Edward | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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
Ratings:
2,637
Reviews:
358
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
Wants:
668
Gots:
384
For Trade:
1
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Photo of gbiello
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vinces915
4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambit23
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveD082791
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lr300
4.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kcwigle
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spoild
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

5 oz. pour at THE Prohibition Pig

L: Hazy light gold. Good head with good retention, lots of sticky lace and a cap and ring.

S: Orangey, lemony citrus and light cracker malts.

T: Follows nose, finishes with a tiny bit of crisp bitterness.

F: Light bodied, strong carbonation. Crisp and very clean, light and refreshing.

O: Totally see how this is Hill Farmstead's go-to house ale. Could drink it and love it all day and every day.

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Photo of Gavage
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a hazy yellow orange color with a 2" head.

Smell: lemon and some floral tones rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, lemon zest, mango, soft pine, and a bit of earthy bitterness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout.

Overall: a real easy to drink beer that is full of flavor.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Myst
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_V
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at Beer Shop NYC.
Pours a wonderfully hazy golden orange color with a fingernail length head and good lace retention.
In the nose there are light citrusy and pine aromas.
In the mouth it is light and easy drinking with a gentle carbonation. Although many of the flavors are clean at first, as it warms, lots of light tropical fruit notes come out; grapefruit, mango, papaya and pear. The malt flavor is crackery and semi sweet. The pine is modest and not overwhelming.
Lovely example of an American pale ale that is easy to put away. I could have several of these.

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Photo of srw
3.7/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smells good and looks nice. Taste wise there is not much bitterness so. Smooth but there isn't much taste in general and it almost tastes flat. Overall average.

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Photo of dVinci
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of inspektor
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nfedas
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bishopdc0
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. A moderately hazy amber-orange color with a one-finger white head. Berries, earthy notes, pine, and tangerine on the nose. The tangerine showed up first on the palate, followed by a nice blend of herbal flavors, resin, grass, oranges, pine, and mango. Medium-bodied and soft bitterness on the finish. Another exceptional beer from HF.

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Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Happy to be able to tick this off. Had it on tap The Farmhouse in Burlington. Also had it on cask at Mule Bar in Winooski the day after.

Pours a hazy orange.

The smell is crisp and tropical, pineapple, mango, you namit, it's in here.

Crisp taste, all of the fruit elements from the nose are here, followed by along, soft bitterness. Just outstanding stuff.

Refreshing mouthfeel, sharp carbonation. Would be a superb palate cleanser, I believe.

This was one of the beers I most looked forward to having, and oh yes, it lives up to the hype. Just a superb Pale Ale.

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Photo of Biggsy
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjd722
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.39 out of 5 based on 2,637 ratings.
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