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Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,723
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 1,347
Gots: 98 | FT: 1
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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5/5  rDev +7.8%

TychoNDC, Jun 10, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750mL courtesy of Jim. Awesome.

A: Beautiful golden color with a thin ring of head. Some legs on the glass. Nice.

N: Surprisingly light nose. Tends toward the earthy with a hint of grapefruit. Plenty of crystallized sugar. Mandarin oranges in syrup. Pineapple starts to show through as this warms. Some onion and garlic.

T: Quite bitter with just enough malt to balance. Hops are well showcased and earthy. Light touch here leads to a cavalcade of flavors. Some minerality, artesian water in here.

M: Very dry to the point it almost feels like the body disappears.

O: As good as advertised. Definitely a beer that showcases the best of the style. More kudos for Shaun Hill, I suppose.

Sarlacc83, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.8%

thegerm87, Jun 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

liamt07, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

Thecherryman, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

bauermj, Jun 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

kevrice88, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of NuclearRich
4.93/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750mL growler filled at the brewery on 6/5/13 and poured into a HF snifter just now, 6/8.

A. Hazy light amber with a white head, fading quickly and leaving the faintest of lace

S. Beautiful floral bouquet of citrus, pine, a light caramel-like malt.

T. Wow. First softly floral then immediately eviscerated by a strong pungent piney resin that has serious follow through. Just enough lightly sweet malt to keep the hop punch in check. The sweetness is slightly tropical in quality, especially as the drink warms; apricot, pineapple, peach. The sweetness is very secondary in nature, the shoulders and neck to support the mind full of hops.

M. Just a tad into medium, fairly light bodied. Coats the tongue and imparts its bitterness leaving your taste buds daydreaming. Crisp enough, where the bitterness and the bubbly are harmonious, and not struggling or raging.

O. One of the finest DIPAs I have ever had. Complex, unabashed, and simply delicious.

NuclearRich, Jun 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

richardflyr, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

augustg, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.8%

djmichaelk, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

AlexFields, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

TNGabe, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
4.4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured into a stemmed HF glass

pours a light golden yellow, hazy, thick fluffy head. nice lacing and retention.

complex citrus fruits. loads of tropical dankness with a slight hint of pine resin.

hop dominating. bitter citrus through out. sweet bitter grapefruit and tangerine sticking out the most. faint pale body hides as hops just showcase. very clean.

for a DIPA, a nice lighter body. not overly malty like some of the 10%+ DIPAs. very smooth and easy with a mild to moderate carbonation.

overall, really good.

hooliganlife, Jun 08, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy pale orage color with decent white head that laces a bit. Aroma on this thing is killer! Smelled it once and started giggling it made me so happy, orange and ruby red grapefruit juice with hints of pine. Flavorwise, it's everything the nose leads with plus an added strong earthy hop punch. The earthiness starts to come out in the nose at it warms as well. It can be described as a bit garlicy. I get a bit of that sauteed onion and garlic with fresh herbs type of impression right after the initial citrus juice impression, but it fades on the finish. Super smooth bitterness here, very drinkable 8% IPA!

BeerZack, Jun 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

BobaFret, Jun 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

POTABLE83, Jun 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

earljones199, Jun 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Battenkill, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

Brewsed, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

jjheinrichs, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

Beerdy, Jun 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

bird22, Jun 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

ridglens, Jun 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

chefduff2, Jun 01, 2013
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,723 ratings.