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RATINGS: 288   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 Abnerís 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From tap at the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a small, white and slight rocky head. Aroma is dense fruity, peachy and grapefruity hoppy. Smooth, fruity, peachy and grapefruity. Bitter. Bone dry, clean and crisp citrusy hoppy. Nice dry and yet lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
28th February 2013
Growler courtesy of my Hill Farmstead pusher - Leighton! Cheers Ears! Hazy amber - gold beer with a tidy off white head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Mild minerals. A little creamy malt. Really nice hops, tastes like Cascade (but I see has everything but!). Light floral notes and tangerine and lemon bring up the rear. All comes together very well indeed. Finishes light and crisp. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (13922) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
Growler. Thanks Adam. Potts hazy orange with a small creamy head and lacings. Crazy fruity hoppy aroma. Grapefruit and pineapple. Crisp and smooth with a long bitter finish. Breathtaking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Super hoppy. Lovely double ipa. Big pink grapefruit. Pretty good pink grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of earth, weed, peach, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, pineapple, earth, and grass with a dry, lingering bitter finish. Another great beer from Hill Farmstead.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11873) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Growler muled by oteyj, thanks. Cloudy golden color, huge fluffy white head. Aroma of grass, fruit, perfume. Taste starts with bread and finishes bitter. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2011 Draft, RBSG 2011 bus tour. Small off-white head, cloudy amber. Aroma is moderately sweet, kiwi. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pineapple. Medium body, light acidity. 9/3/7/4/15

Shenandoah Throwdown 2010, growler, thanks peregrinari. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some pine, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, resin, light alcohol. Medium-full body, resinous. 8/4/7/3/14

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2011
on tap @Capones RBSG-pours an off white head with trailing lace and cloudy orange color. Aroma is pine/citrus. Taste is pine/resin/citrus/grapefruit, secondary light malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (10989) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Growler shared at Sanderís place, NYC on an evening where we drank way too much beer - but a lot of it was HF, so it was good. This beer pours a lightly cloudy, rich gold with a frothy white head. Tons of sweet-smelling, juicy orange in the aroma. Big sweet flavor with honey and pale malts, hints of alcohol, grapefruit, orange, papaya. Full bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Super sticky, resinous finish with lots of juicy pine, ripe citrus, big pectin, honey, fructose, tons of tropical fruits. This drinks like a dream. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A: The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a couple of fingers of cream colored head. Awesome sticky lacing to go with it. S: Smells like fresh grapefruit and tons of pine. Thereís a slight woodiness to it, like rosemary, and a fair amount of grass. There is a bit of bread to the nose, but otherwise itís all hops. T: Tastes like grapefruit too. Really fresh, vibrant, and juicy citrus flavor and a moderate pine bitterness on the finish. There are some grassy notes again and maybe a bit of a floral quality. A touch of bread to go with it all. M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Probably could be a bit higher, but thatís what happens when you ship a growler from one corner of the country to another. D: Hopefully all of the Hill Farmstead IPAs are similarly well done. Even with the alcohol content where it is, this is a dangerously easy to drink beer.

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