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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Maelstrom IPAís very name and style comes from the Sea. Tall ships on long voyages needed a big beer with a hearty backbone and pounds and pounds of glorious hops. Maelstrom IPA is a brilliant whirlpool of 7 different Northwest hops expertly melded together to create a powerful pint.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
netfest (2) - USA - MAY 24, 2010 does not count
The aroma is great, canít really determine which of the 7 different hops dominates. The appearance is an amber brown with a frothy head. Great lacing as you drink it. There is definitely a great malt backbone to this beer, but itís not heavy. Medium body with great finish. Extremely well balance with a hop punch. One of my new favorite beers!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CushyGig (2) - USA - MAY 22, 2010 does not count
Great aroma. Canít quite determine which is dominate piney or citrus. But that is probably due to the 7 different hops that are added. Itís an amber brown color that is clear with a frothy head. Great malty taste. Not heavy but a great body. Real nice balance. Even at 7% it was very sessionable. I had several and loved it!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllHatDavidson (10) - Davidson, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Had on tap at Brick House Tavern in Davidson. Great aroma. This IPA screams hops. It has a cloudy dark orange appearance with frothy tan head and great lacing. This one screams west coast ipa all day. Medium body with full mouthfeel and dry finish. Overall, I really like this beer. And, the best part on Thursdays I can get it for $2.50

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3660) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Draft pint at Tylerís Tap Room, Durham. Amber-copper with a small lasting head and drippy lace. Assertive nose of resin, citrus and caramel. Flavor is the same great blend. LIght-medium body is smooth, dryish, tingly and easily drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChristianBlack (25) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2011
From notes: Had on draft. Itís a deep amber orange in color. A little darker than what Iím normally used to in IPAs. Lots of head and really good lacing that stuck to the glass all the way down. Lots of citrus and some pine notes. Pretty complex when it came to the smell. But, there is more grapefruity smell over some of the others. Hard to pin what this all might have in it. Really smooth taste -- after you grow accustomed to it. Itís hoppier than most IPAs Iíve had recently. Itís slightly bitter at first, but it really grew on me and smoothed out nicely. The balance of the malts though was what I really liked. The mouthfeel was another really nice feature. I was told that the slightly hazy appearance was because this IPA was unfiltered. It being unfiltered aspect really added to the mouthfeel with a nice carbonation. Overall, this was a very different IPA than what I have had in the past -- and very good. I liked that it was a really good representation of the style while doing something slightly different.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBeatnik (10) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Not much of a nose initially. Itís an amber color with a nice white head. I was most surprised by the taste. Not what I was expecting from an IPA -- in a very good way. Itís very hoppy. It finishes really nice. I couldnít tell it was 7%. Would have guessed less based on the drinkability. Would highly recommend.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On tap at Tylerís in Durham. Apparently, I just missed my buddy, JCB. Pours hazy deep, bright amber with moderate head. Nose is fruity and piney, but not the pine did not overwhelm. Good citrus and sweet malts also coming through. Big taste. Perfect for an afternoon beer after a morning race.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10000) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft. Cloudy variegated amber color, off white head. Aroma of pineapple, caramel, cider. Taste is pine, tropical fruits. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Growler from Greenville Beer Exchange A: Pours a hazy amber color with a massive fluffy/rocky off-white head. Retention is great too S: Balanced between lots of caramalt and piney resinous hops. West coast example for sure. Subtly sweet T: Again, west coast and balanced. Lots of caramel, sweetness, butterscotch?, and resinous/piney hops. Well hopped, but balanced. Light fruit notes poke through Mf/O: Smooth (and plentiful) carbonation, heavy side of medium body, bitterness is kept in check with the sweetness. Overall, second beer from them, pretty impressive, especially out of S. Carolina

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3118) - Montana, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Growler from Greenís. A hazy amber pour with a fluffy off white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Scent is caramel, citrus and pine. Taste is pine, citrus and earthy.


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