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Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,829
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,399
Gots: 113 | FT: 2
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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5/5  rDev +7.8%

Dat, Oct 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

mrhartounian, Oct 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

MrRockstar, Oct 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

callmescraps, Oct 22, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1576th Review on BA
Growler to HF Stem

Thanks to RudZud for sending this my way.

App- A very peachy looking orangey haze. A very dense centered DIPA with a very large two finger white head. A very puffy and whipped cream looking head. A big amount of cling and lace down the sides of the glass

Smell- Its a very hoppy and aromatic beer A bit of a nice mix. It's creamy and a bit honey forward. A bit of a sweet cream aroma. A bit of a full citrus. More along the lines of Pineapple & Mango.

Taste- A fuller DIPA. More like the nose and retains a large creamy and dense flavor. A bit thicker than S&S and a bit more bitter vs. bright. The aroma flavors carry over to the flavor with the citrus. Pineapple & Mango. A bit hoppier and a good balance.

Mouth- A large medium body with a deep medium carbonation. A big creamy hops with dank and deep citrus hops on the residual flavors. Zest and mangos on the finish.

Drink- I will say this one is better than Ephraim. More deep citrus flavors and a bit more creamy hops. Really a bit in the middle of the other DIPAs from HF. I would say others should rang higher.

FosterJM, Oct 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

wesley14, Oct 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

ScottP, Oct 20, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL swingtop growler poured into a snifter.

Pours a pale orange colour with a finger of fluffy white head leaving only a slight smackling of lacy bubbles. There's a tinge of cat piss in the aroma, citrus and tropical fruits and some pine notes. Fairly intense bitterness, citrus and pine resins, and flowers. Crisp, medium body clean finish.

Can't argue with this great hoppy beer!

EgadBananas, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.8%

djrn2, Oct 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

jamesewelch, Oct 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

rdell17, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml growler into a plastic hotel cup.

A: pours a beautiful hazy golden with a finger of fluffy white head that dissapates nicley.... Tons of beautiful lacing, this is a beautiful beer.

S: hops hops hops, coming through like a tropical citrus blast, super fresh pineyness is mixed in there as well, this smells phenomenal.

T: does not dissapoint layer and layer of tropical citrus hops, along with some nice resinous pine... There is just the right amount if bitterness here to keep the beer from beig sweet. Loads of delicious hop flavor... Amazing balance.

M: great medium body with a nice, full lush mouthfeel, then dry and a bit bitter on the finish.

O: this may very well be my favorite dipa, it's right up there, if not better then the best... A phenomenal brew, so glad I had the opportunity to visit these guys and grab these awesome growlers.

PeterIngemi, Oct 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

t0rin0, Oct 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

MEW, Oct 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

FullObs, Oct 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

maximum12, Oct 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

GeoffreyM, Oct 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

xenjoiii, Oct 08, 2012
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tdjb, Sep 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

heffnate77, Sep 27, 2012
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OldCrustacean79, Sep 27, 2012
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,829 ratings.