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Breakwater Maverick’s Double IPA
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
On tap at the brewery. This entry needs to be split. I just spoke with the new brewer. They put this on a couple months ago and it is the first time that this recipe has been on since Kirk McHale left. This new batch is a 100% different recipe (hop and malt bill) according to the new brewer and can be identified by it being only 8%. Pours with a hazy golden body and a thick white head. Aroma is floral, citrus hops, tropical fruit and light caramel. Pretty darn good. Taste is caramel, straw, bitter, dry and fruity. Maybe it has been on for a bit too long, or maybe not enough dry hopping, but the flavor didn’t "pop" as much as I was expecting/hoping it would. Super dry and bitter finish. Lively and dry mouthfeel. Would liked to have tried Mr. McHale’s version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010
Cloudy golden towards amber with a medium off white and creamy head. Aroma was packed with grapefruity hops, pine and light toasted malt. Flavor had loads of hops, pine, grapefruits, pale malts and lemons. Bone dry and rediciously bitter. If only most double IPA’s would be dry like this. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Draft at the Bistro DIPA Fest. Nose of pine and citrus hops. Very lightly hazy gold with a small off hwite head. Flavor is bitterness mixed with caramel maltiness. Finishes bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This slightly awkward Double IPA manages to develop sand-covered oranges and loads of resinous bitterness, but the brash alcohol and unpolished hop character undermines its overall potential.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim film of foam caps the hazy blond orange.
-This cannot be the same Maverick that got rave reviews early on...
-This was not particularly aromatic for the style.
-As in most of their beers I had that day, there was not much malt flavour to speak of.
-The boozy notes approached that of cleaning fluid at times.
-When you’ve got a Double IPA like Port’s Poorman’s IPA a town down, this one becomes even more disappointing.

On tap at the brewpub.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Tasted on tap at the 10th Bistro Double IPA Festival on 2/6/2010. This Imperial IPA pours a light orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral and grapefruity. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and floral. Nicely balanced. Medium to high bitterness. Good carbonation. A nice over the top with the hops Imperial IPA. Ya know it sort of reminds me a little of Frank. This was the best beer I had at this year’s fest. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2010
On tap at the brewpub 2/21/10: Pours a barely transparent orange bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of semi-sweet pale malts and lots of fresh grapefruity resiny hops and piny notes. Starts with nice light caramely sweetness and a good fresh resiny hop flavor and bitterness before a crisp bittersweet grapefruity finish. Very well balanced with an assertive hoppiness throughout. An enjoyable and dangerously drinkable IIPA. Glad to see the old Pizza Port Frank live on!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Clear amber color/ white head. Awesome aromas of piney, floral, fruity hops. Smooth medium body. Mango, pineapple, pine sap, tropical fruit flavors with sweet candi sugar, caramel. Have tried this beer on multiple occasions and yeah, it’s almost all that. No growler sales of this, though...damn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyJ (4089) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
On tap. Pours a clear golden amber, with sticky white head. Huge fresh hop/citrus aroma. Sticky hops, cereal malt, caramel, grapefruit, citrus, lemon zest, and tropical fruits. This is excellent, I love the fresh citrus/tropical hops. I may need to go back nad get this again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours golden yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is distinct grapefruity hops and peachy notes. Dry and fruity flavoured, light peachy and grapefruity from back of the tongue/nose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9045) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of biscuit, eathiness, pine, orange zest and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, light orange zest and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.


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