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Ephraim - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 778
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 7.38%
Wants: 1,192
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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.

280 Theoretical IBU

Pale Malt; Dextrose; Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Warrior hops, Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 09-28-2010)
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wethorseblanket

California

4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
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
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julielynndubee

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-10-2014 15:36:29 | More by julielynndubee
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jaeone

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-09-2014 17:32:52 | More by jaeone
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GClarkage

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-08-2014 03:47:11 | More by GClarkage
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LambicKing

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-08-2014 02:35:27 | More by LambicKing
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-07-2014 20:09:43 | More by ZEB89
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Jrobertmac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-07-2014 02:37:16 | More by Jrobertmac
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-05-2014 00:34:10 | More by threedaggers
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natbarr

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-04-2014 15:55:26 | More by natbarr
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matt2591

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-03-2014 19:12:39 | More by matt2591
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Ant4711

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-03-2014 13:21:08 | More by Ant4711
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Kimberlygail


5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-01-2014 23:37:21 | More by Kimberlygail
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-01-2014 02:57:37 | More by Brewzma
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Crafthunter

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-30-2014 13:14:36 | More by Crafthunter
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GatorLCA

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-29-2014 19:19:12 | More by GatorLCA
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blckout20

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

06-29-2014 17:32:38 | More by blckout20
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Twoheartedzombie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

06-29-2014 00:19:07 | More by Twoheartedzombie
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Dagsy

California

4/5  rDev -13.2%

06-26-2014 22:29:59 | More by Dagsy
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Thing


4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-26-2014 12:32:03 | More by Thing
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kyle9128

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-26-2014 02:38:55 | More by kyle9128
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314RPG

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-25-2014 18:20:12 | More by 314RPG
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Msudukie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-25-2014 01:37:01 | More by Msudukie
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Reviewed from notes from 4/23/14

A- Pours a clear, bright pale straw yellow with lots of tiny bubbles visible. A bright white head that is about 2.5 fingers in height retains well and leaves excellent lacing.

S- The aroma is bursting with hops! Sweet passion fruit, guava, star fruit, pineapple, kiwi, nectarine, onion grass, and sticky resinous pine. There's a solid backbone of pilsner, caramel, and some cracker-like malts. Smells wonderfully juicy and sweet, but with a little grapefruit zest bitterness to it. Incredible!

T- Just like the aroma this explodes with flavor! The flavor is almost like a blend of tropical fruit juice concentrates. The passion fruit and guava really are in the forefront with other fruits present, especially the nectarine. Some mango not present in the noes makes an appearance. The sweet caramel malt is very present, and just on the edge of being cloying. The pine is there, but subdued. The alcohol is definitely there, but not too much so.

M- The mouth feel is a bit thick, chewy, and sticky. Decent carbonation, but a bit thicker than I like, but still good.

O- This is a freaking awesome Imperial IPA! My only gripes are a bit too much sweetness and a bit too thick, but it's still an incredibly well crafted beer!

Serving type: growler

06-24-2014 04:55:44 | More by SadMachine
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noclevername

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

06-23-2014 01:47:15 | More by noclevername
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-22-2014 16:49:09 | More by Kirk
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Ephraim from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.