bytemesis (6193) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
In short: A truly fantastic 10% IIPA bursting with tropical fruits that drinks like a 6% session IPA. Just Wow!
How: Tap at the brewery
The look: Cloudy golden-orange body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention.
In long: The nose is an explosion of tangerines, pineapples, mangos and other tropical fruits. Body is packed with fresh slightly toasted cereals with some honey and a tiny bit of caramel. Just enough sweetness to provide some kind of balance while not getting in the way of the hops. Fresh fruity hops and more fresh fruity hops. Beers on tap at a brewery/brewpub are always fresh but some just taste fresher than others. With its bright tropical fruits hops Ephraim is vibrant with freshness. The bitterness of medium-high intensity does not feel intense at all because of its refreshing character. I went for more than one glass and I was drinking it like a 5% session IPA. No alcohol presence at all. Very few beer above 10% can be described as refreshing, but this one is uber-refreshing. As of summer 2010, I declare that this beer is the best east-coast IPA ever brewed and I declare Osama Bin Laden the Hide And Seek world champion.
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Beerman6686 (6053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
drfabulous (6031) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much thanks to Evan for sharing from a 750 growler. Apple. Big apple in nose and taste. Hoppy and bitter. Orange gold body. Very tasty and yet very different from other Hill Farmstead IPAs Iíve had.
egajdzis (5904) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Draft @ Kennett] Golden amber color with a small, white head that left sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, some sweetness, toasted malts, hop resin, and alcohol. Taste of citrus, pine, resiny, nearly tobacco flavor, with grapefruit, and light alcohol in the finish.
AirForceHops (5781) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml growler direct from the brewery. The aroma is a nice blend of hop varieties. Sweet floral hops, mango, grapefruit with just a bit of Earth. Taste starts out with caramel malt that flows into a burst of tropical fruits; pineapple and grapefruit for sure. Lots of citrus bitterness that lingers for just a bit after the sip. The resin shows itself in the taste but I didnít smell it at all until the end of the growler. If this latest batch is over 10 % then Iím amazed; because itís barely noticeable at all. I enjoy Abner a bit more BUT this is really a great DIP in its own right.
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
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours a golden orange body with a white head with mild head retention. Aromatically hoppy fresh grass tones, peach and citrus notes. A mild grapefruit bite. Hints of honey and orange. Delicious HF just put the East coast back on the map for quality IPAs.
DutchDrebus (5472) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2016 Bottle @ benzai. Golden colour with a medium sized white head. Smells slightly sweaty but also hops, fresh, fruity and amazing. Tastes hops, bitter, fruity, fresh. Great stuff. Full body, nice carbo.