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

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From a growler fill at the brewery served the next day, pours a hazy golden with just a small head (slow pour from 750ml growler). The smell is grapefruit orange and pineapple, and the taste replicates the smells. It is smooth, refreshing with a slight bitterness on the back end. The mouthfeel was unexpectedly smooth yet had some body and reminded me a little of the tannins in a good dry red wine. Overall, my first pilgrimage to Hill Farmstead Brewery did not disappoint, and this pale ale is the best I have tasted to date.

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Edward from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 2,747 ratings