Edward | Hill Farmstead Brewery

BA SCORE
4.43/5
2,696 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:
#199
Reviews:
369
Ratings:
2,696
pDev:
8.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
669
Gots:
405
Trade:
1
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Photo of afroskully
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of i080054
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zbeattie6
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jjwilli2
4.12/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
3.96/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Half pour with a brisket sandwich at Prohibition Pig. Could have thought it was a Tree House beer without knowing. Nice NEIPA.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesMantooth
4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 4 day old 750ml flip top

It is a hazy, orange gold with an average sized off-white cap. It retains a solid ring around the glass that leaves some spotty lacing.

It smells a little earhty/musky, like it has citra or mosaic hops, but mostly like orange, peach, honeydew melon, lemongrass, and limestone.

It tastes even better than it smells. The flowery hops are what I imagine an orange blossom would taste like. Also a lot of peach, melon/cantelope, zesty grapefruit rind, and club cracker like malts before a subtle bitterness comes in. A bit of lingering pine sap, lemongrass, and mineral water. It is hard to describe, but I call this a perfectly clean beer. There are no flaws or off putting flavors.

It has depth, yet is so light and delicate. The body is soft feeling like a Gose, and finishes crisp and dry.

An outstanding beer that could be the picture definition of a pale ale.

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Photo of Jbavi360
4.72/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of SomethingClever
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml swing top growler poured into shaker pint. Best by of Sept 6.

A: Small white soapy head. Body is a murky tan Gold amber.

S: citrus, cantaloupe, light honey,

T: tons of fresh melon cantaloupe, honeydew, apricot, light lemon a little grass.

M: is lush and juicy without being too heavy. This beer just bursts in your mouth.

O: This is an exceptional super juicy pale ale. The fruit flavors are so melon and apricot forward.

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Photo of johnpalisi
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of kw_pip
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught

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Photo of Kayakguy
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Mad Taco in Warren, Vt. Looks amazing, very hazy unfiltered with a beautiful citris aroma. Nice hop bitterness but extremely drinkable. Loved it.

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

Photo of FCal79
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alexcortez426
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Couple of 16oz drafts in a Belgian tulip. Probably the best looking beer I've had. Maybe it was the sunlight hitting the beer just right, or my general stoke over having this on draft, or who knows what - but the beer looked heavenly. Orange gold with a perfect head. Not clear or turbid - just perfect.

Aroma is an intoxicating mix of citrus, leafy and floral hops, and green pine. Delicate and pronounced.

Taste. The taste! Citrus by way of orange, tangerine, grapefruit zest, peach, melon followed by a crisp, zesty green pine and a crackery malt. Not sure how the malt manages to make itself known under the weight of all the hops but therein lies the beauty of this beer. It's unreal balanced.

Smooth, crisp and perfectly carbonated. Such an easy drinker. For all the accolades and undoubted complexity it still drinks like a plain old delicious beer.

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Photo of Rristow
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted from draft. Pours a super murky pale gold with white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple, and floral. Taste is moderate to heavily bitter with mild sweetness. Lot of grapefruit on the taste with some other citrus fruits and pine. Little bit of caramel. Excellent overall.

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Photo of Scooter1027
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 2,696 ratings
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