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Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,575 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,575
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 475
Gots: 82 | 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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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.2/5  rDev -5.4%

Thanks Chris for sharing this!

White head. Color is a golden orange.

Flavors of pine and lots of fruit. Very fresh and earthy. Pineapple and orange.

Mouthfeel: Juicy with a bit of bitterness. Well balanced. Light to medium bodied.

Overall, a treat. Very well done. Easy to drink.

08-23-2013 01:42:31 | More by mothman
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

06-11-2013 09:44:07 | More by ejimhof
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -2.5%

On-Tap at Union Jack's.

Edward is a darker shade than a normal pale ale, not to say that he is not normal but the color resembles a light shade of brown with amber while a mass of white foam is up top, kinda sticky lace. Smell is hop laden with citrus, grapefruit and a touch of pine. Small malts sweetness as well. Taste is good, I had two pints and I hardly repeat myself. Semi citrus grapefruit and pine with a small sweet candi like maltiness. Feel is bold, somewhat bitter and nicely carbed. This is easy drinking here with low alcohol and enough ummmphh to make you come back for more.

09-26-2010 05:47:04 | More by BARFLYB
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

2L swing-top growler filled at the brewery.

First HFB glass pours with a 3/4" off-white head, over the cloudy peach-hued brew. Frothy head pops away, with excellent lacing. Aroma is tangerine with a light undercurrent of sweet.

Taste continues the tangerine presence for me, an initial sweetness which promptly cedes the baton to the juicy fruitiness. Closes with a sedate bitterness and a touch of pine. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is very good. Another thirst-quenching brew here from Hill Farmstead.

07-09-2012 23:49:39 | More by ppoitras
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7%

03-22-2014 20:54:35 | More by afsdan
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -8.8%

Pours a hazed orange color with a white head. Aroma is piney and full of tropical fruits. The taste is also tropical, lots of pith, pine, pineapple, papaya. The taste is very fruity and hoppy. Nice pine, resin, mild tropical punch, light citrus. Refreshing take on a pale. Light body, light to medium carbonation, slightly drying hop finish. Overall, this is a great brew, thx to K0IZ for the pickup.

08-06-2014 22:39:00 | More by Stinkypuss
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev -5.4%

Growler provided by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer appears mostly clear and orange in color. For some reason, my pour was more transparent than others. Interesting.

The aroma brings an array of pleasant hop and citrus notes.

The beer is very flavorful and enjoyable. Light on the palate, and effortless to drink, this is only one of two growlers that enticed me enough to go back for seconds that evening. Well balanced and delicious. By well balanced, the hops play the lead role, but the various citrus and hop flavors meld together harmoniously.

The feel is a bit on the thin side, but at 5.2% and packed with flavor, I'm OK with that.

I definitely recommend this beer. It would be quite easy to throw back a few pints of Edward.

03-12-2011 18:30:04 | More by Huhzubendah
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-18-2014 00:14:34 | More by BillRoth
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John_M

California

4.33/5  rDev -2.5%

On tap at Capone's today...

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with good head retention and lacing. Pretty hard to tell the difference between this and the abner/double citra, except this beer is even drier with an obviouly lower abv. As a result, this beer is almost light tastting, but with a long, hoppy, bitter finish. The sweet malt is barely noticeable in this beer, and is at most a foil for the impressive hoppy bitterness in this beer. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with a long, bitter finish.

This is just an amazingly good pale ale.... for a hop head. Just lovely...

06-03-2011 22:04:29 | More by John_M
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -8.8%

Poured on tap into a Hill Farmstead wine taster glass at the brewery/tasting room.

A pale honey gold body is presented. Opaque, solid. With a real nice classic white creamy head that seems so common on Hill Farmstead beers. Pretty attractive.

Nose brings light hints of melon and cantalopue, with a bit of floral hints. Some lemon like citrus kicks in a bit too. Pretty nice.

Light bodied and quite a lively carbonated palate. Lime hop forward in the mid palate, with a real light toasty almost mix of burnt grain. Playful carbonation feel giving a hint of spicy pepper.

Overall real interesting beer, perhaps not as drawn to it, but it's quite a unique pale ale style beer by these guys and a very well crafted solid brew.

08-23-2012 23:09:57 | More by smakawhat
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rab53

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +0.2%

On tap at Armsby Abbey. Cloudy golden color with a moderate creamy white head. Smells of tropical fruit and honey, not heavy on pine and citrus. Taste is clean hoppy goodness with just enough biscuit to balance. Smooth and creamy from the tap. Wish this was available regularly in my area.

10-22-2011 04:07:49 | More by rab53
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plaid75

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a murky copper hue with a one and a half ding frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured waves of resinous citrus and pine.

The taste consisted of a full piney hop atop a subtle soft pale malt. There was a nice lightly sweet doughiness at the finish along with a lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a superior hop forward APA.

02-21-2012 19:41:35 | More by plaid75
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-17-2013 06:27:33 | More by Kelp
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.38/5  rDev -1.4%

Had on tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill. Review from notes.

