Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by joshuaseresse:
4.72/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
What a pleasant suprise from jammalamma, who just kind of sent me this growler. Really appreciate it, Ben! It was filled on May 28th so it was around 9 days old. Really, really cool looking growler, too. Split last night with the La Crosse crew after a great day of mountain biking.
A - A rich, golden amber with a nice creamy white head. Really nice and splotchy lacing along the sides. Beautiful webbed clouds in the center. A nice looking brews.
S - Boom! Citrus, piney hops! Grapefruit, pineapple, large amounts of orange peel. Mango, papaya and star fruit. Dank basement bitterness.
T - Really bitter with a nice citrus backbone. Orange, lemon, pineapple, melon hops. Just a tiny bit malty, but overall really awesome!
M - Citrus tingle with a bitter, drying effect. Really smooth with a nice amount of carbonation.
O - Really, really impressed with this one! Its like Masala Mama meets Pliny, and then they go over to their cousin Abrasive's house for dinner. Really well balanced, smells great and tastes even better. Home run for Hill Farmstead! Looking forward to more of their offerings in the future. Thanks again Ben for this mighty treat!
Serving type: growler
06-06-2011 14:24:39 | More by joshuaseresse
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4.85/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Had on tap at the Prohibition Pig, served in a 13-oz tulip glass
A - Brilliant orange color, with a pleasant haze that screams freshness. A ivory head coats the sides of the glass as it quickly fades into the brew.
S - I pick up orange and pine, and some subtle yeasty esters, but none is overpowering. Certainly not the extreme olfactory experience of other DIPAs.
T - The taste is much more forthright compared with the nose. Rich orange citrus and sticky pine resin tastes coat the tongue. The the only way to describe the malt is a masterpiece of balance - nothing else really compares. The finish is just a touch bitter, but for 170+ IBUs absurdly smooth.
M - Like the malt blend, liquid perfection.
O - What a fantastic beer. Like all Hill Farmstead beers I've had, it doesn't hit you over the head with flavor and leave you trying to catch up. Rather, it invites you in to savor all the layers of flavor and fermentation expertise that go into the beer. The somewhat tame nose confounded me somewhat, but the experience of actually drinking this beer is one not soon forgotten.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 01:55:01 | More by hail_seitan
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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