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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,412 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,412
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 447
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
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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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jampics2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-09-2013 19:06:00 | More by jampics2
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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

08-05-2013 17:05:29 | More by inlimbo77
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akang

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

11-11-2013 01:33:01 | More by akang
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, NY.

Pours a hazy, cloudy orange, with amber tints. Perfect look- one of the best looking beers I've ever seen. Looks like peach in liquid form. Great, big head, about 3 inches.

Smells and tastes very similar. Tons of citrus, with little bitterness. Insanely drinkable hop elixir here. Pineapple, peach, grapefruit, orange, so many fruit flavors here.

Light to medium bodied, fully and well carbonated.

Hill Farmstead's flagship for good reason. I could drink this all day.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2013 20:22:02 | More by GreesyFizeek
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-26-2014 01:53:47 | More by hollywood_15063
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-28-2013 02:47:59 | More by oglmcdgl
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-13-2012 14:06:42 | More by whatname
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-29-2012 00:47:31 | More by bonbini26
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-16-2014 11:10:28 | More by Fettpopps
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +12.9%

11-15-2011 17:56:28 | More by HopStoopid120
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-25-2013 05:42:53 | More by SadMachine
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a pint glass.

A: This one is hazy, light copper in color, with only a bit of amorphous white foam floating on top - no true head. Minimal visible carbonation.

S: Tropical fruit, grass, orange, caramel malt.

T: Tropical fruit and dank bitter grapefruit hop flavors primarily. These very nearly overwhelm any flavor from the malt - maybe a bit of bready malt if I really use my imagination.

M: Nice mouthfeel, not a lot of carbonation but tingly from all the hops. No alcohol presence. Bitter hang that lasts.

O: Good, but for my preference it's overly bitter with no sweetness as a counterpoint. That being said, I did enjoy it & would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 16:45:23 | More by macrosmatic
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-20-2012 01:55:59 | More by JRod1969
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-21-2013 03:36:04 | More by Zach136
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-17-2013 02:40:51 | More by Davepoolesque
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Edward pours a hazy honey amber color with a thick rocky, white head on top. The foam fades quickly down to a sheet on the surface leaving behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass.

The aroma isn't as strong as I thought it would be. It seems more malty than hoppy. Pale malt and apricot notes are balanced with orange citrus and lemon rind.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is slick on the palate; feels soft and watery. The flavor is excellently balanced between sweet pale malt and citrus hops. It starts with light malt and fruit (apricot, tropical fruit) before hoppy grass and citrus notes move in. It finishes with a mild bitterness and once gone the bitter citrus and pale malt linger on the palate.

This is a fantasticly well balanced beer. Not too hoppy, not too malty. Very easy to drink.

Serving type: growler

04-28-2012 22:22:12 | More by WanderingFool
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-10-15 at Capone's in Norristown, PA at a HIll Farmstead event and again on 2011-10-19 at Al'sof Hampden in Enola, PA.

A - Cloudy golden-amber with a 1-finger head and mild lacing into a 13 oz tumbler.

S - Tropical and orange fruit, some caramel malt, mild pine, hop floral. It's not as strong smelling as the Abner or the even stronger Ephraim, but once it warmed a bit, it had a very good malt, fruit and pine aroma.

T - The malt is quite noticeable and reminded me of a Zwieback cracker. The other flavors are a citrus tartness, a little yeast, fresh hops and significant pine. The finish is dry, bright, slightly sour/tart-citrus and a combination of lemon and grapefrutit bitterness. Very nice.

M - Light body and medium-high carbonation. Crisp, mildly resinous, refreshing.

O - Very good. I think it could pass for an IPA. Reminds me of a Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale. It's more bitter than a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Wish this was available every day in PA. Good stuff.

This beer was the 4th (and last) to run out at the Capone'sevent.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2011 20:32:53 | More by Tucquan
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Dicers

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-14-2014 06:35:02 | More by Dicers
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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-04-2012 01:42:04 | More by vonnegut21
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An amber hued ale a tad cloudy and a desent size head sitting on top.There was good lacing on the glass also. Carbonation seemed a bit average.
Aroma is mostly citrus and grapefuit with some bready malts too.
Taste is rich sweet malts and grapefuit hops with additinal citrus notes.
had this at the blue dog and was quite good.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 12:10:16 | More by micromaniac129
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dar482

New York

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a hazy golden color.

The aroma has bright tropical fruit, light citrus, pine.

The flavor follows hop juice flavor, grapefruit, citrus and tropical, but less than his older sister, Susan. Some light pine and grassiness and a light bready malt backbone.

A wonderful beer, though a bit overshadowed by other Hill Farmstead brews.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2014 17:33:58 | More by dar482
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml Growler filled at the source 2 days ago.

A: Golden orange, as hazy as it gets, about an inch and half of white fluffy head. Lots of lacing.

S: Hop heaven. Tons of juicy citrus: ripe orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango. Amazing. Fresh hops just burst from the nose. I think there are simcoe hops in here, has the characteristic aroma in the background.

T: Really fresh, juicy, citrus hops. Same depth and profile as the nose. A bit of bitterness and pine, but not anywhere near what I'd call a bitter IPA. Really light and clean malt that has a little of crystal sweetness, but finishes is pretty dry. Citrus hops are a bit mild compared to the nose and seem to fade to some floral notes in the middle and finish. Finish is a little bitter with floral, pine, and some citrus. Fairly light, dry, and clean. It tastes unbelievably fresh.

M: Light to medium bodied, moderate to slightly high carbonation, somewhat sticky and resinous. Very nice crisp, dry finish. About as smooth as any dry IPA can be.

O: Easily one of the best American Pale Ales I've had. It has more hop flavor than most IPAs, but with a great balance of bitterness and malt. It is a lot more dry than it is sweet, but I think it's a perfect balance of sugar. Crazy good crisp finish with a really pleasant lingering aftertaste.

Serving type: growler

05-30-2011 22:47:38 | More by Satchboogie
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler courtesy of BaconSausage. Thanks a lot man--- This was one of my favorite beers from DLD weekend! (and that says a lot!)

This looks gorgeous. Slightly cloudy, yellowy gold like an afternoon sunset hues floating around in there. Really creamy off-white head composed of giant loose lazy bubbles and leaves excellent lacing and has fantastic legs.

Smells citrusy... Like hugely citrusy. Perhaps I'm thinking some citra hops used in this one? Definitely a combo of the big C's American hops to give a lot of grapefruit punch. It's clean and crisp.
Little bit of malt, but it's not sweet-- it's dry, allowing the hops to shine.

The finish has a great dry bitterness with tons of hop flavor still.

This is a beer I can absolutely sit and drink all day. This is spectacular. If this were on tap around me, I would stop out regularly to grab a pint... But it's also a beer that I could totally kill a growler solo.

The body has a bit of an oily feel on the back end but it is well-carbonated with a general prickly feel.

Well-done. This is the best of the HF beers I've had. Hands down.

Serving type: growler

08-19-2011 04:33:15 | More by AleWatcher
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From my tasting notes. On tap at The Black Door in Montpelier, VT. I'm surprised this is listed as a pale ale, because everything about this beer made it seem like a high-quality, unique American IPA. The floral nose is exceptional, with a two-finger head and lacing that lingers for quite some time. Taste is delicious and sesionable - good hoppy bite up front, though not as hop-forward as a West Coast IPA, but very smooth with a mild creamy aftertaste, likely aided by the residual lacing. I highly recommend this beer. I am very excited to try some more offerings from Hill Farmstead.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2010 19:07:29 | More by ElGallo
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

07-01-2013 18:08:27 | More by fredmugs
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,412 ratings.