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Beer Review: Hill Farmstead Abner

The Abner is an Imperial IPA from Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, Vermont. Named after the brewer Shaun Hill’s great grandfather the Abner is described by the brewery as 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, and bursting with notes of citrus and pine. 

Ingredients: Pale and Caramel Malt; Dextrose; Chinook, Citra, Columbus, Simcoe, and Warrior hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.
18.5º P
170 Theoretical IBUs
8.2% abv.

I was lucky enough to pick up a small growler of this at Hill Farmstead’s Harvest Festival Event.

Appearance- poured into a hill farmstead wine glass from 750 filled at the brewery’s harvest festival. Pours a cloudy tea color- amber yellow orange- can see bubbles floating to the top of the glass- small head leaves nice lacing

Smell- tropical fruits, pineapple, juicy…fantastic aromas pouring out of this

Taste- lot like the smell…bitter on the end…hits the lips full of tropical and citrus notes…pine…ends a bitter dry

Mouthfeel- crisp and dry nice light body…

Drinkability- all night long…i can’t imagine ever getting tired of this…if only it was not for the 8% ABV

Overall- A+. this is a world class imperial IPA. One of my favorite offerings from Hill Farmstead and that is really saying something. I can’t wait till i get a chance to have another glass.