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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12712) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle at The Hickster London Bimble. Good hop. Smooth and utterly drinkable. Loved the hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
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! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1710) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Growler 750ml. Couleur orangée trouble, mousse blanche crémeuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de citron, mangue, alcool, zeste de citron. Goût de mangue, houblon résineux, malt mielleux,, amertume moyenne-élevée, alcool en fin de bouche, pamplemousse en arrière-goût. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense, huileuse, collante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (499) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2014
Translucent golden orange, white head. Citrus fruits dominate: orange, grapefruit, and hints of lemon. Also, some peach and mango in the background. Mild sweetness rounded out with bitterness at the edges and a fruity tang in the back. Smooth and crisp, though just a little bit of oiliness. Resinous finish with a bit of booziness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
UPDATED: APR 26, 2014 Draft. Orange pour with some head. Sweet, tropical, pine hop aromas. Flavor is pretty hop dominant and more pungent that our hF IPAs, pine, grassy and citrus tones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (5021) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Un armada de fruits tropicaux et d’agrumes dans un liquide intensément juteux. probablement la bière la plus juteuse d’Hill Farmstead. Une certaine résine s’y trouve aussi mais pas autant que le nez laissait entrevoir. L’alcool reste sur la langue une fois que la marée se retire et seul une autre gorgée peut éteindre le feu. Spectaculaire et franche.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (1151) - - APR 17, 2014
Orange pour, white head with nice lacing. Nose is tang, biscuit, some tropical fruits, lemon, fresh well water. Taste is very tangy, pulpy lemon, some mango, well water, tangy bitter finish. Carbonation is perfect for the style. Great but preferred Abner by a wide margin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2014
Growler thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong fruity hop, citrus, and pine. Thick mouthfeel with nice dry hop, bitter malt, so good. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsandman (1104) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.11.14 @ the source. (Note: ABV on this batch was 9.6%, prior Ephraim’s have been a bit higher (10.3%)... Shaun + employees mentioned folks have been raving about this recent batch.) Pours clearer orange than your average HFS IPA/DIPA/IIPA, standard white head. Aroma is huge passionfruit, mango, pineapple, citrus, super dank hops. Straight up tastes like a candy, citrus/pineapple/tropical fruit mixed with piney hops, faint malt, then more citrus. Light booze on the back end but really ridiculously smooth for ABV. Incredible, home run.. HFS at their best.

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