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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,561 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,561
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 475
Gots: 80 | 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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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-30-2012 03:05:54 | More by wesley14
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -32.4%

03-29-2012 23:22:40 | More by Brown120
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

03-29-2012 00:47:31 | More by bonbini26
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TotallyHosed

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.9%

03-28-2012 19:24:18 | More by TotallyHosed
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-28-2012 15:05:36 | More by sdaly3
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TMath524

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +7%

03-27-2012 03:29:41 | More by TMath524
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George2744

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.6%

03-26-2012 16:53:28 | More by George2744
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -2%

A-hazyopaque golden amber color with a small white head and some retentive lacing

S-citrus and some pine and herbaceous notes

T-citrus and pine with nice malt flavor and a solid bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp mouth feel

O-a great pale ale with solid mouth filling flavor

03-24-2012 18:09:08 | More by MDDMD
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JxExM

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

03-24-2012 02:59:03 | More by JxExM
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.9%

03-23-2012 13:11:17 | More by augie
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

03-13-2012 21:06:17 | More by IrishColonial
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danmc50

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7%

03-11-2012 01:52:00 | More by danmc50
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7%

03-09-2012 15:19:24 | More by TheRuss9585
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -43.7%

03-04-2012 23:53:28 | More by Corkpuller
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.6%

03-04-2012 23:21:37 | More by Massbmx
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.6%

03-04-2012 02:27:54 | More by steve8robin
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -43.7%

03-03-2012 18:23:44 | More by brez8791
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silentjay

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +0.2%

very hazy copper with a decent pure-white head that lasts for a while leaving some decent lacing.

very hoppy aroma giving plenty of pine, fresh cut grass, grapefruit and citrus, with a floral kick.

follows the nose being very hoppy, but not bitter. juicy and refreshing with tons of citrus and an herbal, slightly peppery kick that makes it finish quite dry. some pale malt sweetness lies behind everything.

lighter side of medium bodied with ample carbonation and a slightly resiny feel left behind, but little bitter aftertaste.

as an APA, I don't think there is one better. Maine Beer Co.'s Peeper is close though. almost in IPA territory.

03-02-2012 03:09:07 | More by silentjay
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -2%

A - Murky golden, with a white head that has great retention and excellent lacing.

S/T - Assertive pine hops up front, with grapefruit notes coming in after. Little malt aroma/flavor until it warms up a bit, then a nice caramel malt backbone provides a nice balance for the hops.

M - Thick body, medium carbonation, doesn't finish as crisp as I like in an APA, but does dry out. Very bitter for the style, which I do like.

O - Really drinks like an IPA more than a standard pale. Regardless, its delicious, hoppy, and bitter. Excellent take on the style, glad I had the opportunity to have it.

02-29-2012 23:50:14 | More by garuda
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jwat

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.6%

02-29-2012 23:49:32 | More by jwat
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thechaser

New York

4.78/5  rDev +7.7%

16 oz pour into a straight pint glass.  

Pours a hazy orange   Thin white head.

Smells like a classic ipa, piney, resinous, citrus. Light biscuity notes under the hops.

Taste is amazing. Completely hop forward. Malty sweetness tries to shine but is out weighed by hop bitter deliciousness.

Overall I love this beer. I want to see it everywhere and drink it all the time. 

02-28-2012 22:08:46 | More by thechaser
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happy5930

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-27-2012 05:38:01 | More by happy5930
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codysjb

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured from a growler into my Hill Farmstead stem glass.
A: A Beautiful yellow orange with no head. Cloudy, but perfectly uniform.
S: Belgian, funk, sour and hops with some pine on the end. Absolutely the best smell from a non-stout yet.
T: Orange, and some lemon, incredibly balanced with hops on the end.
M: Pine, hops, and some sour funk on the end of the gulp.
O: Wow, this is my first hill farmstead after the February 18th, 2012 release and it’s amazing. Absolutely one of the best beer’s I’ve ever had. A

02-22-2012 00:30:52 | More by codysjb
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plaid75

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a murky copper hue with a one and a half ding frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured waves of resinous citrus and pine.

The taste consisted of a full piney hop atop a subtle soft pale malt. There was a nice lightly sweet doughiness at the finish along with a lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a superior hop forward APA.

02-21-2012 19:41:35 | More by plaid75
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.9%

02-20-2012 23:40:24 | More by crashoveride
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.