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RATINGS: 173   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1539) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
Bomber. Opaque orange, fading off-white head. Fruity citrus hop aroma. Fruity citrus hop forward taste, light evergreen, some earthy grassy floral notes, mild sweet malts. Soft carbonation, light-medium bodied, medium hopped. Fresh, clean dry finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
bottle pours pale amber with great head and lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and floral, taste is a nice balance of bitter and smooth sweet malt, well done IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4886) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bomber. Golden orange pour, with a white head. Pine, grapefruit, balanced malt backbone, some sweetness, herbal hops, and moderate bitterness. A well balanced IPA. Decent, but not too interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaronbr (134) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Nice medium gold with a touch of haze, though itís hard to tell in this dimly-lit pub. Strangely very little on the nose - I managed to dip my nose into it a bit looking for the scent, without finding any (and yes, this is my first beer of the night, clearly Iím just a bit clumsy). Taste is a strongly bitter. Pine and lemon hops, very nicely balanced. Drinkable, with a lingering finish. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3345) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
22 oz bottle. Gold and hazy with a white head. Bitter, floral, herbal. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7581) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle - Tropical fruits and a sweet malt backbone. Clear gold with a bubbly white head. Orange and a citrus bitterness with a bit of pine. A decent IPA but nothing great, the bitterness is a bit overwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Light, citrus heavy nose with a sweeping, effervescent hop fervor. Itís a good intermediate IPA, when you donít feel like trudging through a murky abyss of joyous - but steep - hopiness. A pretty good summertime brew with kick. Lots of points for Ninkasi on this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
Bomber. Pours gold with white head. Nose is orange, caramel, grassy. Flavour is more orange than anything, with more dry hop grassiness. A bit thinner and drier than expected at the finish. Good stuff, but to me nothing remarkable as it was to many raters, could just be that I try a lot of this style being in the PNW.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Cloudy orange pour from 22oz. White fluffy head. Bitter apricot floral and citrus notes. Slight malty backbone. Good beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2013
What can I say? Hoppy, Hoppy, Hoppy! This is definitely brewed to be consumed during the heat of summer. As the label implies: find a nice shade tree, pop the cap, & enjoy the summer. Drink fresh!


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