mkgrenwel (566) - 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.
Beerathon (1128) - 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 (1503) - 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.
BVery (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from John - thanks! Orange pour with a smaller white head. Aroma is caramel, cheese, and citrus. Lighter carbonation. Nice brew.
pabloscafe (15) - - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Metalchopz (2257) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought at Shaw’s in Auburn, Maine. Pours a hazy golden-amber colour with a frothy beige head, great retention and dirty lacing. Fruity malt nose with good grassy hops. Same for taste, with some good bitterness in the finish. Beautiful 6-pack of cans with the skull that caught my eye. The beer supports the look.
jbenedix (8) - Greencastle, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The real thing. Thick, reddish amber appearance, nice aroma and palate, hoppy bite but without the dry mouth follow-up that some IPAs have. Tastey, great one for the price.
GIJOE (619) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap say Duffy's In Kennebunk. Pours a mahogany color with a thin, mottled, white head. Nose is citrus hops, predominately grapefruit. Taste is correspondingly bitter. Full bodied brew with moderately lively carbonation. Very nice!
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Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade from Willrunforbeer. Nicely quaffable - mostly hop forward, with notes of pine or spruce, then a subtle but sturdy caramel malt base. Dryish finish. I’d drink a lot of it if I could get it here.
sharkbcr (104) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pillowy white head. Deep amber color. Heavy hop aroma. Taste is dominatedby the hops but does have a strong malt backbone. Has a clean hop finish. Well done Baxter Brewing!
czar (4261) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can. pours hazy bright golden with a small creamy beige-orange head showing some retention and lacing. spicy citrus, almost juicy mangoes, soft pine needles, doughy caramel - never overwhelming, hint of honeyed sweetness, tasty red fruitiness, pepper, herbal tea, hint of mint and coconut - pina colada-ish. moderately low carbonation, light to medium body - oily, assertive and almost balanced citrusy-piney-spicy finish. oddly unappreciated (or underappreciated) by zee community. i enjoyed it.