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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   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.†


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (1673) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
On tap at brewery. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is big citrus, tropical fruits, floral hops and dank pine. Oily mouthfeel. Flavor is big tropical fruits up front of pineapple, mango, and peaches followed by tangerine and grapefruit. Finishes with floral hops and dank earthy resiny pine. Amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heather_B (246) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Iíve had this 38 times according to Untappd. Guess itís time I rate it. First growler was had on 3.24.14, courtesy of Adam. Golden pour with pretty much no head. Hell, this smells AND tastes so juicy. Tons of citrus and grapefruit shining through. Carbonation is nice and well balanced. I could drink this all day.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Someone brought a growler over for a bottle share. I guess it is slightly old for a growler, going on 5 days. Still was great. Poured a hazy orangish straw color. Nice pine citrus aroma. Taste was slightly sweet, but finish very citrusy and pine. Nice smooth mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (714) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2016 EDIT: I tried this again side-by-side with a lot of other HF hoppy beers, and it made me realize that this is actually pretty good. Again, thereís a lot of great DIPAs out there, but this is fantastic. A really well made DIPA. It goes to show you, though, how far the style has come that this no longer stands out in the field of amazing hop bombs that are out there. The hops are well used and thereís a great interplay of flavor from the dry hops with a stronger-than-expected hop bitterness at the back of the palate. The malt profile is light and rightfully focuses on the hop characteristics. A great IPA that you should try if you get the chance, just donít be surprised if it reminds you of some of your favorite local DIPAs.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (666) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Intensely floral, peach jam, fresh cut grass, orange julius, toasted bread, lemon zest. Grassy bitterness lingers for a long finish, creamy, full bodied mouthfeel, zero detectable alcohol. Intense and powerful but balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (4018) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Tap. Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, VT. Cloudy, dark, yellow gold. Thick, bubbly, white head that collapses to a ring and film. Pine resin dank. Some pink pink grapefruit. Clean, sweet biscuit malts. Taste is smooth, resinous bitter. Sweetness on the lips. Really drinkable and clean. Big depth, though. Finishes zesty, resinous bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Hazy orange gold, beautiful white head. Great aroma of citrus, booze. Flavor of grapefruit, grass, caramel, toasted malt, hints of pineapple, resin and smoke. Damn.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Draft at Hill Farmstead. Pours a pale orange yellow color with an off white head. Aroma is massive juicy fleshy fruit, tropical hops. Flavor is just as juicy! Huge presence of tropical fruits, citrus, fleshy fruits. No bitterness at all, just pure hop character. Wonderful mouthfeel. Just a superb beer all around!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1729) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2015
Growler shared with my dad. Very dry, lots of pine, citrus, excellent bitterness. Great IPA, easy drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsandman (994) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Growlers shared many-a-time, mostly thanks to my main man Leighton. Pours hazy gold with orange hue, white head. Aroma is huge orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, peach, light pine, caramel. Flavor is med sweet, some caramel, but more tropical and citrus fruits. Full bodies, but Incredible balance.. what a beer, seriously.


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