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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,415 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,415
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 448
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
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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Tap at Capone’s for RBSG Philly 2011. The pour is a glowing hazy to opaque orange with a thin, white head. Scant lace. Actually laces quite well despite the pour. The nose is celery and resiny hops, fresh citrus and melons. Taste is drier, lighter, soapy, nutty bitter with melon rind and fermented jackfruit. Interesting with lots of rich tropical fruitiness. On style for APA. 6/6/2011 7/4/7/4/14=3.6

Tap at the Moll household thanks to yourefragile. Gorgeous pour: thick buttermilk foam, huge rocky retention. Glowing, bright peach color. Huge lacing. Nose has the essential Hill Farmstead sweet cream butter going on in the nose along with fresh biscuit. Oh, there is a ton of dank hops but the malt character is more impressive as always. Taste is very quenching, soft, biscuity, sourdough, light fruitiness like cantaloupe and peach. Grassy, herbal hops come to balance. So nice to have a zero astringency, zero abrasive, zero specialty malt stickiness APA. Hill Farmstead has this style on lockdown and should write the textbook.

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Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,415 ratings.