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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.

   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 (5554) - 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 (3309) - 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 (2797) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On tap at three penny, again stellar beer. Amazing delicate malts with a solid hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Pours is clear yellow with white head from growler, aroma brings notes of spicy yeast, biscuit, lemon, some nice pine, grass notes in there as well, balanced well. Taste is a nice a mix of biscuit, grass, pine and some citrusy notes, goes into some nice sweet and spicy notes, finishes bitter and fairly dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Cloudy amber orange with a spotted white head. Pine, pine, pine aroma with subtle citrus notes. You can actual smell the dryness from the resin as well as taste it. It is light, slightly sweet, bitter, pine and bitter. Dry, light and smooth finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lachrymalisis (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Serious pine, and earthy citrus aromas. flavors are pleasant: nice earthy pine and citrus hops, light biscuity malts and some slight caramel sweetness. moderately thick mouthfeel, but finishes dry, mild carbonation, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11074) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Growler shared with Doodler and company poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, biscuit, lemon, pine and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, biscuit, citrus and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

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