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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
Ranking:
#24
Reviews:
393
Ratings:
2,680
pDev:
7.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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

Photo of smcolw
4.39/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very cloudy with a brownish gold color. It looks like apricot juice except for the head, which is solid and lasting. Extensive spots and a few streaks for lace.

Strong grapefruit rind nose. Lots of sweet citrus fruit.

The flavor is not sweet like the smell led me to believe. The pale malt is predictable. The grapefruit is stronger and truer to the real thing than any other beer I've had. The body is just thicker than typical while the carbonation is low. The finish is mildly bitter but it lasts long after the swallow.

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4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.83/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 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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4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Poured from growler and consumed alongside barbecue salmon dinner. Cloudy pale orange color with a soft and frosty head that leaves a coating on the glass. Hoppy aromas including tropical and resin. Taste is delicious as expected with long lasting hops and a fair bit of bitterness on the finish. Mouth is just about right. Overall, a classic NE IPA.

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

Poured from a 32oz growler into a tulip glass, one week after purchase. Appearance is hazy orange/brown and opaque with 2 finger thick head. Smell is a nice mixture of earthy hops and citrus (orange) with notes of honeysuckle, a touch of burnt sugar, and hay. I'm not surprised it is made with American hops.

Taste follows the nose with more citrus flavor coming through. Bitterness and sweetness are moderate too low. Mouthfeel is incredible: full in body and smooth yet drinkable (fairly low carbonation).

Overall, this is another amazing offering from Hill Farmstead that tastes like an Imperial, hoppier, and juicier version of Edward. There is a ton of flavor and body, but the balance is still on point. As expected, this is one of the best IPAs and worth seeking out.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
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Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 2,680 ratings
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