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RATINGS: 55   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2918) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Hazy amber color with no head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and hops. Citrus flavor with caramel sweetness, and some pine. Decent IPA, but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1351) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Slightly hazy amber with a nice two-finger rocky head and nice lace. Aromas of caramel, citrus and floral hops, resin and some nuttiness. Sharp resinous and bitter hop bitterness with some faint biscuity malt. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel moderate carbonation and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3297) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle from beer of the month club-Pours bright orange with a small off-white head and some sparse lacing. Nose is wierd-almost smells like a super hopped pilsner-leafy, some spice, german hps going on. Dont know what to make of this. almost like skunky C hops. Hard to describe. Some cracker bready malt also shows up in the nose. sub par for this style, especially for a brewery that has been around for so long. It screams 90s ipa for sure!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsmerig (1303) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of light rye and caramel malt. Taste is mellow caramel witha sharp spike of bitterness for the rest of the taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (335) - - DEC 23, 2014
Beer of month club. Pours a mostly clear ice tea color with some foam and decent lacing. Nose is odd for an IPA - more malt and a sweet smell then typical pine and grapefruit. The taste is also more malt than a typical IPA - there is some caramel, malt, and bitterness on the finish. Not getting much citrus usually associated with an IPA. It's ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2008) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
A copper body with an off white head they had good retention. Aroma had nice caramel malts upfront. Hops were mostly grapefruit, but there were mild notes of pine and mango. Flavor was initially sweet with a subdued grapefruit hop profile. Moderately dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomTron (408) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Kind of an odd brew. Heavier on the malts than the hops which I was not expecting. Decent, but nothing I really consider tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boxofrane (2272) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10242) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (731) - 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.

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