Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by skivtjerry:
4.7/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap at the Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT.
A: Orange-ish color, good sticky head, a bit hazy. Rustic and appetizing appearance.
S: HOPS. Wonderful fragrance that *almost* makes it a shame to drink, as the aroma diminishes with every swallow. Over the top hop aroma that is mellow at the same time.
T: Wonderful. Lots of raw American hop flavor backed up by solid malt. Hops and malt blend perfectly; finishes smooth in spite of the IBU load. Lingers very pleasantly upon swallowing.
M: Medium bodied for an American IPA; sort of an English malt bill with American hops. The obvious comparison is Alchemist Holy Cow.
D: Fantastic. Again, referencing the Alchemist, this beer has the taste and drinkability of Holy Cow with the aromatics of Heady Topper - the best of both worlds. The hops are intoxicating in their own right; hard to believe this is only 5.7%ABV.
Serving type: on-tap
04-27-2010 22:53:01 | More by skivtjerry
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4.55/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into HF stemware
A-Frothy white head with some mild retention. Thick lacing that quickly runs down the side of glass. light golden hazy beer.
S-Aroma hits as soon as the growler was opened. Aroma is strong and is a precursor of things to come. Lots of sweet smelling hops. Tropical fruits. Peach, oranges, mango. some grapefruit and faint pine
T-not as sweet as the nose at least at first but may change as it warms. Peach, orange, grapefruit, lemon/lime, some bitterness. flavors really pop as there is something about the beer that makes the flavors very bright and upfront. some maltiness to keep the hops in check. Bit of a bitter finish with some lingering pine and bitterness
M-medium bodied beer with ample carbonation. leaves you with a mouthful of flavor
O-strong showing here easy to see why this breweries beers are in such high demand
Serving type: growler
07-27-2014 17:00:21 | More by beerbully
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,487 ratings.