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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hrdygrdymn (6) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
On tap at the Freeport brewery. Outstanding effort from Maine Beer and well worth the praise it has received. The genius of this beer is how it manages to balance the maltiness and ABV with the powerful aromatic hops. With so much hops on the nose and tongue, it shouldn’t work as a strong ale but it finishes with a light sweetness and gentle bitterness. A desert island beer for certain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boisebeerguy (181) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 27, 2015
From bottle dated at end of November. Standard ipa, well balanced but don’t see the hype behind it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1879) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
The beer’s color is a light-ish golden amber. The liquid is fairly cloudy. Thick, white head. Lots of lacing. Very good head retention. The aroma is ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, kiwi, mango and pine. Fairly spicy, good amount of pine resin and grapefruit pith. Simple candy malt backbone. Light caramel. Taste has medium bitterness. Some light sugary sweetness but finishes quite dry. Good deal of pine and citrus hoppiness in the taste. Fair bit of astringency in the feel. Very light, otherwise. Some hop oiliness. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3709) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Growler. Pours a slightly hazed gold with a nice, lasting head. Aroma is pine, earth, citric, and tropical hops, quite the medley. Flavor has just enough biscuity malt backbone to hold things together, but this was mostly just a very pleasant hop blast, matching the nose. Well done. I’ve really liked what this brewery has been doing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours gold with white hear and some lacing...alittle creamy. Aroma of bold tropical and light citrus fruit. Taste is the same with impressive bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1651) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle shared by Brian. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a ring of off white head. Aroma and taste of citrus, floral hops, nice malty background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OrthoDoc (133) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Delicious, smooth, moderate hop and mild sweetness. Very easy drinking. World class. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3747) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2015
on tap @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear light amber color, white head, curtain of lace. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste is clear malt, then light fizz and citrus hops on the swallow, drifting from there to a nice long hoppy finish. A solid IPA, pretty much hop dominated, but still well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pour is a clear copper with a large and long-lasting fluffy tan head. Big yeast slug means that the final pour comes out hazy. The aroma is all sweet citrus. Flavor is more balanced, lots of citrus but also some yeast fruitiness, sweet malt. Fades to an aftertaste of pine and lemon. Soft and frothy mouthfeel with a clean finish. Good stuff, definitely agree with the West Coast deScriptor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (661) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Fresh bomber served in a tulip. The beer is a cloudy straw yellow with a thick white head and nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, tropical, with a pine and caramel back. Taste is tropical, citrus, and caramel. Tons of fresh fruit flavors and some pine. Mouthfeel is creamy and juicy. One of the best ipa’s I have ever had.

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