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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,558 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,558
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 474
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
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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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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev -6.5%

On tap at the Farmhouse in Burlington. Pours hazy and shimmering orange with a small off-white head that settles slowly and leaves little patches of lace on the glass. Fresh hoppy aroma wafts up, citrus in front, pine and floral notes following. Little in the way of malt detected.

The flavor has slightly more malt presence, with subdued caramel and biscuit character and mild sweetness. Hops are front and center, again citrusy tangerine, orange, and grapefruit, with lesser pine and floral notes. Finishes dry with a very lightly lingering bitterness remaining. Overall a mild but flavorfull pale heavier on the aromatics than the taste.

Medium to slightly light bodied with smooth but clean carbonation. Elegant and totally drinkable. One could drink a lot of this one, a perfect candidate for a session, American style. Not as exciting as the HF IPAs perhaps, but more of an everyday drinker to be sure.

10-18-2012 11:44:25 | More by tobelerone
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jamesewelch

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

10-17-2012 14:12:46 | More by jamesewelch
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

10-17-2012 04:03:29 | More by Pinknuggets
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rdell17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-17-2012 03:29:04 | More by rdell17
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

10-16-2012 17:50:52 | More by jacewg
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured from a 2lt growler I grabbed at hill farmstead yesterday. Poured into a hotel glass

A: pours a murky golden amber with a finger of white head that leavs tons of lacing... A very nice lookin beer

S: this deffinatly is hoppy and aromatic, a good amount of hops jump right out with citrus and pine aromas, a light graininess and a touch of caramel malt as well when the beer hits room temperature, but the aroma is mostly a delicious medly of hops.

T: is much like the aroma, delicious hop flavor over a bready and lightly caramely malt backbone, deffinatly delicious. The hops give loads of citrus flavor, mango, citrus rind... Along with some nice, slightly resinous pine.... Never getting overly bitter, very nicley done.

M: nice medium lush and creamy mouthfeel, highly drinkable with a dry finish and a touch of lingering bitterness.

O: an amazing pale ale, loads of hoppy citrus goodness, excellent all the way through, awesome.

10-14-2012 19:26:21 | More by PeterIngemi
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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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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +0.9%

Not the first time I have had this but it is always a pleasure. Consumed at Smuggler's Notch State Park while camping, notes taken then. 750ml growler.

A- Cloudy pour with a golden orange body into a 4oz taster glass, quite hazy. A frothy white head forms with a finger in size and retains decently. Good lace webs.

S- Nice hop presence right off the bat, not IPA level or over the top though. Notes of mango, citrus zest and fruits come to mind. Beyond that it is balanced by cereal grains, caramel and yeast bread.

T- Starts off like the nose with some great hop character. Pine and citrus rind make more noise here with some tropical fruit hints behind that. Balanced very nicely with notes of cracked grains, yeast bread and slight caramel sweetness.

Crisp lighter end body with a nice creamy substance to it. Nice carbonation level supports the flavors well. Clean bitterness in the finish.

Right where modern pale ales should be. Hoppy but balanced nicely by malt and yeast. Would probably buy a 12-pack of this bi-weekly if I could, I can dream.

10-10-2012 00:49:36 | More by cbutova
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Bubukar

Iowa

3/5  rDev -32.4%

10-08-2012 17:55:27 | More by Bubukar
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SupremePie

Vermont

4/5  rDev -9.9%

10-07-2012 05:28:21 | More by SupremePie
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +2.5%

750ml growler thanks to ILOVESTOUTS, poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

Pour: Completely hazy orange with a finger plus of sticky white head. Head leaves a little lacing, but not too much.

Smell: Grapefruit and tangerine mostly, but with a nice bready, raw dough sweetness in the background. Not as in your face on the nose as other HF beers.

Taste: Huge burst of tangerine and mango, followed by a light resin and light doughy oat sweetness. Solid bitterness. Lingers with oranges.

Mouthfeel: This is so drinkable, definitely more so than Zombie Dust. Juiciness hangs around on the palate, but not in a cloying way whatsoever.

Overall: An amazing APA that sets the standard as a drinkable and refreshing go-to beer.

10-05-2012 19:14:11 | More by cfrances33
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lakersfan16

Alaska

5/5  rDev +12.6%

09-28-2012 01:32:13 | More by lakersfan16
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claaark13

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

09-27-2012 18:16:07 | More by claaark13
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heffnate77

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-27-2012 17:51:54 | More by heffnate77
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OldCrustacean79

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +7%

09-27-2012 03:25:42 | More by OldCrustacean79
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juliusseizure

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

09-25-2012 20:34:24 | More by juliusseizure
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WeisGuy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

09-23-2012 23:52:41 | More by WeisGuy
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Googs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-23-2012 22:17:10 | More by Googs
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GermanHero

Vermont

5/5  rDev +12.6%

09-23-2012 16:56:43 | More by GermanHero
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SourinQns

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-23-2012 01:09:05 | More by SourinQns
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rderedin

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

09-22-2012 21:42:59 | More by rderedin
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huskermike12

Iowa

4/5  rDev -9.9%

09-20-2012 18:09:15 | More by huskermike12
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stmgl01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

09-17-2012 02:55:22 | More by stmgl01
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7%

09-16-2012 20:14:03 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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jl28r1

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-16-2012 20:11:57 | More by jl28r1
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,558 ratings.