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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,545 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,545
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 471
Gots: 78 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -13.3%

Enjoyed on tap at Prohibition Pg. Cloudy peach coloured body, with no head. OK drinkability, good hop flavour, citrus tangerine not necessarily my favourite flavours. Carbonation right there. Decent flavour but not my favourite Hill Farmstead nor pale.

08-17-2012 12:02:11 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

10-14-2012 14:20:35 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.9%

11-21-2011 23:54:45 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +9.2%

On draft at Capone's last weekend. Served in a pint glass. Along with Bullfrog Citra-Delic, this is the best pale ale that I have ever had. Congrats and thanks, Shaun.

Pours a very hazy light apricot color with a good white head and a pretty good amount of lacing as it goes down the glass. The nose simply explodes with hoppy notes ranging from tropical to citrus with a bit of floral and pine in there for good measure. Simply a cornucopia of all that hops can do to a beer. The taste drives this up to the next level--simply awe-inspiring. Wow, so good. There really isn't any hint at all of malt, other than that it adds a bit of a base so the beer's not too thin. It is quite dry, however. Dry finish with a very resiny, bitter finish. So much flavor in a 5.2% pale ale. I simply love this. One of the best beers I've had in a long, long, long time.

02-16-2011 15:15:21 | More by Thorpe429
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +9.2%

what a friggin tasting hobo 5 turned out to be. i ended up coming out with two beers that were damn near perfect 5's and on two totally different ends of the spectrum, from the growler to the pint glass.

the best pour a pale ale could have hands down. bow down to it. a deep amber that was soo cloudy and hazy you could not see through to the other side of the bottle no matter what you tried. amazing looking beer with a huge which head that stuck to anything it came close to.

the aroma was to die for as the hops were soo fresh, soo clean it made you cry. such a deep resonant citrus aroma coming off of this, i hardly could speak.rich orange, pineapple, tangerine, juicy it was soo fresh, no bitterness or harshness, soo full and fresh like you were sucking on a whole cone, again just amazing here. clean finish with a dry, juciy finish that left you searching, begging to find more.

overall this was a simply amazing beer that really just has to be tried. i have ephraim in the fridge, cannot wait.

03-12-2011 05:29:20 | More by mikesgroove
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

12-14-2011 23:53:34 | More by acurtis
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Tap: Poured a hazy bright yellow color ale with large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of floral hay and citrus notes with fruity ester and quite incredible. Taste is also dominated by fresh citrus notes with nice floral notes with fresh crisp cereal notes. Body is about average with great carbonation. Loads of hoppy with very limited amount of bitterness. Another winner from this brewer.

07-16-2013 02:29:58 | More by Phyl21ca
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womencantsail

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Shared from a growler by Bobby.

A: This one is much like all other hoppy Hill Farmstead beers: a murky orange color with a white head.

S: A very nice citrus aroma to this one. Plenty of grapefruit and tangerine with a mild tropical fruit character to it. Mild bread notes to go with it and perhaps some grass. Nice and fruity without being overly sweet.

T: Lots of tangerine, grapefruit, and pineapple flavor to this beer. A mild bitterness with some clean bread and cracker malt flavor. The amount of tropical fruit flavor really kind of creeps up on you as you continue to drink the beer.

M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.

O: Tried this again and the descriptors are similar but the beer is far better.

02-21-2011 03:54:59 | More by womencantsail
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

11-11-2013 09:33:51 | More by zestar
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

05-06-2012 22:23:03 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-06-2012 20:38:44 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

01-13-2012 04:16:19 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-13-2011 23:34:27 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

03-06-2014 14:35:25 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-01-2013 02:43:15 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Big thanks to the Central PA crew from the Gang Bang BIF for this growler!

And the Gang Bang enjoyment begins here. It pours a cloudy amber-straw topped by a couple fingers of cream-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit, lemon zest, mango, papaya, light pine, light caramel, and light vanilla. The taste holds notes of grapefruit peel, orange peel, pine, lemon peel, dark greens, grass, and flowers. The body is a rather light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a dry, kinda sticky finish. Overall, a very good APA, one where a seeming lack of balance does not hurt it all too much at all. Damn, I wish I could get more of this whenever I wanted to...

