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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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!


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BHeart (72) - - SEP 3, 2012
Light golden, nose is hoppy/citrus, orange, tease of vanilla. Taste is nicely balanced hop field, citrus, honey, bitter, dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2691) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2016
On tap at Carpool in Herdon, VA. Clear, golden-yellow with an an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, resin, mango, peach, floral hops and caramel. Taste of floral hops, mango, resin, tangerine and caramel. Medium body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 26, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Faintly cloudy rich orange with small frothy off-white head, very faint citrus peel aroma, medium carbonation, lightly bitter orange peel taste, citrus flavor, longish bitter hoppy finish. A good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5143) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Crisp gold with a white head. Nose is fresh hops, florals, light malt, resinous. Great palate, chewy malts, bright, bitter, pine, smooth finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2016
short lasting white head... the brew is slightly hazed lite golden. Great punch of citrus hops that outweigh but donít blow out some nice pale maltiness. Not quite bitter enough for a big PNW IPA, but the hops mid palate more than make up for it... Again, some pale malts help keep things in perspective. Good body and carbonation.. finish reminds me of tangerine juice without the sweetness.... I guess maybe just tangerine zest.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9223) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Floral and lightly fruity hops - doesnít seem terribly fresh but I see no date on this or the session IPA. Not too impressed, but not bad either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4773) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2015
Fairly yeasty nose with some tropical fruit nose. Medium body, moderately bitter, but I did detect a bit of DMS. Light bodied. Big bitter finish. Not too bad, but nothing too special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3418) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2015
bOTTLE. Pours a pale yellow with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is light sweet malt and floral hops. Flavor is a touch of sweet on the start with a nice floral bitter finish. The more you drank, the more the bitterness stood out. Medium body with good carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6196) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle. Bright golden, energetically active, with a huge top. The aroma is bright and full of citrus bloom. This drinks with a slippery feel, rife with a good balance of American west-coast IPA styles ... snappy acidity, citrus and a nice solid base of chewy malt. (#6033, 9/13/2015)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2281) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
First beer after arriving back to society. The patchouli handcream isnít helping nail down the aroma. The taste is pretty good and powerful. Plenty of pepper, pine, rrgf on the nonsweet side, tangerine. Pretty good feel but damn does this ever fall apart. Very good right off the tap but it dies. I like them to warm a bit - donít make that mistake with this. It doesnít suck after but itís a different beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (974) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Tap pour at Tilt in Portland. Pint glass. Golden with orange hues. Aroma is heavy on hops with citrus characteristics. Kind of a standard IPA but itís enjoyable. Taste has plenty of bitterness but itís offset well by citrus and a little sweetness. Mouthfeel has a bit of oily nature. Aftertaste emphasizes the hoppy side of things. Drinkable with a just above session quality to it. Ninkasi delivers another successful effort.


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