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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Some may call this a malty double IPA, some a hoppy barley wine. We prefer that it not be classified. We think of it, simply, as our strong winter ale. Intense hop aromatics and flavor (think pine, candied orange) blended with just enough malt sweetness to balance out the palate. Vitals: Color – Mahogany ABV – 9.1% O.G. – 1.080 Malt – American 2-Row, Marris Otter, Victory, Carapils, Caramel 80, Midnight Wheat Hops –Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade, Falconer’s Flight


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1391) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
An all-around very good beer, with a nice touch of caramel malt sweetness set against a backdrop of citrusy PNW hops. Easy to drink, good-tasting. Obviously a touch too expensive, but hey, at least their beers are never disastrously bad like some expensive breweries from overseas...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid orangy ruby with 3-finger fluffy sticky head. Nose is huge tangerine, pineapple, Simcoe and FF hops. Tastes rich, very tropical fruity, with the aforementioned pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, a huge IBU load, big carame; malt, and finishing black pepper. This one is a hop bomb.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Very fresh bottle from Capones. Pours a slightly hazy amber with thick fluffy beige head and crazy lacing. Nose of pine, caramel, some citrus, and toffee. Not overly bitter with pine, earthy, orange hop flavors balanced with sweet malt, charred sugar, toffee, and a little roasted malt. Dry earthy finish. Really tasty. Another delicious hoppy beer from Maine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pours a dark copper color with a small off-white head. Aromas of pine, orange, sweet bread and dark fruit. Bready malt up front is nicely balanced with some mild bitterness. Finishes somewhat dry with moderare carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tigrephoenix (2) - Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
Another winner from Maine Brewing. Great color. Super smooth. Sweet, bready malts and then the hops roll out for a well-balanced brew with a solid abv and great finish that leaves you ready to crack another one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3231) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Fresh Bottle. Pours hazy amber with big 3 finger size head, great lacing. Aromas of simcoe, and falconers flight hops, cherry malts, heavy pine. Taste is balanced hops, lots of malts, caramel, dark fruits, and light candy sugar. Finishes with a bitter but very pleasant grassy hop flavor. Aftertaste is hops and peanut brittle...cool. Medium bodied. I would say this is more of a malty ipa but its way more hoppy then it is malty no matter what you consider it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2194) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy deep rusty copper color with a finger of peachy eggshell foam. The aroma is rich caramel with some dank pine and citrusy tangerine brightness. On the palate it has a rich yet silky smooth mouthfeel... great toasty bready malts with round sweet caramel notes as if the malts where kissed with sweet caramelization. Then theres the hops, beautifully integrated hitting all the right spots. On the front to mid palate there is a honeyed citrus almost mango peaking through but as the beer moves they hops get more dank earthy and bitter.... great finish. Wow keep em coming Maine Beer.


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