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Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,541
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 1,266
Gots: 75 | 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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Gfunk720

Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev -1.9%

Review #150!

Fresh growler out of my HFS glass. Picked up at the release on Saturday.

A- A glowing amber/orange color. Pours with a healthy white head with plenty of lacing. A bit murky, but is very bright and bubbly.

S- Lots of sweet citrus, grapefruit/mango and a good bit of piney hops. Some fresh grass, and plenty of pale malt.

T- Very smooth initial flavor, my mouth is then flooded with citrus and a bit of sweetness. The hoppy/piney flavor then comes in strong. The aftertaste is piney grass, and dry lemon citrus.

M- As with most HFS beers, spot on. Carbonation and body are both perfect for the style.

O- Like all the other HFS IPA's I've had, this is world class. A bit dry and piney on the aftertaste for my preferences, but there really isn't a thing wrong with this beer. YUM!

-GFunk

02-20-2012 23:10:19 | More by Gfunk720
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.8%

02-20-2012 02:07:26 | More by millerbuffoon
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.6/5  rDev -0.9%

Presentation: 750 mL growler fresh from the tap. Sampled on 2-19 after getting filled the day before at the Damon and Mimosa release. Kept chilled into the refrigerator unti opening. Poured into a pint glass and enjoyed.

Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow in color with a slight one and a half finger head. Frothy, but sticks nicely to the glass throughout.

Aroma: Loads of hops in the nose. Big sweet mango, pineapple, and other tropical fruit. Some bitter pine undertones. Really nice citrus character in the nose as well. Really well done.

Taste: Mango, pineapple, and tropical fruit all are there plentifully. Some bitter pine notes arrive right after the initial fruity hop burst. Really flavorful and balanced throughout.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with really light and crisp carbonation. Very refreshing.

Overall, another spectacular DIPA from Hill Farmstead. I honestly cannot say which of their DIPAs I like best as they are all so top notch. Abner is really flavorful, yet drinkable. A really solid combination of sweet and bitter notes. I would get this anytime they have it on tap. Awesome.

02-20-2012 01:08:39 | More by Gosox8787
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.9/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, thanks Satchboogie for bringing this back from the event yesterday. Pours very murky orange yellow, with a sticky one inch white head, a nice ring of lace. Smell is citrus heaven, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, grass, and tangerine. Taste wow, this is a Vermont style DIPA. All those flavors in the nose, more pungent then you expect, with smack of grapefruit mixed in the finish. Body is on the large side, enough carbonation, lush not dry, and crazy drinkable. Closest beer I have had with this taste is Heady Topper and I will have a side by side soon. This is possibly the best I have had.

02-19-2012 23:16:58 | More by SawDog505
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Cstromberg57

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -3%

02-18-2012 02:40:04 | More by Cstromberg57
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bullywee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -24.6%

02-16-2012 11:28:39 | More by bullywee
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3%

02-16-2012 04:27:58 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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fjl77

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.8%

02-15-2012 20:22:34 | More by fjl77
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rtucker06

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +7.8%

02-13-2012 15:37:46 | More by rtucker06
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dunix

Vermont

5/5  rDev +7.8%

02-11-2012 16:30:03 | More by dunix
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grahambo

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3%

02-06-2012 02:19:33 | More by grahambo
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billyshears

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -3%

01-25-2012 15:03:32 | More by billyshears
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myatomicpolygon

New York

4.6/5  rDev -0.9%

I was lucky enough to pick up a small growler of this at Hill Farmstead’s Harvest Festival Event.

Appearance- poured into a hill farmstead wine glass from 750 filled at the brewery’s harvest festival. Pours a cloudy tea color- amber yellow orange- can see bubbles floating to the top of the glass- small head leaves nice lacing

Smell- tropical fruits, pineapple, juicy…fantastic aromas pouring out of this

Taste- lot like the smell…bitter on the end…hits the lips full of tropical and citrus notes…pine…ends a bitter dry

Mouthfeel- crisp and dry nice light body…

Drinkability- all night long…i can’t imagine ever getting tired of this…if only it was not for the 8% ABV

Overall- this is a world class imperial IPA. One of my favorite offerings from Hill Farmstead and that is really saying something. I can’t wait till i get a chance to have another glass.

01-20-2012 20:56:35 | More by myatomicpolygon
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3%

01-13-2012 14:00:04 | More by jsilva
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -24.6%

01-13-2012 04:14:53 | More by ygtbsm94
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -17.5%

Draft serving into a 9oz snifter for $6.25. Sampled 2/1/11.

A: One finger or less of foamy white head that has below average retention and left only a few straggles of lace in its wake. The body is a gorgeous light and pale mango color, very hazy and completely opaque until held to light. Lacing is minimal.

S: The nose immediately after the pour was phenomenal. Mango dominated tropical fruits. Pineapple, papaya, citrus. Bright, clean, punchy. Easily a 5. As it warms, however, solventy alcohol becomes noticeable and, by the end of the glass, the nose is no better than your average DIPA.

T: The taste doesn't measure up to my initial impressions of the aroma but it doesn't drop off after warming like the nose did. A small[er] malt presence lets the strong hop bitterness shine. Some heat on the back end of the palate.

M: Shaun always delivers in the mouthfeel department (pause) but Abner falls short of high expectations here. Medium-light body, softly carbonated and thin at times.

D: [DRINKABILITY] I'll probably order Abner 9 times out of 10 when it's available on draft but there are definitely better DIPAs to be had.

01-07-2012 15:56:26 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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EJLinneman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -13.8%

01-01-2012 01:42:12 | More by EJLinneman
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Beerdster

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev -3%

12-31-2011 21:30:19 | More by Beerdster
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.8%

12-27-2011 17:55:47 | More by zekeman17
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rmaste6282

California

4.5/5  rDev -3%

12-20-2011 20:06:02 | More by rmaste6282
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -3%

12-19-2011 15:05:13 | More by jwelsh
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zgunder

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -3%

12-18-2011 20:36:37 | More by zgunder
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -3%

12-17-2011 17:41:09 | More by jkane101
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brian23456

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +7.8%

12-17-2011 08:36:13 | More by brian23456
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Centennial

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.8%

12-16-2011 05:02:21 | More by Centennial
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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