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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1348) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Yellow-gold pour, small white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel, flavor of caramel, citrus, mandarin orange... sweet. Delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2069) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Pretty delicious brew. Pours a light, clear gold with a steady stream of carbonation. The head is thick and sticky with tons of lacing. The aroma is fresh, fruity and tropical with almost no malts. Sweet mango and pineapple, light malt sweetness, a bit of floral notes. Nice bitter finish with a lingering metallic note. A bit offputting but a good brew overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (375) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle (22oz $6): Light golden with 2 finder head. Slightly toasted malts. Slightly sweet. Some fruity ness but the piney aftertaste was metallic which ruined it for me.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
chriszfat (14) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Light colored citrus aroma summer ipa. Lightly malty and mild to medium bitterness. Smells better than it tastes with less grapefruit and citrus flavor than expected. Not pleasant flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1431) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 12, 2015
tap. Loads of mango, tropical fruits in the nose of this one. Really fruity, nice bitterness but some lingering sweetness. Nice enough.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (790) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Lots of floral and citrus hop aromas coming off a clear medium yellow body with a foamy white head. This really is a Summer IPA! More citrus and bitter pith in the taste along with a really nice crisp biscuity malt body with honey and sugar sweetness. Medium bodies but fairly easy drinking despite being a bit heavy for a summer ale. Long lasting delicious bitterness on the tongue. Great summer beer with lots of character.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6728) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, kumquat, resin), with light notes of sauerkraut, yellow squash. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent, lightly alcoholic. Simple citrus-resin hop aroma is partly ruined by some icky vegetal notes, and it’s quite sour and kinda dirty in the mouth. Glad to see they’re no longer stealing Iron Maiden’s font, because frankly the beer isn’t worthy to be associated with such an influential band.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (778) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Poured from the tap. Brownish yellow with off white head. Peachy, grassy hops, mild resin finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (871) - - JUN 20, 2015
Bomber. Grass and citrus hop aroma with floral and pine hops in there as well. Pours golden colored with a large, soapy white head with excellent retention and very little lacing. Starts with bright grapefruit citrus and grass flavors. Finishes quite dry with floral and pine hops attacking and clinging to the palate with the grapefruit acidity. Pretty good, but not sure how this qualifies as a summer style IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2966) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, white head, with moderate lacing, over a clear, light gold (SRM 4) body....nose is light toasted malts, pine, resin, citrus notes, from the hops, balance to the hops......taste is slightly sweet, with cereal, toasted malts, pine, resin, light floral notes, citrus tones, from the hops, leading to a soft lingering bitter finish.....mouth feel, medium body, slight alcohol, high carbonation. This is a quite typical American IPA, with dominant American hops in both aroma and flavor. It is not harshly bitter as are many in the genre, with the result being a soft, refreshing and easily drinkable beer. BJCP 9/3/15/4/8


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