Ephraim - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.56/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750 mL growler courtesy of DrewGingras. From notes on 25 April 2014.
Served at 38C into a HF wine glass.
A: Pale yellow, hazy body with a thick creamy 1 1/2 " head that lasts forever leaving heavy lacing. Swirling the glass gently rebuilds the head immediately. Slightly cloudy as all HF IPAs tend to be. Fine carbonation with no evidence of suspended material.
S: Huge citrus and piney esters on the nose. Slight hits of malt if you really serch, but clearly a massively hop forward beer. Wile the hops dominate, they are not dank or oily.
T: Pine and grapefruit. Juicy, yet sweet. You wouldn't think so, but this is finely balanced. Each sip entices the next. While hops dominate, they don't build or make the beer undrinkable or overly bitter. Malt is present but subdued. It's a backbone that complements the hops.
M: Surprisingly lightand properly carbonated, this beer is clean, not slick. You could drink the growler without pause. Slight, but pleasant hoppy aftertaste.
O: A lovely expression of the style. This is reminiscent of west coast style, but with a distinctly east coast, HF style. More, please?
Serving type: growler
05-24-2014 02:20:36 | More by F2brewers
Ephraim from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.