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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our “East Coast” version of a West Coast-style IPA. Intense hop flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and pine dominate. A subtle malt sweetness brings the beer into balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2013
One of the most well balanced beers I have tasted. Hop bitterness is present but not overbearing, taste great, and the finish is smooth with out the after taste being overwhelmingly bitter like some IPA’s.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 Bottled 10/08/2013. Just about 4 days old. Clean golden body with a huge foamy white head that sticks around well. Nose is huge fresh pine, grapefruit, and more citrus. Tastes outstandingly balanced and smooth. All of the aromas find their way into the flavor, with a smooth yet crisp bitter finish with some fruity undertones. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (1001) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 12, 2013
From 10/11 notes. 500ml botle (9/10 batch) pours clear golden orange with almost 2 finger head. Leaves a nice fine layer of suds that never goes away. Nose is piney, lemon, orange zest, some subtle grapefruit notes, tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is round, carbonated, malty. Taste is bitter grassy, pine up front, fruity grapefruit, creamy orange notes on the end. Finish is fruity medium bitterness, balanced complexity. Lunch is a superbly balanced, expertly crafted IPA. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottled September 10, 2013. HUGE thanks to Mark for delivering this long-time want of mine!

Pours semi-hazy orange amber with a two finger white head that settles to a small foamy cap but leaves some really nice drippy rings of lacing behind.

Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple, tropical fruits, piney, a little biscuit and caramel malt. Big citrus and tropical fruits dominate. Very good strength.

Flavor is bitter pine, grapefruit rind, tangerine, peach, some tropical fruits but not as much as in the nose, malt is a little more prevalent in the taste as well with some bready and caramel notes, very little sweetness, quite dry and bitter with a touch of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, good carbonation.

Excellent IPA. The aroma is fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tylerbp6 (40) - - OCT 3, 2013
Poured from the bottle. Amazing IPA, nice citrus notes large head. Amazing finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ontape (422) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Another great bottle (dated 9/10/13) sent/suggested by Lukaduke. Pours a lovely amber with substantial head that calms down quickly but doesn’t totally disappear -- nice. Description says "east coast version of a west coast IPA" and they nailed it. It’s hop-forward and super clean, you could easily put away a few if these. 2nd Maine Beer Co brew I’ve had this week and they are winning me over big time. My next cross-country trade can’t come soon enough!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4499) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium frothy white head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing. Really nice aroma of strong fruit hop and pine. Medium mouthfeel with strong pine and resin with nice tropical fruit with nice light bitterness in the finish. Really enjoyed this one, very impressive IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2640) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Tropicale, collante avec des saveurs franches. Elle est parfaitement balancée avec un bon support sucré.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
* 16.9 oz. bottle* Look: Nice honey golden amber body, 1 finger white soapy head. Smell: Oranges and grapefruit on first whiff, tropical flowers, mild spruce sap in the background, nice hints of toasted wheat. Taste: Citrus fruits (tangerines and grapefruit) floral, pineapple, dank earthiness, herbs, resin, sweet bready malt, nice dose of bitterness, finishes dry with an aftertaste of spruce and citrus rind. Feel: Medium-light body, tight fizzy carbonation. Overall: This is hop forward. There is very little malt to balance but man is it easy to drink. Even though this is fresh, I still prefer MO over this. Call me a mad man, call me what you will. Don’t get me wrong I love the aroma and Centennial in the flavor. I just feel that this is lacking a little bit from being insanely great. I still recommend this to any IPA die hard fanatics.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6170) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
bottle as shown .. . been wanting to try this, Maine makes some nice beers out there .. . solid hoppiness, upfront but very balanced .. . couples therapy? how could you!?

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