Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.88/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Got this today at Hill Farmstead. Why wait another day to drink it, right? Fresh as can be! Poured beautifully into a 12oz water glass. Didn't have proper glassware due to the fact that I'm taking a short vacation in VT (I'm drinking this at a Holiday Inn Express). The body is hazy and amber orange. Two fingers of fluffy white head.
Smell is like taking a stroll through a farmers market: fresh, crisp, vegetative.
Taste...magnificent. So fresh, so balanced. I'd believe the brewers if they told me this beer had no alcohol content whatsoever.
Creamy, airy mouthfeel. Very pleasant.
#14 on the Top 250? Well deserving!
Serving type: growler
07-11-2014 03:09:43 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
4.85/5 rDev +4.5%
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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