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Ephraim, Society And Solitude - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ephraim, Society And Solitude
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

21 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 4.84%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.05% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 09-23-2012)
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CypherEnigma, Dec 12, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blend on tap at Harvest Fest VIP event. Pale pour with white head. Aroma of wet hop juice, I think both these beers blend and combine their respective qualities very well. Society brings the fruity grapefruit aspect of the hops while Ephraim brings the dank, piney/oniony side of things to the table. Taste is brutally bitter but good. A very nice mix.

Luk13, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

phingdong, Sep 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

nrs207, Sep 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

DaveHack, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

DonFrap, Sep 26, 2012
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silentjay, Sep 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

millerbuffoon, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Keg served at the VIP Harvest Festival. Poured into HF branded stemware. I think this was tapped right after CD4.5. Reviewed from notes written down while drinking.

A- Pours a hazy slighty yellowish orange with a thin layer of white head that leaves spotty layered lacing.

S- Mango, orange, some pineapple, grapefruit, light lemons. A little bit more SS4 then Ephraim. About average to slightly above average aroma strength.

T- Orange, light pineapple, some grapefruit, light lemons, a hint of bitterness and some light zest on the finish.

M- Medium bodied, a little bit fuller bodied then your average IPA, nice carbonation, smooth, and incredibly drinkable at over 9%.

O- This was a very nice blend between two great DIPAs. There were definitely qualities of both beers that shined through nicely. In my opinion I would probably take either of the base beers over the blend though. Very nice to try though and I would definitely drink it again in the future if I was given the chance.

jaasen64, Sep 24, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at HF Harvest Fest 2012...into HF wine glass.

Pours a darker orange/yellow color, mirky, light white head, thin collar. Nose is very sweet and fruity, light pine, not overly bitter and just about right for me. Flavor is tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, citrus, grassy, and light pine. The body is light toward medium, good carbonation, hoppy bitter finish.

The tropical fruits were possibly the most fruity DIPA's I've ever had, and the sweetness so was so good I was taken back. The hops were second in this beer, and while there was a lot of bitterness, the sweetness was the dominant note and really shined. Excellent beer, excellent blend, and just overall tasty.

Sean9689, Sep 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

orangesol, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of one 30L keg blended for the Friday night party at the '12 Harvest Festival. Ephraim meets Society and Solitude #5.

Pours like most HF IPAs, hazed golden orange color with a dense white head. Aroma has an intense punch of dank grapefruit, orange and mango juicy bitterness. Flavor is similar with a pulpy, resinous citrus finish. Mild acidity throughout and a strong malt presence thanks to Ephraim. Drank like a more refreshing, "sessionable" Ephraim, but was probably my least favorite of the three blends Friday night (while still being one of the best DIPAs I've had this year).

yourefragile, Sep 23, 2012
Ephraim, Society And Solitude from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.