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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Best described as a "lighter" big, hoppy IPA.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (2992) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Draft Great Lost Bear, clear amber with no head at all. Nose is oily pine resin and thick caramel malt.

Flavor starts with big caramel sweetness followed by lots of pine resin near the back side. Bitterness is abrupt and is gone real fast. The texture is syrupy and kind of sticky. My overall impression is that this is a standard IPA and nowhere near a DIPA. Because the bitterness is short lived with more malt then hops. If you like your IPA’s sweet, this could be appealing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strife21 (121) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours dark amber with frothy head. Smells hoppy with pine and citrus notes Tastes danky and earthy, notes of bitter grapefruit. Smooth malt balance at finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2067) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Growler from brewery. Pours a rich copper color with a two finger sticky eggshell foam. On the nose there is lots of sweet round caramel notes a bit of toasted malt and some citrusy juicy fruit coming through as well. On the palate its starts a bit sticky and round with some nice juicy hop flavors, but the sweet caramel rolls in mid palate and then a touch of bitters take the finish away.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
growler share at hill farmstead harvest festival. clear golden-amber with a nice off-white head, some retention. loads of caramel, booze, oranges, citrus and pine. unbalanced. avarege carbonation, medium body, decent citrusy finish. meh.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8420) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
Neutral aroma, on tap at Great Lost Bear. Golden coloured body with a white head and very lacey. Above average mouthfeel. Some hoppyness, but rather below what I would expect from an IPA these days, and certainly not a DIPA as listed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2011. Slightly hazy golden brown color. Sweet juicy grapefruit and pine aroma. Flavors of toffee, grapefruit, mango and plenty of pine. Slightly soapy. Strong hard bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11029) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and citrus hops. Sweet malty flavour with a bit of hops

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Sampled at The Great Lost Bear - Pours an orange-amber in color with a small whitish head. Aroma is a nice mix of caramel malts and pine resin hops. Flavor is similar. Lingering piney hoppiness... good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2011
3rd August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Hazy amber beer, little white suddy head. A little caramel malt. Resinous hops. Bitter orange come apricot dried fruits come marmalade. Minerally bitter dry finish. Decent but lacks something.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Sweet malt and nice hop aroma, some faint hints of booze. Big sweet flavor, some candy, toast, and caramel. Medium to full in body with soft carbonation. Milt warming finish, light resinous bitterness, some toasty malt sugars. Very respectable.


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