mkgrenwel (572) - 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 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.
Lukaduke (2316) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium golden orange color with a finger of eggshell foam. nose is citrus, stale grain, some sweet caramel malt and wet grass. Palate follows with less focused citrus flavor than the nose offered. A bit murky, nice clean bitterness just not as focused or delicate as I prefer in my IPA’s/
JFGrind (1857) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Meduim bodied with moderate bitterness. Citrus flavor and aroma. Never heard of this beer until I stepped into a Pizzeria Uno in Springfield, MA and Stowaway IPA was a featured draft. .
smith4498 (3062) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can from a trade with WillRunForBeer. Pours hazy amber color with off white head. Caramel and pine aromas. Sweet caramel flavor with some bitter pine hops. Medium body with average carbonation. More malty than I like for an IPA but still decent. Thanks Brian.
BelgiumBellyDank (11) - - SEP 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rich hoppy Maine brew. Not too complex but makes a good session. Label is crude but the colors are eye-catching. First discovered on Vermont canoe trip.
JK (4586) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I picked this up in Maine, July 2014. Caramel up front. Lots of flowers, hops citrus, and fresh grass in the aroma. Smooth flavor but not very bitter at all, and the aroma is far more interesting than the flavor. Dry finish.
jsquire (3537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color out of the can with a sticky creamy ivory head. Hop resin and citrus nose. Sharp sweet tropical fruit and candied grapefruit peel flavors with lots of resin and a hint of pine, all over a strong caramel sweetness. Maybe its because I have been drinking session IPAs all day, but this is really good.
Tommynh (45) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from draft at my local Whole Foods, nice dark color, you can taste both the IPA part and the malty backing to it. I was expecting more of an IPA but it was still good
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jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-08-15. Yellow body with a small white head. Aroma is muted, light hops and malt. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout mild grainy malt core. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Just okay. Can at Campground Brewdown
Beerathon (1249) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt orange in color with thickish head and some lacing. Nose- caramel, grass, citrus. Flavor- metallic, grassy/earthy, and caramel malts. Didn’t care for the flavor as much as I thought I would. Strange bitterness mixed with a lingering metallic aftertaste.
Bacterial (1677) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber pour with a slight white head. Sweet hoppy nose. Hoppy, oxidized and spicy hops. Bitter finish.