mkgrenwel (564) - 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.
Suttree (5052) - 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 (103) - 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 (4152) - 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.
GarnotingPete (774) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière limpide, bien cuivrée et couverte d’un épais col mousseux laissant au verre une dense dentelle. Au nez, des malts caramel et un intense houblonnage aux accents de conifères. Elle est bien amère, peu acide et pratiquement sans sucre résiduel. Elle est lisse, de corps léger/moyen, bien effervescente et se termine sur une amertume tranchante et des arômes bien assortis à celle-ci.
Maxbier (155) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dlovell2 (675) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can thanks to Brian. Big orange pour. Some citrus with grapefruit, pine, malt. Decent aroma. Nice.
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
WillRunForBeer (559) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Firecape (30) - - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very clean, hoppy beer with a nice dry finish that is not too sweet. Nice floral and citrus notes throughout
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