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Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,542
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 1,267
Gots: 75 | FT: 1
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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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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.8%

02-26-2014 16:02:26 | More by dfhhead25
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev -4.5%

Super cool 750 ml growler. Served in pint glass.
Huge thanks to Baconsausage.

Wow. This beats the hell out of Citra and Ephraim!!! This is great!
This isnt as good as Edward, but this is VERY nice!

Pours a pale hazy gold with a white head of 2 fingers. Great retention and nice thick rings of lacing.
Smells of huge hops-- actually, very reminiscent of Pure Hoppiness by Alpine! Really a nice nose with notes of citrus and pine.
Some great bitterness hits on the finish with lingering dry pine notes. The citrus hops are vibrant and fresh, and in my face awesome. Almost no malt, which is what I've come to expect from HF ipas! This is very nice.

Solid body and good firm carbonation. Excellent bitterness. This is fantastic. I could drink this all night-- as a matter of fact, I'm gonna!
Well done Hill Farmstead! This is my 2nd favorite of your beers-- Edward is my giant #1!

06-05-2011 22:39:34 | More by AleWatcher
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +7.8%

06-28-2014 02:28:54 | More by schnarr84
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3%

750ml growler poured into Hunahpu snifter. Filled this past weekend. Thanks to shawdeuce22 for this one.

A- Pours a hazy opaque light yellowish orange, about a finger of white head that quickly dissipates and leaves some spotty layered lacing, about average carbonation.

S- Very fruity citrus hops that have a very strong aroma. Smells of grapefruit, mangos, papaya, citra hops, lemons, and other tropical fruits. Aroma is right up there with some of the best DIPAs.

T- Lots of sweet citrusy hops, strong taste of grapefruit, mango, and other tropical and slightly citrusy fruits. A tiny bit bitter on the finish, but nothing that impedes the taste.

M- Medium bodied, average carbonation- perfect amount in my opinion, goes down incredibly easy, extremely smooth and well balanced, abv almost impossible to detect.

O- Another fantastic DIPA out of Vermont. Definitely one of the best DIPAs I've ever had, I'd drink this over just about any other DIPA including some of those other VT ones. Everything blends perfectly with nice fruity hop characteristics and insanely easy to drink. I'll definitely be drinking this again in the future. Have to have this fresh. I've had it fresh from the growler and on-tap and both times it blew me away.

06-01-2012 01:33:45 | More by jaasen64
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bum732

Lesotho

4.5/5  rDev -3%

03-25-2013 23:35:40 | More by bum732
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WeisGuy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

09-23-2012 23:47:57 | More by WeisGuy
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CoolEthan

California

4.5/5  rDev -3%

10-25-2013 04:58:05 | More by CoolEthan
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.48/5  rDev -3.4%

On tap at Armsby Abbey. Served out of a Hill Farmstead snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Served with a 1 finger fluffy white head with very good retention. Beer is cloudy, dull yellow. Stringy lace that really sticks around. Clarity hurts a bit but this is still a great looking beer.

Nose is citrus, pine, tree sap, papaya. Very pulpy and aromatic. Real dank hoppiness resides in this one. Par for the course for Hill Farmstead beers... that is, amazing!

Bitter pine, tropical fruit, dank hop bitterness and pulp. Nice malt body lingers in the back with a sappy finish. Pine hop bitter aftertaste. Great complexity and balance here.

Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Prickly in the mouth and smooth and quenching going down. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Can't believe this is 8.2%. Drinks like its 5% or lower.

Shaun Hill may be the king of hoppy beers and he proves it yet again with this creation. An amazing beer worth moving high and hell water to try!

09-03-2012 01:44:37 | More by SpeedwayJim
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mklisz

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +7.8%

01-08-2013 19:54:18 | More by mklisz
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

06-13-2013 20:11:53 | More by doremite
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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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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +7.8%

03-05-2012 05:23:00 | More by DoctorB2B
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -3%

11-28-2011 20:40:52 | More by bobv
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.58/5  rDev -1.3%

Cheers to iLOVEbeer for the extra!

Tasted and noted on 12-Jul-13.

Poured from a howler that was filled 14 days ago and it traveled cross country in summer days. Not the ideal condition probably, but seeing as how I'm in SoCal, I'm not complaining.

Aromas are kind of faint but get the typical pine and tropical and citrus fruits. Smells as if it's going to be dry. Bit of zest and earthy-ness. In the taste, it starts off with pine and earthy-ness. Then a sweet, caramely, nectary juice. Dank pine hops all throughout. Definitely in a good way. It's got a low malt body and got a crisp dryness in the finish. Almost got a saison-quality to it.

170 theoretical IBU?? Tastes like half that. 8.2 abv? Could pass as a single IPA. Fantastic DIPA. Very dangerously drinkable. I can only assume fresh from tap would make this unworldly.

07-13-2013 03:42:10 | More by Rollzroyce21
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nh2032

New York

5/5  rDev +7.8%

06-17-2012 02:08:41 | More by nh2032
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3%

05-06-2014 00:55:25 | More by CaptDavyJones
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev -3%

07-23-2014 23:37:04 | More by tbone1384
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -3%

09-18-2013 16:16:17 | More by JohnnieNepal
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

11-12-2012 02:35:53 | More by BeerHunter76
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jacewg

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +7.8%

03-23-2013 13:35:46 | More by jacewg
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

05-18-2014 13:28:37 | More by DerekMorgan
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

03-06-2014 23:11:08 | More by Kirk
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +0.2%

75cl growler generously shared by Doug today, 9/6/2013. Poured into a Bell's snifter. Review #196.

Alright, so this beer pours a clear copper body. Perhaps straw-orange. With that trademark Hill Farmstead 2cm white head that has awesome retention. Not a whole lot of lacing on this actually, but who cares?

Nose is not as pungent as Susan which we drank earlier today, but it just smells better.. its got that orange zest combined with citrus and tropical fruit.. but the biggest contribution is that floral scent. Deliciously floral. Great nose still, but Susan and Ephraim has it beat.

But you know what, that flavour profile is so incredible. So complex with tons of citrus and tropical fruit. It has that great malty backbone that isn't too strong but just balances out all the hoppiness in this beer. Its such a perfect balance for a DIPA.

Mouthfeel, again is that incredible creamy Hill Farmstead full body. I have never had such a full bodied double IPA. Again there is just something in that damn well water, I want to go visit Hill Farmstead, use the bathroom and fill up a water bottle and send it into a lab for analysis so I can treat my homebrew like so. Aftertaste is that bitter citrus flavour, but not so strong. It is so incredibly drinkable, even more so than Susan was. Can't tell that this beer is 8.2%, not at all. It drinks like a session beer.

Overall this beer is one of the best double IPAs I've ever had. It beats out Pliny and Heady, but its kind of unfair since this is Hill Farmstead we're talking about. It's up there with Double Sunshine as one of the best to come out of Vermont.

09-07-2013 07:10:12 | More by Stevedore
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

05-09-2014 00:56:46 | More by trevorpost
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cadaugherty

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.8%

11-15-2011 16:56:47 | More by cadaugherty
Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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