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:
#25
Reviews:
396
Ratings:
2,715
pDev:
7.34%
Bros Score:
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Photo of JohnnyB
4.56/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Photo of Datdubj1988
4.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JPeterson17
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HarriAle
4.67/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Derrick62283
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of larryi86
4.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thank you jhavs for this
750 ml growler poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden orange with a three finger white head.

S- Tropical fruits, melons, mangoes, citrus, pine, a little floral, touch of pale malts.

T- Citrus, some grapefruit, some melons, piney finish, touch of caramel malts, floral.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A solid DIPA, well balanced. Reminds me of a bigger, hoppier version of Edward.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Dadthew
4.52/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msumike89
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cgwami
4.51/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at draft house in staten island. This was pure and simple magnificent. Maybe the best beer I have ever had....definitely the best Hill beer and I have had many of their best. The mouthfeel was wxceptional with tastes bouncing around and popping out as it coats your tongue with citrus, hops, a bit of creamyness and a bit of sweetness. Glorious!!!

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Photo of plaid75
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BerBen
3.98/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcooper0027
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dms1767
4.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rolltide8425
4.86/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Everything about this beer stands out but the mouthfeel in particular is the best I've encountered in an IPA. So soft and smooth it's unbelievable. Big citrusy hop flavors with surprisingly little bitter bite.

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

Photo of RobDB
4.41/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BradC
4.49/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of singlespeed
4.66/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 2,715 ratings