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Brewed by Northampton Brewing Co. (NB)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Fredericton, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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An East Coast-style India Pale Ale that weaves intense hop bitterness and aroma throughout a blanket of malt background. This beer may change slightly from batch to batch as we explore the various interpretations of the style.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mojorisn (26) - - FEB 23, 2013
Having this imported pint now in February. First had it last summer on vacation. They say right on the bottle they might vary batch to batch. Well if they’re looking for a keeper this would prolly be it. I’m trying to think of an IPA that is DEFINITELY better than this, but it is right up there with my favourites. In the summer I wasn’t as taken aback, but I still loved it. Nice syrupy mouthfeel, with an intense bitterness. A lotta bitter actually, nice pine outburst, and medicinal hop punch. The IBUS must be high. Too bad we don’t know. BTW I really love the picture for this on this site; a bottle holder sculpted freeform out of the neighbouring surroundings of the brewery i can assume. True Maritime form. YIPPEE IPA!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (334) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Not much smell. Hazy pour, pretty standard. Nothing special here. Some malty flavors and some mediocre hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
500ml brown bottle. Golden with haze. Big creamy whitish cap that is long lasting. Lots of lacing. Nose has bright orange peels, pink gum and mixed floral notes. Taste has orange peel, lots of caramel. Bitterness comes on late leading into an citrusy aftertaste (orange peels and grapefruit). Medium body with mild carbonation. Certainly not an agressively hopped IPA, but nice anyway.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
500ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild with pine and citrus with some grainy notes. Taste is a grainy malty sweetness with a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Seems to be a pretty nice IPA, not sure on the low scores, maybe the bottle is better than on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Tap sample at the source. Slightly hazy medium golden color with a smallish off white head that persists for a good long time. Aromas of butterscotch are front and center and kind of ruin this one for me. Moderate earthy pine and citrus with a bit of caramel to back it up. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a bitter burnt sugary mouthfeel. Too much diacetyl for my palette

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acebulf (3) - - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
The beer pours amber with an off-white head with coarse bubbles that disappear quite quickly. It smells of citrus and freshness. Taste is of a definite hop backend, well balanced with malty sweetness. There is, however, little depth in the flavour. Medium-to-high bitterness (as far as IPAs go). Overall, not a bad IPA, but a bit too lacking in the flavour depth.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
OOKPIKABLE (70) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
This beer seems to want to be an IPA, but aroma and flavour are really lacking. Tastes like a mix between an IPA and a pilsner. Not all bad, but a disappointment.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hidden_Pooch (295) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
This is nice easy drinking IPA, probably because it is an East Coast style. It doesn’t show its alcohol at all. It is all around nicely balanced. From its low bitterness to its mild hoppyness. More tropical sweet fruit than piny old IPA, greater for Summertime heat.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (282) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
A nice mild, bronze pal in a bottle. It’s fairly mellow in the hop department, not a bad thing, just don’t expect to be blown away by that classic hop tang. It’s got nice smooth toasty malt characteristics with some dark, relaxed hopping in the background. I would happily have this any day of the week and would buy again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dresden (829) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Clear copper with a big foamy and sticky head. Aroma is sugary caramel, some mild citrus. Taste is light on bitterness, some mild citrus and a toffee malt. Decent but not a stand out

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
pours cloudy darj golden with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. bretty, maple, citrus, pine, orange and apple juice - quite fruity in fact. moderate carbonation, light to medium bdy - oily, tad heavy, slightly harsh piney-citrusy finish. certainly not a fail anyway, but glad bretts were in this bottle (read here that rating is biased).


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