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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,784 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,784
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 512
Gots: 114 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +7%

Cyclone8, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

dkw0063, May 28, 2013
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pisano, May 28, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier.

Heavily hazed cumquat with a very respectable white head that holds qwll and laces nicely.

Nice tropical notes of mango, apricot and pineapple above a barely there malt backbone.

Bitterness kicks straight away, with resinous pine and grapefruit putting away the tropical character pretty smartly. Some subdued biscuity malt character pokes through, and as it warms, the tropical notes creep back. Quite the punch for a Pale Ale.

Chewy and oily owing to the hop resins. Carbonation spreads the bitterness quickly and effectively.

Flavour packed and satisfying Pale Ale, but for my palate it pushes the bitterness to the point that drinkability is slightly impaired.

spicelab, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

throwback, May 27, 2013
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Billpare, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

megamass, May 26, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2L growler poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Deep hazy copper. Big white head. Excellent lacing. Excelleng retention.

Smell - Simple but clean hop aroma. Variety of citrus and pine. Nothing necessarily distinct or strong, but a nice hop nose. Biscuit malt rounds it out.

Taste - Perfect balance of hop and malt. Never overpowering. Citrus, slight sweetness to the malt, then pine hops. Biscuit malt in the back and just a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Drinkable in its balance. Medium carbonation.

Overall - It took me two glasses to really appreciate the majesty of this beer. It's everything I want in a pale ale and just about perfect.

Alieniloquium, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

monitorpop, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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scoot64, May 21, 2013
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4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hill Farmstead Brewery - Edward

Another one of the fruits of our labor from our Greensboro weekend, this was a great brew for the nice weather we had, would definitely get this one again.

Look - Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with a rich soapy head. Abundant sticky as hell lacing, this was fresh from the brewery and enjoyed the same day. Minimal carbonation.

Smell - Tang and sour citrus (apricots, orange, lemon, nectarines) with a slight snappy malt. Mouth-watering.

Taste - Flavor blast of citrus creeps in and hits a pinnacle at hyper-sour apricot hops.

Mouthfeel - Full bodies but super drinkable, smooth and crisp. No booziness. Just enough carbonation to keep it snappy. Slightly sticky but in a good way.

Overall - Hill Farmstead never disappoints, this is a great Spring and Summer brew, refreshing and light for its style.

JMScowcroft, May 21, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the few APA's I've had that I haven't had to try hard to like. On draft in a tulip at Blue Dog Cafe in Chalfont. Great piney taste throughout the entire beer, more so as it gets warmer. Great lacing and mouthfeel. Very drinkable. My first Hill Farmstead beer is certain impressive. Just having Topper about 2 days again, I'm thinking I need to relocate to VT for sure.


jhange, May 21, 2013
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Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,784 ratings.