Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev -3%
750 ML growler delivered to my humble abode, not even part of a trade, just because, by that prince among traders: moose3285. Thanks doesn't quite cut it, but thanks!
Growler pops & fizzes appropriately, & the pour is heady over a furrowed yellow brow. The nose, holy hand grenades, is just grand. LIke a Jamaican fruit salad, it actually immediately took me back to sipping banana dacquiris right off the beach, where the bartender was pulling bananas off the canopy of the bar. Plus one for sparking a good, ancient memory!
Abner should have a Caribbean toothpick umbrella in it. Ripe fruits burst their skin at the slightest touch: papaya, pineapple, orange, citrus, banana, tangerine. Moderate bitterness stings in the middle to keep the fruitcopia from becoming to sweet or cloying. Oily presence that's so welcome in top-notch IPA/IIPAs. I can't keep my hands off the glass, or my face, & I'm wishing for another 750ML to magically appear. <nod> <nod> <nod>. Nope.
I'm trying to use my words. This is bloody good. Bitter & fruity mixed with the touch of a master DJ. Excellent beer that would hold its head high among the best IPAs in the world. Thanks again, Mike.
10-11-2012 02:28:05 | More by maximum12
4.83/5 rDev +4.1%
On tap at prohibition pig. A welcomed brew as we arrived at Vermont to start our Hill Farmstead Harvest Fest
A- Abner pours a hazy gold body with fair head of foam that slowly retreats. Very sticky with great lacing clinging to the edges of the glass
S- fresh pine scents and citric aromas burst from the glass with a complete blast of tropical tones. Very fresh and dank with the hop flavors. This is the explosive scent profile I look for in a DIPA
T- Thick blast of tropical citric flavors that are meshed with grapefruit, starfruit, and pineapples. There is a sugary malt type flavor that provides some sweetness and really compliments to aforementioned hop explosion. Abner completely exhibits flavors of a hoppy citric DIPA that so many hop heads look for
M- Smooth carbonation as the citric flavors clasp at the mouth leaving the desired sticky feeling. Very good feel from all that flavor
O- absolutely fantastic DIPA from Hill Farmatead. Shaun makes no secret about his affinity to citric hop bombs. Abner completely represents just that. One of the best DIPA's out there. Try to stop by prohibition pig if you are in Waterbury so you can give this a try
09-23-2012 22:41:34 | More by lovindahops
4.1/5 rDev -11.6%
Growler shared by dc55110, thanks a lot!
Very hazy amber colored with an off white medium sized head. Aroma is big on weed/pine and would have been a 5/5 had it not been the hint of spicy hop character I'm getting. Tastes hoppy and bitter (duh) with a solid malt base and but drinks very easy. Some onion/garlic comes as a turn off. Smooth feel, slightly sweet taste and finish, medium carbonation. Very good and signature HF.
4, 4.5, 4, 4, 4
09-23-2012 15:30:43 | More by tewaris
4.6/5 rDev -0.9%
Big thanks to jlindros for this growler!
Pours a beautiful golden honey color with specs of unfiltered goodness suspended throughout my beer.
The aroma is amazingly dank. Pine sap, fresh hop pellets, citrus zest. Extremely enticing and inviting.
The taste follows the nose. An absolute hop bomb in the best way possible. Dank and resinous with a citrus finish. Perfection in a growler.
Medium in body with the perfect amount of carbonation. Easy to drink, hides the ABV well and finishes sticky and wet.
Overall, this is an amazing DIPA. It excells in every category. I love the fact that it is unfiltered and this good looking. Worth finding a trading partner to get you some. I highly recommend it.
09-20-2012 23:41:33 | More by dcloeren
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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