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Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,535
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 1,262
Gots: 73 | 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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seplo

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

11-12-2012 14:44:28 | More by seplo
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

11-12-2012 02:35:53 | More by BeerHunter76
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juliusseizure

New York

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

11-11-2012 20:13:20 | More by juliusseizure
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BobCobb

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

11-11-2012 01:40:32 | More by BobCobb
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

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
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

11-10-2012 13:34:30 | More by ScaryEd
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -3%

11-09-2012 01:54:20 | More by danedelman
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c_patton

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -3%

11-08-2012 18:42:36 | More by c_patton
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soulkeeper1369

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

11-08-2012 13:11:49 | More by soulkeeper1369
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

11-07-2012 19:50:33 | More by CB_Crowe
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

11-06-2012 23:11:11 | More by Texasfan549
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JxExM

New York

5/5  rDev +7.8%

11-04-2012 21:51:21 | More by JxExM
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cfh64

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -3%

11-04-2012 15:54:02 | More by cfh64
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Dana718

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

11-04-2012 05:04:39 | More by Dana718
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davey101

Connecticut

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
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trob1971

Vermont

2/5  rDev -56.9%

11-04-2012 00:57:14 | More by trob1971
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -3%

11-03-2012 15:05:21 | More by kjkinsey
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messrock

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +7.8%

11-03-2012 10:29:00 | More by messrock
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

11-02-2012 00:25:13 | More by chippo33
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

11-02-2012 00:25:04 | More by splendidsplinter
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gonzowestwood

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

10-29-2012 06:37:27 | More by gonzowestwood
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -3%

10-29-2012 02:31:49 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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ASUBeer

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +7.8%

10-28-2012 00:16:59 | More by ASUBeer
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iadler

Illinois

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
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kevanb

Illinois

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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