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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,468 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,468
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 456
Gots: 65 | 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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FrostBlast

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4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

750mL growler filled on location at the brewery

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Lovely golden straw yellow. Hazy to a point. Reasonable head forms on pour but dissipates pretty fast, leaving some thin lacing that doesn't look like it's going to stick around much. Very appetizing look, I just want to dive in there.

SMELL : First nose is malts and citrus hops with some herbs as well. Definite tropical fruit undertone. Second nose releases some sharper herbal hop aromas, making the hop profile more precise. Malt is still just as present. Third nose follows this but amplifies the malt.

TASTE : Oh man, this is good stuff. A full palette of malt flavours just burst into your mouth, beautifully supported by the hops. As it goes down, the sharper hop aromas become somewhat earthy and crisper. There's also a certain minerality hidden behind the whole thing and even though it might seem too discreet to be of importance, I get the feeling that this is what actually supports the whole thing and holds it together.

MOUTHFEEL : I could've done with a rounder, fuller mouthfeel, but that's just me. As it is now, it seems too close to the mouthfeel an IPA might show. Still very nice, but a little too thin, I think.

OVERALL : Incredible beer that, even though it's called American Pale Ale, might actually be a hybrid of APA and IPA. Not quite hoppy enough to be an IPA, but in my own opinion, not quite round and generous enough to be an APA. Still, I'm glad I still have a couple glasses of this where that came from. I'll enjoy every last drop of it.

Serving type: growler

09-18-2013 19:34:38 | More by FrostBlast
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
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I'm worried, right now, that my recent trip to Vermont has destroyed my tolerance for hop-heavy IPAs that are even a little bit less than perfect. When all you drink for 2 weeks straight is Zombie Dust, Double Sunshine, and Heady, then even regular, very good beers might being to appear less very good by dint of comparison.

This is good. Totally. But it's like I tell it's not Xtreme and so that makes it seem less good. Weird, huh?

Anyhow, a straight up single American IPA. The hop profile is wondrously variegated, meaning the aroma is damn near perfect. The hops dominate the first end, bitter moving into sweet, but then the finish is a little watery, a bit of a let down.

Very good. Potentially excellent, even, if I hadn't been so spoiled lately.

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Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.