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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Leighton. Lightly hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Light airy palate, crispy. Lightly bitter brett. Modest dried fruits. More bretty bitterness. Okay but could do without the brett.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of mixed tropical fruit, citrus, light pine. Taste is citrus, biscuit, nicely balanced. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2013
500ml bottle-tight lt tan head with trailing lace-hazy amber. A-resin/citrus zest some lt/med malt. T-sweet citrus,…,med malt-caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in the US. Pours hazy gold with a frothy, white head. The aroma holds a bit of orange, some tangerine, mango, some bready malts. Medium sweet flavor with more peach, some aged pine, ripe citrus fruits. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light resinous hops to finish, some pine, sugary bread, citrus rind, ripe orange. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured dark copper brown with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy resin, complex malt with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, frothy and bubbly light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant floral, citrus and grapefruit hops with mango, peach, and pineapple fruity esters, and biscuit, honey malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with sweet malt, tropical fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with Lukaduke. Thanks! Pours a hazy, dark reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Very spicy, garlic, onion, piney hoppy, a bit citrusy, thick toasty malty, caramel aroma. Bready, huge caramel, slightly roasty malty, herbal, very spicy, piney hoppy, intense flavor with some bitterness on the finish but its well contained. Tasty like all of Maine’s beers but probably not of my favorites from them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of floral hops, toast, caramel, and some pine. Tastes of caramel, floral, and citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Leighton, 08/04/14. Hazed orange amber with a good sized light beige covering. Nose is bitter tropicana, tea leaves, spice, light pine, toasty notes. Taste comprises bitter orange, light tropicana, pine resin, spice, dank hoppage, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Another solid number from Maine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
Great creamy hoppy beer. Their signature style turned up a notch. Very lacy. DIPA strength, drunk exactly 90 days after bottling, bottle from Capone’s.


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