Ephraim - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by busterthecat:
4.7/5 rDev +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
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4.31/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pour is hazy bright golden amber with tons of egg white head leaving a thick lacing. The nose is pungent, light clean grain, dusty, strong tropical fruits, mango and grapefruit behind. Taste also has nice balance with huge hop punch. The grain is up front, clean and lightly dusty. Hops surround with a creamy dough and more tropical fruit. Plenty of mango and fuzzy peach with a grapefruit hit in back and crisp bitterness with little lingering effect. Body is light, a touch creamy mid palate, softer carbonation in the finish.
Serving type: growler
02-02-2014 23:20:56 | More by cpetrone84
Ephraim from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.