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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Tap from brewery,Pours dull cloudy copper with white head that dissipates with plenty of lace. Aroma is heavy citrus hops, taste citrus, spruce, big bitterness, long bitter somewhat sticky finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke (2660) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 18, 2012
750ml pour from brewery... Pours a hazy orange golden copper with a finger of foam that laces nicely. Aromas are huge citrus, navel orange, tangerine, a touch of sweet earthy malts... on the palate this beer just keeps on giving. Served at around 55˙ and the flavors are balanced to perfection. Nice juicy citrus on the front end as it moves into a deep earthy piney mid palate and a bitter grassy finish... all the while holding a touch of sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
2012-11-02. Hazy bright pastel orange body with a small beige head. 3+ Flavour is lovely, fairly bitter, hoppy, really nice tangerine, citrus character, light alcohol. 7+ Mild aroma, light alcohol, modest citrus, tangerine, citrus seeds, citrus grows as it warms. 7++ Average plus bodied palate suits it nicely. Very nice, dangerously drinkable. Bottle shared by Blankboy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6763) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Abner .. . pours a dark gold yellow .. awesome foam, like all Hill Farmsteads .. . a healthy dose of da hops, light sap .. . radar .. tasty but not as in your face as most double ipa’s around .. . . don’t bother looking for mermaids

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 thank you thomas for picking me up a growler, i know this is your favorite. its a truly beautiful beer, light orange with pinkish hue reminiscent of grapefruit juice. smell is pine and citrus. sour (diesel) scent which is hilarious, to me at least.......... This tastes so so good... very dry on the palate with an intense rush of hops. The citrus in the nose follows through to the back of my tongue. slightly bitter after taste. Overall another top notch brew from HF

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davey101 (744) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pour from a 750ml growler into a tulip glass. Was filled October 2, 2012. A - Pours a hazy dark orange/yellow body very reminiscent of grapefruit juice. Thick two finger white head with loads of sticky lacing and retention. Looks perfect. S - Grapefruit, mangos and peaches, a touch of crackery malt and pine. Juicy and fresh. Very complex and pleasing. T - Bitter grapefruit initially leads into sweet peaches and some dry crackery malt. Finish is a bit piney with lasting bitterness. Very tasty. M - Medium bodied with silky carbonation. Drinkability is high for such a high IBU beer. O - A wonderful DIPA. However, having this next to the Society & Solitude 5 it loses by a bit. Still an amazing beer that I would say is quite close to Heady Topper. VT just does IPA’s right!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11813) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured cloudy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy spruce sour citrus hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Very good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Smooth and drinkable east coaster. Dryness brings to mind wc ipaa. Nice citrus and medium bitterness. Low carbonation and amooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Honey pour with hints of tangerine...ample carbonation with a wispy white head. Bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass. Grapefruit rind, orange peel, and lemon zest along with a subtle grassiness, earthy notes, floral qualities, and peppery spice. All of the above are included in the flavor. Lots of sharp citrus, evergreen, and tart peach. No honey, no biscuit, no caramel. This is unadulterated hops. Love the aggressiveness...YUM!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Big thanks to Mike (gushue3) for the growler and other Vermont goodness. 750 ml swing top served in a CBS snifter. A: Pours a solid apricot color with a chilled haze. A thick one finger, pure white head forms on the pour. It recedes quickly into a thick collar that leaves a huge netting of lace. S: This smells wonderful. Fruity and grassy hops first come into play. Nice tropical fruit smells with pineapple and mango, some mild citrus, a touch of pine and a solid malt presence as well. T: The taste is just the same. Nice pineapple, mango and papaya with some orange as well. Sweet bready malts create a nice backbone throughout the drink. The finish has a slight bitterness with a hint fresh pine. Very balanced. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. The sweet malt and fruity hop flavors linger across the palate for quite sometime and the beer is highly drinkable. O: What do you know? A delicious DIPA from Hill Farmstead. Shaun knows how to kill it and I wish I could these beers all the time. Incredibly balanced and overall just delicious. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 03-03-2012

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