Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.49/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bought fresh at the brewery 4/19/14.
Poured from the 750ml growler into a Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip.
a: Cloudy orange with an inch tall white head which receded to rocky surface foam and patterned lacing.
s: Strong citrus.
t: Orange/grapefruit under a moderate to wicked hop bite. Bitter finish mellows out somewhat later..
m: Medium, fine body. Carbonation tingle on the tongue is persistent.
o; Great as a top flight American Pale Ale or DIPA. Deliciously citrusy with 85 IBUs to let you know it means business. A new favorite for sure, another reaffirmation that it was worth all the extra driving (3 hours round trip from Waitsfield) and line standing (an hour and a quarter, which I understand is about half of normal for a Saturday!) and money ($86 for 5.75 total liters or about $5.50 per 12 ounces including $19 for bottles) to get Hill Farmstead brews. Edward's relatively low ABV could make it the best session Pale Ale in existence.
Serving type: growler
04-29-2014 04:18:20 | More by scotorum
4.41/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured the color of grapefruit juice. Golden hazy and with a slight orange blush on it. Fat creamy head of white foam that lasted well and left lace. This beer smells floral and fruity. Lovely light citrus, pineapple and mango for intense sweetness. Earthy pine that is not heavy and does not stand out past the other scents. The malt on this nose is a light sweet perfume. So wonderful how all Hill's beer has this quality of lightness both in the nose and in the drink. I think if I had to summarize Hill's trademark as a brewer I would do it like this - He is trying to put the hops in the beer and leave them on the vine at the same time. He has a way with hops and in this beer they are so fruity and yet so light on the palate. That's his other trademark, the light malt that is so light it's like the beer wants to just float out of the glass. Crisp, light sweetness like a floral nectar, a bit of light sweet cracker that has exactly the perfect balance. The beer has a resonance rather than an aftertaste and it's light floral and fruitiness. As the beer warms some sweet grass and pine comes forward and this is just a lovely beer.
Serving type: growler
04-20-2014 13:56:01 | More by utopiajane
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.