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RATINGS: 308   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9252) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Growler @ Stephen’s house. Thanks so much! Cloudy/milky yellow orange appearance with a khaki head. Onion/garlic, piney, ganja, mild grapefruit citrusy, fairly spicy hoppy aroma. Delicious, grapefruit/orange citrusy, garlic, piney, marijuana, chewy earthy, tasty flavor. Really a nice IIPA.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Desverger (2157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Tap@MIkkeller & Friends during Hill Farmstead EXTRAVAGANZA event/weekend - amber pour with white head. Aroma and taste is citrus and tropical fruity, great caramel malts, toffee, copious amounts of pine, peachy, with juicy mandarin and lemon, some spicy hop bite in the bitter finish. Gorgeous brew!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Pours a glowing, deep, muddy orange- hazy. Medium, off-white head. Webby, bigger lace. Nose is sugary apricot, vanilla, jackfruit, pineapple, sugary braised kumquat. Moves to sugar artificial orange Gatorade powder with meaty melon characters. Taste is bright, astringent, quite tart/acidic and big lemon. Grapefruit sections. Lacks finesse. Way too rip your head off for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kryon (1432) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
Pours hazy apricot with low white head Aromas of pine, resin, mango, peach, citrusy fruits. Taste is loaded with hoppyness from tropical fruits, resin, pine and caramel. Brilliant!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Had this both on draught and cask and while the draught was good, the cask was just phenomal and I went back to it 4 or 5 times once it was tapped. Just great stuff. Pours a nice clear amber on draft, and a little more haze on the cask version, big creamy white head. Large pine and soft citrus, which on cask is just blown away by the dripping passion fruit and piles of tropical fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2014
Draught. Amber/orange coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma. Herbs flowers, light pice, grass, citrus and vague caramel. Flavour. Herbs, flowers, citrus, grape, grass, spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends flowery bitter. Great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1199) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Tap @ MIkkeller & Friends. Pours copper amber with a white head. Aroma is DIPA hop forward with lots of tropical notes. I get lots of mandarin, orange, grapefruit, peach and some pine. Also a decent malty backbone. Smells pretty bold and has some nice deep DIPA nuances. Taste is fresh hop forward with lots of ripe peach, orange, weak resin, mandarin, weak caramel malts and a slight minty note to it as well. Almost everything you want from a double IPA. Really pleasing and amazing!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ansalon (1500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at Hill Farmstead tap takeover, Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade October 10th. Pours a hazy orange with a low white head. Aromas of mango, apricot, peach, honey and caramel. Taste is mango, peach, caramel, apricot, grapefruit and some honey. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Insanely well crafted and well balanced Imperial IPA. Utterly mind-blowing.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Pouring at the opening of Hill Farmstead. Had this both on draught and cask and while the draught was good, the cask was just phenomal and I went back to it 4 or 5 times once it was tapped. Just great stuff. Pours a nice clear amber on draft, and a little more haze on the cask version, big creamy white head. Large pine and soft citrus, which on cask is just blown away by the dripping passion fruit and piles of tropical fruit. Medium bodied, smooth malt. Cask picks up a light sweetness with some pineapple tones. Smooth long grapefruit finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Had a fruity grapefruit hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (55) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours cloudy golden with a off-white head, leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy grapefruit, peach, passionfruit and oranges. Taste is complex, bittersweet, very well balanced. Body is medium, texture is creamy, soft carbonation. Dry and medium bitter finish. Hill Farmsteads beers are soo well-balanced and very enjoyable,


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