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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

1,479 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,479
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 456
Gots: 71 | 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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jminch

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-12-2013 22:50:17 | More by jminch
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750ml flip-top growler into a stemmed tulip glass (Filled Aug 2; Poured Aug 6).

A: A hazy, copper color (an unfiltered beer so hazy is expected); A big sudsy white head (3+ fingers) slowly settling leaving a curtain of lace.

S: An awesome huge hop nose with lots of sweet citrus (oranges and tangerines), a bit of spicy floral bittering hops, nice pine character; a touch of sweet malt.

T: A bit dryer than the nose; the American bittering hops hit first (spicy and floral) with a good deal of resinous pine; still present are all the citrus notes (oranges and grapefruit zest). The finish is dry and very clean.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth and clean holding up well in a growler.

O: Delicious. Edward achieves a great balance of hops and malt with a massive hoppy nose and an enticing appearance.

Serving type: growler

08-12-2013 18:41:44 | More by mtomlins
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davegray

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-12-2013 03:35:03 | More by davegray
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-11-2013 22:11:57 | More by BRYeleJR
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-11-2013 22:10:28 | More by MichPaul
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml growler purchased at the brewery on 8-8-13. Poured into a Sam Adams 'perfect pint' glass.

AP: Colour reminds me of orange or peach marmalade or fruit spreads. Looks rather chewy for an APA, like it has a good malty body to it. Head poured a fluffy white 1" that settled down to 1/4" with minimal lacing on the sides when the glass was tilted so good head retention.
AR: Bready (like toasted baguette) and biscuit malts with a hint of caramel malt. Grapefruit and pine hop aromas. There's more fruity aromas but it's like they're trying to hide from you instead of boldly making their presence known. Peach, nectarine, tangerine and guava are what I'm getting out of this after several more whiffs.
T: The malts flavours are like dinner rolls and chewy grainy bread loaf. Peach and apricot fruits mostly towards the front end with a slightly bitter lemony bite at the finish, reminding me of a Berliner Weiss. A little bit of pine and grapefruit on the lingering aftertaste.
M: Mildy carbonated, medium body, slightly dry finish.
OV: As with Susan, this is a very solid and high quality beer that I would drink regularly if I was able to do so. However, this beer also didn't 'blow my mind' and while I think it's very good, to me it's not quite World Class. I am glad I got to try this.

Serving type: growler

08-11-2013 03:43:17 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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lic217

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-11-2013 02:04:55 | More by lic217
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TheHumanTorch

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-09-2013 16:38:31 | More by TheHumanTorch
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smb71481

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-08-2013 19:37:20 | More by smb71481
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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pjs234

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-06-2013 02:19:18 | More by pjs234
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roodie

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-06-2013 01:52:57 | More by roodie
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SeanInDC

New York

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-06-2013 00:10:46 | More by SeanInDC
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

08-05-2013 21:30:29 | More by ajzy
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-05-2013 17:25:40 | More by harsley
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

64oz, filled 7/25/13, drank 8/3/13
Hill Farmstead wine glass

A: Cloudy lighter orange color. Unfiltered. Two fingers of fluffy bright white head. Lots of carbonation still. Sticky lacing sheeting is left of the glass.

S: Really nice tropical fruit on the nose. Mango, tangerine, over ripe peach. Some pine in there as well. Smells more of an IPA than a pale ale. Minimal malt character.

T: Nice mild bitterness up front. Getting the fruity hop character that you took from the nose, some pine, and it just works. Typical to HF pale ales, thinner malt bill letting the hops shine. Finish is fairly dry. Clean and refreshing.

M: Medium bodied. Lingering bitterness.

Serving type: growler

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.9%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +12.9%

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SchuStar

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

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Maryland

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-01-2013 00:38:37 | More by bubseymour
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,479 ratings.