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Style: Smoked
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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13 Ingredients: Briess Cherrywood Smoked Malt, Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt, House-smoked Hickory Malt, Great Western 2 Row, Munich, C15, C75 Malts; Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Pure Maple Flavoring, Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution & Independent Hops, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast Specs: 14º PLATO 30 IBU 76 AA 30º Lovibond World Class Package: 750ml painted bottle.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (1230) - Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Appearance: ruddy orange-brown with a creamy off-white head and decent lacing. Aroma: strongly of maple syrup, with notes of smoked beechwood malts and yes, a hint of smoky, salty bacon. Taste: rauchbier-esque, with smoky, meaty, salty bacon and sweet toasty malts, with a strong injection of maple flavoring. Finish: slightly dry and ashy, with the salty, smoky, and sweet notes fighting for supremacy. Notes: This was exactly as advertised. That said, I didn’t much care for it. The maple flavoring was syrupy and sweet, and just too strong; it was also artificial tasting. Definite marks for creativity; I especially liked the pepto-pink bottle.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
mar (4794) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Amber pour with a cream head. Maple, bacon, syrup, smoke. Easy on the palate, nose matches the flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden amber hued body with a small off-white head. Aromas are sweet, maple, confectioners powder, sugar, doughy, chocolate, smokey, earthy, ash. Flavors are of firewood, smoke, sweet, burnt and sharp. Mild paint thinner. Lively bubbles, dry and chalky. Honestly it was somewhat better than I expected.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Thanks to my brother for sharing this bottle. I really had no idea what to expect, so I tried to go in with an open mind. The beer pours and orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is definitely heavy on the smoke, with some maple syrup notes thrown in. Not bad. The flavor is also pretty heavy on the woody smoke, with some maple syrup and toffee notes thrown in. All of those notes mix fairly well together. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Surprisingly, I don’t hate the beer. The four or five ounces I had were enough, but I thought the beer was OK and am glad I got to try it. I thought all the notes mixed pretty well together, they were just so strong and in your face that it would be tough to drink too much of this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Yea, about what you expect. Love their beers and this is made well but the flavor is just too weird.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Pink bottle from BevMo Salinas. Guess I should have saved my money. Nose reeks of bacon fat, smoke (and a smoked should have that), and a slight bit of maple in the background. Clear orange with a big yellow orange tinged head. Flavor is bacon, smoker, and a little bitterness. Finishes lightly bitter and smoky. Where is Yogi when you need him to swipe and finish the bottle?

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2012
You know what’s awesome? Bacon. You know what else is good? Doughnuts. Maple syrup? Great on some pancakes, or even when you get some on your bacon. Together, though, with beer? Hell no. Nose isn’t too bad; nice smoke and some maple as well as some weirdly sweet I guess doughnut notes. Tastes sickly sweet and like liquid smoke. Didn’t mind a few sips but then couldn’t bring myself to take more than 2-3 more. Blech.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoePeesie (855) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours a pouring orange with fizzy white head. Nose is 100% maple syrup. Taste is very big maple a bit thin a nice roast smoky touch. Decent, odd, not an ever day beer but it was worth trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5264) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bottle shared with Linh and ken at top hops in NYC. Pours a clear amber body with light half finger off white head. Aroma is dominated by maple syrup with some additional notes of smoked meat and pancakes. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin and surprisingly not as maple as the aroma suggests. Instead, the flavor revolves around the smoked character which I wasn’t a huge fan of personally.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pink Pepto Bismol bottle. Hazy toffee coloured ale. White head disappears fast. Aroma of breakfast at Denny’s. Bacon and maple, smoke, malts. Reminds me of fluffy pancakes with syrup. Medium bodied and a bit chewy. Toasted malts in the flavour with pancake syrup, a slight fruity sweetness and mildly bitter hops leading to smoke, ham, bacon. Long sweet maple finish.


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