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Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,728
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 1,350
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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Photo of jealousmonk
4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A -- Poured from a growler. Hazy, thick orange beer with substantial head and moderate lacing.

S -- Piney, citrusy hops. I don't get a lot of fruit or flowers. Also a fairly barnyardy IPA.

T -- Again with the cirtus hops, especially grapefruit, and a piney finish. Not much maltiness to speak of here. The funk present in the nose also comes through here, but is less prominent.

M -- It might be partially the appearance and the thick head, but it also has a fairly full body. However, it is also quite carbonated and does not seem overly heavy. No hint of the alcohol.

O -- It was great to get a chance to try this beer! Delicious and definitely worth grabbing a growler if you get the chance.

jealousmonk, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of CelticAleMan
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

CelticAleMan, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of MCain04
4.36/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Transported back to Chicago in a 750ml Growler, poured into a HF glass.

A: Opaque deep yellow/amber body with a pure with head of 2 fingers and good retention and lacing.

S: Packed with juicy fruity goodness, tropical fruits and citrus, floral, grassy, and piney as well.

T: Very flavorful with layers of hope taste following the nose and bitterness throughout. As with the other HF beers I've had, however, a little watery feel to it throughout and on the finish.

M: Medium carbonation, that watery feel is present, dry finish, medium body.

O: Very pleased to have this and well-enjoyed. Not the best DIPA I've ever had, and perhaps not worth an intense journey to get it, but this is a finely crafted DIPA.

MCain04, Apr 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

brycevolk, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Half growler procured from the source. Poured into my Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass the next day.

Pours a brilliant, golden orange, with tons of visible carbonation. Looks like the growler made it back in good condition! Laces down the glass incredibly well.

The smell? Oh my god. My nose just got caressed by orange, grapefruit, pine, pineapple, mango, citrus zest. It's so strong, and so fresh. I don't know what hop varieties went into this beer, but I love them, no matter what.

The tastes follows very similarly to the smell. A lot of lingering hop bitterness stays throughout the session, but is covered in a sticky, dank, citrusy explosion of hop flavor. Alcohol is basically not there. You wouldn't know it's 8.2%ABV.

Lightly, but well carbonated. Medium body. So drinkable.

A true beer epiphany here. Wow. Congrats HF.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 31, 2013
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Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,728 ratings.