Abner | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

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.

Added by kingcrowing on 05-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,638
Reviews:
387
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
7.42%
 
 
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Photo of Skipjack
4.93/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely love this beer.

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Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dvmin98
4.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Frudel
4.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler from Hill Farm, brought back to home, drank the next day.

It pours a yellow hazy liquid with a white head.

Nose is exotic fruits like pineapple, mango, citrus. Juicy mouthfeel, crisp, one of the great Double IPA out there for sure.

Alcohol feeling, not too much just well balanced with everything. Can’t have a doubt who brewed this beauty!

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Photo of sholcomb1122
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FyreStorm
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DanGeo
4.21/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayGreezy
4.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Positive Pie, Montpelier, Vermont.
This was poured into a flared tulip.
The appearance was a burnt copper color with a bar pour's kind slim cap of a little white foamy head, barely any lace.
The aroma had some danky sweet onion playing with some mango and smooth sweet grassy edges rolling out in to the corners to then bring in some floral portions ever so slightly underneath.
The flavor was pulling the danky sweet to the mango and floral sweet. And then a sly amount of pine came in somewhat dryly and sweet just before I get the aftertaste. And it was a nice semi-smooth refined onion to mango and super light piney one.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt nice and low. ABV felt appropriate. Somewhat oily along my tongue but felt really good in that way. Somewhat of a danky to mango to piney sort of finish.
Overall, really fantastic DIPA that I would love to have again.

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Photo of cmurphy7
4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am not sure if it was the journey taken to get this growler at the Farmstead that is driving this score, but it does feel good to enjoy the fruits of my labor given such a long trip to get to the farm. in any event, this was a solid offering. subtle fruity notes on the finish of this DIPA. feel was a little on the flat side, but it was poured yesterday, so perhaps that has something to do with it. Treehouse still rules the NE IPA scene in my book, but this put up a solid showing.

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Photo of Larueminati
4.61/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AndyOooo
4.93/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of captainkrad
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anvindr
4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of svobrien
4.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dontknojack
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sd123
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Small pour

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Photo of snowmageddon
4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keeling
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nate2034
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyB
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

For me, Hill Farmstead beers are few and far between, and each is proceeded by massive notoriety and a reputation for excellence. This plays itself out in one predominant way - extremely high expectations due to the hype and the sheer number of excellent beers that I consume between sessions. I must've had dozens of great, outstanding and world class beers since my last HF beer. All that being said...this is fucking incredible.

Growler filled on 7/6, consumed on 7/7 - thanks, Brandon! Gorgeous beer; an absolute stunner. Hazy, golden-orange pour - not turbid or opaque. Frothy one-finger head. So aromatic. Tropical fruit, citrus and pith abound - guava, stone fruit, mango - and honey. Like a citrus and floral bouquet. Taste is right on point and achieves a perfect imbalanced-balance of hop, hops, hops and malt. What should be an overwhelming hop-forward character that veers towards pungent and acidic doesn't cross the line. Tangerine, peach, mango, light pine on the backend with that sublime malt resting underneath it all. Pillow soft, incredibly smooth. The mouthfeel is unreal - like beer's very own version of lotion. Soft and soothing on the palate. Kiss of honey at the end brings a level of brightness. ABV nowhere to be found.

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Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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