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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rjplumer (357) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2014
Cloudy amber body with two finger head. Spice fruit aroma. Sour dark fruity taste that feels sour on the tongue. The taste is a turn off and I’m disappointed by this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of toasted grain, grass, orange peel, orange peel, slightly burnt bread and earth. Lighter medium body. A bit of charred pine in finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleichter (19) - - JAN 26, 2014
very nice hoppy aroma. Unfortunately I think that the test doesnt quite live up to the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle. Caramel malt, sweet orange hops, and a light oily petrolium type aroma. Hazy amber with a large off-white head. Herbal hops, citrus peel, and biscuity malt flavor, as well as band-aid, which I suspect is related to that oily aroma. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Golden orange color with a solid off-white head. Aroma is like a fresh bag of hops. Taste is balanced with a fresh hop forward pine character followed by a decent malt body and a slight bitter earthy finish; a pretty good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewturba (921) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Craft beer advent calendar day I lost track... Pours a hazy copper with a small spotty white head. Aroma is citrus, spicy, resin, fruity, caramel, residual and light alcohol. Flavour is earthy, citrus, pine, resin, caramel, residual sugars and a dark-burnt toast in the finish. Long lingering bitterness of the harsh variety into the after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
Rating #821 - December 11, 2013 - Beer 11 in the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar Clear amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hops, roasted malt, and is quite earthy. Taste is more of the same, dry hops and roast malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of caramel. Finish is dry but balanced. Still has a weird vegetable oversteeped tea texture like the other Newport beer in the calendar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
BeerAdvent 2013 Day Eleven. Hazy amber white head. Nose of pine resin, earth, herbs. Taste is pine, cat pee, pine, orange, pine, some caramel malt. High in alpha acids. Holy Chinook, Batman.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Cloudy orange pour from bottle courtesy of christpuncher. Tropical aroma. Dank basement flavor. Orange bitter notes. Not very good

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
MunBro (132) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Advent day 11. Was annoyed to have a duplicate brewery in the first two weeks, especially since the amber was by far the worst of the previous 10. This was worse. Aroma was of hops and burnt metal. Taste was overpoweringly of burnt metal. Awful aftertaste.

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