pinkie (470) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured the color of grapefruit juice. Golden hazy and with a slight orange blush on it. Fat creamy head of white foam that lasted well and left lace. This beer smells floral and fruity. Lovely light citrus, pineapple and mango for intense sweetness. Earthy pine that is not heavy and does not stand out past the other scents. The malt on this nose is a light sweet perfume. So wonderful how all Hill’s beer has this quality of lightness both in the nose and in the drink. I think if I had to summarize Hill’s trademark as a brewer I would do it like this - He is trying to put the hops in the beer and leave them on the vine at the same time. He has a way with hops and in this beer they are so fruity and yet so light on the palate. That’s his other trademark, the light malt that is so light it’s like the beer wants to just float out of the glass. Crisp, light sweetness like a floral nectar, a bit of light sweet cracker that has exactly the perfect balance. The beer has a resonance rather than an aftertaste and it’s a light floral fruitiness. As the beer warms some sweet grass and pine comes forward and this is just a lovely beer.
drsandman (301) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly clouded orange, pale white head. Nose is bready, grassy, pine, orange juice. Taste is slightly sweet - balances hop dosage well, juicy, citrus city, bready, light light malt, great balance.. Goes down so easy. One of the best APAs out there.
Johnsense (798) - - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a few times over the week. Probably just easiest to read other peoples reviews. Fairly juicy and bitter but also extremely balanced. Grapefruit, citrus, cracker, a bit grainy.
bmerz (708) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Hazy. Lace. Aroma is really fresh vegetal hops. Very ripe tropical fruit. Flavor is juicy sweet hop sack acids grapefruit plenty of light crackr malt. Incredible balance. Feel is dusty lively vegetal. Really great.
stoutnick (523) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Golden peach colour. Aroma is fruity and very aromatic - lovely smell. Taste is oh so fruity for a pale ale; lovely. Nice hop resin on finish for an American Pale. Overall great American pale ale.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at NERAX 2013, draught at Three Penny Taproom and Pro Pig, 3/15 and 3/16/14
The cask sample of this was just stunning. Wonderfully hoppy and beautifully bright and clear. Light malt sweetness and a touch of light caramel add just enough balance and character to prevent this from being just a mouthful of hops. Not that it’s too acidic by any means. Tons of simcoe juiciness, with all kinds of citrus complexity from all the C-hops. Soft and supple on the palate with no alcohol or flaws.
The draught versions seemed a little less "juicy" and soft, with more hop bitterness apparent. Probably the increased carbonation levels (and both draught samples were rather hazy, adding some dullness from the sediment). Still, like Susan, this manages a ton of hop flavor with very little fatigue from the acids. Deliciously dry and clean, of course.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy light golden with two fingers of soapy white head. On the nose there is citrus, pine, earthiness. The taste follows well in suit. One of the best APAs out there. Glad I finally got to try it.
RickTheRick (374) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 Ce qui définit cette divine bière est son équilibre, autant dans le dosage de ses composantes que dans son goût. Trouble, dorée et mousseuse à souhait, la Edward a toutes les qualités de ce que doit être une bonne bière de soif : une bonne amertume gracieuseté du houblonnage généreux qui procure des saveurs herbacées, fruitées et épicées, et un goût de céréales bien présent pour soutenir le tout. Très très bonne bière!
Berta4519 (26) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect , this is what a pale ale should taste like. Balanced and delicious. I don’t need to be nerdy about it. If you can get it, drink it enjoy it and shut Your mouth
Mep3222 (487) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice floral and citrus hop aroma and flavor. Balanced and full. Very enjoyable ipa. Bitter finish but ebonite citrus hop to balance.
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