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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,420 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,420
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 449
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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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

07-01-2013 18:08:27 | More by fredmugs
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-hazyopaque golden amber color with a small white head and some retentive lacing

S-citrus and some pine and herbaceous notes

T-citrus and pine with nice malt flavor and a solid bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp mouth feel

O-a great pale ale with solid mouth filling flavor

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2012 18:09:08 | More by MDDMD
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-20-2012 00:29:34 | More by FreshHawk
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in NYC.

Appearance is burnt orange with a thick one finger head. Taking in the aroma of Edward is small event in itself. This APA is beautifully fragrant with citrus, hops, grass, some other elements as well. Its` taste includes more of the hops, pineapple, grape, pine. MF is medium with a bitterness, as well as lemon in the end. Overall, this beer is quite good.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2011 23:59:33 | More by mltobin
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours with a fruit juice'y haziness and a pale dirty golden color. A three finger cap of dense, tightly bubbled foam lingers for a long time before falling and leaving behind thick webs of sticky lacing on the glass.

S - Smells wonderful - filled with lots of piney hops, plenty of grapefruit and tropical fruits and pineapple. Mild hop bitterness finds its way into the aroma. Not much for malt here...but the hops smell so good, it doesn't matter.

T - The smell doesn't lie. Lots of piney hops, thick and resiny with complementing white grapefruit - sharp, citrusy, juicy. Faint trace of malt underneath...a bit biscuity. Bitterness is mid-level and clean/crisp. This reminds me quite a bit of RR's Blind Pig...not a bad thing to be reminded of...

M - Body is a thinnish medium with an assertive mid/high carbonation level. Crisp and clean bitterness lingers for a long time past the swallow. Balance is good - easy to drink a lot of this one.

O - Another well made hoppy beer from Hill. They really know how to do these beers well. Tons of hop flavor, excellent balance, smooth and easy to quaff a bunch of this. If it was more plentiful, this would probably be in my fridge all of the time.

Serving type: growler

02-21-2013 00:31:29 | More by portia99
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

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

750ml growler filled at HF Festival of Farmhouse Ales last Saturday (5 days ago). Shared with Brian (Auror) and DonFrap. Had on tap at the Festival and bought a growler to bring home. Poured into a HF tulip.

A- Pours a hazy dark brownish yellowish orange, slightly grapefruit colored but a little bit darker, decent carbonation, about half finger of head that receded fairly fast, nice layered lacing.

S- Citrus hops, light grapefruit, some pine, a little bit of lemon, caramel malts mixed with a little bit of pale malts.

T- Citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, a tiny bit of pine, finishes with caramel malts, a tiny bit of pale malts, and some lemon zest and bitterness. Lingering aftertaste of citrus hops and pale malts.

M- Medium bodied, refreshing, slightly juicy, nice carbonation, very easy to drink.

O- This was a very nice pale ale, one of my favorites. The only one I would say is maybe a little bit better that I've had is Row 2/Hill 56. Has a very nice hop taste for a pale ale and is very well balanced between the citrus hops and caramel/pale malts. I will definitely be drinking this one again. Definitely recommend trying it if you get the chance.

Serving type: growler

08-17-2012 00:20:03 | More by jaasen64
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CoolEthan

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

11-10-2013 01:06:20 | More by CoolEthan
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-01-2013 16:04:08 | More by Kmlund
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.85/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A huge thanks to Steve for this one. 12oz. pour from a 64oz. growler into a Hill Farmstead snifter. Had at a tasting on 6/4/11. Reviewed from notes.

A: Standard pour yields a .5 finger coarse white head with low retention. Beer is a cloudy orange-grapefruit. Stringy and frothy lace with moerate stick. Good legs. Average.

S: Nose is pine, astringent citrus, dank hops, and some caramel and cane sugar. Very aromatic with good balance. Nice.

T: Opens citrus, pine, and bark bitterness. Filmy. Grassy mellow hops towards the middle. Mango, papaya and cane sugar round out the flavors. Finish is bitter pine with the same aftertaste. IPA-like almost.

M: Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and mellow in the mouth and soft going down. Quiet and subtle finish with an oily aftertaste. Again, pretty standard.

O: Very drinkable and quite quenching, Edward is definitely a beer that you get by the growler-full. I could drink this one all day on a hot summer afternoon.

Serving type: growler

06-05-2011 13:35:35 | More by SpeedwayJim
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CelticAleMan

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-02-2013 03:04:41 | More by CelticAleMan
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.7%

11-05-2013 18:46:40 | More by baybum
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-22-2014 16:29:05 | More by DoctorB2B
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-28-2014 15:55:39 | More by schnarr84
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WeisGuy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-23-2012 23:52:41 | More by WeisGuy
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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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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-07-2012 02:41:35 | More by BeerHunter76
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-13-2013 20:19:43 | More by doremite
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muskiesman

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +12.9%

11-11-2012 23:53:47 | More by muskiesman
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nh2032

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-12-2012 12:19:01 | More by nh2032
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shand

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

07-09-2012 22:18:12 | More by shand
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-18-2014 19:45:38 | More by markgugs
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brystmar

Texas

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

On tap at Blind Tiger back in March. Reviewed from notes.

Golden-orange pour sprouts mountains of white head. Decent lace, not super sticky though.

Super fresh hops dominate the aroma. Smooth, crisp, citrusy. Taste follows suit, though not as impeccably crafted as was the nose. Hoppy bitterness lingers in the back of my throat.

A very good APA; about on par with Daisy Cutter in my book. Zombie Dust still reigns supreme!

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2012 23:03:39 | More by brystmar
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cadaugherty

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.9%

05-07-2013 23:26:52 | More by cadaugherty
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-11-2013 23:54:58 | More by Keith_R
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed @ Prohibition Pig last weekend.

A totally hazy, orange-yellow body, draped lacing, great retention; dry, clean and crisp finish, bursts with flavor, nice grapefruit aroma reflected in the flavor. Easy drinking APA thank doesn't compromise on taste.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2013 19:39:01 | More by papat444
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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