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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,697 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,697
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 495
Gots: 105 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

trxxpaxxs, Aug 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -43.7%

brez8791, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy orange, two finger fluffy white head that leaves some lacing.

S-Pine, citrus hops, some malt with good balance.

T-Malt balanced out with orange, pine and grass. Slight bitterness. What balance.

M- Medium bodied, some carbonation, tad creamy.

O-What an APA, not as good as Zombie Dust but great none the less. The balance is great.

rlee1390, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of VeganUndead
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

VeganUndead, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at ABC Beer Co in New York.

Beer is a cloudy dark yellow colour. Small white head, decent retention. Excellent lacing.

Smell is very nice. Bright citrus, grapefruit, pine. Very fragrant.

Like the smell, taste is excellent. Grapefruit, pine. Quite bitter. Tastes very fresh. Somewhat simple in flavour, but a really wonderful simple- everything tastes bright and juicy.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Slightly oily.

Overall, just a terrific APA. Really well done.

jrenihan, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Morey
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Morey, Aug 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Molson2000, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

markgugs, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

whatname, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of dar482
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a hazy golden color.

The aroma has bright tropical fruit, light citrus, grapefruit.

The flavor follows hop juice flavor, grapefruit, citrus and tropical, but less than his older sister, Susan. Some light pine and grassiness and a light bready malt backbone.

A wonderful beer, though a bit overshadowed by other Hill Farmstead brews.

dar482, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of seeswo
4/5  rDev -9.9%

seeswo, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of mltobin
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in NYC.

Appearance is burnt orange with a thick one finger head. Taking in the aroma of Edward is small event in itself. This APA is beautifully fragrant with citrus, hops, grass, some other elements as well. Its` taste includes more of the hops, pineapple, grape, pine. MF is medium with a bitterness, as well as lemon in the end. Overall, this beer is quite good.

mltobin, Mar 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

kaelingirl, Feb 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Smarty_Pints, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

twenty5, Jul 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

hoppymcgee, Jan 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

fredmugs, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

Brew33, Jul 13, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange, as hazy as it gets, about an inch and half of white fluffy head. Lots of lacing.

S: Hop heaven. Tons of juicy citrus: ripe orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango. Amazing. Fresh hops just burst from the nose. I think there are simcoe hops in here, has the characteristic aroma in the background.

T: Really fresh, juicy, citrus hops. Same depth and profile as the nose. A bit of bitterness and pine, but not anywhere near what I'd call a bitter IPA. Really light and clean malt that has a little of crystal sweetness, but finishes is pretty dry. Citrus hops are a bit mild compared to the nose and seem to fade to some floral notes in the middle and finish. Finish is a little bitter with floral, pine, and some citrus. Fairly light, dry, and clean. It tastes unbelievably fresh.

M: Light to medium bodied, moderate to slightly high carbonation, somewhat sticky and resinous. Very nice crisp, dry finish. About as smooth as any dry IPA can be.

O: Easily one of the best American Pale Ales I've had. It has more hop flavor than most IPAs, but with a great balance of bitterness and malt. It is a lot more dry than it is sweet, but I think it's a perfect balance of sugar. Crazy good crisp finish with a really pleasant lingering aftertaste.

Satchboogie, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Arbitrator
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Chilled growler into a glass. Thanks!

A: Pours a murky, nearly opaque, soft peach body. Clearly unfiltered, which is something I usually criticize in APAs and IPAs. Forms a finger of off-white head that vanishes after about 30 seconds. Some register marks during the initial sips.

S: Bright citrus pith: cantaloupe, honeydew melon, grapefruit. A touch of pine needle rounds out the back end. Very little malt character, with a small biscuit note throughout.

T: That bright, beautiful citrus nose dominates the taste. Melon and grapefruit flesh lead the way, gradually segueing into pine needles. The aftertaste is moderately bitter, which the biscuit malt base does little to offset. The exhalation resurrects honeydew and brings some peach. Lovely.

M: Medium-bodied; this feels a little heavier than most pale ales. But it cleans up well; bitterness lingers in the aftertaste for only a little while before falling off. No unpleasant stickiness. It makes the beer eminently drinkable.

O: Russian River's Row 2, Alpine's Hoppy Birthday, and Three Floyds' Zombie Dust are probably the most popular pale ales on BA right now. This and Hill Farmstead's Citra should be in the conversation, as well. Superlative for the style. I feel almost like a broken record saying how good Hill Farmstead's hoppy beers are, but when it's true...

Arbitrator, Sep 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

vonnegut21, Jul 04, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - 4 - Pours a hazy orange color with light reddish tint, one fingered head dies down to a sticky lace, light carbonation.

S - 4 - Aroma is light to moderate grapefruit, papaya, spicy, crisp caramel malt.

T - 4.5 - Big on flavor for a Pale Ale. Light colored tropical fruit from start to finish, tartness nips the tip of the tongue and gives way to a sweet and spicy ruby grapefruit, papaya, and mangos and finishes off with an assertive pine grapefruit bitterness of an IPA.

M - 4.5 - Light medium body, sprightly carbonation, and a lingering piney, grapefruit finish.

O - 4.5 - A flavorful pale ale that drinks like an ipa without the higher ABV, hits the spot, nicely executed!

jzeilinger, Dec 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

dfhhead25, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

Chugs13, Aug 15, 2012
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,697 ratings.