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RATINGS: 349   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
On draft. A nice orangish color with a light white head. Refreshing and very drinkable. Citrus/piney

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Beautiful amber pour with nice head. Refreshing pine-citrus hoppy brew. The high quality bleeds through.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2259) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Fine white foam, Full aroma propelled by medium effervescence - lotta volatiles. Pine and citrus primarily, bits of finer neroli, firm acidity, quite in feel and taste, tangy and almost piquant. No appreciable alcohol. Malt riding properly as background with light and clear biscuit and grape nuts flavors.Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Growler, courtesy of joet. Thanks, Joe! Pours a hazy, golden-orange color; fine-bubbled off-white head; nice lacing. Vibrant pithy grapefruit and citrus hops, with a solid crystal malt character (not my thing). Modest carbonation; chewy grapefruit and citrus; again, solid crystal malt character filling out the center; too chewy for my tastes, but pretty tasty overall. Lingering, modestly dry and sticky / crystalline sugar finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1067) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
Sampled at Vermont Brewer’s festival 2011. Pale yellow with a very hoppy aroma. Fresh hop juice, very piny and citrusy. Flavor is similar with pale malt. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
another delicious pale ale, i love that the malt body is so slight but so tasty also, it really lets the hops shine and gives just the right amount of cereal and crackers in the finish. lots of nice citrus, some bitter soapyness, terrifically dry and smooth, crisp, and refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sean9689 (286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
On-tap at my house...yeah, that doesn’t suck. 1/6bbl in the kegerator poured into a Surly Imperial Nonic. Oh yeah! A - Pours a mirky golden yellow, nice white frothy head, very sticky lacing, thin filmy cap, thick collar. S - Light hoppy bitterness, lots of pine, slight floral and tropical citrus notes. Very mellow but still lots going on, just the way I like my IPAs. T - More hoppy/bitter then the nose suggests. Pine, tropical citrus, slight herbal/floral notes that really adds nicely to the bitterness. Not overdone or trying to be an IPA, it’s just right and exactly what I want. Light hoppy, slightly floral finish. M - Light, crisp and refreshing, perfect carbonation, clean finish. O - As far as APA’s go, this one is really hard to beat. It’s amongst the class of Alpine Hoppy Birthday and Russian River Parking Violation, my two favorites. It’s good out of a growler, but on-tap, it’s at the top of its class. If you’re in Chicago, come on by for a pint (while it lasts!).

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4930) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 tap: growler and eh pint. cloudy golden with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. aromas of malts and loads of citrus, herbal-floral hops and dry-lightly toasted malts. tingling alcohol, peppery, floral hopping, light grapefruit bite. hint of caramel - very well dosed. average carbonation, medium body, short to medium long citrusy finish. excellent ipa!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011
i’ve had really good pours of edward and a couple mediocre. i’ll rate overall. Pour from a 750ml growler. pours a golden color with a soapy head that hangs out for a bit. smell is of rich citrus pine peach melon grassy hop blend with a slight malty hust is the background. taste is rich with floral citrus grassy herbacious vegetal hop and finishes a touch malty sweetness and rustic husk. mouthfeel is smooth with a clean potent bitterness. overall very enjoyable and highly drinkable. would drink this again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (2021) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 14, 2011
Growler sample shared with oakbluff. Hazy pale orange in colour with medium carbonation. Strong hoppy aromas dominate, with elements of herbs, citrus and tropical fruit, and fresh cut pine. Hop forward in the mouth as well, with notes of tangello, lemon, white grapefruit, and juniper boughs. On the back end there’s a mellow pale malt note that rounds things out. Drying, but not overly bitter. Super refreshing, super hoppy, super good.


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