Ephraim - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.6/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
2L growler poured into a tulip. Big thanks to CharlieMurphy for this, props Nick!
A - Pours a golden amber, crystal clear as well. A huge fluffy head gradually fills in the extra space in the glass. Retention is good for the amount of alcohol in here, and lacing is on par with some of the best in the style. A visually impressive beer!
S - After my first smell I'm getting flashbacks to Bell's Hopslam in the fact that there's a ton of citrus and fruit in here. The grapefruit is bitter to a vengeance, taking exception to the IPAs I've quaffed in days past. You can almost smell the hop juice oozing out of this beer. Besides the grapefruit, there's also a good bit of orange and mango in here as well, and perhaps just a bit of alcohol.
T - I take my first sip and I can almost hear my teeth scream and this beer rips the enamel straight off of them as the 280 IBUs cut through my palate. This beer features a cornucopia of citrus, most prominently the grapefruit. This is a big hop bomb, but not in the typical West Coast style. The finish is long and very bitter, with mango the strongest flavor.
M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy with good carbonation. The hops really do a number on the palate, and its very resiny. The tongue feels a bit heavier after a glass of this.
D - Drinkability is high. This beer is a monster and has a ton of flavor and hops. An incredible offering from a hopefully up and coming brewery!
Serving type: growler
03-25-2011 00:03:22 | More by nhindian
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 790 ratings.