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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,611 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,611
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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JJEQ, Jun 01, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -11%

Reviewing the Edward from the Hill Farmstead Brewery.
Score: 90

Three week old 750 ml growler served in a Half Acre tulip and enjoyed on 04/09/12. Review is from notes.

Appearance: Pours an opaque golden-orange color with a golden halo outline and pulpy orange core when held up to light. A finger-plus of creamy off-white head at pour settles almost entirely, leaving behind streaky lacing on the of the glass. Good lacing, decent retention. 4/5

Smell: Lemon pinesol, grapefruit and orange. Fresh pine, a touch of sap and a little candied tropical fruit. 4/5

Taste: Orange and pine up front. Very "hops oil" forward on the tongue. A little caramel, juicy orange and lemon. A growing amount of sweet-and-sour lemonade flavor on the midpalate. A think I detect a hint of "stainless steel" flavor in the aftertaste when the beer hits room temperature, but neither of my two friends who are sharing this growler with me concur with that assertion. Ample juicy citrus behind the piney hops. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, light carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. I feel like the flavor profile could have benefited from more carbonation here. 3.5/5

Overall: Super solid pale ale from Hill Farmstead, but it did not quite stack up to the other hoppy beers of theirs that I have tried. I will have to try a fresher bottle of this next time.

Recommendation: Fans of Sierra Nevada's pale ale will enjoy this one thoroughly.

Pairings: The vegetarian goat cheese burrito from Burrito Beach.

Cost: $7 for a 750 ml growler or $15 for a 2 liter growler (plus the deposit).

jegross2, May 28, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -8.8%


Acquired via trade
Thanks, AdamJackson!

Very slightly hazed golden yellow with a moderately sized near-white head that leaves dots of lace down the glass.

The aroma is a nice combination of floral and citrus hop components. This doesn't bash you over the head like other hoppy pale ales, but what's here is very nice. Complete, earth, hoppy aroma.

The flavor too is quite nice, with only a moderate level of bitterness accompanied by earthy, citrus, and floral hop character, along with enough of a bready malt backbone.

Medium bodied with moderate/high carbonation.

A very nice, straightforward, classic, incredibly drinkable pale ale.

ehammond1, May 15, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev -0.9%

Edward on tap at Pony Bar, Hell's Kitchen NYC.

Appearance: A good 2-finger head, so white it'll make you blind. Foamy, bubbly, appetizing. Classic hazy Farmstead look- pale orange. Great retention, the head is here to stay!

Smell: Not so amazing here, but good enough. Piney, dry, resiny. Reminds of a pine forest in Spain after a fire. Lemon confit, cough drops.

Taste: Shit this is fresh! Bubbly citrus right away. Slightly soapy but nice, dry finish. Pineapple, some sweetness, super tropical. Mild-but-assertive hoppiness. I wanna drown in this!

Mouthfeel: Super refreshing, well balanced. Nice dry finish. Great carbonation. The flavor profile is just fantastic!

Overall: A truly exceptional beer, and with a fresh keg like this- holy shit. Drinkable beyond belief, delicious. An American treasure!

DoubleSimcoe, May 14, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +0.2%

Enjoyed with Aasher 4/30. Poured into aecht schlenferla snifter. Pours a beautiful orange-copper with lacing foam head. This is one of the best looking pales ive ever seen. The color is so pure.

Smell is very floral, with only a hint at a caramel backbone. Citrus peel and hops galore.

Beer is well integrated with citrus and bitter hops. Everything (grapefruit, lemon and hops) are very well tied in together but not one of these elements stands out specifically.

This beer is as well-balanced as you can get. Carbonation, bitterness, floral notes and citrus mingle perfectly together.

I could session drink this beer all night and pause every couple minutes just to say damn this is a good beer.

zep9865, May 01, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -9.2%

This growler was courtesy of the infamous Adam Jackson and filled on 4/22.

This beer pours a medium bodied and very cloudy apricot orange in color with a one finger soapy head. The nose is essentially clean citrusy hops through and through. There is orange and tangerine everywhere. It's citrusy chaos haha. The flavors too are 100% citrusy hops. I can't get away from Minute Maid. It's hard, really hard to pick out anything else so i can't say the nose or flavors are incredibly complex. It drinks medium in body and moderately dry. It has nice flavor and I could drink a lot of it. It is just that it's an all out orange assault on your senses without much depth.

aasher, May 01, 2012
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,611 ratings.