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RATINGS: 298   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 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.  13.5ºP, 85 ibus, 5.2% abv. Pale and Caramel malt; Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Warrior hops; House Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
Growler from GoT. Slightly cloudy orange-amber color with thin ring of white head. Nice aroma - tangerine, grain, very clean. Taste is more subdued than aroma lets on, grainy with a moderate hop finish. Very nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2389) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 On tap at Three Penny tap room

A - 1 finger creamy head off-white. Great head lacing. SRM of 3. Dark golden to dark brown. Tons of haze in the glass. Gorgeous. Looks like a light syrup so golden and hazey.

S- great hop resin on the nose. Smells like a mix between Simcoe and Centennial hops. Lots of bitterness and loads of that grapefruit citrus scent I’d expect.

T - Whoa. Dry hopped goodness all the way. Tastes like pounds of hops were added to this. The beer itself isn’t that intense but the post brew dry hop added the haze and intense taste. Pine resin and tangerines are here. Also, it finishes very dry.

M - 80% carbonation on the mouth swish. The dry hops linger for a while. The beer itself sort of fades quickly and swiftly.

O - intense and delicious. The one work to describe all HFS beers is "balance". They’re so balanced and remarkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3589) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Poured a cloudy amber color with aromas of pine, crackers, pineapple, and some butterscotch. Flavors are light bitter hops of grapefruit and pine mixed in with some caramel malt thrown in. A real nice beer overall, would love to drink some again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC - at Vermont Night. Cloudy yellow - white head. Orange. Citrus. Fruity. Light sweetness. Orange. High fruity. Lovely freshness. High hoppy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (926) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange with a fluffy white (And I mean pure white head). Lacing is perfectly distributed. Notes of pine, grass and grapefruit. Silky smooth almost like it was poured on nitro. Palate is slightly watery.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
A hazed blonde ale with a thick dark brown head. In aroma, a beautiful resinous hops, floral, clover field, wonderful. In mouth, a nice crisp biscuit malt with smooth floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth! On tap at the brewery, March 12, 2012.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3975) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Listed as edward? and the barkeep told me it was from Hillstead Farms so I guess this is the rigght spot fer this beer. I have total respect for the gent named in honor of this beer, especially since it seems like an ipa but its listed here as a apa, very reserved and proper. This beer from the tap smells like ipa, but perhaps looks like a very light vanilla co2 picturesque foaming fun thing. Don’t see ipa with this kind of light body foaming. Taste is straight up milder ipa but still ipa. Not sure why this reates a 100 but hey, I’m no ipa expert but it is a little more intersting compared to yer typical bitter hop blast. Probaly one of your apa’s with personality bordering on mildly annoying. If you like IPA or strong apa, ignore my likable numbers and give this a try.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
petermethot (26) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3/3/12 - awesome VT IPA could drink it all the time if I could find it outside of Stowe VT ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eriendeau22 (23) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Without question the best pale ale I’ve ever had. The hops, malts, and yeast come together perfectly in this beer. Another great beer from Hill Farmstead.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - FEB 29, 2012
UPDATED: APR 16, 2012 Unfiltered, honey-colored pour with a thin white head. Tangerine, pine, tropical fruit funk, and nicely floral nose. The yeast is amazing, and you can tell they have great water. Flavor is earthy, full of mango/apricot, and is wonderfully balanced by firm malt and just enough resin. Ample but soft carb carries the flavors through a fantastic medium-bitter finish. Sitting very lovely around 5%. This just works for me. It has proven to be, far and away, my favorite pale ale.


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