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RATINGS: 323   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. 


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Draught. Hazy golden with off white head. Aroma of oranges, resin and spruce. Sweet with orange notes and a soft, bitter finish. Delisious

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
storskurk (124) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Tydelig humle men ikke super aroma. Sådan lidt skjult måske fordi den er for kold eller også er det underspillet noble hops. Lagdelt og kompleks humle skyller ind over tungen. Igen tænker jeg europæisk humle. Ikke alt for aromatisk men dejlig kompleks smag der blander sig sømløst med maltprofilen, der er perfekt op imod bitterheden. Super balance men jeg savner mere aromatisk humle. Nok at sammenligne med Pliny bare bedre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (2605) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
Pours hazy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of mango, peach, grapefruit, caramel, resin. Taste is bitter, fruity, balanced, fresh yet bitter and resinous. This is world-class. Body is medium, creamy and smooth, soft carbonation. Amazing. Hill Farmstead, I bow my head to you.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy amber colored with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops and citrus peel with notes of pine needles. Fruity flavor of hops and citrus peel with notes of pine needles and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Draft. A hazy yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt, citrusy hops, and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of citrusy hops, malt, straw, and lemons., leasing to a bitter finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Perfect XXIPA, Excellent citrus and tropical nose, oh so wonderful. Flavor is grassy and real upfront melon type of hops. True American Style with the flavorful hops and malt balanced but obviously pushing through with hops.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1370) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Growler thanks to Brandon, thanks man! Pour is rich cloudy orange/ gold with a big white head. Aroma and flavor loaded with rich citrus hop notes with a balancing easel of malt. Just so well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2014
100th Double IPA rate!
Pours lightly hazy with a good head and decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is fruity with some melon and citrus. It’s a touch yeasty with a nice grassy note. Basically it’s really bright and not boozy in the least.

The flavor is very grassy and very bright with loads of fruit forward hops, some lime zest, melon, pine, and a nice moderate rate of bitterness. The booziness is really subdued and th beer is pretty dry.

This one presents a wide range of hop flavors that are perfectly balanced, bright, and not muddled by malt or alcohol, which is really I think what this style is about at it’s best. Neat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1958) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours a heavily hazed golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is indeed of flowers, light onion and alcohol. Taste is of pine needles, alcohol with a moderately high bitter power. Some bubblegum here and there. Finishes on some peppery alcohol and spicy notes. Body is medium, carbonation medium-high and mouthfeel lightly sticky. Overall a good to really good HFS beer, the usual.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2081) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2014
This is one of the out of the blue beer moments for me. My wife works for a large company and has someone working under her that has talked about untapped and good beer in the past and she had shared that I was into that stuff. He went to Hill Farmstead this past week and returned with a growler of Abner and two cans of Heady Topper for me as a gift. Holy cow beer jackpot! Pour has a sunset orange color and a thin coating of white head. Interesting that there is some heavy chunks of hop looking sediment at the bottom of the growler. Aroma has bright bold hops, resins, dry citrus rind, pine, wet hop flowers, and a poke of alcohol. Mouth feel is medium without crushing you with hop bitterness and there is a gentle carbonation. Flavor again is clearly a hop showcase, resins, citrus, pine, and a dry finish. There is a bit of sweetness to the malt that cuts into the hops smoothing out the whole thing. This is a refreshing treat because the bitterness is well under control and there is no onions in the hop profile at all. Nice and drinkable for a double and there are not many that can make that claim. As I continue to drink the growler it really strikes me that the malt side is equally as important as the hops and both are allowed to shine through.


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