Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Super hazy with a gorgeous creamy head, this is how a hop-bomb apa is supposed to look.
A: Big pine resin, citrus, and peach hops notes with some fruity esters that lay in the back. Malt is very sublte in the nose, a touch bready.
T/M: Very big bitterness up front, much more akin to an IPA. Moves into the same hop flavors as the aroma, perhaps a tad more piney and zesty. The malt provides very little balance which is totally fine because this beer is all about the complex hop character. Mouthfeel is super dry but not watery, perfect for the style.
Overall, what an awesome APA (tastes like a West-Coast IPA), Hill Farmstead is totally living up to the hype. HOPS!
Serving type: on-tap
05-10-2014 03:05:46 | More by Siriusfisherman
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
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,412 ratings.