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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,774 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,774
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 511
Gots: 111 | 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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5/5  rDev +12.6%

masshlx, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of MitchD14
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I enjoyed this on tap at Hop and Vine in Portland, Oregon. They did a beer exchange with some Vermont breweries and got like 20 different beers. I had Edward in a 12 oz glass and I must say, it was very smooth. It had a nice amount of hops, yet was not at all overpowering. There was a little foam when poured, but that quickly dissipated. It poured a nice light orange color and smelled very nice. I highly recommend this beer.

MitchD14, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Seakyden, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

CelticAleMan, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

mobius387, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

MCain04, Apr 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

yottachem, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

HopChef44, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

RichardMNixon, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Maxwell
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a hazy orange-yellow and several shades darker than Society and Solitude #6 (I just reviewed that beer, and that is why I am comparing them in color). The beer also pours with a big rocky, egg shell white head of varying sized bubbles which leaves sticky fat strings on the glass as it mellows into a finger’s width head. In body the beer is a cloudy haze, like most hoppy beers from Hill Farmstead. On the nose, the beer smells of juicy citrus hops with touches of tropical fruit and a solid backbone of pine. The malt is present as a light spicy bread and sweet caramel that melds nicely with the Hill Farmstead ale yeast’s breadiness. This is a nice smell that highlights the hops while still giving a good light malt character. On the tongue, the beer tastes bitter sweet with a slight acidity from the hops. In flavor, the beer begins as juicy hops, featuring sweet orange and tangerine flavors with touches of tropical fruit before it blossoms into grapefruit, bitter pine, and then aspirin flavors that properly bite. Beneath the bitters rise a nice malt character that is slightly caramelly and mellow, it also features a slight spice grain flavor. The finish is surprisingly long and returns to the beginning’s juicy hop flavors only now with a solid cereal caramel flavor that is mellow and warming on the throat. The aftertaste brings the bitters back to the tongue with lingering whiffs of cereal malts. In the mouth, this beer feels medium light and creamy in body with a beautiful fluffy carbonation that I’m coming to expect from Hill Farmstead. The mouth is left bitter-dry but wet on the sides of the tongue from the hop acids. Overall, this may be my favorite American pale ale of those I have tried. Mo from the Maine Beer Company is a little behind it, though I think Mo had a better nose, but this beer handles its bitters beautifully and melds them into the malts so that each has its turn to shine on the palate. Its taste definitely surpasses Mo, and that is where it counts. This is another beautiful beer from Hill Farmstead. Try this beer.

Maxwell, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ktblue22, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

pottergator, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

x37x, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

smonice, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

TheEvilGenius, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

CraftEyeDoc, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Hendry
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first taste of the highly coveted Hill Farmstead Ale was just a brief encounter: we had concert tickets and 15 minutes to kill, so the opportunity was there. Requesting Double Galaxy and Abner was a waste of time as all the Farmhouse had on tap was Edward.

For $6.50 you get a 13 oz goblet of this cloudy rust colored nectar that left a nominal head and has a very flowery nose with a bit of citrus in there,slightly malty: not a knockout punch aroma but a very pleasant one at that. This is a rich, delicately flavored ale that is nicely balanced with subtle flavors that rest on the palate beautifully, and fade into a caramel,floral, slightly citrusy aftertaste that disappeared a bit quicker than I would have liked, but this is not a DIPA either.

Most definitely a top notch Ale made with a thoughtful selection of hops, ale malt and well water from the Hill Farm. Very inviting and for those that appreciate a moderate amount of bitterness, it is a great choice: those expecting a wallop to the palate might feel let down on that front, but there is no denying the quality and the high level of craft to produce this complex and delicious Vermont ale.

Hendry, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Dirtinabottle, Mar 28, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev -3.2%

straightlambic, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

aranton, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

tom10101, Mar 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

msondel, Mar 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Teddy-Pickles, Mar 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

warnerry, Mar 22, 2013
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,774 ratings.