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Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,438
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 1,223
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Abner (1867-1953) is our great grandfather; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his fourteen children. In his honor, this Double IPA is dutifully crafted from American malted barley, a plethora of American hops, our ale yeast and water from Abner’s well. It is unfiltered, naturally carbonated, and double dry hopped. Aromatic and flowery, bursting with notes of citrus and pine, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Abner.

170 Theoretical IBU

Pale and Caramel Malt; Dextrose; Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Warrior hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 05-12-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.79/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml growler gifted to me in a beer trade into a Reidel Cabernet glass

A - Hazy, burnt orange color with a yellowish glow around the edges and bottom of the glass. Has a look as if I just poured a glass of grapefruit juice. Leaves a creamy head that dissipates quickly into a thin ring around the top of the beer. Slippery lacing slides down the sides leaving some splotches. A design-like swirl of froth covers the beer on top.

S - On the nose I'm getting grapefruit rind mixed with pine and orange peels. Mangos come to the front as the beer is aerated with a quick swirl. I'm in love! If left sitting for a moment, you can pick up a little bit of dankness from the hops.

T - Now this is what I have been waiting for! Just a load of resinous delight from the amount of hops used with a blend of tropical fruit. Fruit such as: mangos, pineapple, grapefruit, stone fruit...I could go on and on. There a cleanliness associated with this beer and I impart that because of the well water used. There is a honey-like sweetness from the malts used as well. A delight to sip!

M - This bad boy coats your entire palate and sticks to all four corners. There is a slight expansion of froth once it lays there for a second. A delightful bitterness is very present, but subtle enough to feel the acidity. Medium bodied, complex and well-rounded.

O - If I lived in VT, I do not believe I would drink anything else. I'm sure it's like anything, you'd get tired of it after a while, but it would be very hard in my book. As I mentioned before, I am absolutely in love with this beer. I can't thank Steve enough for sharing this with me. If you haven't had it yet, trade everything for it. And if you have had it, why are you drinking anything else! Cheers!

Serving type: growler

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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Steve for hooking me up with a 2L growler of this.

I'll skip to the review of taste, as the others all take care of aroma and appearance.

Taste - A little different than I was expecting based on the description and other reviews. To me, this beer had some citrus aspects, such as bitter grapefruit peel, but the flavor was mostly dominated by the pine. Not my favorite flavor profile.

Overall - This is a very solid DIPA, and I enjoyed it. However, I enjoyed a number of the other HF hoppy beers I've tried much more. It surprises me greatly that this is the highest rated of the bunch. Glad to have tried it, but certainly not one I would seek out again.

Serving type: growler

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler, fresh from the brewery into a modified tulip glass.

A - Medium haze like a great IPA, fine one finger snow white head. Lacing clings to the edges, delicate and fine.
S - Tropical pine, if there is such a thing. Mango mashed with spruce, and grapefruit. The nose is complex and a bit formidable.
T - Straight from the nose, lots of fruit. The challange is corraling all that flavor. It swirls and dances acros the palate. Alcohol is buried in the maelstrom.
M - Medium bodied. A thick slick feel. Nothing offensive, with a clean tight finish. The fact there is not a long lingering oil from all those hops speaks to the design and exceution from the brewer. Stunning quality.
O - The beer is simply wonderful. The hop profile is significent, however the beer is crafted with such detail that nothing is offputting. The flavor and nose dance a delicate duet that culminates in, delight.

Cheers all

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

06-26-2014 18:29:45 | More by ZEB89
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,438 ratings.