Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
4.61/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
L: A super hazy gold, almost looks like fruit juice, with a creamy white head and excellent lacing.
A: Big Pine, apricot, citrus and a touch of peachy esters. Malt is neutral and clean in the aroma.
T: Smooth bitterness upfront, moves into big juicy and piney hops and a moderate mouthfeel. Hop character takes on flavors of apricot, big piney notes, and citrus. The ester profile from the aroma enhances the fruity character, and the malt sits behind the hops and allows them to come to the front. A dry but creamy finish gives the hop character a nice lingering finish.
Overall, one of the best DIPAs I have ever had, very well balanced and full of big, complex hop flavors. The brewers here in Vermont seem to be creating their own version of IPAs, very similar to west-coast but less bitter and with a more prominent yeast ester contribution. Hill Farmstead is living up to the hype.
Serving type: growler
05-11-2014 00:58:23 | More by Siriusfisherman
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District of Columbia
4.5/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on-tap at The Reservoir in Waterbury. Even though I'm not a huge fan of Shaun Hill's arrogance, I have to admit this brew is pretty legit.
A: Poured a very cloudy, golden color, with a slight, 1/2 finger head.
S: Floral in spades, with that certain "Dreadnaught-esque" candy-coated alcohol that is absolutely to die for.
T: Very Dreadnaught-esque in its IPA disposition: Fresh Orange juice, grapefruit, and some caramel and butterscotch thrown into the mix.
M: Hell, what do I know here. I guess I'll add that it's lowly carbonated, non-sugary, and damn-near perfect here.
O: This lives up to its hype, for sure.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2014 03:05:42 | More by Chaney
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,422 ratings.