Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #24
Ranked #91
4.56 | pDev: 7.89%
Jul 22, 2023
Sep 28, 2010
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.
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Rated: 4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Jul 22, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by heysuz from Indiana

Jul 22, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jun 17, 2023
Rated: 3.7 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jun 14, 2023
Rated: 4.63 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 10, 2023
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked-up two four-packs of cans at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend Vermont for about twenty two dollars. My twenty first brew from these guys. Good, but a bit overrated for me.
Jun 10, 2023
Rated: 4.68 by dtm426 from Michigan

Jun 03, 2023
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look - Nice hazy tannish orange with a ncie white head rimming and lacing
Smell - more faint than I would guess. Mostly citrus slight floral dank
Taste - Dank Resin Citrus with a slight caramel malt backbone
Feel - Full body with a lighter carb, slight creamy
Overall - almost like a cross between a west coast and an east coast
May 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Zach_Attack from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
While Boneyard Notorious is still my favorite traditional / West coast stylized triple IPA, this is quite enjoyable - dank, a touch fruity, big in hoppy bite and some ethanol, yet still pretty smooth. Dig!
Jan 17, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by dleiner from New York

Oct 09, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz can from HF. Hazy golden pour, fine white foamy head. Piney, hoppy aroma, citrus peel. Taste is oranges, citrus peel, light caramel malts. Very smooth, juicy, lingering bitter finish. Sublime.
Sep 29, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by Eziel from Ohio

Aug 19, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Ajlvt from Washington

Aug 08, 2022
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 5/25/22; consumed on 6/14/22

Pours a hazy, largely translucent dark orange body topped with two fingers of fluffy, slightly off-white foam; good head retention leaves a half-finger of cap, a slim, frothy collar, and myriad spattering of webby/spotty lacing strewn across the walls of the glass.

Aroma highlights dank orange oils and accents of sunflower petals/general florality upfront, leaving crackery malt lingering into soft, grassy resins glossing over soft lemon peel over time.

Taste features waxy peach zest within a resinous overlay as grapefruit steadily washes over a catty/peppery undertone; light moss and wilted mint over the mid-palate fade to residual pine past the finish.

Mouthfeel brings a medium body and a choppy fluff of moderate carbonation, dispersing dry textures and a pseudo-bittering over the mid-palate before eventually fading to a flaky crispness; a resinous glide brightens over the back end as bits of residual grit prickle the finish.

A warming aggression peeks through the stability of crackery malt and floral resins, an unforeseen grit waving across the normally clean Hill IPA profile; the subtle bittering and choppier tones of earth the result ultimately lend to a slightly more varied and intense profile to contrast the largely delicate base.
Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by Benish from Utah

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.9 by JAWS from New York

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 20, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Nov 22, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by gelasin from California

Nov 11, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida

Oct 30, 2021
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