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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Maine’s Best IPA is a unique blend of American hops with a British body utilizing English 2-Row Pale malts. This IPA starts with a hoppy aroma and taste; ending with a sweet finish. Plenty of Munich and caramalts are used to give the beer that golden hue. There are fifty-six pounds of Cascade Hops used in each 50 barrel batch that is brewed! Then we finish the beer with Willamette & Warrior Hops, (Warrior is a high-alpha acid variety of hops). AKA, "Uncle Andy’s IPA".

jcos' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on October 21st, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a copper opaque.
Aroma: Faint grapefruit hop.
Taste: Light bitterness, faint pine, grapefruit, faint caramel malt.
Palate:Medium light body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: I am not qualified to confirm this is Maine’s Best IPA...a solid IPA, would compliment a meal but not one I want just for beer’s sake.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (4573) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Orange clear with white head. Poured from draft at the Grittys taproom in Portland Maine. Not good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2015
LSAT Freedom Trip #49. Keg at the Auburn location. Clear copper, thin foamy white head, fair retention. Aroma of citrus, lemon, pine, caramel. The taste is citrus, mild pine, caramel malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Decent, but no longer Maine’s Best IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Sample at brewpub. I'm probably not the first to say this but what a terrible fucking name for a beer especially if you don't deliver the goods. I wonder how many breweries started in Maine just to disprove this name. Anywho pours golden with a white head. Not much on the nose or tongue. Kind of dull for style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (2312) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Copper poir with a quick head that leaves zero lacing.cminimal nose. Light bitterness, grassy funk and finish with pour lemons. Light to medium body. Instantly forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Pours a reddish amber with a huge white head that stays long. Nose is faint wet grain and straw. Taste is bitter up front, fading to sweet malt. Fuller medium body. Lively carbonation. Nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. A clear, dark golden beer with a minimal sized off-white head. Rather malty aroma, with a grassy, light piney touch. Decent bitterness in the flavor, it’s medium bodied and smooth on the palate, soft carbonation. Grassy, piney and generically fruity. Long, soft finish. Boring, easy drinkable. 150609

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
Draught @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Portland, ME
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, some fruitiness and hint of citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty, fruity and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrodooo5 (1341) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2015
This is an ipa??? Below avg pour - amber w/ no head or lacing. Aroma doesn’t seem to contain any hope. The flavor is dominated by malts which makes the beer rather sweet. It’s yet another disappointing offering from gritty’s!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2715) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Part of their mixed pack on my trip to Maine. Pours a deep amber colour, clean, with a frothy off-white head and decent lacing and retention. Mild grassy nose with fruity malts. Wet mouthfeel with a little dryness in the end. Caramel malts with the hops. One of their better brews, but still, nothing too fancy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Kind of an English style IPA with a lot of malt and caramel. The aroma is lager like, kind of bland. The flavor really has no hops at all. Watery finish. Not Maine’s best.

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