06-26-2011 20:48:26 | More by TMoney2591
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

11-14-2011 17:39:56 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2.5%

Half pint draft pour into a mini-nonic glass.

Peachy orange, nearly opaque, a thin layer of white froth sits on top, leaving behind a ring of delicate lacing. The skim parts to one side after a couple of sips.

Big citrus aroma of tangerine and grapefruit, citric with a green undercurrent. Bitter grapefruit pith and resiny pine bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable with a light carb level. My personal jury is still out if this is any better than Zombie Dust.

06-05-2013 18:58:51 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.9%

12-04-2011 18:05:54 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4.38/5  rDev -1.4%

Growler from gn0sis. Thanks!

Appearance: Cloudy and rather turbid, straw-blond in color. The head is dense and full, leaving behind sheets of sticky lacing as it settles.

Smell: Bright citrus; lemon, orange, pineapple; fresh yeast, dough. Faint earthy and spicy notes. Smells bright and fresh.

Taste & mouthfeel: Opens with a blast of citrus flesh (grapefruit, pineapple), bitter lemon peel, astringent fresh herbs, doughy/bready malt. Little bit of spiciness up front. Biting, bitter finish. Delicious and refreshing.

04-18-2012 23:01:30 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-10-2013 04:27:06 | More by SocalKicks
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

10-13-2013 16:36:44 | More by nickfl
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

07-29-2013 02:52:30 | More by Jason
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev -1.4%

Thanks to Sean for sharing this one. Served in a Heady Topper glass.

A - There's a finger-plus of soapy white foam that settles to a thin cap, leaving behind solid lacing. The body is a hazed peach-golden color with some transparency.

S - It's a hoppy pale ale! Pine and citrus zest, pale bready malt, and a bit of herbal aromatics as well.

T - Nice zesty grapefruit, some pine and floral notes. Medium residual bitterness that doesn't get out of hand. Thankfully doesn't have the yeasty character some other low-gravity hoppy beers have. Solid balance between hops and malt.

M - This is the weak point of this beer in my opinion, although perhaps it's better on-tap. Somewhat watery medium-light body, medium carbonation, smooth texture. Fairly refreshing, but could use a bit more heft to it.

D - Crushable! It's a very good hoppy pale ale. I don't like it quite as much as Daisy Cutter (or Parking Violation), but there'd be no shame in having this as your local pale. Would (will?) have again when I go to Vermont.

02-06-2011 18:20:52 | More by MasterSki
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

On tap @ the Three Penny Taproom (Montpelier, VT) on 9/25/10. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a ½ finger of bright-white head. This retains with some richness around the edges and some thinner wisps in the center, leaving a rather heavy looking sticky cascade of lacing back. The aroma is bright in the nostrils with full citrus flavors of grapefruit, sharp rind, and a dash of lemon zest. Some sweeter tropical character mixes in as well but this feel mostly bitter overall. Malts add an almost sugary and doughy sweetness to the back of the nostrils and really help take the balance of this here in the nose to a new level.

The taste is just fantastic, with full-on bitter grapefruit and citrus peel giving this a sharp yet still flavorful bitterness, while that mix of tropical notes (which are more pronounced here) and the sugary and bready sweetness (but not overly so) of the malts giving this a tremendous feeling balance. This finishes with pine and spice that adhere to the tongue with a dry resinous stickiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp creaminess that is equal parts sharpness and an oily slickness that really keeps this moving across the palate despite just a touch of alcohol beef on the back of the swallow.

A full flavored hop profile, great balance (the sugary feel of the malts really makes this work) and a smooth drinking body really set this apart big time from your everyday Pale Ale. I REALLY enjoyed this and I'd have to say that this was probably a top three APA for me. This would be a hoppy go-to for sure if I was local to it. Another great offering here from this new brewery.

09-28-2010 17:18:06 | More by Kegatron
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Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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