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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,423 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,423
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 449
Gots: 56 | FT: 2
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Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Edward (1917-2002) is our grandfather; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his five children. In his honor, this American Pale Ale is dutifully crafted from American malted barley, a plethora of American hops, our ale yeast and water from Edward’s well. It is unfiltered, naturally carbonated, and dry hopped. Aromatic and flowery, with impressions of citrus and pine, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Edward.

85 IBU

Pale and Caramel malt; Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Warrior hops; House Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

(Beer added by: abriggs1 on 04-27-2010)
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phuntasy

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -9.7%

03-14-2014 05:22:03 | More by phuntasy
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.7%

07-02-2013 21:55:23 | More by morebeergood
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

02-20-2012 23:40:24 | More by crashoveride
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coreyb024

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

12-04-2013 04:37:48 | More by coreyb024
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802Jimbo

Vermont

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-16-2013 21:23:23 | More by 802Jimbo
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ctrevino

Indiana

4/5  rDev -9.7%

07-17-2013 02:11:25 | More by ctrevino
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Caleb

Colorado

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-23-2013 03:57:40 | More by Caleb
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.7%

03-25-2013 18:33:17 | More by tom10101
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FXG

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-23-2014 03:09:15 | More by FXG
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nkersten

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Sean for hooking this one up at growlerfest part one. Poured into a Lost Abbey tumbler, a pale orange with a small off white bubbly head that sits at the edge of the glass. Grassy hop aroma with a straw like malt, very subtle and clean. Taste is hoppy and bitter, very grassy, some grapefruit, malty bread crust, some biscuit malts, not too sweet. Medium/light bodied with a light carbonation, kind of watery. A very solid APA, this one is very drinkable.

Serving type: growler

02-11-2011 19:36:02 | More by nkersten
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Halfway between copper and gold. Slight haze. A nice, solid, thin head with staying-power.

Nice sweet citrus on the nose.

Sweet citrus up front, orange flavours. Nice clean malt flavours through the middle. Hops and malt combine in the finish to make it dangerouslt moreish.

I love being surprised by an APA. Brewers in the US have mastered the style, and even the efforts from mediocre breweries are usually nice enough. Hill Farmstead's Edward focuses on freshness to make a quenching APA, with very little of the resinous bitterness that sometimes blurs the lines between this style and AIPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2012 02:55:01 | More by CanuckRover
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aasher

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This growler was courtesy of the infamous Adam Jackson and filled on 4/22.

This beer pours a medium bodied and very cloudy apricot orange in color with a one finger soapy head. The nose is essentially clean citrusy hops through and through. There is orange and tangerine everywhere. It's citrusy chaos haha. The flavors too are 100% citrusy hops. I can't get away from Minute Maid. It's hard, really hard to pick out anything else so i can't say the nose or flavors are incredibly complex. It drinks medium in body and moderately dry. It has nice flavor and I could drink a lot of it. It is just that it's an all out orange assault on your senses without much depth.

Serving type: growler

05-01-2012 04:36:56 | More by aasher
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ehammond1


4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler

Acquired via trade
Thanks, AdamJackson!

Very slightly hazed golden yellow with a moderately sized near-white head that leaves dots of lace down the glass.

The aroma is a nice combination of floral and citrus hop components. This doesn't bash you over the head like other hoppy pale ales, but what's here is very nice. Complete, earth, hoppy aroma.

The flavor too is quite nice, with only a moderate level of bitterness accompanied by earthy, citrus, and floral hop character, along with enough of a bready malt backbone.

Medium bodied with moderate/high carbonation.

A very nice, straightforward, classic, incredibly drinkable pale ale.

Serving type: growler

05-15-2012 16:20:55 | More by ehammond1
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Gmann

New York

4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky golden color with some orange hues. No head to speak of, looks quite flat.

The aroma is quite nice. Fresh grapefruit hops dominate the aroma. Some light pine and pepper as well. A bit of musty aromas from the yeast. Definitely has a "home-brew" aroma to it.

Again, nice fresh grapefruit hop flavor. The hop profile ranks right up there with SNPA for the style. There is a yeast presence that dirty ups the flavor but its fairly light and gives the beer a rustic tone. Solid malt flavor, bready enough to support the hops but doesn't really add any flavor.

