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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 280   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5895) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
On tap at Hill Farmstead Harvest Festival. Hazy golden with a rocky white head, good retention and impressive lacing. Aroma is powerful with pine, resinous, peach, mango, orange and hints of grass. Taste is of pine/resinous and fruits/citrus. Medium bitterness, but very hoppy. Medium to full body. Mouthfeel is dry. Alcohol is noticeable. Heavy DIPA but still very drinkable. Nice beer!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2011
At hill farmstead festival, huge citrus up front, tons of hops all over the flavor. Big Bitter finish. Beautiful

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5799) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2016
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (5759) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 On tap at HF harvest fest and at The Reservoir. Aroma of super dank hops, wet, light onion aroma, pine but also a and grapefruit and citrus bomb . Taste is definitly bitter and in your face, alcohol is definitely noticeable, more dank hops on the palate, grapefruit rinds, grassy finish. Palate is rich but finishes dry. A real hop bomb. Second try was definitly smoother and more balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2014
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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (5616) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Un armada de fruits tropicaux et dagrumes dans un liquide intensment juteux. probablement la bire la plus juteuse dHill Farmstead. Une certaine rsine sy trouve aussi mais pas autant que le nez laissait entrevoir. Lalcool reste sur la langue une fois que la mare se retire et seul une autre gorge peut teindre le feu. Spectaculaire et franche.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (5463) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Une grosse bouteille partage par le 3-R Crew. Un geste apprci! Donc, une robe jauntre et voile sur laquelle flotte un anneau de mousse. Un nez vraiment intressant de fruits tropicaux et de choses bien vertes. Des aiguilles de pin, des fleurs et du chanvre frais avec des herbes sauvages. Une base malte qui ne simpose jamais. Sur les papilles, un jus tropical et forestier qui se choque la verdure des prs et des champs. Une tonnante fracheur. En bouche, un liquide construit pour une buvabilit extrme. 10% dalcool? Ce nest pas croyable. Une finale qui offre tout un spectacle houblonn. Chapeau bas.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5460) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Growler shared, poured a golden color with aromas of pine, grapefruit, light tropical fruit, and some light caramel. Flavors are same, a nice hop bite which is welcomed, a very nice DIPA overall would love to drink this every day.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (5400) - 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.


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