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RATINGS: 311   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.†

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3646) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Draft at HFS harvest festival. A orange / yellow color. Thick head with sheets of lacing. Smells of pineapple and a variety of tropical fruits. The bitterness is assertive but it should be. Deep, rich hop bomb. Citrus, floral and real resinous. You get the entire spectrum of bitterness. Malt is here but takes a backseat to hops. Oily texture with a medium body. Anything else I type would be rambling. Bottom line, another top tier brew from the Hill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
radarsock (1031) - Vermont, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Had served in my HF stemmed glass at Harvest in around @ 1 pm. It was kicked within an hour. Pours straw golden with an appealing sudsy, bulbous eggshell white head two-to-three fingers in length. First off, this is a grass bomb: nosed grass trimmings, possibly the strongest and most realistic on the nose Iíve yet encountered in a beer; tilled soil, gruit herbs, flowers, grist, honey and seaweed. Tastes predominately of freshly cut wet spring grass, edamame, sunflower seeds, Simcoe hops and clementine. Ends yeasty with notes of sweat, dried pineapple, and some fir bark. Simply jaw-dropping

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (1007) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Growler sample. Straw with no head. Floral hop aroma, quite sweet and floral flavor. Good IPA but nothing amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
(Growler) cloudy amber-orange that glows, lasting creamy eggshell white head with nice lacing on the glass. Nose of orange marmalade, fresh grapefruit juice, lightly spicy peppercorn and rye, fragrant, aggressive and about as complex as a DIPA gets. Candi sugar, floral, sweaty stone fruit as it warms. Really locin the smell as it warms. Taste is quite spicy too, probably alcohol but comes across as rye, citrus rind without being bitter, orange marmalade, and lots more. Very carbonated, medium body, refreshing, bitter, well balanced, fragrant, citrusy. Complex and awesome. Shaun can do no wrong it seems.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Growler shared at Sanderís place, NYC on an evening where we drank way too much beer - but a lot of it was HF, so it was good. This beer pours a lightly cloudy, rich gold with a frothy white head. Tons of sweet-smelling, juicy orange in the aroma. Big sweet flavor with honey and pale malts, hints of alcohol, grapefruit, orange, papaya. Full bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Super sticky, resinous finish with lots of juicy pine, ripe citrus, big pectin, honey, fructose, tons of tropical fruits. This drinks like a dream. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
750ml swing top growler. Pour hazy orange with a huge head. Taste mildly of oranges, floral, and a big piney finish. Pretty good, but carries a liittle weird watery taste too, must be the well water.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 18, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 750mL Growler, purchased at the Brewery. Pugnacious, punching hop sick aroma. Overwhelmed with green-yellow lupulin insanity. Hawaiian punch and passionfruit. What lies beneath the waft feels like hop heaven settled in a glass and laiden with the right amount of sugar. Crystalline malt played against every tropical fruit polyphenol flavor you could imagine. Pineapples and sex. Itís green with hop gold. Bitterness is balanced well with the bright prickly bitterness and drizzled over with honey. Beautiful. Hill Farmsteadís hoppy beers rock me like none other.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1662) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
growler and tap from hill. pours hazy light orange with beautiful head. big pine and grapefruit aroma. taste is semi sweet medium body creamy and mango yummmmm

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Growler @ Stephenís house. Thanks so much! Cloudy/milky yellow orange appearance with a khaki head. Onion/garlic, piney, ganja, mild grapefruit citrusy, fairly spicy hoppy aroma. Delicious, grapefruit/orange citrusy, garlic, piney, marijuana, chewy earthy, tasty flavor. Really a nice IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2901) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Growler at home with friends. Poured a golden orange in appearance with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is super dank, weed, resin, grass, and grapefruit peel. Taste is big pine, spruce needles, resin, grass, bitter grapefruit peel, and weed, yet well-balanced and easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really easy to drink, yet very complex with big flavors and just an all-around solid DIPA. Nice!

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