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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Heady like the sweet breath of Zephyrus, our India pale ale is redolent of citrus, apples, and pears, balanced by a touch of caramel. We use malted barley grown by local farmers and add a special blend of Cascade, Centennial, and Calypso hops to create this juicy, hoppy ale.


Bulk_Carrier's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (2781) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2013
From the bomber, it pours a beautiful golden copper and yields the same color body. A great two inch foamy white head appears and lasts for at least a good two minutes. There is some spider web lacing speckling the sides of the glass. The smell has a good complexity of hops and malts, some sweet, some bitter, and some spicy. The taste has a peppery yet piney sort of flavor that to me that I really like. The palate is superb as it is not watery nor is it sharp, a perfect feel on the tongue. Overall, I was not expecting this IPA to be this good, but this is really awesome.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at GBBF 2015. Clear amber copper no head. Big hoppy resin pine aroma. Strong harsh pine . Bitter some pink grapefruit. Just a touch harsh. OK. Not for me .

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
A golden blonde ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, nice fruity biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, light and smooth. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with light grassy floral hops, light mineral notes, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth. On tap at Vermont Tap House.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (611) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Tap at source. Pours honey golden, white frothy head. Aroma is earthy pine, sweet tropical fruits, really nice. Flavor is, as the brewery says, Orchard fruit. Almost like orange, tangerine, and cantaloupe and apple maybe? Or pear. It?s different but good. Really solid. Maybe a bit of caramel malt is throwing it off. But it?s good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Hazy pour. Classic IPA bite with a smattering of non-citrus fruit notes. Well balanced and very likeable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottled shared at a tasting, 6/8/15. Hazy orange, medium sized creamy white head, good retention. Aroma of piney, tropical, citrus hops, pale malt. The taste is pine, tropical fruits, pith, pale malt. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness, well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1391) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Golden pour, beautiful off white head. Citrus aroma, flavor of citrus, flowers, fruit and caramel. A bit thin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2935) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Snifter at the Kings Head, Portland ME. Ok aroma, sweet. Some citrus, kind of buttery, clean golden orange color, ok head and lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish , meh ok at best, inspiring, has diacetyle thing so guessing itís the tap, hope itís not what they are going for....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (182) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from Hannaford Supermarket Exeter. Aroma is hoppy pine and spruce with light citrus scent. Appearance is hazy gold with 2 inch foamy white head, mild foamy lacing, and minimal sparkling. Taste is balanced light bitter and sweet and similar to smell. Palate is medium bodied with carbonation that complements the beer but does not demand attention. Light balanced bitter/sweet moderate finish. Overall, a very refreshing IPA that is definitely hoppy but knows how to balance it out and refrain from going overboard.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
Gift from dlovell2, thanks! Hazy golden pour with lots of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. White head. Aroma is big citrys hop and biscuits. Taste has hint of malt sweetness and loads of citrus hop flavors, some tropical like mango too but mainly grapefruit, clementine, lime, etc. Nice pine bitterness from start to finish too, citrus in the linger. Another amazing Maine IPA. Great beer to celebrate my 600th rating.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1270) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2015
Pours cloudy golden color with white head. Aroma is light fruit, citrus, and grapefruit zest. Flavor starts a dry biscuit malt followed by a big juicy orange peel and finishing with grapefruit zest. Orange flavors linger on palate.


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