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RATINGS: 160   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2012
The third and final beer in my profile of this relative newcomerís 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 itís more of a candied preserved kind of sweet hop character going on for the most part. Proves that balanced doesnít 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.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bennetporter (358) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Pours a hazy amber from a can, sweet piney aroma, metallic bitter flavor, thin mouthfeel. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Very hooped, but not obnoxiously. Nice roasted malt provides a good foil for the piney bitterness. Good effort from Baxter, my first from them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2707) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Tap at yard house prior to sox game. Amber pour ome finger head. Nose is resin and pine. Tastes of pine, caramel, resin, earth, leaves, and touch of soap. Fine palate. Decent

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2834) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Tap at the Gibson. Clear gold pour. Big west coast hop aroma. Clean malt and citrus pine taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (207) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2015
They are calling this West Coast style, but seems a little closer to an English style IPA. Lighter orange semi-cloudy appearance. Malt to hop balance leaning more towards the malts on this one. Some bitter citrus in the aroma and finish. Iíve tried four of Baxterís brews now in their 12-pack vareity, and I usually judge a new brewery that I try on their IPA. Iíd say that these guys are good and above average, but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gruffyboy (25) - - MAY 15, 2015
Nice Amber pour and decent lacing and head retention. Solid malt back and mild bitterness but clean finish. Nice IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (408) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Cask@the ginger man, nyc. Golden color with white head. Aroma has pine, tropical fruits. Taste is smooth a bit malty sweet with nice bitter aftertaste. Flavors of citrus, tropical fruits, pine. Excellent aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3906) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Can (12 oz) bought @ Bier Cellar (Portland, ME). Shared @ Hotel Room Tasting.

Appearance: Clear amber with a small off-white head and little lacing.

Aroma: Caramel, earthy notes, leafy hops, a bit of soap and spicy wood.

Taste: Caramel, soap (a tad more than in the aroma), earthy notes, cedar, leafy notes and mild bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Earthy and cedar finish.

Overall: Decent. Lack a bit of balance and drinkability. An easy one to forget.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4779) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015
Location: 12 oz can from Nikkiís Liquor, 4/5/15

Aroma: The aroma is citrus, pine, and resin, with a good amount of caramel malt.
Appearance: It pours an amber color, murky, with an off-white head and rather heavy lacing.
Flavor: Medium-plus bitter, citrus, pine, resin, and a strong caramel malt backbone for the style.
Palate: Medium-plus body, soft-to-average carbonation, and a clean, dry finish.
Overall Impression: This is a pretty nice one. It has a bigger than expected malt backbone, and plenty of hop bitterness to hold up to it. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalflake (35) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
12oz can bought at Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury, VT. The guys from the brewery were there hawking their wares, and who was I to say no? Poured into a Shaker, bright orange colour with a 1cm head that stuck around a good long while. Classic IPA aromas - citrus, pine resin, tropical spices (mace, cloves, maybe a hint of anise) and a biscuity, bready note underneath. Pleasantly bitter, not imperial/double in-your-face bitter but bitter nonetheless, with a good, slightly sweet malt heart. Lively carbonation, crisp finish with a piney aftertaste that begs another sip. An excellent representation of the style - Iíd buy more.


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