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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,566 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,566
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 476
Gots: 80 | 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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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev -2%

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.

08-18-2012 22:51:24 | More by jrenihan
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

08-26-2013 10:22:24 | More by Morey
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-26-2014 01:53:47 | More by hollywood_15063
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.9%

08-15-2012 02:14:58 | More by Chugs13
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-17-2013 02:40:51 | More by Davepoolesque
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

On tap at the Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, NY.

Pours a hazy, cloudy orange, with amber tints. Perfect look- one of the best looking beers I've ever seen. Looks like peach in liquid form. Great, big head, about 3 inches.

Smells and tastes very similar. Tons of citrus, with little bitterness. Insanely drinkable hop elixir here. Pineapple, peach, grapefruit, orange, so many fruit flavors here.

Light to medium bodied, fully and well carbonated.

Hill Farmstead's flagship for good reason. I could drink this all day.

03-29-2013 20:22:02 | More by GreesyFizeek
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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-04-2012 01:42:04 | More by vonnegut21
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

03-03-2013 20:49:45 | More by DonFrap
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.9%

07-13-2014 11:36:33 | More by Brew33
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-28-2013 02:47:59 | More by oglmcdgl
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

04-13-2012 14:06:42 | More by whatname
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.65/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

08-03-2014 00:59:16 | More by Satchboogie
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-16-2014 11:10:28 | More by Fettpopps
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-02-2012 23:14:57 | More by hoppymcgee
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jegross2

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -11%

Reviewing the Edward from the Hill Farmstead Brewery.
Score: 90

Three week old 750 ml growler served in a Half Acre tulip and enjoyed on 04/09/12. Review is from notes.

Appearance: Pours an opaque golden-orange color with a golden halo outline and pulpy orange core when held up to light. A finger-plus of creamy off-white head at pour settles almost entirely, leaving behind streaky lacing on the of the glass. Good lacing, decent retention. 4/5

Smell: Lemon pinesol, grapefruit and orange. Fresh pine, a touch of sap and a little candied tropical fruit. 4/5

Taste: Orange and pine up front. Very "hops oil" forward on the tongue. A little caramel, juicy orange and lemon. A growing amount of sweet-and-sour lemonade flavor on the midpalate. A think I detect a hint of "stainless steel" flavor in the aftertaste when the beer hits room temperature, but neither of my two friends who are sharing this growler with me concur with that assertion. Ample juicy citrus behind the piney hops. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, light carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. I feel like the flavor profile could have benefited from more carbonation here. 3.5/5

Overall: Super solid pale ale from Hill Farmstead, but it did not quite stack up to the other hoppy beers of theirs that I have tried. I will have to try a fresher bottle of this next time.

Recommendation: Fans of Sierra Nevada's pale ale will enjoy this one thoroughly.

Pairings: The vegetarian goat cheese burrito from Burrito Beach.

Cost: $7 for a 750 ml growler or $15 for a 2 liter growler (plus the deposit).

05-28-2012 20:03:36 | More by jegross2
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-18-2013 14:54:12 | More by CuriousMonk
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -4.7%

A - Very slight head quickly fades leaving a celestial lacing pattern that was quite inviting... A moderate bit of moderate paced carbonation... The color was a mix of amber and straw with both a slight glow and moderate haziness...

S - A wonderful hoppiness jumps out of the glass... A mix of earthy, piney, and citrusy hops... There is a solid malt base lying beneath the surface as well which takes on a very biscuity character...

T - The nose translates perfectly to the palette but becomes a bit more assertive and vibrant... Hop forward, but never overpowering... The malt base is strong enough to support the hoppiness... A very slight spicy component on the finish...

M - Dense... Medium bodied... Light to moderate carbonation with a bit of a bite... Crisp... Even and consistent...

D - Excellent American Pale Ale... I'm convinced that the folks at Hill Farmstead are amongst the top brewers in the entire world... Exceptional flavor and depth all weighing in at 5.2% ABV...

06-29-2012 01:32:48 | More by philbe311
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jampics2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-09-2013 19:06:00 | More by jampics2
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -2.5%

Had this on 2011-10-15 at Capone's in Norristown, PA at a HIll Farmstead event and again on 2011-10-19 at Al'sof Hampden in Enola, PA.

A - Cloudy golden-amber with a 1-finger head and mild lacing into a 13 oz tumbler.

S - Tropical and orange fruit, some caramel malt, mild pine, hop floral. It's not as strong smelling as the Abner or the even stronger Ephraim, but once it warmed a bit, it had a very good malt, fruit and pine aroma.

T - The malt is quite noticeable and reminded me of a Zwieback cracker. The other flavors are a citrus tartness, a little yeast, fresh hops and significant pine. The finish is dry, bright, slightly sour/tart-citrus and a combination of lemon and grapefrutit bitterness. Very nice.

M - Light body and medium-high carbonation. Crisp, mildly resinous, refreshing.

O - Very good. I think it could pass for an IPA. Reminds me of a Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale. It's more bitter than a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Wish this was available every day in PA. Good stuff.

This beer was the 4th (and last) to run out at the Capone'sevent.

10-17-2011 20:32:53 | More by Tucquan
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-21-2013 03:36:04 | More by Zach136
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7%

10-01-2013 16:04:08 | More by Kmlund
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

03-27-2011 23:59:33 | More by mltobin
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

07-01-2013 18:08:27 | More by fredmugs
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aerozeppl

New York

4.43/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Very nice burnt orange color. Quite a bit of haze. A finger of white head with a decent amount of lacing. One of the nicer looking pale ales that I have seen recently.

S: Wow. This is the hoppiest pale ale I have ever smelled. Huge citrus notes. Resiny and piney as well. They dry hopped the hell out of this thing and it does not come across as vegitle at all.

T:The taste is not nearly as intense as the nose. Tons of citrus hops. Nice bitterness that can be a little harsh at times. Little bit of lemongrass. They managed to get every taste that hops can impart in a beer with an ABV of 5.20. I am impressed.

M: It feels thin but it is to style. It is just this tastes like a DIPA so my mind expects the body to be a little thicker. Carbonation is nice.

D: Yes. This is one of the best sessionish beers that I have ever had hands down. I would love to see the hop schedule on this beer. My first beer from them and hopefully not my last.

12-13-2010 22:48:50 | More by aerozeppl
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,566 ratings.