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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1488) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 500ml bottle pours dark semi-clear toasted red with 2 finger head. Nose is fruity sweet malt, grapefruit, and lemony pine. Taste is malt-heavy, sweet caramel, some medicinal fruit and biscuity notes with a balanced grapefrut and piney lemon hop profile. Finish is very bitter with orange peel and pine notes. Good, very malt-heavy if you like that style of IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle. Nice finger of slightly off-white foamy head, deep reddish copper hue. Lots of nice citrusy hoppiness in the aroma, slight wood, pine and a firm but not sweet maltiness as well. Flavor follows quite similarly, nice bright hoppy bitterness, juicy citrus fruits, pine, and a dry lacquer finish. Medium to heftier body with vibrant carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (751) - Delaware, USA - FEB 7, 2014
bottle pour dated 12-20-13..medium caramel like color with some slight haze and particles abound...nose is hop forward with grapefruit taking lead above all else..mouthfeel is fairly medium bodied for the abv and this is not your typical offering..really is a hybrid of a dipa..barleywine and who knows what else..all together an interesting taste with honey..citrus pithiness and herbal tea qualities thrown into the mix..finishes with some bitterness..lacing all the way around and a very fresh..well crafted offering....not typical of any style but it sure is tasty..only gripe is the price point..definitely way too high..do what’s right and how about starting some 4 packs with 12 oz offerings or increase bottle size to justify things..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Fat, juicy lil love puppy from one of my favorite lil breweries. Bottle conditioning experts they are. One fun brew, get it if you can! Suck,m down.Bottle from statelineliquors, YAYAH!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1352) - - FEB 3, 2014
Cloudy copper pour, good sized head that disappears fast. Pine, Grapefruit and sweet caramel aroma. Big Pine and citrus hops up front, Sweet caramel malt. Medium body. Some alcohol warming. Quit whining about their prices and try one already!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (1174) - , Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2014
isn’t this a diipa??? bottle drank one year after bottling and well past best by date on bottle. rec’d from phatdog or ed5388. strong pine, some citrus and malt in aroma. powerfully hoppy but not bitter. this is taste also. I enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
500 ml. bottle. It pours a hazy copper color with an off white head. The aroma is fresh and potent with grapefruit, peach and jolly rancher. The flavor is rich with pine, citrus, sweet orange, peach and a touch of brown sugar. Finishes dry and mildly bitter with a good amount of toasty malts. Very full bodied and tasty. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RamyG4 (324) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours an almost completely opaque dark amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, pine, with a caramel background. Taste is medium-heavy bitter, medium sweet, some alcohol as well. Finish is bitter and alcoholic. Full bodied, syrupy texture. Not bad at all, but not their best effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Courtesy of Lukaduke. Bottled 11/14/13. The pour is a murky reddish-brown color with a big frothy khaki head on top. Great lacing. Lots of citrus rind in the scent that’s joined by caramel and pine. Smooth going down and lighter in the body than expected. Some toasty biscuit and sweet caramel malt underneath a hefty dose of citrus hops. Slightly sticky mid palate with pine and lingering malt before drying out in the finish, accompanied by a sharp bitterness. I’m not much into huge American Barleywines or Strong Ales these days but this is more like a Double IPA and glides along nicely. Not an overly complex brew but well done. I think I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve had from Maine Beer Company.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2014
i am not going to lie, this was a moderately surprising find in Albany. pours dark copper, frothy cream hued head. big citrus and tropical nose. taste adds moderate bitterness, lots of citrus, mainly grapefruit and stone fruits. large body, clings on the tongue.

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