Edward | Hill Farmstead Brewery

BA SCORE
4.43/5
2,698 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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.

Added by abriggs1 on 04-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#201
Reviews:
369
Ratings:
2,698
pDev:
8.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
669
Gots:
405
Trade:
1
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Photo of Phantom2665
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvaughan32
4.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lakamoso
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fireazzi
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice hazy golden look to this. Smelled like hops and passion fruit. Tasted amazing and juicy with hops coming through. An unbelievable pale ale. Smell was the best part of this beer.

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Photo of BigGold
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had at The Farm House Tap & Grill, Burlington, Vermont, on draft into almost tulip. Drinks much bigger than 5.20 ABV. What an American Pale Ale is meant to be.

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Photo of hgw605
3.81/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Nice medium haze golden peach color with small white head.
S: A tiny bit of citrus and pine but mostly light malt coming through.
T: Light bread doughy sweetness. Light bitterness and hop flavor.
F: Soft and delicate.
O: Good beer but very little hop character for hype. HF makes much better beers than this.

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Photo of jyanik9380
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryjam8001
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mleblanc25
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nightmare1972
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antc2382
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Piggypoo
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mccrossan
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jesterr44
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was able to find this at the Penny Cluse Cafe in Burlington, VT. Pours a night light golden colour with some mild cloudiness; a decent look with as much head as you like on a hard pour & some minor lacing. Bright citrus/pine/floral hops with a touch of something else (melon/tangerine) - very nice taste well balanced by malts & having a medium smooth feel. Just a great tasting solid beer with quite a bit of pleasant flavour & nothing harsh on the finish. My first tasting from Hill Farmstead, hopefully not the last!

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kdouble
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at the brewery. I usually like something a little stronger and this was a good alternative.

A golden color with a hazy white head. A little lacing.

Citrus smell with pine and maybe some pineapple or mango.

I was not expecting the bitterness and really liked it.

Another great brew from Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of troupos40
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clfclf68
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had at HG Hapgood near Bromley in VT

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4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RNbeerfan
4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hill Farmstead Brewer "Edward"
on tap @ Hen of the Wood, Burlington, VT on 4 June 2016

Notes: Slightly hazy orange-gold or "peach" body beneath a creamy head of white foam. Very good head retention and lacing. Aroma is hoppy with notes of citrus, grass, and pine over a delicate biscuity malt base. The flavor follows with a pleasant balance between the delicate malt, the moderate hops, and a solid bitterness. Hill Farmstead is all about the malt, and this one is no exception. It's not full in body, it's just medium, but the malt has a richness of character to it. They must be using a quality malt, and properly mashing and sparging, otherwise it wouldn't have the noticeable character that it does. And it's surprising, overall, that Hill Farmstead beers are so appreciated because, really, they go against the grain in today's beer society where bigger is always better, and even if it's smaller it should hit you over the head - Hill Farmstead beers don't do that. So what else of it? Just the balance I'd say. The malt is balanced, the hops are balanced, and the bitterness is balanced. It's very drinkable, which, I just thought of it, is exactly what Sierra Nevada is, what makes it great, and that's the originator so why not follow in their footsteps? Nicely done.

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Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 2,698 ratings
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