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Hill Farmstead Abner is Enlightenment?

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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 4.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012
the 75minute IPA of Hill Farmstead. That said, concept only... pour is a bright golden color with a massive and dense head. smell is like a bowl of tropical fruit. mango papaya slightly sweet smelling. taste is indeed the middle of two blends, somewhat dry with a bit of sweetness but and extra dose of hop flavor and bitterness. Blending is fun. Looking forward to more blends in the future.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2012
"VIP Blend" keg served at VIP night of Second Anniversary party. This was half a keg of What is Enlightenment? that was topped off with Abner in attempt to make Abner "more sessionable" (6.8, dont tell Ding). For all the tickers out there, I dare you to be honest and at least acknowledge if you created a bastard version yourself and not had the keg from the party. Look is the same as either of the base beers, hazed golden color with a large, frothy white head; long lasting retention and light lacing. Aroma is highlight of this concoction, blending the best of both beers; citrus bomb, more sweet than bitter, with orange, grapefruit and mango balanced with light lemon and pine, and sweet malt. Medium thick body, effervescent carbonation with a near perfect mouthfeel. Flavor leans more toward Abner than WiE, but is much drier, almost distractingly so. Not as sweet and juicy as the nose, with a stronger piney and floral aftertaste. Id still prefer fresh Abner, but more interesting than WiE.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2012
A 50/50 blend kegged for the VIP event at the Hill Farmstead 2nd Anniversary party. Hazy golden pour with a huge frothy white head. massive citrus in the nose- orange peel, mandarin, grapefruit, and lemon with piney herbals providing support. Hints of scallion and dankness as well. Medium body with perfect effervescence and a crisp clean finish.


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