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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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yourefragile

District of Columbia

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).

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2012 19:42:16 | More by yourefragile
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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%.

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