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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (880) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Caramel malt, pine, lots of citrus, and a little alcohol in the aroma. Flavor is bitter with citrus, pine, and strawberry. Finish is sweet with some drying alcohol. Another great beer from a great brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
bottle. amber with one finger head. moderately malty base with hops that punch through. pretty good, but not as amazing as some other brews from maine beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (887) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. Orange-yellow with spongy beige head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, hoppy taste with lavender-like flavor, strong body, medium finish with well balanced hops aftertaste. Very well balanced hoppy taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Berard (338) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Citrus and caramel aroma with a thin creme colored head that dissipates. Pours murky deep orange brown with little carbonation. Solid hop punch but with little complexity and a bit boozy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4671) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
This one poured darker amber color with a white head. Aroma was of fruity hops, caramel, and mild yeasty character. Flavor was similar, a bit sweet, very clean like all of their stuff. Definitely on the verge of a hoppy barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Clear, sharp hoppy nose, with harsh fruit and a little chlorine. Dark golden straw color. Sweet caramel, spicy hops,and finish edges on date puree. Medium body with good mouthfeel. Intense, but it does balance out eventually.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle from BOTW. Nose of pine, caramel, grass, oranges. Great fruit flavors, tangy hops, caramel. Sweet but crisp. Complex fruits and big hop flavors. Very nice indeed. Perfectly balanced and integrated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2065) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Poured from 500 ml bottle. Hazy, muddy orange with a 3-finger khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of pine, caramel, mild spice, pineapple and grapefruit. Taste of pine, orange, pineapple, grapefruit rind, mild spice and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Newmassres (20) - - APR 28, 2014
This is an excellent pale ale. Lacy with good body and easy on the palate. Well worth the wait in finding this gem. $8 a bottle is a little steep given that Sculpin and Dogfishhead 90 are more economical and equally as good. But something to put on your beer bucket list for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
Thanks Dana. Caramel pour w/ a beige head. Aroma is hops and malt. Taste is spicy hops balanced by a tasty malt backbone. Hoppy aftertaste. A very enjoyable beer from initial smell to the lingering aftertaste. Nice lacing.


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