Ephraim - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by busterthecat:
4.7/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A 750mL swing-top filled at last weekends event. Kept chilled and poured into an Allagash chalice. Really excited to try this.
A- Pours a bright clear amberish gold hue from bottle. A neat ivory head forms. Sits a great clear amber color in glass. Good lacing.
S- Wow! really fresh and tropical. Fresh picked pineapple ( both sweet and tangy) and orange dominates. Some sweet caramel malt in background with some mellow spice. Really great.
T- hard to find words. Takes a departure from the aroma. Smooth waves of fresh tropical hop magic wash over the palate. Pineapple, papaya & orange. The caramel malt is just strong enough to support the hop showcase. Some spicy pine resin in the end and finish that really lingers. The malt in the finish is dry rye crackers. Really smooth. Could just be a little crisper.
M- a BIG full DIPA that is surprisingly smooth. The bitterness is there in the flavor but fades to leave the palate in a useable state. Feels like a velvety blanket of hop flowers. Starts wet then slowly dries.
O- A truly great DIPA. So fortunate to have been able to try this brew. With DIPA being one of my favorite styles and one that I am most critical of, I can declare this an amazing brew. I could drink this all night and not get bored. Easily one of the best I have ever had. After 3/4 of the bottle, the 4 hour drive to the brewery isn't looking so long and the weekend will quickly be here.
Serving type: growler
10-04-2011 04:03:31 | More by busterthecat
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
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