Moderate feel with soft to tingly carbonation. Sweet and bitter on the palate.

Great hop profile on this APA, very tasty. It does have a home brew character to it but its damn delious.

Serving type: growler

02-20-2011 02:54:02 | More by Gmann
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a Hill Farmstead wine taster glass at the brewery/tasting room.

A pale honey gold body is presented. Opaque, solid. With a real nice classic white creamy head that seems so common on Hill Farmstead beers. Pretty attractive.

Nose brings light hints of melon and cantalopue, with a bit of floral hints. Some lemon like citrus kicks in a bit too. Pretty nice.

Light bodied and quite a lively carbonated palate. Lime hop forward in the mid palate, with a real light toasty almost mix of burnt grain. Playful carbonation feel giving a hint of spicy pepper.

Overall real interesting beer, perhaps not as drawn to it, but it's quite a unique pale ale style beer by these guys and a very well crafted solid brew.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 23:09:57 | More by smakawhat
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another beer brought by Sean to our UFC 126 gathering.

A - Burnt orange color with a white head that had some good lacing.

S - Bready malt, citrus hops, bittering resin. This is a great smelling hoppy APA, one of my favorite regular drinking styles.

T - Citrus which is slightly grapefruit, and some mild pine and floral notes. Resin is nice and bittering there on the end, and the malt backbone supports the hops well. If you gave this to my blind I would believe you if you said it was Daisy Cutter, albeit a slightly less flavorful version. Good stuff.

M - Just a touch watery, lighter side of medium bodied, healthy dose of carbonation.

D - Really good brew, this would be a perfect post-workout beer for me. good stuff i would drink regularly if I have the chance.

Serving type: growler

02-07-2011 01:00:39 | More by AgentZero
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had one draft at The Reservoir in Waterbury 12/7
Served in a pint glass

A: This beer pours a hazy, hazy copper color with a one finger of creamy white head. Head recedes at a nice pace leaving sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is complex. Fruity - some mango and pineapple...sweet - definite caramel notes, and bitter - grapefruit is definitely present.

T: Taste starts with a big bitter grapefruit, lemon zest to it. Some pale malts start to ease the palate before a touch of caramel sweetness comes in. Orange peel comes through and completely dominates the finish.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, oily body with a somewhat dry finish.

O: Goes down easy, quite tasty, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2011 04:05:24 | More by Jayli
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to tenderbranson for sharing this 1 liter growler filled at Al's of Hampden. Enjoyed multiple times from a 1/2 pint.

An appearance that is very creamy looking -almost like a creamsicle with orange tinged and very resinous look with carbonation still visible, with fast rising bubbles The head is thick rocky and white with small beading and lots of lace stickage. The aroma is dank with herbal qualities and very earthy nose somewhat like fresh mown hay with a slight floral element. The mild grassy nose is only tinged slightly with a citrus odor. The feel is highly bitter, but not sharp, just on the aggressive side with slight resinous quality which is midly oily and drying. The malt is there w/ medium body and a semi-dry texture leaves the balance in the hop side but slightly thin w/ mild citrus tone and gentle alcohol quality.

The taste has a lot of vegetal hoppiness-grassy at times with mild taste of green herbal acidic hops which gives the impression of some tea-like astringency. The hops have a spiciness w/ slight peppery heat and there is mild sweetness from the malt w/ a faint citrus element as it finishes. I think this is a great beer, but it straddles the line between IPA and American Pale: it has the hoppiness of an IPA but lacks the malt and alcohol so it comes off as more bitter and yet still is highly drinkable for the style. I think this is an excellent beer, but hard to rate it higher since it is flavorful but seems slightly out of place in the traditional American pale category.

Serving type: growler

02-07-2011 22:52:40 | More by Slatetank
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a nice amber golden color that is perfectly clear and has a finger if head that dissipates rapidly, leaves a decent amount of spotty lacing
S: pure grapefruit hop notes, clean, sour, and solid
T: great taste, extremely reminiscent of flower power from Ithaca brewery, grapefruit hops, sweet and sour
M: gentle carbonation, slightly thick, leaves the mouth feeling sticky and dry
O: a great brew close to flower power but doesn't drink quite as fresh or bright, still awesome

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2012 00:46:40 | More by BigPlay1824
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a pint

A slightly burnt, golden orange body with a creamy, two+ finger cap. The head fell slowly, in raindrop fashion, clinging to the sides of the glass as it fell.

