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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. 


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Tasted on 7/11/13 from a 32oz growler obtained in a trade. Pours hazy, bright orange with a thick, fluffy white head that slowly recedes to rocky and messy lace. The nose is super fresh with tons of citrus, pine resin, and a hint of tropical fruit, with just enough light bread malt to back everything up. The flavor is almost exactly the same, with the resin, citrus peel, and tropical fruit the focus, and just enough balancing bread malt. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long super balanced hoppy finish. This is perhaps the most balanced double IPA have had, with every element melding perfectly.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Franckg (315) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Robe orangée très trouble, fine mousse qui disparait tranquillement. Une dentelle huileuse se colle aux paroies. Arômes exotiques de pamplemousse, tangerine, pêche, ananas. Léger côtés malté et caramélisé mais très subtil. Un peu résineuse. En bouche, tout aussi sublime. Présence de fruits et une amertume juste à point envahit immédiatement le palais. Les saveurs sont intenses et encore là, le pamplemousse et tangerine sont dominants et la finale s’étire d’ailleurs sur des effluves de pulpes de pamplemousse. Un goût de résine de pin ressort égalemement et apporte un côté plus sec et tranchant. Le corps est épais, crémeux. Le taux d’alcool se fait discret si ce n’est d’une petite touche épicée brève. Autre breuvage à la hauteur du talent de Mr. Hill

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (407) - New York, USA - MAR 29, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2015 Growler fill from brewery 03/27/15. Pours hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma is resinous pine, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, papaya, some malty biscuit and slight dankness. Flavor is a lot of pine, tropical fruits, bitter hops, pineapple, mango, malt backbone. Exceptional.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (1600) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Growler filled 13 days ago and we are allready drinking it now on the otherside of the pond! Poured a deep murky orange colour with a Nice white head. Still a lot carbonation. First sweet juicy aroma of orange, Peach, tropical fruits, mango, lot of pine bitterness, citrus, lemon zest, . Bready malts, resin, taste is Nice and fruity upfront lots of juicy with a full pine bitter kick in the end. All combined perfectly! The best part is the mouthfeel in the aftertaste. The hype is for real! This is incredible. Big want i finally got to try!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1447) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Tap at Hill Farmstead. Pours a beautiful hazed banana peel yellow with a large white head. Aromas of floral and tropical hops, some alcohol detected in the nose. Bitter but gentle flowers and citrus juice. Wow.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2159) - USA - MAR 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2015 Draft from HF, thanks to Adrian. Superb aroma on this strong IPA. Plenty of bitterness - a touch harsh at first, but once my palate grew accustomed, I was loving it. Full funky floral aroma. A good amount of sweetness also. Some fruit hanging around the edges. Very good indeed.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fernans (38) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Fresh growler. Cloudy straw color. Great taste of citrus with a nice pine finish. Clean and smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1163) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Growler, pours is cloudy orange, aroma is awesome citrus and grassy pine. Taste is perfectly balanced and a dry finish. excellent beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (823) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Growler in trade. Pours a cloudy yellow. white head. Aroma is super piney. Taste is light, piney, with some more hop diversity. Better than the aroma. Would have liked some different hop profile, maybe some citrus, dank, etc. Mouthfeel and body is great, not just my hop style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2498) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Growler shared by beechber224. Nose is super piney and woody. Like a line tar. Very hazy to cloudy. Taste is better and more hoo forward.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (659) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
750 ml bottle from Timfoolery, floral, fruity aroma, nicely bitter. Fantastic.


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