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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The second package released from offshore has developed a strong following in the craft beer community. Our version of the popular India Pale Ale style is light copper in color with a bold hop bitterness yet still approachable, with a crisp freshness and balanced malt characters.


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DaveB (73) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2008
On tap from the Offshore Ale Company in Oak Bluffs. Hazy amber color, medium head that lasted. Slight coffee taste, not bitter though. Good ale. Ordered two more.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (960) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pint on tap. Very good beer, looks and smells the part, lots of pine and spruce. Taste good, palate was soft and aftertaste medium-long. Taste was substantial but almost delicate for an IPA. I liked it!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a one finger frothy white head that left some sticky lacing. The nose is just lightly hoppy with a bit of citrus rind, toasted malt, and a bit of caramel. The flavor is a little more malt driven than I’d prefer, lots of toasted character, minimal sweetness though, so that’s a positive. While not aggressively bitter, what is there is a bit harsh and rough. Finishes with a bit of caramel sweetness before the green leafy hops emerge. Light to medium bodied with fizzy spritzy carbonation. Not a bad beer, but not exactly a winner for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4036) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops and some caramel and pale malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad IPA, but not the best.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
halfonit (1170) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at Battleship. Darker golden color with a thick head. Typical "run of the mill" IPA. Hops, malts, etc that are mid level and do the trick for maxing out profit for a craft brew. A little more on the dry side.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2012
a sub par ipa. pours a deep gold with a creamy white head with lots of lacing. aroma is old, grassy and floral notes are present but are overwhelmed by an unexplainable sweetness flavor is ok but not terribly balanced decent bitter notes. not a bad beer but nothing exciting

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3561) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Slightly hazy amber color with a one finger off-white head. Hoppy aroma, rather piney, smelling like fresh whole hop cones. The flavor is rather resinous and leafy, a bit unrefined, with caramel malt. Medium-plus body. Could probably use a bit more carbonation. Decent overall.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcox90 (1563) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2012
Sampled at Brew Woo. Pours hazy amber/gold with a small white head. Aroma is loaded with citrus hops. A bit of caramel to the back. Flavor stumbles a bit, because there’s a bit of dry leather in with all the juicy citrus hop flavor. It’s a bit off putting. Moderate in body with a dry bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Orange haze color. Pretty bitter flavor. Some cardboard flavoring which is not ideal. A little too much of carbonation but still decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1283) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
While at the brewpub the bartender gave me a sample of the IPA. The golden ale had a nice head. The medium body ale had a wonderful bitterness and citrus taste. I learned while at the brewpub they are brewing beer in Oak Bluffs and shipping to the mainland to bottle. There are plans to build a small brewery near the MV airport and bottle their beer on the island. The beers are good and worth it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2012 Bottle at home in NH, shared with Charlie. Pours clear, vibrant gold with a medium white head. Has a fairly clean hop aroma, with light grass and floral notes. OK balanced flavor, mild citrus, toast, hints of grass and plastic. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dirty bitter finish, mild earth, dirt, toast, some citrus. Not bad. (3.6)

Tap at the brewput, Martha’s Vineyard. Pours mostly clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Pleasant bready malt nose with some dry grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor with pale, bready malts, strong bitter grapefruit, some slightly abrasive grass. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Strong bitter finish of mostly dry grapefruit along with some other citrus rind. Lasting reedy hops. Not bad. (3.6)


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