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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A heavily-hopped, West Coast-style IPA. Bold, complex flavors with a solid malt backbone and assertive hop profile, along with cold conditioning give this beer its crisp, clean finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
Canette 355ml, courtoisie d’un bon ami. De couleur ambrée-orange et semi-voilée. Nez de houblon citrique, moyennement résineux et légèrement herbeux, malté de caramel sucré, moyen de fruits (agrumes sucrées) avec des notes de biscuits. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture légèrement huileuse avec des notes résineuses. Moyenne amertume de houblon citrique (pamplemousse) aux notes résineuses (une amertume présente toute la gorgée) accompagné d’un goût fruité (agrumes) dès l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel sucré avec un moyen goût de biscuits et des notes de pain puis en finale l’amertume se fait sentir en se montrant plus asséchante et légèrement plus herbeuse. Post-goût long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon citrique aux notes résineuses et herbeuses ainsi qu’avec un léger goût fruité (zeste d’agrumes).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1904) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Moderate citrus aroma with a light of mount of resin hops. Hazy orange color with a medium white head. Light bitter beginning with a light sweet pez flavor to the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (634) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Smooth, calm, and hoppy, this Maine brew flows freely. So danity and fresh, the hops roudn out the malt backbone with fluent persistance. Theres an amber ambivalance that strikes home well, yet the ipa stands storng in the aftertaste. Fresh hoppy taste, a bit organic, dark bronzed color with red, if poured fast the head is an welcome opener to this fine brew as it engulfs the glass and almost pours over(pint). A very fresh and hoppy experience from ME that is well enjoyed.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
scolbath (2) - - MAY 30, 2012 does not count
Grass, hay, woody, earthy, ginger - a nice summer variety ipa from my home state. Go Baxter!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1354) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Had this beer at the squelling pig in Ptown under the name bar name as Pigswill. Modest head and nice lacing, honey colored and a fair amount of aromatic. Pretty Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrNeato (2) - - MAY 9, 2012 does not count
Really nice mid hoppyness, smooth long bitterness, not enough up-front punch. Really clean and slightly roasted malt profile. Baxter’s best.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RocLoc2012 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2012 does not count
Aroma: residous pine, with slight malty characteristics. Appearence: murky brownish/orange color w/ 2 fingers of cream white head. Excellent lacing. Taste: piney hops, bitter, decent malt backbone with grapefruit aftertaste. Palate: crisp smooth & refreshing brew. OA: good beer, Baxter's best, but not in the class of the great west coast ipas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (571) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2012
The third and final beer in my profile of this relative newcomer’s portfolio, and the one I have had the most previously. Darkish amber pour with bif fluffy tan head. Lots of nice hop oils in there. Aroma of juicy citrus hops thrown far and wide. Fresh, dense hop aroma. Green and red. Strong hit of crystal malt up front, pretty assertive bitterness in back. Very much a balanced approach. A bit soapy. Citrus fruit as well as darker strawberry and cherry. Some notes of raw hop oil keep this feeling fresh, but it’s more of a candied preserved kind of sweet hop character going on for the most part. Proves that balanced doesn’t have to mean overly sweet or weak bitterness. A really nice addition to the East Coast IPA lineup. Between Baxter and Maine Beer Co, Maine finally has some American style hop-forward brewing happening.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3305) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2012
Draft @ Bull Finney, Portland , ME, Hazy amber color with nice retention served in a Baxter glass. Nice nose of spruce, bready malt and citrus. Taste is spot on the nose. Meduim body, Really balanced IPA, not going to blow you away with bitterness. Real easy to drink, very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2012
Can. Pours a light orange color with a thick white frothy head. Nose is fresh piney hops, sticky biscuits, light notes of oranges. Big full mouth with a quick throat bitterness. Palate is sticky as are lips and molars. Flavors of piney citrus hops, sticky biscuit and caramel malt notes.


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