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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   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%, 21P, 280 Theoretical ibus. Ingredients: Pale Malt; Dextrose; Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Warrior hops, Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Hazy amber-peach colored pour with a great white head. The nose holds notes of sweet caramel, pine resin, and sappy evergreen. The flavor holds more evergreen proliferation with big sweet sappy resin, and nectar fruit in the form of mandarin and fruit cocktail. A big hoss of a beer for sure. The body is thick, sweet, and sappy with low carbonation and a resinous finish. About as dry as you can get a beer this huge.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fred82 (2138) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap at Hill Farmstead.
Appearance : Hazy yellow with a medium creamy head. Very creamy.
Aroma : Huge leafy hops, nice citrusy and piny. Very fruity; mangos and passion fruits.
Taste : Leafy fresh hops. Piny and very fruity. Finish is very fruity and quite bitter.
Overall : Wow. Very nice DIPA. Along the lines of PtE and Heady Topper. Very fresh and very hoppy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Thanks to Kan for this handbottle. Pours an orange amber with a thin head. Super fresh nose: fresh hops citrus and dough. Super fresh hop notes with the doughy sweetness is the sign of an excellent IIPA. Bitter citrus dough flavors lots of bitter bitter hops. Lots of citrus pine and super solid. Super bitter but excellent with that doughy malt. Love it. 9/4/8/4/17

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 Whats this? An East Coast IPA that would stand out even amongst the great West Coast IPAs? Dank tropical and citrus fruit aromas, light crisp malt giving perfect body, really, really good.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Amazing aroma of tropical fruits mango, mostly. Intensely hoppy flavor; prickly on the tongue with massive pine and pineapple flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 On tap at the Barcade Phila anniversary. Aroma of sweet citrus and slight resin. Pours hazy peach with little head. Taste is very juicy with orange peel, grapefruit, and slight resin. Easy to drink and everything I like in an IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikem409 (1976) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Growler from Ernie. Pours orange with sold head.big citrus aroma taste match so fruity juicy abv well hidden

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2011
Here is the DIPA that rocketed from unknown to superstar at breakneck speed. This has a lot of hype behind it and thus my expectations are appropriately very high. Now for the judgment. Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Lightly hazed medium orange color. Two fingers of creamy off-white head. Half the head fell after a short time, but the remainder stuck around for a while. Spotty lacing covers the glass. 4.5 S: Really wonderful aroma! Tons of tropical fruits in this. Pineapple, mango, lots of papaya and orange. Secondarily piney and floral. Fruits combine for a sugary sweetness. Malts are pretty well hidden. 5.0 T: Holy shit is this tasty! I cant believe how wonderful this is. Im pretty sure a pallet of various tropical fruits had been compressed and molden into the shape of a .50 caliber bullet, then overpacked with powder and shot into my tongue. Pineapple, mango, orange, papaya, and peach are incredibly strong. So fruity, but not too sweet. Malt is easily overshadowed by the hops, but it does well enough to keep the taste balanced. For 280 hypothetical IBUs, the bitterness is quite low and only manifests in the aftertaste. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. 4.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good carbonation, especially for a growler. Very creamy (but could be a bit moreso) and incredibly smooth. 5.0 D: I never thought this would live up to the hype, but instead, it has surpassed it. There isnt a damn thing I would change about this beer. Its about as close as you can get to a perfect taste. Absolutely fabulous. Worth whatever you need to trade for it. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 03-27-2011 18:37:27

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1861) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
750mL courtesy of Jim. Huge thanks. A: Beautiful golden-orange with a foamy white head. A litte sediment mars the overall beauty, but it still looks quite nice. N: Wonderfully balanced. Pine, earth, mango, pineapple. Deep and rounded. Some grass and a little bit of caramel around the edges. T: Quite sweet at the front with a moderate bitterness. Showcases the hops very well. Both stinging and balanced. Big kudos here, though its just a tad sweet for me. M: Very good mouthfeel. Carbonated nicely with a slight dryness and a round, heavy mouthfeel. O: A top tier beer that might get a few more points from me with a touch more dryness and a little less malt. Still, well done. Would have time and time again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1860) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
tap: fruity, sweet malts. piney hops, prickly carbonation with a warming booze finish. Nice candied fruits and sticky hops. yum.


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