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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,784 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,784
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 512
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
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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Photo of ElGallo
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

ElGallo, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of CTJman
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

CTJman, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3/5  rDev -32.4%

GrindFatherBob, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of aerozeppl
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Very nice burnt orange color. Quite a bit of haze. A finger of white head with a decent amount of lacing. One of the nicer looking pale ales that I have seen recently.

S: Wow. This is the hoppiest pale ale I have ever smelled. Huge citrus notes. Resiny and piney as well. They dry hopped the hell out of this thing and it does not come across as vegitle at all.

T:The taste is not nearly as intense as the nose. Tons of citrus hops. Nice bitterness that can be a little harsh at times. Little bit of lemongrass. They managed to get every taste that hops can impart in a beer with an ABV of 5.20. I am impressed.

M: It feels thin but it is to style. It is just this tastes like a DIPA so my mind expects the body to be a little thicker. Carbonation is nice.

D: Yes. This is one of the best sessionish beers that I have ever had hands down. I would love to see the hop schedule on this beer. My first beer from them and hopefully not my last.

aerozeppl, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

schnarr84, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

JRod1969, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev -9.9%

JohnParadee, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of inlimbo77
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

inlimbo77, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of PatGreer
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

PatGreer, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Wowcoolman
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Wowcoolman, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

bonbini26, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

FreshHawk, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +12.6%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of WeisGuy
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

WeisGuy, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of trevorpost
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

trevorpost, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of bostonryan
5/5  rDev +12.6%

bostonryan, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Resuin
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL growler into a stemmed glass. This growler was filled 4 days ago.

Appearance: Pours a hazy light amber and leaves a finger or two of white head.

Smell: Piney hops - surprising potent for a pale ale, and very enticing. Perhaps some honey and mild spices as well, but delicious pine definitely dominates.

Taste: Pine upfront, perhaps some citrus as well as honey and floral hops. It has the hop flavor of an IPA and is really light and crisp. Delicious.

Mouth-feel: Really light bodied and very refreshing - a decent amount of carbonation, just the right amount.

Overall: A great version of hop-forward pale ale. The piney hop flavor is very dominant and surprisingly strong for such a light ale. A great session ale for hop-lovers.

Resuin, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

DerekMorgan, May 18, 2014
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of jaasen64
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

jaasen64, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of bobv
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

bobv, May 02, 2012
Photo of Soto
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

Soto, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev -9.9%

campfirebrew, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of waddellc2
4.75/5  rDev +7%

waddellc2, Dec 02, 2013
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,784 ratings.