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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5251) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy honey color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet, tart, tangy and citric with notes of pineapple, grapefruit and a hint of pepper. The flavor was tangy, tart and bitter with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, line and pepper. Medium length finish. Medium body. Well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4490) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from Nikki’s Liquors, 4/10/15

Aroma: The nose is caramel malts, herbal hops, a bit of citrus, and some buttery notes
Appearance: Pours a nice orange color with a small off-white head and fairly coating lace
Flavor: Tastes much the same, sweet up-front, slightly bittery mid-palate, with a bitter close
Palate: Light-medium bodied, with a fairly smooth feel, and a clean, dry finish
Overall Impression: This isn’t a terrible beer by any means, but there’s definitely some flawed notes that just have to keep the score down here.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5330) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a small fizzy beige head that faded to a thin film. The nose is fairly husky and grainy with a bit of earthiness and a lesser note of floral hops. The flavor is a bit overly husky and earthy as well, especially for an IPA. There’s not a whole lot of hops in here, lending a minimal bitterness, and only on the finish. Not much of an IPA. Lighter bodied with a bit of stickiness on the finish and soft fizzy carbonation. Decent enough to have a bottle of, but not a very tasty example of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4081) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2015
12 oz. bottle from a seasonal mix 12 pack purchased at Bottles, Providence, RI. Cloudy orange color with great retention in a snifter. Aroma is citrus rind of grapefruit and tangerines mixed with an herbalness. The flavor show light biscuit / bready malts in the main base with light pine and then finishing with the citrus rind. The rind bitterness come off a little harsh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (294) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear copper, nice two finger head. Nice lacing, decent retention. Aroma of pine, tangerine and grapefruit. Taste is moderately bitter, kind of sweet. Medium light body, soft carbonation, sweet resin mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet. Tasting notes of resin, spruce, grapefruit, caramel, honey and herbs. Middle of the road IPA for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2999) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1397) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3319) - 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!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsmerig (1320) - 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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (353) - - 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


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