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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, 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.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5369) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Can. Pours bright, clear orange with a large and dense beige head. Very mild nose sweet and candyish with raw hap/vegetal undertones. Taste bone-dry with a little orangey-crystal flitting in the background, not particularly juicy but with mild resin, chewy medium caramel, and earth and soap. Does remind of the IPAs of a decade ago, though with only medium bitterness and slightly oilier (no brutality offered here). Very smooth fullish body, hop aromatics are dead by this point but their beautiful oils remain (esepcially orange, tangerine, very light pineapple). Clean and palate cleansing with no apparent alcohol, very pleasant if a little bland, a great choice for a summer on the pier or trail. Very nice. [2015.12.27: 3.7]

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
355 ml can. Pours a clear pale amber orange with a resilient white head. Aroma is caramel, roast and grass. Flavor is caramel and roast, with some grass, grapefruit, lemon and lime in the finish. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polo_marco (118) - milton, Vermont, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Smells of pineapple mango pine resin for the nice malt almost caramel backdrop. It’s got a perfect gold amber color to it. Taste flood your mouth tropical fruits and a strong pine resin finish nice malt backbone to smooth out all the hops. Nice carbonation perfect for this beer. Baxter’s always making good stuff keep up the good work.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20855) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 Cask gravity @ GBBF 2015. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yonny (62) - - NOV 21, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2015 Tap pour at Mtc Office. Faint floral and citrus aroma. Poured haxy amber with modest off white head. Initial taste of pine with aftertaste of grapefruit. Mild hop bite at the end. Pretty decent and drinkable IPA but not very distinctive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1008) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2015
12 oz can. Pours orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, orange marmalade and caramel malt. Body is medium and smooth. Herbal hops, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry, and herbal. Delicious brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Flowers and citrus. Nice floral aroma on this guy. Draft pour 12 oz at deweys in Portland Oregon. Great IPA. Pine, bitter, good

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2015
LSAT Freedom Trip #155. 12 ounce can from Whole Foods Portand, ME. Clear copper, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of earthy, piney hops with a bit of citrus in the back end. Grainy and caramel malt. The taste is caramel malt, piney hops. Medium bodied, decent balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Draft at GBBF 2013, day 3 - London. Pours clear gold with a light white cream head. Super floral on the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with more flowers, pine needles, tangerine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly resinous, lots of lightly spicy floral notes. OK.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fsbw21086 (426) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Sweet bitter hop taste. Slightly metallic and aggressive. Faint aroma and easy drinking mouthfeel but has a very strong hop kick that lingers. Pretty basic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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