Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, - AUG 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, a light biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, OK. In mouth, a crisp biscuit malt with bitter British hops, light grapefruits, mineral. On tap at BIA, July 30, 2012.
mkgrenwel (500) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of orange hard candy. Thin body with nondescript sweet overtones leading to a firm bitterness. Hops are present and accounted for, but dull. Slightly mossy and spicy. Not particularly interesting or good, but also unoffensive in any way. Iím not sure why the reviews are so harsh, even though I wouldnít buy it again.
Imaena (1635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draught @ brewpub in Farmington. This is not worth trying. Its a bland macro style pale.
6ROW (391) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I had no clue that this was designed as an Ipa until I was done my tasting , i would have guessed it was a wheat beer, very low gravity. Weak!
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at Boon Island Ales in Wells, Clear, with no head, very citrus aroma mostly lemon, the citrus comes through in the flavor as well and slightly spicy. An unremarkable beer.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light resin hop aroma with mild malts mixed in. Clear orange color with a small white head. Light floral hop throughout, fading slightly in the finish. Solid English style.
RexlerLepp (5) - - JAN 20, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Much like most of the beer I had from this brewery, this one was weak, underwhelming and unremarkable. I wouldnít avoid it but I feel like there are almost always better choices.
AChandler (1) - USA - DEC 25, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
High floral aroma with a spicy finish. Pours a perfect pale amber. Not a true IPA, but a lighter version with a wonderful array of hops. Just a terrific fresh brew available in both 22oz bottle and half-gallon growler.
simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - SEP 17, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bought from brewery. Pours hazy straw, absolutely fullll of bubbles, head keeps growing. Aroma is slightly spicy, a little grassy (or like trub), a hint of lemon. Body is rather thin and flavor isnít completely pleasant. Itís nice and spicy with lots of hop flavor but the aftertaste is a little like watered down trub. I enjoyed this beer when I tasted it on tap at the brewery but something was lost by putting it in a bottle. It unfortunately did not live up to my expectations of good Maine beer. I hope to try it some other time, maybe it was just a bad bottle.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Peppery and citrusy hops politely spice up the delicate toasted caramel malts until earthy, leafy hop bitterness concludes this levelled Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the glowing coppery amber.
-This is far from an IPA as stated on the label, even an English one for that matter, but it is a very drinkable Pale Ale nonetheless.
-The mouthfeel is silky and the effervescence soft.
-The recipe itself is nothing special, but it is flawlessly executed and all flavors are amazingly balanced.