Edith Black Wheat IPA (2010) - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SFLpunk:
3.98/5 rDev -1.5%
12oz pour at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill.
Listed as a hoppy dark-wheat ale made with organic wheat from Butternut Farm.
Appearance: Pours a hazy brown-black with lots of coffee-tan colored foamy head with great retention.
Nose: Lots and lots of piney hops layered on top of some faint yeast spice and a little banana peel.
Palate: Crisp and clean up front with lots of bitterness straight-away. Citrus layered on banana and a little white pepper, layered on a little black patent malt like bitterness finished off by lots and lots of sticky hops. As it warms, more of the wheat starts to show a lot more.
Notes: Very well made, another home-run for one of VT's newest breweries. Cold it was very similar to James Black Ale, but as it warms I started to see more and more of the dark wheat malt coming out.
09-03-2010 04:03:15 | More by SFLpunk
More User Reviews:
4.22/5 rDev +4.5%
Had on tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill. Review from notes.
A: Pours black and not dark black like a stout. Similar to other black IPAs I have had. Had a smallish head and decent lacing.
S: Very nice hop aroma, very fruity and floral and not as much pine. Get some grapefruit, orange, and a little orange peel. Not as much wheat as expected based on the the name.
T: Citrus and a little bit of pine up front. The same fruits from the nose shine are there, but are much much bolder than the nose was. Has a slightly roasted finish as well as some pepper spice.
M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall a really good beer. It had a really nice flavor and the fruit qualities were very impressive.
01-06-2011 00:52:37 | More by mdaschaf
District of Columbia
4.13/5 rDev +2.2%
On tap all over fine VT bars this past weekend from Waterbury to Burlington.
This pours looking just like a black IPA, it is a dark chocolate auburn, but not opaque, with a one finger light taupe head. The hop aroma is impressive, I was salivating for the few minutes I let this one sit, just inhaling pine and grapefruit. I am surprised to not pick up too much of a wheaty profile, given the description, but more of a slight sweet and roasted quality instead.
My first sip was a total fullfillment of my expectations of my first Hill brew. My first pint at The Reservoir was the coldest, and left me with the impression of a straight black IPA. However, the following pints over the course of the weekend I let warm, which allowed the characteristics of the wheat come through. Either way, this one begins with citrus and pine up front and a nice peppery spice in the finish. This one definitely leans heavier on the side of IPA than wheat ale, as the wheat is only playing a supporting role to the rest of the beer.
I must have had around 4 pints of Edith, so the drinkability is pretty high. The finish is bitter, but not mouth puckering. I am very excited that this was my first beer from Hill, it set the stage really well for the rest of his brews I enjoyed over the weekend.
09-29-2010 16:20:40 | More by naproxen
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
Pours a dark brown/black hue with a one finger head. Not as dark as a stout but dark nonetheless.
Just a hint of clove in the nose followed by a dab of hops. Interesting combination.
Taste is full of roasted coffee and slight clove/wheat upfront. Not as viscous as a black ipa or stout.
Mouthfeel is full of lingering roasted malt and clove notes. Not much else of note.
I see a bit of overlap here between styles. Regardless, another fine, drinkable creation.
12-31-2010 23:19:15 | More by Brad007
3.75/5 rDev -7.2%
On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill in Burlington.$4 for a 6 oz pour.
Appears super dark with a slight reddish halo. Loose tan head. Nice lacing.
Big hop aroma bitter with a touch of sweetness.
Taste is hop forward and pine and slightly bitter.
Active carb with a medium body
overall interesting but lacking the something special that I was hoping for from my first Hill Farmstead brew. It won't stop me from seeking out their other beer though.
09-04-2010 00:27:09 | More by ThirstyBird
Edith Black Wheat IPA (2010) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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