Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.4/5 rDev -5.2%
750 to worthy sniffer
A: golden honey with a small white head that fades quickly but leaves a ring completely opaque
S:this thing practically reeks of tropical fruit melon being the most pungent but its wonderful not much else there
T: there is definitely that tropical fruit flavor upfront were at first it's almost juicy but it gets bitter with hops and a bit of malt that fades slowly with the fruit making another appearance to balance out the finish. additionally as it warmed the bitterness went down and the fruiter hop flavors can out more
M:smooth very oily not really thick or thin but in the middle goes down east but bitterness makes it not super easy to drink but it is drinkable light carbonation that suits it as well
O: this is a really really good imperial pale ale it's tastey and smells great I might be a bit of a homer but I love me some hfs. only pale ale I've liked better is ephrium
12-03-2012 15:23:54 | More by Pinknuggets
4.98/5 rDev +7.3%
A: Hazy, golden-yellow like freshly mulled cider. Huge, frothy, white head with a bunch of lace but little retention.
S: An explosion of aromas. I could smell this beer from a few feet away after popping open the growler. Tart, citrusy hop oils cling to your nostrils. It's crazy. Few have smelled better. Just a tiny booze presence but it lends a sugary and sweet quality when you dig your nose deep.
T: What can I say that hasn't been said already and as displayed in the average score. Absolutely outstanding. The hops obviously steal the show but there is plenty of malt and some booze to balance it out and make this a discernible Double IPA.
M: Like chewing on fresh hop cones and citrus rinds. So damn hoppy. Perfectly carbonated, perfectly bitter and dry, and perfectly boozy to complement the intense hop presence. I can't get over how smooth yet properly carbonated this and Edward are. Boggles the mind. And soooo easy to drink!
O: It's such a pleasure to drink this beer. Very happy that I have 2L's. This review is based on my third pint glass over the span of a week since receiving the growler on Thanksgiving and being filled the day before Thanksgiving. Hasn't lost much since being poured fresh.
Nearly perfect. I think I'm becoming a HF fanboy...
11-30-2012 01:56:21 | More by Gatch
4.6/5 rDev -0.9%
750ml growler filled at the HF brewery a week ago, into a tulip glass.
A: Gorgeous peach/orange color, lacing like you wouldn't believe. I couldn't prevent myself from swirling it and plunging my nose into the glass, leading me to...
S: WHOA. Now we're talking. Instead of a hop blast like I get with other DIPAs, I get grapefruit. Lots and lots of grapefruit. Then comes a little honey, almost maple aroma. Incredible.
T: Zesty waves of grapefruit juice, hops, lemon, citrus. Tons going on, just wonderful piney goodness.
M: Very silky immediately, ending quite dry.
O: Outstanding DIPA. One of the best I've ever had. Probably beaten only by HF's Society & Solitude #5, which I'll be drinking tomorrow.
11-25-2012 00:52:26 | More by brikelly
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,533 ratings.