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Ephraim - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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777 Ratings
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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)
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-28-2014 23:49:13 | More by SixPack6
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-28-2014 19:28:52 | More by ArtZan
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A week old, bought at the brewery April 19th.

Poured from the 25.4 oz. bottle into a Tree House snifter

a: Cloudy orange with an inch tall white head which receded to dense patchy surface foam and patterned lacing.

s: Intense citrus and pine.

t: Strong orange/grapefruit citrus and pine resin hop flavor over a solid medium malt base. Bitterness is considerable but only slight bitterness lingers on the tongue. Minor throat burn for a 10.5% ABV.

m; Medium with fine body.

o: A superior DIPA. High ABV is skillfully dealt with. Wonderful sipper with tremendous substance.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 04:31:50 | More by scotorum
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-28-2014 02:08:30 | More by CSO
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-28-2014 01:08:23 | More by Mike
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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Theortiz01

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-27-2014 14:56:48 | More by Theortiz01
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

04-27-2014 13:27:15 | More by TechBrew
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750ml growler...

Orange yellow in color, nice sticky lace retention. Aroma is a dank, grassy lemon with a juicy grapefruit following. Taste follows the nose except you get so much orange, lemons, limes, a tiny amount of pine and malt finish it off, awesome. Mouthfeel is exceptional as always with a HF brew. Medium body, low carbonation, soft and incredibly smooth.

This is truly world class. Not perfect but incredibly close. So well rounded in terms of it truly being citrus forward with a very light pine/malt base. One of my absolute favorite beers of all time.

Serving type: growler

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 ml growler

A: Golden yellow, fizzy white head

S: Lemon, grass, earth, herbs, cat pee

T: A lot of the same as the nose. Citrus fruits, lemon, grapefruit, grass. This tastes like a 6-7% beer in my opinion, not a 10.5% one. I'm pretty blown away by the lightness of this beer and how it also contains such a huge and unique yet not overbearing hop punch.

M: So light and easy to drink

O: Hype met. I am thoroughly impressed with my first Hill Farmstead IPA!

Serving type: growler

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Ephraim from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.