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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,883
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 571
Gots: 139 | FT: 0
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Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: abriggs1 on 04-27-2010

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.
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.3/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 32 oz HF growler into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a hazy golden with a big 3" off-white head. Big blotches and clumps of lacing all over the glass.

S- honey, biscuit, some citrus, pine and slight spice.

T- pale malts, slight sweetness, citrus, citrus rind and bitter pine.

M- light body and medium carbonation. Thin feel while still having a smoothness to it.

O- probably not a fair review of this beer (growler is 3 weeks old) but not sure if I will ever get to try it again. Surprised how much head it still poured, but I think the aroma and taste suffered from the age.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The smell isn't too overwhelming however I can pick up on just the right amount of hops with grapefruit and subtle lemon and orange. Reminds me of a toned down galaxy- I would say more prominent citrus notes and a bit of subtle tropical fruit in the background. The hops are lightly floral but still very juicy and I can still get some risinous tastes, but not too overwhelming. Taste is very well balanced- juicy and fruity hops come at you with grapefruit, tangerine, and a little lemon? I can notice the malt however its in the background and doesn't take away from the hoppy PA nature of the brew. Balance between the hops and malt is the key for this PA - however the hops are certainly brought to the forefront which is what I would want out of an PA of this nature. I prefer DIPAs above all else, however I loved this HF brew and I would certainly recommend it to anyone- don't let the APA style fool you, it still has tons of excellent hoppy character.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,883 ratings.