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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerLvr41 (82) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
A: Very hazy and yellow/orange in color. Great two finger foamy head that continues to linger for awhile. S: Very fruity and piney upfront with citrus and tropical notes. . T: Nicely dry and refreshing. Solid bitterness throughout but not harsh or overpowering. Citrus with a bit of lemon some mango. M: Medium carbonation. Nicely dry and crisp. Very refreshing. O: A little over-hyped but really solid and something I would always drink. Reminds me of Lunch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Sample thanks to Leighton at CBC Clerkenwell. Amber, hazy, medium white head. Nose is grain malt, lemon citrous rind, grapefruit, orange and lemon citrous, sticky homemade marmalade, soft citrous fruit. Taste is not what I expected. Itís like a really strong American Pale Ale meets a saison. Thereís some funkiness, and soft citrous fruit, lemon and grapefruit rind, citrous bitterness, but soft and fresh. Grain husky malty and grain musty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (687) - - FEB 21, 2014
Golden pour, white head. Nose is citrus, perfect balance of hops and malt, fresh water, earthiness. Taste is citrus, pine, fresh water, grapefruit. So clean and smooth, dissolves into the palate, lingering bittering hops and pine.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (273) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft. Pours orange with thin bubbly head that fades. Sourish cheese aroma over medium carbonation that sticks to the glass. Nice ipa with medium complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2014
A: cloudy golden color with white head S: citrus, lime, grapefruit T: bitter, lots of citrus, floral M: thin and bubbly O: a great double but not their best one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (926) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Pours a bright orange with an off white head. Huge citrus notes. Grapefruit tangerine and orange Julius. Moderate bitterness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bellco33 (277) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Poured into Schlitz Chalice from growler; Pours cloudy golden with a thin quickly dissipating white head. Aroma heavy with citrus, pine, floral, pineapple, a little musky. Taste is a little sweet malt up front loaded with citrus fruit, then a nice hop kick on the back end when the pine and floral notes come through. This has a lot going on and itís all awesome. Medium to heavy body, slightly oily mouthfeel, fantastic beer. The scary thing is that I recall this being even better on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1112) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Big, chewy, citrus, piney, tropical fruity hop goodness. This is a damn fine beer. I love Hill Farmstead!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (676) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Big thanks to tectactoe for splitting the growler. Really nice tropical aroma. Perfectly carbonated. Very natural and clean mouthfeel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1533) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 Growler: Thanks, Adam! Cloudy, golden & yellow body with a quickly fading, wispy white head that rests naturally as a thin, foamy collar. Aroma is lovely with huge notes of wet citrus, pungent pine, hop oils, mild dankness, tangerine, pineapple, & grapefruit. A bit of sugary cracker malt peaks through as well. Taste has both big citric notes & fairly brash, bitter pine needles. Notes of pineapple, orange, light mango, tropical fruit, & grapefruit peel collide with pine, leaves, somewhat dank lupulin oil, & faint white pepper. Slightly sticky, coating mouth feel with some finishing bread & cracker malt sweetness in the aftertaste that works nice for balance. Faint caramelized sweetness in the latter half as well. Another damn fine hoppy brew from Hill Farmstead.

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