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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,610 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,610
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 479
Gots: 85 | 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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Photo of johnnnniee
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%

On tap at my home-brew clubs Christmas party tonight.
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a nice bone white head that persists forever. Wow that aroma has got lots of hops in it for a Pale ale! Juicy citrus and pine with a hint of green onion and a touch of bready malt make for a wonderful smelling beer. The flavor is loaded with pine and citrus with a bit of sweet malt to back it up. Flavorful bitterness, but never harsh. Medium to light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a bready resinous mouthfeel. This is a great little beer, that at times feel more like and IPA, but its so damn good I'm not going to quibble of stylistic designations.

johnnnniee, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of mbonugli
4.75/5  rDev +7%

mbonugli, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of jzeilinger
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%

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
Photo of AnnArborJoe
4.08/5  rDev -8.1%

750mL HF growler thanks to baconsausage!

A: Pours lighter orange with white foam and lacing like crazy.

S: Citrus fruit, touch of pine, maybe some peach? Very nice.

T: Follows the nose, citrus, hint of pine, juicy with a decent amount of malt and bitterness. I almost get a faint hint of rye, although it's not in this beer, it must be a similar hop/malt combo to another beer that I associate with rye.

M: Nicely carbonated, light body, again another HF beer that I could drink all night.

O: Very good beer, I don't like it as much as S&S5 or Susan but it's still awesome.

Something is familiar between the three hoppy HF beers I've tried but it's hard to put my finger on. I'm not sure if it's the malt, the water (my guess), or a particular hop (I don't think this is it) but the three HF beers all have a similar taste that I really like and isn't like many other beers. It's very slight but since HF beers are few and far between for me I'm really taking the time to analyze each one. I'm interested to see if this carries over into the saisons that are next up.

AnnArborJoe, Dec 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

BeerBum, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Poured a bright, lightly cloudy lighter shade orange with a nice white cap which resedes leaving layers and rings of white lacing and bubbles sticking to the edges of the glass

S: Very big, down right awesome for a 5.6% beer. It smells live a big, fresh liquid orchard ina glass, amazing; grapefruit, peaches, oranges, light lemon and pine. Splendid.

T: Big fresh fruits upfront. What can I say? Excellent. Lots of fresh citrus, peaches, some hints of pin needles dance around the orchard fruits. A nice bitterness rides beneath all of the flavor. The finish is juicy, clean, dry and delicous.

M: Delicate carbonation, light body, lower ABV and immense taste leaves this beer so crushable yet something you want to sip and enjoy.

O: Most excellent.

barleywinefiend, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -9.9%

chippo33, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.75/5  rDev +7%

2L Hill Farmstead growler filled on Wednesday the 21st of November, the day before Thanksgiving. Reviewing on the third pint over the past week...should have reviewed sooner. It's still fantastic but obviously the fresher the better.

A: Hazy, golden-yellow with a huge, soapy, bubbly, white head. It's an APA, after all.

S: Massive bursts of fresh, fruity, juicy hops. Citrus, pine, cedar, some spice, some booze, all balanced by a hint of malt at the back.

T: Incredibly fruity, floral, grassy, earthy, spicy, piney, woody, juicy hops. Not many other adjectives to use when describing fresh American hop cones. This APA showcases the power of the hop without being shy. An absolute dream to drink from first sip to last. Very happy I had the opportunity to drink 2L of this beer.

M: Naturally, the carbonation has diminished with each pint but it's still there as is the incredible smoothness that's been there since I popped open the growler. Creamy, thick, luscious body with a delicious lingering aftertaste of fresh hop oils.

O: My first and certainly not last beer from Hill Farmstead. As I can already tell, the hype is real. A nearly perfect version of the style and a great utilization of all the characteristics of hops that beer lovers cherish. You can taste all the ingredients and differentiate them as unique to this brewery. Incredible stuff.

Gatch, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ferrettman687, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

greg4579, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

s1ckboy, Nov 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Anonymous1, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%

Pours cloudy gold/orange with a couple fingers of white head. Tons of lacing as usual for a HF beer.

Very bright and hoppy aroma. Citrus hops (grapefruit, lemon) jump out with a little pine as well. Just a touch of caramel malt.

Tastes follows the aroma. Bright citrus fruits with a little cereal graininess to provide some backbone. Finishes a little drying while picking up some pine flavors. Nothing spectacular, but a very solid combo of hops and malt. Passed the bitterness taste with my IPA disliking companion, so definitely a great pale ale.

Medium to light bodied but with a wonderful creamy mouthfeel. Finishes somewhat dry with just a bit of resin on the back of the tongue.

A very solid pale ale. Pales in comparison to some of the other HF hoppy offerings, but still a pale ale, I'd be glad to order anytime.

jmarsh123, Nov 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

muskiesman, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

ScaryEd, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

CB_Crowe, Nov 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

nelson4, Nov 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -55%

trob1971, Nov 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

YalovaIA, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

gonzowestwood, Oct 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

MarkSmithVT, Oct 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

JCrandall, Oct 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

wattershed, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

RKing44, Oct 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

Dat, Oct 23, 2012
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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