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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.†

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Great looking pour: hazy & orange, bountiful head, plenty of sticky lace. Stubborn retention on both; gorgeous! Floral, juicy, hoppy, citrusy aroma. Smells fantastic!

Plenty of malt leads the way, fresh hops arenít far behind. Very juicy and sublime from all angles. Sweetness is there, but gives way to mild piney-ness, malt, and the hoppy backbone before finishing. Creamy body approaches perfection.

Abner ranks among the best IPAs -- nay, *beers* -- Iíve ever tasted. Certainly my favorite HF IPA. Seriously, this stuff is incredible. Wish I could drink it every day :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2552) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Big thanks to Dany for a ridiculously generous trade that allowed me to share this along side Ephriam with the Ottawa crew. Hazy golden yellow with a white head. Smooth wet hops again, citrus and pine seem to be more prominent on this one, some alcohol as well. Full body with mild carbonation, bitter but balanced, also a long finish that makes you smack your lips and want more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6596) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Tap. Pours cloudy light amber with a large white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, grass, a touch of minerals. Flavor is the same, very lightly sweet, medium bitter. Dry finish. Medium body, soft creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TimE (4959) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2013
hazy golden amber color. The nose if big piney, oranges hugely defined with some caramel subtly in the background. This was a growler, so the mouth is lacking a bit, but tons of pine and citrus. So well balanced. Very clean. So well executed. One of the best ipas Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Poured from a swing top 750ml bottle. Pours a murky golden/copper color with lots of floaties. The head is thick and creamy. Aroma is tons of citrus and hops. Taste is lots of citrus and pine and sweet caramel malts. Wow, this is some tasty stuff. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2467) - JAPAN - APR 14, 2013
Growler. Smells like it is brewed with Nelson Sauvin - I get cat piss, big wine like notes and tropical fruit on the nose. Also some barnyard funk and feces. Same in the mouth with a thick, condensed body that is also twee in a way. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jzaprala (7) - Exton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2013 does not count
This beer has an orange color with large carbonation and medium head. A strong hops aroma with hints of a sweetness. Taste is well balanced crisp hops with citrus and sweetness...I want to say tangerine with dried apricot. This is a phenomenal DIPA, I only wish this was available in PA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2013
Sample at the brewery. This was surprisingly tame with regard the hops presence. I enjoy the gentile balance in Hill Farmstead beers but expected a but more to come from this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (5971) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2013
Thnx to urbancaver , my first frowler ever !!! Thnx to bpost it took a full month to get here --í keep that in mind for this rate ! Lets not wasre another day , this must be drank as fresh as possible ! Basicly a growler seems to be a 75 cl bottle with swingcap . In belgium , this is a bottle . We sell beer in it but do not re-use it .. New idea, belgium ??? Pours very light , i expected like amber coloured , this is fuzzy yellow .. Rather big foam Smell is bitter , but also fruity . Very nice carbo ! The beer has held up very nice ! Fruity , bitter , kinda reminds at the bigger iipas ( heady) but presses me less , somehow . Yet this is very balanced ! Very familiar taste though .. Overall definatly a top iipa , but not THE best :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pour is bright and hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is of huge citrus hops (orange peel, tangerine, slight lemon), confectioners sugar, and a dull Earth malts. Taste is a huge rush of citrus and tropical hops with a sweet but subtle caramel malt flavor for balance. Finish and aftertaste is slight bitter, but again, incredibly well balanced. Very drinkable for the ABV, the booze doesnít come through at all.

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