Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.43/5 rDev -4.5%
Abner pours a cloudy orange/yellow with a moderate sized creamy head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving a few spots and lines of lace on the glass.
The aroma is loaded with grapefruit citrus, tropical fruit and pine. Very hoppy.
Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is chewy and creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor is loaded with grapefruit citrus, lemon rind, mango and pine. Towards the end some sweet caramel malt appears. It finishes dry and moderately bitter. Once gone the grapefruit citrus and pine lingers on the palate.
This is a full flavored DIPA. The review is from a growler that was filled 24 hours ago. A terrific beer that's easy to drink.
11-10-2012 22:58:26 | More by WanderingFool
4.58/5 rDev -1.3%
Pour from a 750ml growler into a tulip glass. Was filled October 2, 2012.
A - Pours a hazy dark orange/yellow body very reminiscent of grapefruit juice. Thick two finger white head with loads of sticky lacing and retention. Looks perfect.
S - Grapefruit, mangos and peaches, a touch of crackery malt and pine. Juicy and fresh. Very complex and pleasing.
T - Bitter grapefruit initially leads into sweet peaches and some dry crackery malt. Finish is a bit piney with lasting bitterness. Very tasty.
M - Medium bodied with silky carbonation. Drinkability is high for such a high IBU beer.
O - A wonderful DIPA. However, having this next to the Society & Solitude 5 it loses by a bit. Still an amazing beer that I would say is quite close to Heady Topper. VT just does IPA's right!
11-04-2012 02:15:14 | More by davey101
4.48/5 rDev -3.4%
750 ml growler. Pour provided by Mista at Darkness Day. Thanks a lot man!
A- Pours a slightly hazy orange with a one finger head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing.
S- Pungent, fresh citrus and tropical fruits with notes of white grapefruit, lemon rind, blood orange, pineapple and mango followed by some floral hops, caramel malt and pine needles.
T- Follows the nose with plenty of juicy fresh fruit with grapefruit, lemon rind, pineapple, mango as well as floral hops, pine needles and caramel malt.
M- Light carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel.
O- Just another superb IPA from Hill Farmstead. Dangerously drinkable and well balanced, Hill Farmstead is setting the standard for a world class IPA.
10-27-2012 18:45:11 | More by iadler
4.58/5 rDev -1.3%
750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. Thanks Chris!
The beer pours a really hazy copper color, hints of orange and amber, almost like an orange rind when looking at it. Cloudy texture, bits of sediment floating in there with a nice thick white head rests on top of the glass, great retention, lovely thick layer of film appears when the head recedes, fantastic lacing and the head is easily resummoned with a quick flick of the glass. The aroma is incredible, huge citrus notes, orange rind, grapefruit with a touch of lemon zest. There is a great floral aspect, like sticking your nose into a lovely meadow of wildflowers and great pine elements than plays into some earthier undertones, but the vibrant bright citrus really takes this beer to a new level. Light malt presence, some sweetness from the caramel malt, a hint of biscuit from the pale malt as well, but this is a celebration of hops. The flavors are wonderful, tons of citrus right away, grapefruit, light orange zest, lemongrass, floral flavors come out really well behind the lemongrass and highlight the citrus element so well. The earthiness is not far behind and is a great counterbalance to the bright citrus and floral notes, nice piney hops, earthier malt leads to a touch of alcohol at the finish, but this is easily one of the most balanced and perfectly balanced IPAs I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. The body is perfection as well, smooth, dry, dank, bitter, coats the mouth well, goes down so easily and really amplifies all the great qualities of this beer.
Verdict: Sensational, another absolute knockout from Hill Farmstead. This is refined, balanced, artfully crafted and absurdly enjoyable, it's what every IPA should strive to be.
10-26-2012 01:55:55 | More by kevanb
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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