Ephraim - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by Tucquan:
4.45/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on 2011-10-15 at Capone's in Norristown, PA at a HIll Farmstead event.
A - Clear golden-orange with a short white head and mild lacing into a 5.5 oz snifter.
S - A strong smelling brew with lots of pineapple, caramel malt, pine, mango and a boquet of hop floral scents. Wonderful.
T - Pineapple, grapfruit, big chalky-dry caramel malt, roasted nuts, which starts moderately sweet but thankfully mostly dries out. You can notice some alcohol, especially on the outbreath. It's very sticky and resinous, coating the mouth for a long time with great flavor and citric bitterness.
M - Medium body with light carbonation. Smooth, creamy, oily, prickly and resinous.
O - This is quite different from the Abner. This reminds me of Pliny the Younger and the Abner compares favorably with Pliny the Elder. I really love these big triple IPAs when they are so well done, but if I had to pick between the two, I'd go with the double IPA style for better balance and more focus on the citrus and hops than the big malt backbone. This beer ran out second at the event, right after Abner.
Serving type: on-tap
10-17-2011 17:17:46 | More by Tucquan
More User Reviews:
4.56/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed from notes. Growler shared by Andrew - thanks.
A: Pours a clear straw yellow under a quarter-inch thick white head which fades to a thin cap and rim yielding some spots of lace.
N: Straight up - crushed pineapple.
T: Plenty of juicy tropical fruits. Nearly perfect balance.
M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry, fruity finish.
O: Really, really nice. The ABV is so hidden, but it creeps in. I'm a believer.
Serving type: growler
07-12-2014 03:59:23 | More by wethorseblanket
Ephraim from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.