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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
(sample at the 2012 Boston Beer Summit Winter Jubilee) dark amber/copper with grassy pine hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Tap @ The Alehouse ..... Hazy copper pour , big white head , excellent lace . Nice hop aroma , citrus fruit and pine needles . Caramel malt sweetness upfront leads into a pine resin hop bitterness . Medium bodied and carbonation . Really crisp , nice drinking IPA , more malt forward but decent nonetheless .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hunter112 (38) - Nanuet, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2011
I luckily found a six pack on this on a recent trip to Maine, and it’s the first beer I’ve chosen to drink since I got home today. Nice clear orange-brown color. The malt really balances out the hops in the nose, and the taste reflects that, too. A really good IPA, wish I had picked up more than one six pack.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2139) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2011
New IPA in a can, yes please! Pours a crystal clear deep copper color with a huge fluffy white head that takes forever to recede and leaves lots of sticky lace on the edges of the glass. Smells of citrus hops up front, grapefruit and a hint of lemon with some pine and resin thrown in for good measure. There’s a solid malt backbone there, bready, caramel, honey malts. Taste is a bit maltier than I expected. Lots of bread and caramel sweetness. Kind of light on the hop flavor, although the punch of hop bitterness is evident. Medium body and level of carbonation, sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. Decent IPA but a bit heavy on the malt for my liking. There’s a lot of harsh hop bitterness in here, maybe more later hop additions and a bit fewer bittering would work a little better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
From tap at Jacob Wirth. Pours hazy orange with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruity, crisp hoppy and peachy to citrusy. Bitter, peachy and crisp hoppy flavoured. Crisp hoppy and fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Sampled at The Great Lost Bear - Pours a hazy darkish orange-amber in color with a small bright white head. Aroma is mostly of pine resin hops. Flavor is a bit more balanced with the pine resin hops, a bit of bready yeasts and also a bit of caramel malts. A decent IPA...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4288) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Huge off-white head recedes leaving spider lacing. Resin aromas. Thin with stale, sour cereal and vegetables. Lasting grapefruit aromas.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2011
can at Geddy’s in Bar Harbor - Pours hazy orange with a small white head. The aroma is of pine and citrus accented hops. It has a good, crisp, bitter flavor with notes of grapefruit and pine along with backing malt that balances out this medium bodied brew. Good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1259) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 A medium hazy copper colored bred. Off white head that goes to lacing. Wonderful floral-fruit aromas. Flavor is well balanced. Good sweet malty body with a good bittering spruce-spice notes. Finishes bready and bitter. Good all around. 2012 update: the quality control on Baxter beers have suffered since the departure of their original head brewer. They have been inconsistent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mvdc (2) - - SEP 12, 2011 does not count
One of the Best IPAs I have had in a long time. Nice earthy aroma...Taste is bold with a great west coast hop vibe but mouth feel is not overwhelming. Finishes crisp.


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