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Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,817
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,397
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%

BrentLinkin, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

Port_Seat, Sep 20, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very happy to have a chance to try this finally.

Pours a nice hazy, light orange body. Loads of juicy tropical fruit, lots of sticky lacing on the sides and very orange forward in flavor, but leans toward the fresh sweet ones. Lip smacking, well done.

papat444, Sep 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

nolear9, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.8%

JohnK17, Sep 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

planbee, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

Swing top bottle provided by maltzilla. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Fruity/citrusy hop aromas. Really tasty with pleasant citrusy hop flavors supported by a sturdy caramel malt backbone...

dboon, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

TaborTime, Sep 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Jared14, Sep 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

inspektor, Sep 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

WhiskeyRunners, Sep 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

BA_Berto, Sep 18, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +3.4%

Timotheus1, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

Brutus627, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

oregonskibum, Sep 16, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from a 750 ml growler into a hill farmstead stemmed glass. Best by 9/19, purchased 3 days ago at the brewery!

Pours a super hazy golden body with a big frothy head that reduces slowly to leave thick lacing and chunks of white foam.

Smells amazing - super aromatic with heavy citrus, sweet resin, bursting tropical grapefruit, pineapple.

The taste follows the nose with citrus being the dominant note, followed by tropical fruit, pine, floral hops, and creamy malt with raw hop oil sticking to the tongue, leaving a resinous pine bite on the tongue. Absolutely delicious, perfectly balanced. Medium carbonation with a rich creamy body.

Overall, does Abner live up to it's high regards? Drink it fresh (this was 3 days old), and the simple answer is a resounding yes. This is up there with heady, and with it's raw character and perfect balance, it's safe to say that it can give heady a run for its money.

gcamparone, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

TheSamKuehn, Sep 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

KevinZ2301, Sep 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

MarkJC1018, Sep 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

MRVermont, Sep 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

lupercmda, Sep 15, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +4.3%

JasonL02, Sep 14, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev -6.9%

Beestin, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

markcp, Sep 14, 2014
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TayCO802, Sep 14, 2014
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,817 ratings.