A: Beer came orange/amber in color with a nice white head which lasted for the duration of the beer. Sticky lacing down the sides.

S: Hop forward for an APA, very tropical, but has a little pine undertones. Get some grapefruit, mango, and a little orange peel. Smells great.

T: Tropical fruits up front followed up by more citrus fruits. Has a sweet malt flavor the round it out.

M/D: Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Leaves a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, extremely easy drinking. Would love to have this in my fridge as a go to beer.

01-06-2011 01:22:11 | More by mdaschaf
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billab914

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev -1.4%

750ml swing-top growler poured into my Southern Tier tulip. It poured a murky, dull amber color with a thin, bubbly white head scattered across the top of the beer.

The aroma has a bright, juicy, fresh citrus hoppiness to it. I get some bitter citrus rind and grapefruit mixing with some juicier, fruitier notes of orange, peach and pineapple. Fantastic aroma overall.

The taste also shows a lot of hoppiness to it throughout the flavor. I again get some very nice tropical fruit notes to it that I love. Towards the finish more of the bitter, citrus rind and grapefruit flavors come out. I get a little bit of a malty, slightly caramel presence in it as well, but the hops definitely steal the show.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being a little below average. Overall it was a great beer and a fantastic APA. At 5.2% it still had enough hoppy flavors to match or beat a lot of DIPA's. Extremely easy drinking and flavorful for the style and abv%. Just a great beer overall.

12-31-2011 23:40:28 | More by billab914
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

04-29-2013 17:55:51 | More by Zaphog
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.6%

02-03-2012 22:24:45 | More by PEIhop
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-09-2013 20:18:52 | More by liamt07
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HopHead84

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

6/8/2011

Thanks, Barry (bring)! Growler opened with Javier and poured into a Hill Farmstead glass.

A: Hazy orange with a frothy white head. The head lingers for a minute and leaves scattered white lacing all over the glass.

S: Resinous pine with notes of orange and grapefruit flesh. The hop profile is bright and expressive, opening up more and more with every second of warming. Light passion fruit notes. The fruit is mostly flesh, with just a dash of rind. Killer aroma. No alcohol and no real malt presence.

T: Moderate bitterness with lots of orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. Pine resin melds with a light crackery malt profile. No evident alcohol or harsh notes. A massive amount of hop flavor. It's like a hop juice.

M: Upper light to lower medium in body with moderate carbonation. Light, dry, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: An excellent hoppy pale. I could drink this all night.

06-09-2011 01:27:08 | More by HopHead84
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

07-27-2014 14:46:59 | More by DrBier
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

07-17-2012 16:34:01 | More by rolltide8425
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured on-tap and served in a tulip, the beer is a bright, orange-gold coloring with a dense, short-stacked, clingy, white head. Good carbonation action throughout the body. Nose of lemon-lime citrus sweetness, pepper and basil spice, and a subtle biscuit backbone. Wow! Flavors of citrus and spiced hops on the forward tongue, followed by a light caramel sweet and bready backbone. Very balanced and very easy to drink. Body kept light by the carbonation. The aftertaste has piney and grassy hops characteristics, with a subtle citrus sweet linger. Clean, dry finish, begging for more. Flavorful and easy to drink, this one could be trouble. Great brew!

06-29-2013 02:28:56 | More by GarthDanielson
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.43/5  rDev -0.2%

Bottle opened on 4.6.13
Thanks NYCBuckeye

A - Pours a hazy light orange with a soapy off-white head with good retention.

S - Citrusy, mostly orange with some lemon, mango, pineapple.

T - Subtle orange and pineapple with a touch of grass.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - A nice citrusy-tropical pale, goes down so easy. Amazing beer.

04-12-2013 03:32:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Brad007

Vermont

4.4/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. Looks gorgeous to my eyes.

The aroma is full of grassy, slightly floral hops with a hint of bready malt underneath.

Taste is crisp with grapefruit being the main citrus flavor that I can pick out from the hops. This is all about the hops but it doesn't go overboard either.

The grassiness/citrus tones of the hops coat the mouth. Finishes well. As stated, no harsh flavors of any type.

Very good! Nice to have another local brewery in which to sample and this is a great beer to start with from Hill Farmstead.

06-14-2010 00:31:01 | More by Brad007
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev -3.6%

On tap at my home-brew clubs Christmas party tonight.
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a nice bone white head that persists forever. Wow that aroma has got lots of hops in it for a Pale ale! Juicy citrus and pine with a hint of green onion and a touch of bready malt make for a wonderful smelling beer. The flavor is loaded with pine and citrus with a bit of sweet malt to back it up. Flavorful bitterness, but never harsh. Medium to light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a bready resinous mouthfeel. This is a great little beer, that at times feel more like and IPA, but its so damn good I'm not going to quibble of stylistic designations.

12-09-2012 04:01:46 | More by johnnnniee
Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,575 ratings.