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:
398
Ratings:
2,722
pDev:
7.34%
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Ratings: 2,722 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of florisj135
4.34/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this one a few months ago on a month old growler and wasn't impressed. Decided to just rate now having it fresh. Same balance I get, nothing too tropical, not too citrusy, slight bitter finish. Loved it.

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Photo of David_Porter
4.84/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Clemente285
4.35/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of daudelin2000
4.14/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally got a chance to try this beer. I've had lots of other HF IPA's, but this one has escaped me, until now.

Pours an almost orange, tangerine color with a fairly small white head. Looks great. Aroma is more subdued than expected. I get mostly pine and grassiness. I was expecting more citrus, but I don't get much at all.

Taste follows the nose. Mostly pine and an earthy flavor. Not overwhelming flavor, but solid. Mouthfeel is great as always from HF. I would say the bitterness is higher than expected and I think it's masking the overall flavor.

Overall, this is a good IPA, but I was a little underwhelmed by it. Perhaps the hype train set my expectations too high.

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Photo of JRaffTX
4.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GScow
4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of MichaelQHurley
4.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of MRV_VT_1988
4.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PeterD10
3.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rob_philipp
4.96/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Elderberry? Oustanding beer. Finish that leaves you begging for more. One of my favorite beers.

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Photo of SBlobaum
4.49/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of yossle
4.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Duffman79
4.48/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RJQ3
4.62/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 2,722 ratings