The nose is grassy, floral with citrus and pine. Grapefruit, oranges, and lemons with some light tropical fruits hanging back. Fresh flowers. A sturdy pale malt bill props up these hops.

More balanced than I expected. Pine resin and citrus up front. Pale malt works through mid-palate before fresh cut flowers, pine and citrus return for the finish.

Medium body, creamy. Well-balanced.

I was impressed with the depth of the hop profile and how damn balanced this is. A good sturdy APA, without the sticky caramel of others in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2012 16:07:08 | More by ColForbinBC
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shivtim

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A colleague brought a growler of this (11 hours in the car from VT to DC) and a group of us shared it on the roof of our office building. Looks great. Syrupy deep golden, with slow rising bubbles, a thin but lasting head, and great lacing. Very viscous and honey-like. Beautiful.

Nose is heavy floral hops. A bit one-noted, but nice.
Taste is strong floral hops, slight grass, more lingering hops.
Solid mouthfeel and drinkability.
Very nice IPA overall!

Serving type: growler

09-09-2010 22:00:58 | More by shivtim
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AnnArborJoe

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL HF growler thanks to baconsausage!

A: Pours lighter orange with white foam and lacing like crazy.

S: Citrus fruit, touch of pine, maybe some peach? Very nice.

T: Follows the nose, citrus, hint of pine, juicy with a decent amount of malt and bitterness. I almost get a faint hint of rye, although it's not in this beer, it must be a similar hop/malt combo to another beer that I associate with rye.

M: Nicely carbonated, light body, again another HF beer that I could drink all night.

O: Very good beer, I don't like it as much as S&S5 or Susan but it's still awesome.

Something is familiar between the three hoppy HF beers I've tried but it's hard to put my finger on. I'm not sure if it's the malt, the water (my guess), or a particular hop (I don't think this is it) but the three HF beers all have a similar taste that I really like and isn't like many other beers. It's very slight but since HF beers are few and far between for me I'm really taking the time to analyze each one. I'm interested to see if this carries over into the saisons that are next up.

Serving type: growler

12-05-2012 20:54:47 | More by AnnArborJoe
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Levich

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL growler into a tulip glass.

Edward pours a nice dark golden color with a thick two finger head that slowly dissipates leaving the glass laced. This beer definitely showcases the hops. The aroma is of pine and grapefruit. The flavor is goes along and one gets the citrus first followed by the piney essences. There is almost a resiny flavor from the hops. The bitterness lingers for a little bit on the back of the tongue before fading away slowly. This beer is light and mildly bubbly leaving just a hint of stickiness after the swallow. Overall, Edward is a very nice Pale Ale on the hoppier end of the spectrum.

Serving type: growler

01-01-2013 01:23:45 | More by Levich
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Very hazy, almost murky with a good head and retention. Not much by the way of lacing but looks hoppy alright. Aroma is nothing special, mostly residual sweetness and such. Something something sweet citrus. Unimpressed for the most part although the slight dankness is finally doing it for me.

Taste kills it. Goddamn this is a great tasting pale ale that's quite different from any other I have had. It has elements of rind, it's very bitter or at least the perceived bitterness is up there, and it's dry. That's all I ask for. Fuck, I don't think I can recall beers that have been as "drinkable" as this.

3, 3, 4.5, 5, 4

Serving type: growler

03-31-2012 03:00:40 | More by tewaris
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Reservoir in Waterbury and sampled at the brewery. From notes.

A - Really cloudy orange pour with one finger of white head. Good carbonation. Film retention and great drapes of lace all around.

S - Passionfruit, orange, bright citrus. Very bright and poppy hops coming at you. Smells like ripe, light tropical fruits. Maybe galaxy?

T - Passionfruit, grapefruit pith, citrus, orange, peach. Lot's more bright and tropical hops.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, and a good citrus bitterness.

O/D - A pretty nice pale ale. Seems pretty heavy with that bright, lovley fresh citrus flavour, and it's really thirst quenching and complex. Really well made, to the point, and tasty. Very drinkable too. A good one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2013 22:58:11 | More by tbeckett
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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