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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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"Spring" in New England is fickle,but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it!Whatever the thermometer says,enjoy The Long Thaw.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5304) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Enjoy by 05/15/14. Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent gold with white head. Smells solid; juicy hops with a bit of sweetness from the malt. A definite citrus presence. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good beer.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigrond (1474) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
surprised this scored so high with other people. I thought it was a little thin. Flavor isn’t balanced as well as it could be. I’d pass on this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (847) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Hazy dark gold with lasting thin lacy foamy white head; aroma is spicy hoppy; Flava nicely balanced hop and spice; feels light decent fizzy foam; finishes mildly dry and hints if spice/herbs

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (483) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. A- Citrus, piney, orange, subtle spice. A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Piney, bitter, citrus, spices, spruce. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, hoppy meaty finish. O- Had it about a month after best by date so naturally it wasn’t optimal. Quite hoppy and good amounts of citrus with a little spice. The finish had a little bit of a meaty flavor but it wasn’t bad. I wanted to love this but only ended up liking it. All in all, a decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Pours a cloudy pastel yellow with a dense sudsy head that falls to a 1/4 cap.

Aroma: Banana, floral hops, spiced cookie.

Taste: Wheat ale qualities: sour dough, banana. Modest but noticeable hop spice. All and all not very bitter at all. Finishes earthy.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, lively carbonation.

Overall: Pretty drinkable, more like a wheat beer than an IPA. Very balanced and a great candidate for a gateway beer or a beer to pair with food.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3275) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
12oz bottle 7/18/14 (Extra Value Liquor-Naperville)-42° in Shaker Glass-Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Taste of citrus, hops, malt, grains, and grass. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smoothly.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1675) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Can from Meditrina. Hazy pale orange with lasting white head and lace. Beautiful citrus pastry and mild spicy aroma. Very dry almost flavorless/non-existent pineapple herbal sweetness with medium herbal bitterness. Light refreshing body. Much more IPA than White. Very good, but not as good as some other in the White IPA style. Missing the wheaty tang.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3257) - Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled pale buff head. Pomme fruity mainly pear, dominates the aroma but let’s through malty and evergreen hop notes. Hops however, are the strongest note in the palate, and take the stage with pear, Mandarin orange, and malty tones. Strong tingle in the mouthfeel helps you feel it all the way down. A spring beer, but great for summer too.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (561) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. No notes for this drink, but I remember liking the mild hop notes and it was pleasant to drink,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter because at the time I thought this was a Belgian IPA. I see its an IPA here, so uh... well here goes. The appearance had a nice hazy golden yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light foamy lacing sticking adequately to the sides of the glass. The smell had a fairly nice spice to it, at the time, I thought it was a somewhat Belgian spiciness of sorts. Some light piney hops entered in after a bit of warming. The taste was somewhat bitter and piney with a fairly nice spice added to the flavor. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was slightly harsh but not overly done. Overall, Belgian IPA or just AIPA, no worries to me, I’d have it again if I could get it again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Smells of grapefruit and grass. Tastes of grassy grapefruit with a hint of some other fruit.


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