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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1677) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Big double IPA hops, pine, resin, orange and grapefruity alcohol. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1585) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2L growler obtained at the brewery then shared with science friends a few days later at a conference in Boston. Funny that the description here calls it a double IPA, but at the brewery they called it a double Pale Ale. Cloudy yellow with a white head. Beautifully hoppy nose, fantastic citrus and pine taste. I could easily have enjoyed the entire growler myself!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Super hoppy. Lovely double ipa. Big pink grapefruit. Pretty good pink grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (539) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
En fût à la brasserie. Blonde voilé. Nez: houblon résineux. Sapiné. Grain frais. Bouche: légèrement sucré. Chaleur. d'alcool. Bonne amertume. Un peu végétale. Herbacé. Résineuse. Pamplemousse. Pêche. Finale sèche et âcre. Très bien.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkska101 (903) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
750 ml growler thx Heather and Frank A: grapefruit, piny, apricot marmalade, pineapple app: hazy pale white head some lacing t/p: body is thin to medium with long bitter finish. O: insane. Has a homebrewer I’m struck by the ingenuity behind the conception of this recipe.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
swampguana (4) - - APR 2, 2014 does not count
Purely amazing and is drastically better than any other ipa I've had. One of my favorite beers hands down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours from a swingtop bottle a cloudy orange-gold color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of grapefruit, hops and malt. Medium body with a strong pithy grapefruit character and flavors of floral hops and biscuit malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering zesty citrus hops aftertaste. Very good IPA all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmerz (710) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Growler. Pours hazy with nice soft head. Aroma is big full pine and resin, really big, light astringency, lemon biscuit. Flavor pear juice sweet, grapefruit, pear skin, then bracing pine and vegetal bitterness. Feel is at first silken then full alive muddy . absolutE masterpiece drank next to a Pliny and Heady. On the level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (542) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Golden peach. Unfiltered and cloudy. Aroma is good and fruity - grapefruit. Taste is lovely fruit, body and solid bitterness on finish. Overall, great double - prefer to both the Double Citra and Society and Solitude. Strongly reminiscent of Pliny the Elder.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marsiblursi (3009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
(Bottle) Pours hazy dark yellow with an off-white head. The aroma is perfect in a classic way - bright citrus (oranges and grapefruits), pine, pineapple juice, starfruit, mango and white flowers. One of the cleanest IPA aromas ever. Tight and wonderful malt nose with ckrackers, light straw and a touch of white bread. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium to heavily bitter (very clean bitterness) and tiny acidic with notes of citrus, topical fruits, pine, flowers, grass, crackers and light bread. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light to medium carbonation. Grapefruity and clean finisg. Medium bodied.

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