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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 Edwardís 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.† 13.5ļP, 85 ibus, 5.2% abv. Pale and Caramel malt; Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Warrior hops; House Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Draft at farm house tap. Pours orange with massive head. Big citrus aroma and refreshing hop forward taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
like that check please! .. . pours a light hazed yellow gold .. . slick hoppiness, pine and resin .. . very nice finish .. . a good good brew!! .. . . i prefer a quiet night at home, with my hand on the buzzer .....

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
samami (4) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2012 does not count
This is an excellent beer. One of our favorites. I get to visit this brewery once a year and each time is terrific and Edward has always been enjoyed. Malt: hay Hops: floral, grass Yeast/Bacteria: dough golden, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Draft. Massive hop aroma - fruity/grassy fresh hops jump out of the glass, grapefruit, pine sap, cut hay, and a very pleasant sweet malt note in the background. Pours hazy, light orange color, white head with good retention and lacing. Flavor is packed with fresh hops. Sticky resin, grassy, grapefruit, light tropical fruit. Malt profile is very nice, light biscuit and graham cracker, pleasant (light) background sweetness. The hop and malt profiles work very well together - both add their own unique flavors without becoming messy. Bitterness is medium-high, but the malt definitely helps support this. Light-medium body, soft texture, medium carbonation. Excellent beer - glad I was able to try it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Draft. Pleasantly found this on tap at an Inn I was staying at in Vermont as it was a must try while in the area.. You donít have to try too many Hill Farmstead brews to start expecting the best when trying something from them. And, with that, this is probably the best, or certainly one of the best, Pale Ales Iíve had. Itís aggressively hopped; citrus, grassy notes, but perfectly balanced by a sweet malty body. Everything glides along quite well. This has a lengthy dry finish with crisp bitterness that might be found in some IPAs. Yet, itís all fairly light in a very drinkable package. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3298) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Draft, Three Penny Taproom. Ok, so another flawless Hill Farmstead brew. The brewmasterís description is spot on. Hazy orange color. Taste and nose mirror each other. Yeast, malt and hops are perfect. Lots of dry hopping. I really respect everything Shaun Hill has done at his farm. I dont personally drink many Pale Ales or seek them out BUT this is damn nice. And Pale ale drinkers should find this on draft or make the drive to Greensboro. Exceptional brew with lots of character.†

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Tap at dive bar, worcester mass. Quite possibly my favorite beer. Huge flavor and aroma. Hop filled, juicy sticky delicious hops. Unbelievable. Only 5% too. Could be best beer ever

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2026) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pale copper, no head. Aroma of citrus, herbal notes and some pine taste follows bringing herbal notes forward. Solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle sample shared by alexsdad06. Poured cloudy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Very good brew that exceeded my expectations.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jwellford (3) - Keene, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012 does not count
Tasted over two days from a 750ml bottle fresh from the brewery. The aroma of grass and citrus is this beerís strength--close to perfection. Iím less impressed with the taste--nothing particularly bad about it but quite bland/watery compared to the aroma. Very little taste left for the finish. Overall Edward is Probably the best American Pale Ale Iíve tasted, but to me itís much closer to an Imperial IPA and doesnít quite stack up against something like Heady Topper. If you like to smell but not taste your hops this would be your ideal beer.


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