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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
My bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp. Nov. 2. Pours a murky orange/peach-colour with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of citrusy and fruity hops, a touch catty and also a bit spicy. Fruity and citrusy flavour, also catty and herbal. Average to medium bodied. Another great IPA from these guys!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1280) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Growler. Pours a golden orange with big white head. Aroma is pine, fresh cut grass and some mild hops. Taste is slight resin fresh hop, then a very earthy/soil taste that is very fresh but very dirt like. More fresh cut grass taste that is very nice from a refreshment stand point. The mouth feel is really light here and makes it seem almost watered down. The carbonation is slightly low but could be the growler. Overall, a very nice session beer with a great deal of flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (3605) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012 On tap at my home-brew clubs Christmas party tonight. Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a nice bone white head that persists forever. Wow that aroma has got lots of hops in it for a Pale ale! Juicy citrus and pine with a hint of green onion and a touch of bready malt make for a wonderful smelling beer. The flavor is loaded with pine and citrus with a bit of sweet malt to back it up. Flavorful bitterness, but never harsh. Medium to light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a bready resinous mouthfeel. This is a great little beer, that at times feel more like and IPA, but its so damn good I’m not going to quibble of stylistic designations.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CassanoMagnago (18) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2012
On tap at home from a keg that is 3 days old (picked up at the brewery). Pours a hazy orange. Citrus and floral aroma. You can taste the hops right away, with some pine undertones. Just a gorgeous APA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
An excellent pale ale. On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a pale orange yellow color with white foam head. Aroma of grapefruit and earthiness. Sweet smooth citrus flavor with a malt layer to smooth it out. A light feel but perfect for the style. Perhaps some spice mixed in. Definitely session worthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6191) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2012
750 flip top growler thanks to time4lunch. Citrus and some grapefruit. Tropical fruit. Light and aromatic. Incredibly tasty. Just another homerun from HF.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (703) - Delaware, USA - NOV 12, 2012
On draft at farmhouse tap..from notes..clean..fragrant and oh so aromatic..very fresh..hop presence is not overwhelming..very stellar apa..this could be the finest session apa around...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
.Growler, Thanks Dany!!!! Shared with Riley. Pours hazy orange, 1-finger white head, phenomenal lacing. Nose is tropical fruit, grapefruit, grass, stinky hop-juice, really snappy. Flavours of grapefruit, tropical fruit, quite bitter, nice pine and cedar deeper in. Gorgeous, just lovely beer in every way possible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
christian_no (2) - - OCT 21, 2012 does not count
Nice fresh hoppy citrus aroma as soon as it gets close to your nose... I even got an edelweiss flour hit which got me all excited. Well balanced and sustained bitterness would have thought this to be an IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
(Draught) cloudy, ruddy deep orange, thick meringue-like head. Nose is funky, hop extract, fresh as hell citrus zest and pulp and cream. Taste of biscuit, mildly bitter, funk, cream, melon, complex and delicious. Near perfect carbonation and palate finish. One of the best pale ales I’ve ever tried.

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