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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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 Abnerís 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.†


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
As soon I popped the top on this growler I was attacked with a huge hoppy presence. Grapefruit is huge! Citrus isnít lagging far behind and a piney aroma brings up the rear. I could of sat there all night long just taking in the aroma of this beer. Amazing! Now a lot of the time iyouíll hear me say something like ďThe taste doesnít match the aromaĒ Not here. I think the taste is actually better than the aroma. The hop profile here isnít ďcleanĒ. Instead itís a deep hop aroma. Itís hard to explain other than say itís a dank and dirty and itís just over the top fantastic. Huge amount of grapefruit, citrus, and pine. It just sits there, lingers There seems to be some other tropical fruits mixed in there but the grapefruit and citrus take frontstage and run away with the show. You can tell this beer is dry hopped big time. It just sits in the mouth. Thereís a slight bitterness to it that comes in about half way and lingers just a tad on the aftertaste. Everything about this beer just worked for me. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, chewy, and leaves a bit of a dryness on the palette.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (86) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Perfect XXIPA, Excellent citrus and tropical nose, oh so wonderful. Flavor is grassy and real upfront melon type of hops. True American Style with the flavorful hops and malt balanced but obviously pushing through with hops.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Growler thanks to Brandon, thanks man! Pour is rich cloudy orange/ gold with a big white head. Aroma and flavor loaded with rich citrus hop notes with a balancing easel of malt. Just so well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3264) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2014
100th Double IPA rate!
Pours lightly hazy with a good head and decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is fruity with some melon and citrus. Itís a touch yeasty with a nice grassy note. Basically itís really bright and not boozy in the least.

The flavor is very grassy and very bright with loads of fruit forward hops, some lime zest, melon, pine, and a nice moderate rate of bitterness. The booziness is really subdued and th beer is pretty dry.

This one presents a wide range of hop flavors that are perfectly balanced, bright, and not muddled by malt or alcohol, which is really I think what this style is about at itís best. Neat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1284) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours a heavily hazed golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is indeed of flowers, light onion and alcohol. Taste is of pine needles, alcohol with a moderately high bitter power. Some bubblegum here and there. Finishes on some peppery alcohol and spicy notes. Body is medium, carbonation medium-high and mouthfeel lightly sticky. Overall a good to really good HFS beer, the usual.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1965) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2014
This is one of the out of the blue beer moments for me. My wife works for a large company and has someone working under her that has talked about untapped and good beer in the past and she had shared that I was into that stuff. He went to Hill Farmstead this past week and returned with a growler of Abner and two cans of Heady Topper for me as a gift. Holy cow beer jackpot! Pour has a sunset orange color and a thin coating of white head. Interesting that there is some heavy chunks of hop looking sediment at the bottom of the growler. Aroma has bright bold hops, resins, dry citrus rind, pine, wet hop flowers, and a poke of alcohol. Mouth feel is medium without crushing you with hop bitterness and there is a gentle carbonation. Flavor again is clearly a hop showcase, resins, citrus, pine, and a dry finish. There is a bit of sweetness to the malt that cuts into the hops smoothing out the whole thing. This is a refreshing treat because the bitterness is well under control and there is no onions in the hop profile at all. Nice and drinkable for a double and there are not many that can make that claim. As I continue to drink the growler it really strikes me that the malt side is equally as important as the hops and both are allowed to shine through.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Crisp gold/amber with an off white head. Nose is super fresh hops, tropical fruits, bitter, and dank. Fantastic on the palate, bitter, grapefruit, crisp, refreshing, smooth finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (212) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2014
750ml growler. Pours a slightly hazy orange/peach color with a finger-and-a-half of a soft white head. Aromas wafting out of the glass immediately....mango, peach, grapefruit, light pine and faint orange peel. Very inviting!! Taste is incredibly balanced. Waves of hops flow across the palate, dancing in the moderate carbonation that combines with a fairly thin body...providing maximum flavor. Tastes as good as it smells...and finishes extremely clean and bright. Minimal bitterness that is muted by a combination of tropical/citrus hop flavors...zesty!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (467) - - AUG 8, 2014
Growler shared by yourefragile, thanks Moll. Pours a hazy bright golden hay colored with lasting wisp of head and lacing. Aroma is perfect hop bitterness, dank dry hops, and malt. Flavor is perfect DIPA profile - intense pine and citrus hop bitterness, burst of bright flowery hops. Medium bodied, active carbonation. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
veronneaupy (135) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Un nez résineux, ananas, bien amère. En bouche, le cote résineux s'exprime en premier. Après le cote citrus ressort. Une finale amère et plus subtile en saveur que je suis habitué de HF. Excellent produit tout de meme ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Strife21 (139) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours hazy golden orange with finger of thick white head. Smell is dank hops, mango, citrus,grapefruit and resin. Mouth feel on this is silky smooth and creamy. Taste is pine, resin, hops, citrus, mango, grapefruit that ends with a perfect bitter finish. Super complex. Light body, light carbonation.


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