1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Ephraim - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
EphraimEphraim

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

777 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 777
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 7.38%
Wants: 1,191
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 777 | Reviews: 205 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Mini4x
Mini4x

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-25-2014 00:50:07 | More by Mini4x
Photo of 1Sundown2C
1Sundown2C

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-24-2014 22:27:53 | More by 1Sundown2C
Photo of will1256
will1256

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-24-2014 22:01:32 | More by will1256
Photo of bootdown21
bootdown21

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-24-2014 19:52:51 | More by bootdown21
Photo of AOShabaz
AOShabaz

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-24-2014 17:37:45 | More by AOShabaz
Photo of F2brewers
F2brewers

Massachusetts

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
Photo of RolandBlunts
RolandBlunts

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-22-2014 19:02:24 | More by RolandBlunts
Photo of Whatup14
Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -13.2%

05-20-2014 13:47:20 | More by Whatup14
Photo of tpaetow
tpaetow

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-20-2014 04:49:28 | More by tpaetow
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-20-2014 03:46:58 | More by Kramerbarthomer
Photo of Busker
Busker

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-18-2014 23:11:22 | More by Busker
Photo of Dicers
Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-18-2014 16:32:06 | More by Dicers
Photo of marqoid
marqoid

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-17-2014 18:32:22 | More by marqoid
Photo of ctone
ctone

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-16-2014 12:16:52 | More by ctone
Photo of dctriman
dctriman

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-16-2014 12:09:25 | More by dctriman
Photo of BKArmstrong
BKArmstrong

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-16-2014 00:58:35 | More by BKArmstrong
Photo of jacewg
jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-15-2014 22:31:05 | More by jacewg
Photo of akang
akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-15-2014 03:03:02 | More by akang
Photo of CoolEthan
CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-14-2014 19:10:09 | More by CoolEthan
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-14-2014 05:18:30 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of huntermop
huntermop

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-14-2014 02:43:35 | More by huntermop
Photo of RonJeezy
RonJeezy

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-14-2014 01:05:38 | More by RonJeezy
Photo of drewone
drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-13-2014 04:31:32 | More by drewone
Photo of Mag00n
Mag00n

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-12-2014 19:04:05 | More by Mag00n
Photo of TaborTime
TaborTime

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-12-2014 16:43:56 | More by TaborTime
Ephraim from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.