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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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After 13 years of brewing excellence, we deemed it time to produce a year round IPA style. Because a well made, well balanced IPA is a work of art, we took our time with this one and added our own local spin onto it. First we needed a substantial malt backbone to not only create the 6.5% abv, but to compliment later lupulin additions. Heavy doses of Munich Malt and Cara malt help to add body, mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness. Canadian wheat malt also lends to the great foam and head retention. 5 different hops are added at 7 different times in this brew, and the majority of the massive, complicated, but delightful hop profile is derived from Columbus and Cascade hops from the kettle boil (bittering, flavor, and aroma additions). The real icing on this masterpiece, however, comes from literally searching the near and far: Brewmaster Derek Luke married Annie Sherman, a Kiwi citizen in late 2011, visiting New Zealand for their honeymoon. Upon return, Derek came back raving of the legendary Motueka hop. Craving to satiate the “near and far desire”, this hop is added in conjunction with Chinook hops grown right here in RI from Ocean State Hop farms during the lengthy dry hopping process. The result: A fantastic IPA 100% produced locally with local hops, yet worldly in its own right!


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boxofrane (2252) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma has some citrus and light floral notes. The taste has a medium bitterness, citrus balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10031) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, citrus and pine hops. Flavor is tropical fruity hops, citrus notes, medium bitterness, crisp malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (676) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber with a thick tight head and a lot of lacing. Aroma is pine and spiced caramel. The taste adds tangy grapefruit, bready malts, earthy hops, medium lingering bitterness, and a light sour pucker note. This is a malt forward ipa with a sneaky hop bill that significantly built up halfway through the glass. Medium body, average carb, long bitter finish. Pretty good all around with something missing to pull everything together.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1967) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber with one finger of off white head. Aroma is grapefruit and maltiness. Flavor is slightly bitter some citrus and lots of bready malt. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13161) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy bright amber color. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste is bitter pineapple, citrus. Nice stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsandman (392) - New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours from a 12oz can. Dark orange amber with med white head. Aroma is cereal grain, bready malt, earthy hop, pine. Taste is earthy hop & sweet bready malt. Malt forward IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (503) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle pour to shaker. Orange-gold with little head. Heavy malt but not offensive. Full-bodied palate. Hint of sweetness and bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear light amber pour with a white head. Resin aromas. Big bread notes with a tangy pine/resin hoppy bitterness. Not overly complex and a bit on the bland side. Average body and mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1053) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
-citrusy grapefruit aroma with piney hops and floral, sweet bready malt, caramel -pours a hazy golden color with small wispy white head -very bready malt flavor followed with citrusy piney hop flavor -medium bodied with medium CO2, lingering resinous hop flavor - I really like the malts in this one. The hops are nothing special. Interesting that the malts are first and hops are second. The malts outshine the hops, which is what I prefer. This could be a new take on the American IPA style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfish120love (996) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours a light amber with a faint off white lacing. Notes of cereal, floral notes grapefruit.


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