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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   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. 

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   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (209) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2014
750ml growler. Pours a slightly hazy orange/peach color with a finger-and-a-half of a soft white head. Aromas wafting out of the glass immediately....mango, peach, grapefruit, light pine and faint orange peel. Very inviting!! Taste is incredibly balanced. Waves of hops flow across the palate, dancing in the moderate carbonation that combines with a fairly thin body...providing maximum flavor. Tastes as good as it smells...and finishes extremely clean and bright. Minimal bitterness that is muted by a combination of tropical/citrus hop flavors...zesty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (420) - - AUG 8, 2014
Growler shared by yourefragile, thanks Moll. Pours a hazy bright golden hay colored with lasting wisp of head and lacing. Aroma is perfect hop bitterness, dank dry hops, and malt. Flavor is perfect DIPA profile - intense pine and citrus hop bitterness, burst of bright flowery hops. Medium bodied, active carbonation. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
veronneaupy (120) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Un nez résineux, ananas, bien amère. En bouche, le cote résineux s'exprime en premier. Après le cote citrus ressort. Une finale amère et plus subtile en saveur que je suis habitué de HF. Excellent produit tout de meme ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Strife21 (139) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours hazy golden orange with finger of thick white head. Smell is dank hops, mango, citrus,grapefruit and resin. Mouth feel on this is silky smooth and creamy. Taste is pine, resin, hops, citrus, mango, grapefruit that ends with a perfect bitter finish. Super complex. Light body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (979) - Nevada, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Light golden in color with a thick head. Poured on tap from the brewery and transported home in a 750ml growler. Big citrus hop aroma with grass, pine, and flowers as well. Sweet malt to start with building hop flavors. Does not get too bitter. Grapefruit, lemon zest, and resin are well balanced. Finish is lightly dry but refreshing. Worth the high praise.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1277) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
750 growler. Tapped on Wednesday. Filled on Thursday. Enjoyed on Tuesday. About as fresh as I can get in IL. For an IPA the aroma is a 10. Hoppy bitter and amazing. Taste is very subdued compared. Has some bitter and citrus. Pineapple and grapefruit. But not nearly as much as the aroma. Taste is insanely smooth. Really nothing on he finish. Don’t know if I like that or not. Makes it insanely drinkable, I could chug it like water on a hot day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Growler, courtesy of kermis. Pours a pale golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is rather malty, light citric, grapefruit, tropical fruits. Flavor is light and bitter, very subtle, even some sweetness going on from a light malty backbone. Light touch of caramel in the background. Light carbonated, easy drinking. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4222) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Growler from the brewery, courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy light amber with a bubbly white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is light grassy hop, pine needle. The flavour is medium bitter with a light spicy resin hop citrus palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A superb beer but I preferred the Susan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Another very welcome growler shared by Kermis. Poured hazy orange amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of medium sweet citrus and soft malt. Medium body, flavour is light marmalade, lightly zesty, grapefruit and lime. Sweet and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (4910) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Growler shared. Pours hazy orange golden with a white head. Aroma of orange, floral aspects, citrus, pine, light spicy notes and grapefruit with a smoothly balancing light caramel malt aspect. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Beautiful!

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