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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14332) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is orange, light citric peel, straw, bready, toasted malt. Taste comprises orange pith, tangerine, lgiht grapefruit, toasted malt, bread. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1526) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Cask at GBBF. pours a slightly hazy amber with thin light yellow head. aroma is grass, straw, bread and hops. minimal hop bitterness in the taste. a little citrus. bitter, slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4236) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Amber orange, still, clear, no head. Aroma is caramelised orange, toffee. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is bready, soft caramelised fruits, light sugar syrup, orange. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
12oz can. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Citrus, pine, and some lighter caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015. Day 3. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, citrus, grapes, peach notes, some caramel. Fruity hop flavor, citrus, erbal notes, grassy, some peach. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle on brians deck bar in chicago. . Bright hazy orangish pour with white head. .aroma is caramel hoppy funk...taste is just so so..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
13th August 2015
GBBF Day 3. Cask. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is slightly soft with modest fine carbonation. Sweetish malts, touch of cream. Modest orange marmalde. Light floralness, little lemon. Light finish. Light and drinkable but lacking hop punch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3685) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
Draught at the GBBF. IPA with coarse, loose, somewhat milky, snow white head and light hazy ’old gold’ colour with peachy hue. Aroma of orange peel, dried apricot, white bread crust, pineapple, and when warming up, the lovely grapefruity and piney hop fragrance I expected. Crisp, clean fruity taste, rounded with soft caramelly malt base, sweetish honey touch even, soft carbo, ending in a resiny, citrussy, elegant hop character, strong and bold but not too agressive, in fact remaining relatively mild, but lasting for a long time. Balanced, elegant IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15809) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Clear amber no head. Some peach. Some sweetness some resin. No great condition. ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Thanks. Aroma is nice floral lemon, pollen, grainy. Clear honey / golden coloured pour with a small head. Flavour is composed light honey, base malts, tropical lemon, orange, light caramel. Palate is semi sweet, low carbonation.

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