mkgrenwel (596) - North Shore, 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.
MrMeadMan (23) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Middling marks all the way through for this brew. Nothing stands out but nothing brings it down either.
luttonm (2774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can in Seattle. A nice treat. Sweet grapefruit, plenty of juicy hops up front. Medium grainy hop body. Definitely a West Coast attempt, and it works pretty well. Sweet, clean, dry-bitter towards finish. Easy, tasty bitter drinker.
trapped (985) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Ginger Man. Clear amber color with medium sized off white foamy head, faint hops aroma, well-balanced sweetish hoppy taste, full body, low carbonation, medium finish. Quite a smooth IPA.
kevd193213 (895) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Orange pour with a medium fizzy off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, earthy and pine hops. Medium body with a snappy peppery finish.
lightbias (210) - USA - DEC 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brew pours orange and hazy into a tulip, the scent sharp in my nostrils without being aromatic. The head is off-white, soft, and dense; thick, but releases quickly. I tip the glass and find a bitter, mostly flavorless liquid, the taste standing up strong, but the aroma backing the flavor. Not much there but bitter, malts not strong enough to stand up to the bite. Some citrus coming through as it warms, but again, not much there.
The texture of the brew is sticky, the buzz is just right for the style, but with nothing to carry, the carbonation and other aspects of the palate just seem pointless. I’d like to blame all this on freshness, but this is only a couple of months off the date.
On the other hand, that head is still going strong, thick and white, lacing up the glass like it’s nobody’s business. If only I was in it for the head.
mansquito (3759) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Variety pack: pours orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, and resin. Taste is sweet, then bitter and citrusy. Finish is bitter too and goes into a hoppy aftertaste. Not extreme, but packs some punch. Good.
Bebum (386) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, medium amber, little lace.
Full body, intense flavor, rich, spritzy mouthfeel, well balanced, long palate, tasty finish.
Very bitter but well balanced by the malt.
Very hoppy, herby, floral, resiny.
Big, intense and delicious beer.
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drsandman (473) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a totally opaque pukey orange brown, lots of floating sediment, bug bubbly white head. Aroma is earth, must, floral hop, moldy citrus. Flavor is light sweet, moldy orange, earthy mineral hop finish.
HarryPlopper (39) - - DEC 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and pine scent. Orange color with minimal lacing. Pine and hop taste. Smooth mouth feel with slight bitter aftertaste.
Mainuh_man (253) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 Oz tap. Pours orange with a white head. Aromas of floral and citrusy hops. Flavor is hop dominant, with resiny and herby hops. Make character is muted, and long, bitter linger, leaving the beer a bit unbalanced. Medium body with a oily mouthfeel and sharp carbonation. Overall, kind of standard ipa. Hop aroma and flavor ok, but not so noteworthy, and not balanced enough with malt.