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RATINGS: 265   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1825) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1310) - - JUL 12, 2014
Growler. Hazy glowing gold/orange. Taste and aroma are floral with strong apricot and mango notes. Great mineral aspect to the finish. Dry crackly mouthfeel with a short finish. Incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGolem (660) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Excellent I2PA, featuring lots of citrus and pines. Fans of the style will be happy with this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (756) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
On tap at TJs. Pours a cloudy amber color with a silky white head. Grapefruit, pine, melon, earth. Moderately bitter and sweet. Medium bodied. Smooth with a hint of carbonation. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2014
75cl growler, fresh batch (best consumed by 7/01/2014), no mention of ABV, new American brew Anno 2010, thx alot to Secret Santa for bringing this over!, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly floral/malty/woody, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (2413) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Gowler pour at the Siren Maiden launch CBC Clerkenwell. Huge thanks to Leighton for my first Hill Farmstead beer. Big moment for me. Aroma is big pine and tropical fruits, lychee, orange. I though there was some saison yeast aroma as well, but perhaps i had had too much to drink. Flavour is clean malt profile, slight biscuit then the hops are lemon and orange citrus, tropical squishy fruits, midget gems. Utterly drinkable, very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (328) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
750ml growler. Hazy orange with a foamy white head. Flavors are grapefruit, peach, apricot, pine needles, resinous hops, bread, honey, sweet malts and alcohol with floral and herbal notes. Dry and fruity finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Now that’s a drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillemsUrenkel (424) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2014
0,75 l bottle bought today at the brewery and shared at a barbeque. Light unclear golden in the glass. Heavy fruity and hoppy on the nose. Starts very hoppy, grapefruits with malts in the second row. Mighty but pleasant and warmed bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1314) - 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 (1398) - 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 (13217) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Super hoppy. Lovely double ipa. Big pink grapefruit. Pretty good pink grapefruit.

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