Ephraim is a fantastic "big" DIPA, done properly.
hallinghansen (2519) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from kfarrell7, thanks Kristin. Unclear yellow body with a medium white head. Tropical fruit, pine needles, grass, pineapple, grapefruit, hops, light alcohol. Yet again Hill Farmstead blow me away. This must be the best brewery in the world.
jntfan1978 (47) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orangish pour with small white head. Tropical fruit, citrus and hoppy on the nose. Nice hop bitterish and citrus flavor with slight malt on the finish.
SuperTiti33 (832) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
En fût à la brasserie. Blonde voilé. Nez: houblonné. Pamplemousse. Citronné. Végétale. Bouche: légèrement sucré. Malté. Fruité. Très citronné. Pêche. Fruit tropicaux. Forte amertume. Fine astringence. Bien équilibré. J'aime beaucoup.
HonkeyBra (3899) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Dark Lord Day 2014. Pours a yellow color with a medium white head. Aroma is mostly pine with mild tropical fruit notes. Taste is too much sweetness, with forward bitterness and mild fruity and woodiness. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Somewhat boozy in the finish. Considering how highly regarded this beer is, somewhat of a disappointment.
Luk_ (238) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Harvest Festival [transfered from BA]. The most stinky and dank IPA Iíve had. Lots of onions, some earth, very farmhouse. Some citrus of course. The bitterness is higher than most Hill Farmstead. Unique and very tasty.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl growler, fresh batch (best consumed by 4/29/2014), no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, thx alot to Adam for sharing!, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly malty/woody, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, big thanks to Leighton buddy. London Bimble. It pours hazy gold with a small white head. The nose is fresh, orange, tangerine, sherbet, light funk, earth, candied peel and juicy mango. The taste is crisp, sherbet, grapefruit rind, mango, tangerine, alcohol kick, resin and minerals with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Crisp, fresh and rather tasty. Very nice stuff.
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Hickster London Bimble. Good hop. Smooth and utterly drinkable. Loved the hop.
Niall73 (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as part of the Hickster Bimble day, huge thanks for the pour. Pours a lemon straw colour with a white head. Lovely funky veg, fruity aroma. Medium to full body, medium carb. Boozy, very slightly harsh, with light veg, very light caramel, pine, sap, light wood, grapefruit, marmalade. Yes, tasty!
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