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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1344) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Draft at CCB. Nose is huge grapefruit and pummelo. Grassy and floral hops bring this one to life giving it a well-water like aroma. Reminds me of the outdoors. Pour is hazy yellow/orange with a white head. Taste is full of citrus and grapefruit with more of the well-water hoppiness. An excellent and extremely drinkable brew that should be had by all. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Draft at Cigar City Christmas day. Pours a pale gold with a white head that sticks and laces all the way down. Nose is very pungent dank citrus hops loaded with grapefruit, pineapple and peaches. Flavor has a little more malt background to it with nice bitter citrus hop finish. Fantastic pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4786) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
On draft at Cigar City. Now that is a nice looking APA! Pours a crazy hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is massive white grapefruit with accents of kumquats and citrus bitterness. Flavor is similar- just an explosion of white grapefruit and kumquats all over with accents of lemon and maybe some loquat as well. Medium in body and awesome citrus bitterness and use of malts to blend this together. Symphonic pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
17-12-11 On tap: Couleur orangée, trouble, avec un petit colet de mousse et une moyenne effervescence. Aromes d’houblon frais avec des notes fruitées. Légèrement sucrée, avec une bonne amertume tout en douceur et une petite note surette. Très bien balancée. Corps plutôt léger avec une texture mince penchant vers le rond. Carbonisation moyenne. Bière asser légère qui se boit très facilement. On trouve de belles notes fruitées et houblonnées.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hivemind (770) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2011
On tap @ Valhalla w Andy, James and Streets. Dark, glossy amber pour with cinnamon-white head.that leaves no lacing (unfortunately). Aroma is malty, earthy caramel. Palate is malty upfront and then spicy hops ... And then malt going down. Soupy and heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Courtesy of fbm115. Hazy golden, wispy head, oily lacing. Huge citrus zest up front, resin, not much else in aroma. Flavor much the same, huge zest and resin, enough malt through the middle to get by, hops dominate again in backend. Soft billowy mouthfeel. Borderline one dimensional but works, quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 Pours hazy straw color with a thin white head that hangs around with a litte lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops with a little sweet malt background. Medium full body. Flavor is intensely hoppy, but not overly bitter. Nicely balanced with a crisp malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5660) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
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Bottle: The aroma consists of mild grapefruit with some faint fruity caramel and fruity sweetness. It pours a hazy amber with some sediment and a small creamy off white head that leaves some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tropical fruits. There’s a touch of caramel in the background. The finish has moderate grapefruit. Overall, another very sessionable Pale Ale, but the aroma is slightly lacking in comparison to Nelson.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3319) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
growler. pours a bright orange with a tiny offwhite head. aroma of potent juicy grapefruit, resin, and peculiar kiwi fruit sweetness. additional layors of green grapes and pineapple. a beautiful hop fruit medley. Unique hop profile. taste is bitter citrusy grapefruit, toasted walnuts, a touch of melon, and passionfruit juice. tasty, unique beer. when done well, hoppy APA is easier one of my favorite styles, and this surely didn’t dissappoint. another winner from HF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Very interesting and great pale ale. Nice malty/caramel sweetness with a crisp dry finish of spicy herbal/citrus hops. I wish i could get a six pack of this stuff.

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