Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 146   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 (596) - North Shore, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrMeadMan (23) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Middling marks all the way through for this brew. Nothing stands out but nothing brings it down either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (985) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 17, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (895) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 15, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lightbias (210) - USA - DEC 31, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3759) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (386) - - DEC 26, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsandman (473) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarryPlopper (39) - - DEC 22, 2014
Citrus and pine scent. Orange color with minimal lacing. Pine and hop taste. Smooth mouth feel with slight bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mainuh_man (253) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
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.

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