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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special Release Series. A salute to the playful side of summer, we had fun with this beer! Maiden the Shade has a big robust hop character from the liberal use of 7 different varieties of hops. It s completed with a light colored malt backbone to stay in balance. Kick back and enjoy!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teamsale (137) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a finger thick white head and good lacing. Smells very woodsy, some olive, mild grapefruit, light tangerine, a hint of rotten eggs. Tastes light and mild, citrus flavor. Mild bitterness, more medium in the aftertaste. More pluses than minuses.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerplace (596) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Pours a clear pale golden with a weak white head. Aroma is some hops, biscuity malt. Taste is tropical fruits and piney bitternesa. Piney bitterness aftertaste. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2614) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Mostly clear golden yellow pour with soapy white foam. Lots of lace. Strong tropical citrus herbal resins. Pineapple. Celery root. Tangelos. Mango. Kiwi. Apricots. Green banana peel. Tree sap. Moderately juicy. Lingering pithy peppery finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1152) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Smells citrusy with a juiciness. Taste is juicy and bitter. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Ninkasi Maiden the Shade finishes with a lingering citrus bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1613) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Clear amber pour with a nice white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus zest, and tea. Taste is citrus, floral,earth, and grass. Light body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7081) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle picked up by a buddy somewhere. Poured a clear golden yellow color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light tropical fruit notes, some light citrus, juicy hops. Flavor was about the same - lots of citrus, tropical fruit character. Pretty tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3-4 oz pour on draft at Sehkraft. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, floral notes. Tastes of citrus, tropical fruit, malt, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6922) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Brilliant clear golden with a thin white cap. The aroma bursts with leafy and citrusy hops and a little earthy ple malt. Crisp and quaffable flavor full of bready pale malt and a big orange/grapefruit rind and leafy summer bright hops. Lingering earthy and leafy bitterness after the finish. Quote earthy and citrus pithy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2459) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Pours a slightly cloudy/hazy bright yellow color with white head. Light fruits, floral notes, citrus, and some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with light fruit and piney resinous tones. Nice summer IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3934) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Pour is a cloudy orange with a large white head. Aroma is a full on assault of hoppy orange peel bitterness. Flavor is a big citrus and bitter hop with a lot of tangerine and other various citrus type hops. No malt to get in the way of the hops other than leaving a very dry chalkiness that just cleanses the palate for the next sip. This is like chewing on a just ripe tangerine.


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