RocLoc2012 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
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mkgrenwel (529) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The third and final beer in my profile of this relative newcomerís 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 itís more of a candied preserved kind of sweet hop character going on for the most part. Proves that balanced doesnít 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.
AirForceHops (2552) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
changeup45 (1698) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from BeerPilgrim11. Copper color, this pours with a big clumpy off-white head. Thereís certainly a rich toffee and caramel malt backbone to this with sharp resinous hops as well as some notes of pine. The finish is dry and bitter. Itís a bit too malty and gritty for my liking but is hopped accordingly and is overall a solid beer.
newcigarz (42) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from can into shaker. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with fluffy off-white that dissipates quickly. Aroma of hops and citrus. Hop bitterness, light citrus and pine. Ok.
Ernesto987 (3220) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012 MAlty ipa here, out of a can and Iím drunk. So fuck it.
BroSpud (1578) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Didnít expect much after having tasted a couple other Baxter brews that were mediocre at best but this one is pretty good. The description of west coast style IPA is fitting. Big hop tastes of citrus and pine. Not bad.
eriendeau22 (23) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent caramel malt flavor. A bit of citrus hops coming through too. An ok IPA
arkurzynski (1363) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to sanborn13. Hazy amber-brown with foamy head. Skunky pine and caramel malt. Flavor is moderate pine bitterness followed a solid caramel backbone and light citrus acidity. Jello-like palate that is a bit out of place. Residual caramel sweetness and light citrus.