mcox90 (1376) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. Pours hazy orange with a 1 finger off white head. Some spotty lace here & there. Big, juicy citrus hop aroma with a hint of sweetness. Those big, juicy citrus hops pretty much dominant the flavor as well, although the sweetness from the malt makes a valiant effort to shine forth. Fairly well balanced. Moderate to heavy palate with a goodly amount of carbonation with a lingering bitter finish. Quite drinkable & at 6.9%, could be dangerous. Best of luck to this new Maine Brewery.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can-pours a foamy light tan head and hazy gold color. Aroma is lemon/some pine, some light malt. Taste is lemon/some pine, some light malt. Easy.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours a light amber color with a fizzy off-white head to go with it.
S: Quite a nice aroma. Lots of pine and citrus peel, some grapefruit character and a mild malt sweetness. There is also some other fruitiness to the nose and some floral notes.
T: Not quite as good on the tongue, but decent. Fairly grassy with some nice grapefruit and grapefruit peel flavors. Toffee and bread sweetness, with a moderate level of bitterness.
M: Medium in body and carbonation.
O: Significantly better than the pale. The nose was great, it would have been a pretty solid beer if that translated to the flavor.
puboflyons (1687) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Marked "Canned: 04:06-No Bunnies." It pours a hazy, copper-amber with a tremendous puffy head. The aroma is full of floral hops along with citrus and grapefruit earthy elements. Nice medium body. The flavor is very nice with an up front smooth maltiness not noticed in the aroma and a dry finish. Nicely crafted.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass.
4.5 A: Clear medium to dark orange color. Two fingers of creamy off-white head with pretty good retention and full on lacing. Very nice.
4.0 S: A lot of tropical fruits going on here. Pineapple is strongest, followed by mango and grapefruit, followed by orange and pine. Malts are for the most part hidden behind the hops. Maybe a touch of crystal malt and bread.
3.5 T: Healthy bitterness. Not quite mouth distorting, but definitely powerful. Orange and pine are the big players this time. Grapefruit and pineapple to a lower extent. Malts are much breadier than in the nose, but still just a touch of crystal.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy, but could be moreso.
4.0 D: Solid IPA. It doesn’t standout, but it certainly is nice.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-16-2011 03:36:19
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft @ Sarah’s) Served in a shaker. Hazy amber/orange body. A finger of light amberish off-white head. Aroma is citrusy-fruity but without alot of malty hints. Mouthfeel is pleasant with a little bit of roughness and prickliness. Flavor of hop fruitiness over fairly light caramel maltiness. All good except the finish which has an off-putting, sharp, weird bitterness - sort of metallic, sort of medicinal/iodine-y.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can courtesy of Ben.
Pours a deep, clear amber with a small creamy beige head that lasts a while and leaves great lacing.
Aroma is great on this one with lots of floral pine hops and light citrus with a solid bready malt presence.
Taste is nice and bitter up front with pineapple and orange rinds giving way to a hefty bready malt backbone. The finish is lightly bitter with some resinous pine dominating.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, but unlike the pale ale, doesn’t come across as watery at all.
This beer is miles better than the pale ale with plenty of hops and body to represent the style well. I could drink a lot of these.
ijeep (1) - - MAR 6, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong hop resin aroma, nice copper slightly hazy color, opens a little sweet and closes with a bitter bang. A hop lovers choice, in cans. Can’t wait to try it on a hot day!
TATE (242) - Lubec, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a little hazy and a gold color with a billowing off white head. The aroma is a wonderfully hoppy. The beginning is a bit thin and light with the hop bitterness quickly taking over but a pretty good balance. The bitterness lingers at the finish. It has a medium body with medium carbonation. I may have given a higher overall score except that IPAs aren’t my favorite. This is a good offering from a new brewery with much more character than their pale ale.