MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep auburn. Nose slightly citric and hoppy, also a mite soapy. Flavor doesn’t have much citric or floral character to the hops, more just bitter. Some caramel malts.
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber with a rocky off-white head. Aroma is malty and lightly hoppy. Taste is earthy and floral with caramel malt and a solid hop presence. Mouthfeel is full, round and creamy. Bitter aftertaste. Feels like a British IPA crossed with a bitter. Overall, not bad. But not your typical hoppy US-style IPA.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper body, medium head and lacing. Aroma is hops with some sweetness. Taste is medium bodied, toffee sweet bready malts with the hops jumping into the mix early - pine resin, grapefruit citrus - this is pretty well hopped, just like I like ’em!!!!! Got this for a very reasonable price at trader joe’s.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a good ipa for the price. thick full off white head. creamy palate. not overpowering hops but a decent ipa. hey, at 5 bucks for a six pack i think i got my money’s worth
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2006 My favorite local IPA by far. I’m not much for lighter beers, but this one I really like a lot. Good sweet taste with a nice short aftertaste.
I’ve had a few more IPA’s since this one and i’ve realized where it’s true place belongs. It’s not hoppy enough, need more bitterness and more body. A mediocre IPA at best.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells hoppy, with a wierd hop smell unlike any ive smelled- must be some different kind of hop. pours dark brown in color. taste is not too bitter but very rich tasting. a nice IPA, but not as refreshing as i would have hoped an IPA would be. good brew though
walrus (13) - USA - FEB 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting thing with this and their Brown .... it's richer and broader in the bottle. The draft version is a more typical "water spiked with hop" IPA taste. Bottled it's more complex and balanced ... less dominated by the hop.
Tippie4 (97) - Auburn, Maine, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The carmal flavor comes in the middle and is a nics touch to this ipa. Also has a nice golden color.
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Clear copper body with creamy beige head, leaving a nice full lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is mild sweet, floral, some earthy, slightly fruity. Taste is floral, slight berry, light earthy. Finish is earthy/floral. Medium body. Seems more ESB-ish than IPA.
beerman08 (17) - USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For all you Mainards out there this is a must have. Don't sell yourself short and go for that Casco Bay shit. Believe me, I've been to the Brewery and all, this place is legit. They brew a quality micro and take pride in it. Have fun.