Abner | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England 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
Ranking:
#35
Reviews:
403
Ratings:
2,740
pDev:
7.34%
 
 
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Ratings: 2,740 |  Reviews: 403
Photo of AgentElsewhere
4.67/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seanh99
4.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DMC43
4.36/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Whetstone Station, Brattleboro.

L -- Lovely opaque orange body with a scant half finger of white head. Fairly quickly dissipating, but a sudsy layer remains
S -- Very pungent, raw citrus. Orange flesh, yellow grapefruit, tangerine, Clementine. Minimal tropical character, which is kinda nice given recent NEIPA trends. Also getting a good amount of pale malt, which gives the citrus aromas a sherbert-like character
T -- All the citrus character carries over from the aromas, but is a little more zesty and pithy. Also getting some lemon zest, creamy maltiness, and pine
F -- Wonderfully soft and fluffy, especially given the ABV. Lingering oily hop bite reminds you this is an intensely hopped DIPA
O -- An artful, masterfully crafted DIPA with understandable hype. Almost 10 years after release and this still stands amongst the best. Incredible what they can coax out of the old-school hop lineup they use

91/100

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4.74/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

02/2014 - Huge grapefruit, some caramel, orange rind on the nose; great bitterness, floral, strong punch of pine, orange rind, and grapefruit; superb body that blows many stouts out of the water; the finish is dry, bitter, yet flavorful and balanced!

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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of benjaminsa
4.67/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

After a hard day working, this is an amazing treat! Everyone knows how good this stuff is, and I’m equally impressed as everyone! One of HF’s best!

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmcurran
4.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kobo
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of csmrx7
4.74/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is absolutely amazing. So refined compared to a lot of dipas.
Very complex with a great citrus theme with a lot of tropical undertones and a great malt and yeasty backbone

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4.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Heftklammer
4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevinFinneran226
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amsage19
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Alexcortez426
4.89/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bozbirdski99
4.62/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kewharton
4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap and brought two 750ml growlers home.
A: pours a hazy golden wheat color, carbonation, nice subtle stringy lacing, frothy + 1 finger brilliant white fine bubbly foam head
S: sweet tropical fruit, mango, papaya, citrus, tangerine, malt, fresh grass
M: medium body, smooth on the tongue, juicy, creamy
T: soft and pillowy, tropical fruits, citrus, mango, guava, passionfruit, slight earthy pine resin, hops are present but subtle, very minor bitterness, mineral notes in the finish, I'm going to guess the water is hard (alkaline)
O: solid DIPA, creamy, amazing how the hop fruit flavors are very present yet very minor bitterness,

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Photo of smcel371
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Eldyr
4.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's been awhile since I've had this one but I remember a hazy and enjoyable IPA from the NE. I don't think it was as fresh as I would have liked it but I was in Texas and can't complain.

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4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 2,740 ratings