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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,482 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,482
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 458
Gots: 71 | FT: 2
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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bkny27

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-11-2012 00:10:45 | More by bkny27
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2L swing-top growler filled at the brewery.

First HFB glass pours with a 3/4" off-white head, over the cloudy peach-hued brew. Frothy head pops away, with excellent lacing. Aroma is tangerine with a light undercurrent of sweet.

Taste continues the tangerine presence for me, an initial sweetness which promptly cedes the baton to the juicy fruitiness. Closes with a sedate bitterness and a touch of pine. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is very good. Another thirst-quenching brew here from Hill Farmstead.

Serving type: growler

07-09-2012 23:49:39 | More by ppoitras
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shand

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

07-09-2012 22:18:12 | More by shand
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drewburning25

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.7%

07-06-2012 01:31:13 | More by drewburning25
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durrrr

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

07-04-2012 12:14:29 | More by durrrr
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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-04-2012 01:42:04 | More by vonnegut21
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-01-2012 03:29:00 | More by ms11781
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-29-2012 01:41:48 | More by iL0VEbeer
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: on-tap

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

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-29-2012 01:17:28 | More by Maseitz
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a pint

A slightly burnt, golden orange body with a creamy, two+ finger cap. The head fell slowly, in raindrop fashion, clinging to the sides of the glass as it fell.

The nose is grassy, floral with citrus and pine. Grapefruit, oranges, and lemons with some light tropical fruits hanging back. Fresh flowers. A sturdy pale malt bill props up these hops.

More balanced than I expected. Pine resin and citrus up front. Pale malt works through mid-palate before fresh cut flowers, pine and citrus return for the finish.

Medium body, creamy. Well-balanced.

I was impressed with the depth of the hop profile and how damn balanced this is. A good sturdy APA, without the sticky caramel of others in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2012 16:07:08 | More by ColForbinBC
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.9%

06-26-2012 01:55:46 | More by msarver16
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-26-2012 01:42:31 | More by raythealeman
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Hulmeville. Pours a crystal clear apricot color with very thick and fluffy white heading that leaves legs after each sip down to the end. Very alive and bubbley in the glass.

Heavy citrus nose, with a very green floral background. Sourdough like middle with a herbal finish.

Taste is out of this world, All of things mentioned in the nose is apparent here too. Citrusy, green floral bitterness, sourdough like malts with a nice sweet finish.

Medium bodied,excellent carbonation and very alive on the palate. slightly on the chewy side for 5.2% but in no way dims the beer. What seperates Edward from the world of pale ale's is how smooth it is.

I didn't even know what type of beer Edward was when I seen it. I seen Hill Famstead and assumed it was an IPA. I was surprised after the first sip just how bready and crisp this bad boy was. Very impressive style and one of my new favorites.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2012 21:15:29 | More by TheFightfan1
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stonermouse

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-25-2012 18:27:21 | More by stonermouse
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass

The color is an orange/gold with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is pretty fruity with some hops coming out first then letting the aroma of peach mix a little tangerine. A floral aroma also comes out toward the end and makes the nose pretty inviting.

The taste is hoppy with a decent bitter pine flavor that is none too strong. The hops are pronounced but more mellow then some hop forward beers I have tried. The malts come out with some biscuit flavor that balances things a bit. The hops lend some orange or grapefruit flavor as things ease back into a slight bitter flavor toward the end.

The feel of this beer is pretty well balanced and easy drinking. There is a medium body to this beer that seems to glide through your palate. A well made beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2012 16:08:28 | More by Duhast500
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-25-2012 14:29:23 | More by GeoffreyM
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jacobalindsey

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-22-2012 00:05:01 | More by jacobalindsey
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 growler courtesy of Camden. Thank you very much for the opportunity! I will take care of you as soon as I can leave the hospital.

Two thick fingers of white fluff rides atop a lush orange base. Plenty of stick and stay. Looks nice.

Smell is predominantly juicy peach, which while the texture of peaches makes my skin crawl the flavor and smell of the flesh touch my happy places. That is found here in spades. A sticky nectary quality oozes throughout the nose and while not overly diverse, it smells delicious.

The taste shows more depth than the nose. More white nectarine than peach at the start. Middle shows fresh cut grass that's supported by a malt profile of sourdough bread. The end is tongue coating bitterness that dries the palate, leaving a lingering prickle on the tongue.

Hop oils play a massive role in the feel of Edward. Carbonation is low. The oily nature of this is a bit distracting and is, if you can term it such, the only real flaw of this beer.

Considering my evening consisted of enjoying a fresh growler of this beer while alternatively having my week old twins asleep on my lap, I'd say life is pretty good.

Serving type: growler

06-20-2012 03:42:56 | More by BarrytheBear
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +12.9%

06-19-2012 16:49:44 | More by jawneyt
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-14-2012 20:55:35 | More by bhir
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

06-09-2012 18:45:28 | More by tedho21
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FishPondManager

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-08-2012 04:00:09 | More by FishPondManager
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franklinn

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-08-2012 00:20:13 | More by franklinn
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-06-2012 16:52:41 | More by JSkone09
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,482 ratings.