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Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,431
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 1,219
Gots: 60 | 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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4.58/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: growler

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Texas

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to whartontallboy for sharing!

Great looking pour: hazy & orange, bountiful head, plenty of sticky lace. Stubborn retention on both; gorgeous! Floral, juicy, hoppy, citrusy aroma. Smells fantastic!

Plenty of malt leads the way, fresh hops aren't far behind. Very juicy and sublime from all angles. Sweetness is there, but gives way to mild piney-ness, malt, and the hoppy backbone before finishing. Creamy body approaches perfection.

Abner ranks among the best IPAs -- nay, *beers* -- I've ever tasted. Seriously, this stuff is incredible. Wish I could drink it every day :(

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S - Skunky piney aromas, lots of tropical/citrus sweetness and rind. (pineapple, orange, mango).

T - Big hoppy rind bitterness up front. Lots of tropical sweet fruits mix with skunky resinous flavors. Tons of hop resin. Exactly as it smells but much more amazing.

M - Medium/lightish bodied, well carbonated, superbly drinkable

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Thanks to jaasen64 for the growler!

Pours dark straw with a big fluffy white head. Excellent lacing and retention.

Aroma is a hop explosion. Loads of citrus, some dank pine with just a little bit of malt creeping into the picture.

Lots of rich citrus flavors up front along with a little tropical fruit. Just a touch of malt in the middle. Finishes floral and dry with some grapefruit. Just a touch of sweetness, but more than balanced out by the hops.

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Broken record in my HF reviews, but this beer is phenomenal. Every IPA I've ever had has been liquid gold and this right up there among my favorites.

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750ml growler poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

Pours a hazy light orange color with almost no head but a few small bubbles, nose is a bit muted for some reason - pine, a bit of mango and Pineapple. But that is where the muted characteristics end...

Taste is a huge punch in the mouth! Very bitter, sharp pine and citrus with just such a bitter bite on the end it's really delicious. Mouthfeel is full and creamy, really good beer.

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Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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