ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Novare Res. Best beer from Marshall Wharf yet. Ace hole is mind blowing. Pours an innocent looking amber yellow. Thin quickly dissipating head. Aroma is your first hint of what’s to come...there’s a hint of sweetness and fruitiness to the aroma. Then one sip, and BAM this is an IPA made with Sorachi Ace hops. The taste is out of this world. It’s like a hoppy mango slice with awesome dusted on top. Dare I say my new favorite beer from Maine? Simply incredible.
Jbfd2 (7) - - APR 4, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice hop forward American pale ale. Full bodied with a crisp dry finish. Must drink again!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep golden color with two fingers of sticky eggshell foam. The nose is a mixture of citrus, mango, pine, toasted caramel malt and a touch of cotton candy sweetness. The palate follows with some bright hop presence with notes of citrus, spicy earth, some tropical fruit and lots of underlying toasted grain and sweet malt... lingering bitterness helps clean it up a bit.
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, thanks to JBPortland! Pours clear orange, medium puffy off-white head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is citra baby, mango, grapefruit, dank pine needles, butter. Flavor is similar, a bit buttery with tropical fruit bombs, some pine as well. Not sure what the Sorachi Ace is contributing per se, but this is a pretty tasty beer, better than its ratings. Light sweet and light bitter, with no harshness. Medium body and some creaminess. This is tasty.
JBPortland (456) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz canned 11/5 pours slightly hazy golden amber with 2 finger head. Nose is lemon, tropical fruit. Taste is malty with piney lemon, citrus. Finish is medium bitterness and fruity lemon with touches of bread and grain. Pretty good.
Marheb (1743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une pale ale avec une structure maltée massive et un profil houblonnée unique de sapin, mangue et verdure. D’une canette à l’autre, j’ai détecté du diacétyl en doses vraiment différentes mais je soupçonne un entreposage douteux, sans rancune.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit galore dominate this IPA’s delicate caramel and honey before resinous moments surge to take control of the finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam laces around the hazy amber-y golden.
-Carbonation is again quite lively here; some breathing makes the pint a smoother drink.
-The hop signature on this one is very engaging.
-Drinkability is enhanced by the overtly citrusy profile.
On tap at the brewpub.
CamdenD (1056) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good APA. It does get a bit sticky at the end and while the hops play a crucial role, this beer is more muddled than most from MW.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(16oz can) clear medium gold, wispy white bubbles. Nose is nice, ginger, spicy hops, grapefruit peel, bitter citrus oils, spicy. Taste is biscuity, malty, like a pale ale with no hops, or maybe more like an ESB. boring.
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Novare Res, Portland. Golden pour, medium bodied. Sorachi was dominant character here. Coconut notes, dill weed, citrusy bitterness. Sorachi was a tad too powerful for me.
tom10101 (2216) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Shared by czar, thanks! Hazy golden with a frothy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, fresh cereals, malt, light resinous notes and, like czar said, hints of coconut. Taste is slightly sweet with citrus, fresh cereals, malt, light resinous notes and light bitterness. Light body. Alcohol is completely hidden. Crisp. Moderate carbonation. Refreshing and drinkable. Well done.