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Sebago Single Batch Series Hop Swap

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2322) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Can from Meditrina. Pure clear gold with lasting white head and lace. Tangerine melon spice floral aroma. Melon crackery grassy malt sweetness with mild citrus bitterness and very dry finish. Highly attenuated nice medium light body with fine soft carbo. Totally excellent "tropical" (Vermont) IPA. Obviously a new batch. If these guys have any sense, they’ll change the name somehow to avoid confusion with the earlier batch, which seems to have mediocre ratings.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5058) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Big can. Looks amber. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, some pale and caramel malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Pretty boring.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
polo_marco (118) - milton, Vermont, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Nice strong aroma. Nice light amber color. Taste is phenomenal tropical mango pineapple papaya with some grapefruit rind taste finishing off with a heavy pine resin clean finish on the palate nice and dry with a hoppy finish delicious all the way through love the switch of hops even though I haven’t tried hop switch prior nice clean finish would love to try it with different hops keep them coming Sebago

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1814) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Pint at the Portland brewpub. Pours copper gold with an off white head. Aroma is mostly pine, some caramel, grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, apricot, pine. Pine resin bitter in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
5oz on tap at Cask Republic. From a cask. Clear amber color. Thin white head, fades to a minimal ring. Medium body. Very light carbonation. Mild slick. Sort of watery overall. Some caramel, toasty malt. Some peppery kind of spicy hop. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. An alright cask IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2015
Four pack purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Portsmouth, NH. 2015 edition. Orange Amber color with fast dying head. Aroma is scallions, mild onion and fresh cut grass clippings.

This years hop has to be Mosaic. The onion, scallion and grass flavors are completely focused through the sip with just enough pale malt to give a backbone for balance. The bitterness is very low and displays a dry texture. This brewery has done a few different additions of this beer and all of the single hop variations are under this one entry. This one showcases the Mosaic hop very nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3291) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle picked up today from the Bodega Lightly hazy golden color with a smallish bubbly white head. Aromas of bready biscuity malt with a fair amount of pine resin and dankness. Light orange and tropical fruitiness provide some nice balance. The flavor is sweet bread and biscuits with a hint of honey. Moderate resinous and tropical fruit hop flavors with a mild bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Decent brew but the flavors have me wondering the true age of this bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2784) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Hazy yellow pour leading up to a modest white head that eventually fades down. Aroma of toasted malts and floral and earthy hops. Fairly typical. Body is medium. The taste also has a good hop bite that penetrates the senses and lingers casually at the end. I think I liked it better than the majority of RB raters.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Aromas are hugely hoppy, grassy, tropical fruit, dry, berries, pine and resin. Really grassy. Flavors are grassy, bitter and quite clean, fruity, tropical fruit, citrus. Medium bodied, good carbonation, lightly warming with a dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle @ gmellison. Thanks to Luke for sending ! Pours a slightly dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Slightly dank and piney hoppy nose with some grapefruit and resin. Moderate light sweetness. Doughy, crackery flavor. Lots of citrus. Clean and easy drinking. Nice.


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