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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,860 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,860
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 553
Gots: 131 | 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:
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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4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with Goblinmunkey7 , growler filled about 4 hours ago

A: Burnt orange to medium amber with some honey and golden highlights - pours with a big, white head, keeps a wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Excellently balanced citrus, pine, and pale malts - not particularly intense, but intensely balanced - fresh, ripe orange, tangerine, and grapefruit - fleshy and floral citrus - pine needles with a hint or resin and dank notes - clean, pale malts with a touch of caramel

T: Balanced, clean, stupidly drinkable - nice level of citrus, with some orange, tangerine, and ruby red grapefruit flavors - very floral - pine, with some resin, some hints of mint - pale malts, with a touch of caramel - grainy bread - medium level of bitterness- extremely clean and drinkable

M: On the light side of medium, nicely carbonated, smooth, finishes somewhat dry

O: Superior to Robert Pattinson

Hill Farmstead makes absurdly clean beers. That being said, this is one of the cleanest, which really shines in an American Pale Ale. Worth the drive.

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

Wow! Super drinkable! Light, crisp, and citrusy. Superb.

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3.64/5  rDev -18%

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4.56/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.64/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.68/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

Edward pours a hazy pale orange with a one finger head with decent retention.

Smells like wonderful citrus hops. Some grapefruit of course, but it's more complex than that by a lot. Hill uses 5 different hops in Edward, and it shows both on the nose and in the taste.

Taste follows the nose - lots of citrus and tropical fruit, plus some grassy notes and a little pine bite mixed with light sweetness from the caramel malts. The finish is very slightly bitter - the 85 IBUs is very misleading as are IBU listings for all of Hills Beers.

Mourthfeel - Something about Hill Farmstead Water gives all of their beers an amazing mouth. It's soft, smooth, and nicely carbonated.

Edward is just about the perfect Pale Ale. I'd need to drink more of it, and drink it side by side with Trillium Fort Point and Zombie Dust to say which one i like the best, but you really can't go wrong with any of those three APAs.

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3.76/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.4/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,860 ratings.