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Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,383
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 1,204
Gots: 53 | 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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Hamburgers

California

4.45/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful bright orange with thin white head. Strong aroma of citrus fruit with sweet floral notes and a slight yeasty quality. Flavor of white grapefruit, grass and mango. Wonderfully medium bodied with light carbonation. Very fine bubbles give it a smooth mouthfeel leading to a crisp finish. Lingering bitter aftertaste. No doubt a world class beer.

Serving type: growler

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hiphops24

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3%

04-06-2013 03:05:13 | More by hiphops24
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

04-06-2013 00:22:16 | More by mattparsons
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phuntasy

New Hampshire

4.95/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I had before, but had to go and get my own. I had from a 750ml growler, wish I got the larger one!

Hazy, bright orange with a pearl colored head and lots of lacing. Smooth feeling.

Citrusy and floral, pine and a perfect amount of funk. Sweet and bitter, perfect blend.

I know what makes this special is its hard to get, but I wish it was a little easier. I love this so much I want to drink it year round.

Serving type: growler

04-05-2013 23:22:16 | More by phuntasy
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Skrip

South Carolina

4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.

A~ hazy, glowing orange with a slight white head and lots of lacing. also a good amount of sediment, not as bad as heady though haha.

S~ sooo much citrus, and pineapple. a little bit of earthy pine and a little hay funk.

T~ like the nose, lots of citrus hop bitterness. lots of grapefruit and pine. the hay funk comes in on the end along with a lot of bitterness.

M~ very smooth and dry on the finish.

O~ definitely a great IPA, i love how their saison style comes through a little bit on this one. i could drink this every day when i'm in a hoppy mode, recommended for sure!

Serving type: growler

04-05-2013 02:26:46 | More by Skrip
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

04-05-2013 00:46:31 | More by ComRock12
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New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev -3%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3%

04-03-2013 01:27:22 | More by Seakyden
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OrangeWillis

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

04-02-2013 19:48:06 | More by OrangeWillis
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jealousmonk

California

4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A -- Poured from a growler. Hazy, thick orange beer with substantial head and moderate lacing.

S -- Piney, citrusy hops. I don't get a lot of fruit or flowers. Also a fairly barnyardy IPA.

T -- Again with the cirtus hops, especially grapefruit, and a piney finish. Not much maltiness to speak of here. The funk present in the nose also comes through here, but is less prominent.

M -- It might be partially the appearance and the thick head, but it also has a fairly full body. However, it is also quite carbonated and does not seem overly heavy. No hint of the alcohol.

O -- It was great to get a chance to try this beer! Delicious and definitely worth grabbing a growler if you get the chance.

Serving type: growler

04-02-2013 03:06:37 | More by jealousmonk
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CelticAleMan

California

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

04-02-2013 01:04:23 | More by CelticAleMan
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MCain04

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Transported back to Chicago in a 750ml Growler, poured into a HF glass.

A: Opaque deep yellow/amber body with a pure with head of 2 fingers and good retention and lacing.

S: Packed with juicy fruity goodness, tropical fruits and citrus, floral, grassy, and piney as well.

T: Very flavorful with layers of hope taste following the nose and bitterness throughout. As with the other HF beers I've had, however, a little watery feel to it throughout and on the finish.

M: Medium carbonation, that watery feel is present, dry finish, medium body.

O: Very pleased to have this and well-enjoyed. Not the best DIPA I've ever had, and perhaps not worth an intense journey to get it, but this is a finely crafted DIPA.

Serving type: growler

04-02-2013 00:16:52 | More by MCain04
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brycevolk

Ohio

5/5  rDev +7.8%

04-01-2013 23:25:09 | More by brycevolk
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.91/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Half growler procured from the source. Poured into my Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass the next day.

Pours a brilliant, golden orange, with tons of visible carbonation. Looks like the growler made it back in good condition! Laces down the glass incredibly well.

The smell? Oh my god. My nose just got caressed by orange, grapefruit, pine, pineapple, mango, citrus zest. It's so strong, and so fresh. I don't know what hop varieties went into this beer, but I love them, no matter what.

The tastes follows very similarly to the smell. A lot of lingering hop bitterness stays throughout the session, but is covered in a sticky, dank, citrusy explosion of hop flavor. Alcohol is basically not there. You wouldn't know it's 8.2%ABV.

Lightly, but well carbonated. Medium body. So drinkable.

A true beer epiphany here. Wow. Congrats HF.

Serving type: growler

03-31-2013 18:52:29 | More by GreesyFizeek
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California

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +7.8%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -3%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -3%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +7.8%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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