Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.55/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On-tap at Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT. Consumed on 11/1. Written from notes.
A - Peach in color with a light white head. Cloudy with no sediment. Perfect suspension. Left beautiful foam lacing.
S - Intensely fragrant. Smelled of fresh hops. Absolutely wonderful smell.
T - Orange, lemon, and fresh hops with a lasting moderately bitter finish. Completely hides ABV.
M - Standard HF high quality. Crisp and clean, and left nice tingle throughout mouth.
O - Best APA I have tried. Surprised it was not an IPA. Highly recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
11-04-2013 17:22:14 | More by Duane_Opfer
3.88/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This beer pours a cloudy pale orange with a very thin white cap that quickly dissipates. First impression is strongly of orange citrus. Nice hints of pine with a bready malt background.
The taste is not as complex as the scent,but interesting in its own ways. It begins somewhat thin, but rounds out nicely developing to a medium bodied mouthfeel. Initially a nondescript bitterness that gives midway through to the bread like malt flavor. Finishes with an agressive hop bitterness. A little disappointing that some of the wonderful scent does not carry through as well into the flavor.
Serving type: growler
10-25-2013 23:41:31 | More by Jmamay22
4.23/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Small drought serving (??oz) at Prohibition Pig Bar. Just minutes away from the Alchemist Brewery. They only have small servings and VERY small servings. And both quite pricey, but hey... whatever. Anything in such close proximity to the worlds top beer brewery is going to milk it any way they can.
Beautiful light straw color. Small had, and some lacing.
Smell is light and refreshing but still with a hint of what's to come.
Beautifully done. Considering it's light alcohol it has enough character to go the distance.
I've had it a while ago, but all I can say that it followed a Heady Topper and did not disappoint!
One of the better pale ales I've had. Give it a try if you get a chance.
Serving type: on-tap
10-24-2013 23:30:18 | More by DavidBart
3.53/5 rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Serving Type: Poured into a tulip glass from a 2L growler filled yesterday and stored over night in the refrigerator.
Bottom Line: This is a mediocre beer that does not live up to the hype. It is certainly not worth the long trip to the brewery, located in the middle of nowhere, and it is NOT worth the wait in the long, non-moving, weekend lines to obtain a fill of this mediocre, overpriced beer that is being sold from a keg/tap/growler-fill system that reeks of amateur hour. My score above is not influenced by my poor experience at the brewery - it is based on the beer alone - but the experience did leave a bad taste in my mouth and I can't help but think that this underwhelming beer is not even good enough to wash that taste away.
A: Beautiful, opaque, golden orange colored beer with a small, 1cm head if poured down the side of the glass. (Another pour directly into the bottom of a pint glass resulted in a thick, foamy head)
S: A medium, hoppy nose, with hints of grapefruit. Not yeasty. A little bit ambiguously citrus-y
T: A mild, undeveloped flavor. Mild, cold, bitterness is the only flavor to speak of in a way that is almost identical to the skin of an orange or a grapefruit. The flavor is really shallow, with no interesting initial note and no finish, other than mild grapefruit skin bitterness. Not bad, but extremely underwhelming. WHERE IS THE FLAVOR?
M: Nice mouthfeel, with medium carbonation, that imparts a nice, fully, mouthfeel
O: Very mediocre. it had promise based on the smell and look, but the taste is so underwhelming one-dimensional, that I am completely unable to understand why this beer is more well-rated than so many other quality beers.
Serving type: growler
10-20-2013 17:32:20 | More by tkdchampxi
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,482 ratings.