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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Ratings: 2,715 |  Reviews: 396
Photo of DaveCash
4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rammed96
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Glennp64
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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Photo of thatche2
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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Photo of Jml3636
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of En29356
4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Thought it tasted a LOT like Double Citra.

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

Photo of Zbeattie6
4.74/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best HF beers I've had

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Photo of ChrisG523
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tynian16
4.52/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesMantooth
4.19/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Look: golden orangish yellow with an inch creamy head
Smell: orange, pinneaple, grapefruit with hits of lemon zest and pine
Taste: hops bomb, orange and grapefruit are the most present fallowed by some grasses and a hint of pine.
Feel: semi dry, creamy mouth feel, medium body and carbonation
Overall: absolutely amazing beer, true hop bomb

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml swing top growler filled on 8/30 best by Sept 6th poured into a shaker pint.

A: Not much of a head just a small soapy wisp. Body is a murky tan and orange.

S: Lots of zest pineapple, grapefruit, light lemon and grass.

T: This beer has tons of juicy fruits pineapple, grass, light cantaloupe, a little honey and lemon.

M: Very juicy slight bit of alcohol body is medium lower carbonation.

O: Another amazing beer from Hill's the juicy hops just pop in this beer and it had none of that disgusting yeasty flavor that a lot of New England style IPAs get.

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
4.67/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a very hazy orange with a white head and lots of lacing
S - Aroma is not strong, perhaps some melon.
T - Flavor is apricot or melon, soft, no bitterness. Awesome.
M - Average mouth feel and carbonation.
O - Wow, an excellent beer, well balanced very drinkable

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Photo of Eric_Jon_Petho
4.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skiking70
4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JLK7299
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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