bobsmart567 (15) - - APR 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy, but not too bitter. Great taste! Pretty color. One one of my favorites!
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle. Deep Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of fresh figs, pine, grapefruit, booze. Taste is of pine, grapefruit, burnt caramel, resin, and grass.
stephen57 (15) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding Ale! Very Hop Forward but the malts do balance it out - caramel and some chocolate do come through to the taste! Bottling date on the beer 3/15/16 Thank You! Lately I noticed that some bottles do not have Bottling dates and with hoppy beers that cannot happen! Maine Beer company beers are very special beers and I am ecstatic that I can get them at my local supermarket! Kroger@Swift Creek Midlothian Virginia Find this beer and ENJOY!
matty (340) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a reddish hue. 1/2" light tan head that settles to a film leaving some lacing. Pleasant aroma of fruit, citrus and malt. Medium body, great balance of malt and hops. Just a touch of roastedness and fruit at the finish. Very good!
Dogbrick (11098) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a reddish-amber color with a medium foamy white head that recedes gradually to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, floral hops and pine. Medium body with flavors of grainy malt, piney hops and citrus. The finish is malty up front with a lingering resiny hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Greenville beer exchange. Deep mahogany pour with a small off white head. Aroma was deep dark fruit, piney hops, caramel. Flavors were in the same vein with more caramel, resinous hops, fruit cake, mild yet lingering bittersweet finish. Medium plus mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. Very nicely done hoppy amber.
VastActiv (5410) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Maine Beer Company, Freeport. Originally rated 20160221. Colour is cloudy copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, some chocolate, some fruits, hops and malts.
tillmac62 (662) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOD 1/5/16. Pours dark amber which turns a brilliant clear dark ruby under intense light. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding, but a bit light, complex nose of citrus, pith, hints of dark fruit (fig, raisin), pine and a touch of caramel over a malt base with strong dark toasted notes.
Almost heavy medium body that is quite smooth and has a nice touch of creaminess to it. Superb carbonation with a fair burst of effervescence in the middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is outstanding. Flavor arrives in a blended fashion that has minimal separation. It has the flavors of the nose, with dark toasted grainy malt being the most evident part of the base. Dark fruit (prune) and citric pith are the main components with a touch of pine arriving in the very mildly bittered middle. Balance is achieved with little perceived sweetness and has a very subtle caramel note. The finish is a slow fade of prune and pith.
rubbishystuff (2238) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2016
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From BNC. Fresh hops, almost a cherry flavor? If you are a hop head you’ll love it, but this was just too much hops. Serving: Bottle
cobaink2 (389) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red color on pour. Love the nutty malty roast, bit of biscuit flavor. The hops have a bit of honey and mango and pineapple to it. Really balanced and hope to have one again. Love it!