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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 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. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
750 ml growler from lushawn- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of herbal, citrusy hops, pineapple, papaya, caramel malts, and pine. Flavor of tangerine citrus, pineapple, melon, caramel malts, pine resin, and floral notes. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, resinous, and juicy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very nice DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Growler from David - thanks! Pours a hazy but vibrant glowing orange and yellow with a slick of white foam. Aroma is resinous pine with spots of citrus and mango over a complimentary bitterness and a dry, clean malt backbone that only shows the slightest bit of sweetness on the tail end of the finish. Taste is a melange of resinous pine, touches of citrus, balancing hop bitterness, and a whisp of malt sweetness on the finish. Clean, slightly coating mouthfeel. Exceptionally well made and scarily drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2012
My weekend of delicious hoppy Hill Farmstead stuff continues. Flip-top growler from joeybones3. Big tropical fruit nose; even more than Society and Solitude #3 had, whiffs of mango, papaya, orange peel, and even some lemon. Quite herbal with also a touch of grass. The color is a hazy rusty gold with a thin off-white head settling on top. This is a very clean hoppy Double IPA. It’s floral, herbal, with some light sweet malt, and very tropical tasting; pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and a touch of coconut make for a very tasty hop bomb. The bitterness is assertive but far from abrasive. Some sticky alcohol heat does show in the finish but that comes with making an 8% hoppy beer. It’s really quite refreshing and easy to drink. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CassanoMagnago (18) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2012
From a 750 ML bottle poured at the brewery. Hazy amber appearance. Smells of citrus and pine. Sweet grapefruit flavor with a great hoppy dryness to finish things off. Such an excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2049) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Directement d’un growler: Sa robe orange trouble est surmonté d’une spectaculaire tête crémeuse. Bouquet extrêmement complet qui laisse présager un liquide mâchable. Des notes de résine de pin, de pêche, d’orange accompagne à merveille le côté plus végétal, floral. Son corps est pulpeux, l’amertume est élégante, magnifique bière.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Pretty sexy package on this one. Really fruity body. Hard to say if it’s better than the Heady Topper I had right after but it may just be. Strong hops but not overdone. Just a great package with attention on all the details. On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Served in a goblet at Canal St, Reading. Pours a cloudy, glowing peachy amber with a thick creamy white head. Average retention and abundant streaks of sticky lacing. Aroma is a little disappointing. Abundant resin and citrus hops dominate; more sweet than bitter. Pleasant, but a little one dimensional. Body is thicker side of medium, chewy and smooth with strong carbonation. Flavor adds more complexity than the nose with a mild peach sweetness on the front of the palate with grapefruit and citrus resiny bitterness on the back. Throughout there is a light lemon rind, grass and strong bready malt flavors balancing the hops. At colder temperatures this reminded me of something like Ruination, but as this warmed it turned into a unique beast of an IIPA. This was maltier than some other hop bomb IIPAs; combined with the lower alcohol and unique peach flavors this is highly drinkable and recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color with an eggshell head. Aroma is heavy dank hops, resin and some mint? Taste is sweet malts with some tropical notes and some green (unripe) mangoes. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pours up deep gold with a thin copper core and supporting an off white head. The aroma offers up thick chewy resiny hop goodness in the form of spicy yummy hops, bitter floral hops and then a resiny near grassy note in the background. The taste is pleasingly similar with rich sticky near resiny spicy and floral hops sliding around effortlessly over the top of a thin sheet of sweet malts. Yes. The hops offer up deep rich hop bitterness as well as ample amounts of ‘late addition to the boil’ hoppy flavor goodness. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
A hazed golden ale with a super thick lacing golden white head. In aroma, superb balanced and creamy floral hops, flowers, beautiful. In mouth, a smooth floral hops, nice and restrained, white grapefruits, resinous, pungent and well balanced. On tap at the brewery, March 12, 2012.

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