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RATINGS: 177   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden with white head and some lacing. Aroma of mangos, piney, some grapes(?), smell a bit sweet. Taste is mangos, grapefruits, big malts, a bit too sweet. Full body and medium carb. pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2013 Tap. Pours cloudy medium amber with a medium creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly with decent lacing. Aroma is not strong with citrus, grapefruit and mango/passionfruit notes. Flavor is about the same, juts a bit of sweetness, medium bitterness, lingering dry bitter finish. Medium creamy soft mouthfeel. ABV well masked.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Another nice HF DIPA here. THis one is very balanced, nice herbal hops, pine, some citrus.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (3946) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of strong, citrusy, floral, piney hops with a nice light maltiness that balances the hops well. Flavor the same with a great hoppy profile. Smooth texture. Incredible.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
A hazed blonde DIPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, wonderful floral hops with light catty notes, orange pulp, smooth and wonderful. In mouth, loads of citrusy hops, over grassy malt, catty hops, superb.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jool (183) - - MAY 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 Growler 750mL. Jaune paille trouble avec belle mousse blanche. Nez tropical sur une dominance de kumquats. Bouche de tangerines bien mures avec une finale de pin et une amertume persistante doublée d’une finale chaude qui révèle la haute teneur en alcool. Le corps tapisse la bouche de façon quasi-visqueuse et possède un caractère asséchant qui stimule la sécrétion de salive. Excellente.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft at Cambridge... Good looking brew, light colored orange with a slight yellow tint. Decent head that faded fast. Nice nose of grass, fruity notes, and pine. Taste is delicious.... Light bitterness but tons of hops... Pine, mango, tree sap, grass, hay, fruity with out one flavor dominating... Some yeast flavor and a malt body to keep it balanced. Crisp and really light for a DIPA. The alcohol is so well hidden. Scary that this is so tasty and drinkable.... Overall: Great beer.... really enjoyed this!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kimjongill (207) - - MAY 10, 2013
Hefty citrus aroma. brilliant orange/grapefruit colored pour. Great flavor balance. The sweetness Mouthfeel is somehow both thick and light at the same time. Best mouthfeel on a double IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ed5388 (2091) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2013
750ml growler. Pours a cloudy straw color with thick fluffy white head. Aroma of potent tropical fruits and citrus. Taste is full of citrus bitterness. Lemon, orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Some pine and a slightly spicy aftertaste. My first offering from Hill Farmstead and I'm very pleased! Definitely worth the hype.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
harmfillstead (8) - - MAY 2, 2013 does not count
Wonderful ! This is a beer that you always want to have around. The only reason I didn’t rate this tops across the board is that the sheer intensity of it nullifies the taste buds so you can find yourself temporarily unable to gather the full flavor or the beer. Sooooo delicious , but not there very best.


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