Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Fashioned after the famous ales from Burton-On-Trent which took on such bold character after surviving the long, rolling voyage from London to Calcutta in the days of the Empire. This is an amber colored masterpiece in the world of beer styles.

Malt: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal & Chocolate
Hops: Willamette, Cascade
Yeast: Top fermenting English.
O.G. 1.066

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2005
On tap at the brew-pub. Clear reddish copper color with a thin white head. Weak aroma and flavor of hops with a bitter finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 6, 2005
Bottle. Slightly dark amber small white head. Aroma is citrusy hops. Body is somewhat thin, also doesnt taste as hoppy as it smells. Alright, Iíd hava notha.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Good nose, but the falvor isnít as hoppy as one wouold like. But, itís cheap at Trader Joes, so what can you expect?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle 12 oz. Dark amber color with a medium head that diminished quickly. Medium aroma of hops and citrus. Medium body with hoppy texture. Mild flavor of hops and citrus with medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1529) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2005
color is a little deeper than the typical IPA (not that it matters in the rating), head was light beige. aroma and flavor were of mild lightly citrusy, moderately earthy hops. brown sugar and caramel were the major constituents of the aroma and flavor..fairly tasty, but damn, itís an IPA, i want my hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Had this one bottled. A decent pale ale, although way off from IPA standards. Deep amber color, thin head, thin mouthfeel, quite hoppy although not nearly as much as I like, actually a bit too malty, notes of caramel and apple. Not terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Lightly hazy amber body topped by a medium pillowy manila head.Lace seems to be nice (maybe my glass is just dirty). The aroma is that of light plastic, flowery, and a touch of sweet. The flavor is hugely flowery and sweet. Tastes like they used lots of fuggles in this one, It has a definite English gestalt. The palate is medium. Decent though the floweriness begins to taste more and more like plastic the more and more that I drink,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5221) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 2005 bottle. Brassy-copper/gold appearance, clear with a moderate amount of white head, some retention. No lacing. Aroma of pale malts, sweet honey and light hay and grains. Some spicy notes in the nose. Flavor is more sweet malts, grassy and spicy soft hops. Some sweet dough, low to moderate carbonation, bit of wateriness, but otherwise nothing wrong here, just needs a bit more malt complexity and even a stronger hops presence. Drinkable enough for what it is, assuming itís just a lighter session IPA. This isnt bottle conditioned (not an ale on lees).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
now this was a dissapointment. Another from the montreal international beer fest. went up to the stand. Said "Most Bitter,"She said "East I.P.A?" I said "Shure." Bad choice bad bad choice. For me anyways. Pours light amber, amost golden amber, if that makes any sence. small head, amost no carbonation. aroma is malty, sweet hints, touches of pepper, strange blend of bitter and floral hops.Body is medium thick. Flavour is of floral hop, grassy almost bready malt. Sweet touches round out the flavour, over powering most of the bitter hop, to the point that itís only barley detectable. aftertaste is yeasty, "On Lees" as they say in quebec, sweet tones, serious fuel notes. Good try, but not good enough. Oh well. Cheers

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
From a 12oz. bottle, best by Feb 2004. Pours a sparkly, light amber with a half inch of head. Nursed this one for about an hour and the a nice head remained, some lace but quickly dissipates. Smells of hops, pepper and cinnamon. Taste is sweet and malty but quickly gives you a strong bit of hops. I found it extremely hoppy but that may just be because heavily hopped brews are difficult to come by in Maine. A medium body with legs, aftertaste lingers on the palette for several minutes. Certainly drinkable but a bit too hoppy to be truly smooth. A very good product from an underappreciated brewer (at least within Maine.)

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