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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.

mkgrenwel's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (564) - Cambridge, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (142) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a dark golden with white head. Grapefruit floral biscuit aroma. Sticky sweet malt up front. Union, grapefruit, bitter hoppy finish. Lingering pleasant malt and bitter. Thanks dlovell2 for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (659) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours copper with a off white head. Biscuity malt, citrus and pine aroma. Flavor is a malt start with sweet citrus. Scallion and pine flavors present with a big grapefruit finish. Some lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2014
12 ounce can thanks to Brian. Big orange pour. Some citrus with grapefruit, pine, malt. Decent aroma. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2014
Can, I think from WillRunForBeer. Moderate hop nose, mostly grassy but not that tropical or citrus. Flavor is initially malty with moderate hop bitterness. Hop flavor is kind of flat and just grassy with some harshness in the finish, slightly astringent. just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2014
Can. Pours orange gold with a big white head. Aroma of dish soap, citrus. Has a pretty sweey, slightly caramel malt backbone with plenty of grapefruit and floral hops to balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Firecape (30) - - MAR 25, 2014
Very clean, hoppy beer with a nice dry finish that is not too sweet. Nice floral and citrus notes throughout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayorOfSudz (32) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Drinking straight from 12oz can, so disregard aroma/appearance scores. This is my fourth or fifth can, spread out over several weeks of various tastings. This is a smooth IPA that delivers some nice bitter hop notes towards the end. There are some nice spice and pine notes hidden throughout the middle and late turns. Beginning is quite smooth and very drinkable. Very well played at 6.9% (the sneaky 7). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1496) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance is slightly hazy amber/orange body with a slowly rising carbonation that is seen. There is a small white one centimeter head forms and lasts for about a minute. The lacing is foamy, spotty and ringy. The smell is balanced with hops, grapefruit, pine and malts The taste has a sweet malty character up front with a decent bitterness through the hops, grapefruit and pine in the background, slight caramel malt is tasted in the background as well. The palate it sits about a light to medium, comes across fairly sessionable with some harshness surrounding the mouth and tongue, no aftertaste, harsh finish. Overall, I like this for an AIPA, I’d come back to this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Draught: This one pours a darker hazy orangish color. There was very little head on it. Nice aroma. Big whiff of pine hops. Some grapefruit and orange in the background. The taste is good. A nice hop bite. Mainly pine hops to the taste. There is a decent malt body behind it. Some earthiness. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Fresh Summer 2011 cans
Darker than a "West Coast" IPA usually is, with deeper orange and ambers. Clear, with a fair amount of white head that shows moderate retention.
Bitter, acidic hops in the nose are immediately joined by bready, earthy, dry malts. The hop pungency is mainly citric, with a touch of pine on the end, especially with warming, where I also get a touch of alcohol. Medium strength of aroma, quite hoppy, but more acidic than aromatic.
Hard crystal malt and acidic, citric hops wash over the palate, with a strong carbonation that does its best to fight the high acidity and maltiness. Citrus and pine and very straightforward, while there is probably more malt depth than hop. Sweet, candied orange is produced from the malt and citric hoppiness, while some dry, earthy flavors linger on the finish, along with a fair amount of pine sap and heavy acid bite. Way too heavy-handed for my tastes, lacking any finesse or subtlety. Seems much more in the vein of the old "East Coast" IPAs.

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