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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (571) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3041) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2014
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgiumBellyDank (11) - - SEP 23, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4522) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3505) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tommynh (39) - - AUG 30, 2014
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1228) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bacterial (1632) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Clear amber pour with a slight white head. Sweet hoppy nose. Hoppy, oxidized and spicy hops. Bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6622) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Can from John - thanks! Orange pour with a smaller white head. Aroma is caramel, cheese, and citrus. Lighter carbonation. Nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pabloscafe (34) - - AUG 12, 2014
A really good solid APA/ IPA with lovelly aroma and a good hoppy flavour. Perhaps a little on the dry side, but not as much as green head ipa. Would drink this again on draught, not tried in the can. Good with Mardi Gras Pizza and House Salad at Napper Tandy in Roslindale, Boston.


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