Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.89/5 rDev +5.4%
Fresh growler poured into HF tulip.
Appears clear sunny amber with two fingers of fluffy white head with great head retention and good lacing, she is a beauty. Smells of light orange peel, grapefruit rind, apricot, wheat. Taste rich citrus notes,dry but some sweet malt to counter bitterness, very well balance, hard to detect the alcohol which is surprising at 8.2%. Light-moderate body, moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel.
A brilliant IPA from HF, my favorite from them so far. One of the better IPAs I have sampled.
10-11-2013 02:52:19 | More by williamjbauer
4.31/5 rDev -7.1%
This beer is fantastic :)
ORIGINAL REVIEW: 4.11
Growler received in a trade with the ever generous MtGoat thanks!
Appearance: Pours a hazy goldfish orange with honey folds and a 1 finger white crown that shows little retention or lace.
Smell: A touch of sweet malt over floral hops and citrus hops. I but more subdued than I was expecting considering how blown away I was by Edward IPA.
Taste: Grassy and herbal introduction with moderate bitterness, followed by a touch of malt sweetness, and ending with a decently bitter finish. There really isn't much citrus hop presence...just a touch of grapefruit and a dash of tangelo orange presence.
Mouthfeel: A bit undercarbonated but this growler was filled about 10 days ago so that might have played a role.
Drinkability: No real problem getting this one down.
I think this one is worth another sample (mainly to see if the age of my growler played a part in my tasting experience) but I'm not even close to liking this as much as the Edward IPA.
06-08-2010 22:43:09 | More by koopa
4.73/5 rDev +1.9%
Thanks to whoever shared this one at Churchill's Finest release
Look: Pours a orangish yellow color with more orange than yellow. With a 1/4 white head and good retention and some spotty lace
Smell: Very bright tropical fruit nose lots of grapefruit and pineapple and some citrus in the background
Taste: Like the nose the beer is full of tropical fruits which reminds me of Kern Citra. Lots of mango pineapple and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium body medium carbonation and just a touch dry
Overall: I would say this is in my top 3 favorite DIPA's I would say this is slightly behind Kern Citra and Heady Topper. Great beers
06-04-2012 23:26:09 | More by DarthKostrizer
District of Columbia
4.5/5 rDev -3%
Had this on-tap at The Reservoir in Waterbury. Even though I'm not a huge fan of Shaun Hill's arrogance, I have to admit this brew is pretty legit.
A: Poured a very cloudy, golden color, with a slight, 1/2 finger head.
S: Floral in spades, with that certain "Dreadnaught-esque" candy-coated alcohol that is absolutely to die for.
T: Very Dreadnaught-esque in its IPA disposition: Fresh Orange juice, grapefruit, and some caramel and butterscotch thrown into the mix.
M: Hell, what do I know here. I guess I'll add that it's lowly carbonated, non-sugary, and damn-near perfect here.
O: This lives up to its hype, for sure.
07-21-2014 03:05:42 | More by Chaney
4.69/5 rDev +1.1%
Orange amber pour with a nice khaki head that sticks and laces fine. Nice hop aroma, not overwhelmingly bitter, but nicely present and complex - citrus, layers of tropical fruit, pineapple, guava, a bit of dank pine and resin, and just hints of pale malts in there. Great flavor as well, balanced hop bitterness, not too much, moreso packed with hop flavor, more citrus, tropical fruits, etc. Hints of pale malts just present and doughy enough to balance it out.
05-25-2014 10:30:09 | More by jbaker67
4.43/5 rDev -4.5%
Poured from tap into Hill Farmstead tulip at three penny Montpelier, VT. Pours a slightly hazy light orange color with thick foam and sticky lacing. Smells of really intense high alpha hop; citra maybe?
The flavour is fantastic! Holy hell...
Really nice floral hop flavours, followed by a bitter booze hop. Some nice malt balance but the booze is really obvious, in a good way. This is a really in your face/melt your face kind of DIPA...really great all around and definitely one to have when you are staying put for a while...
Such a good beer (for the hop head).
08-28-2012 01:40:31 | More by DrinkSlurm
4.73/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured from a growler into my HF stemware.
A- Pours a somewhat hazy golden/straw color with a thick white head with decent retention and good lacing. Some floaties can be seen upon close inspection.
S- The aroma is piney, with a lot of butterscotch, and a big punch of citrus, tangerine and grapefruit in particular. An aroma to die for!
T- The flavor is somewhat hard to define, though it is markedly delicious! It takes some work, but I'm able to distinguish caramel, butterscotch, fresh grassy hops, dank hops, citrus with more grapefruit than tangerine (opposite of the aroma), finishing with a dry piney hop bite that is moderately bitter.
M- The mouthfeel is buttery and smooth, with mild, yet distinct carbonation. Dangerously drinkable at 8.2%!
O- This is yet another fantastic beer from Hill Farmstead! It took me 3 trips up (the first 2 it came off the tap list the day before and the day of arrival!), but it was well worth the wait!
07-09-2013 03:09:20 | More by SadMachine
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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