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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Imperial IPA
Holmfirth, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Keg and bottle; Regular
Has been seen on cask

Maelstrom Double India Pale Ale is an unashamedly big bold American style badboy. Big ‘dank’ US hops such as Columbus & Warrior coupled with Simcoe and Centennial used in obscene quantities make for a huge smooth rolling hop hit underpinned with sweetness from the considerable malt body, both meet & mesh perfectly. A robust full on IPA, at the same time having finesse & poise. Once the aromas of pine, citrus & dank heavy US hops draw you in any chance of rescue has gone, you’re in the Maelstrom!


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - - OCT 22, 2012
Amberish orange, nice head, pine, toffee, grapefruit. Really quite excellent.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23920) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottled (backlog). Slightly hazy orangeish amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, some wood and a bit alcohol. Also big fruitiness to it. Flavour is fruity, wooden, caramelly, toffeeish wooden and mild herbal and alcoholic notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1194) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
Tap @ 3 små rum, Gothenburg 25/4-15. Hoppy and fruity with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, pine. Taste is light sweet honey, bitter orange. Sticky finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (2138) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
Tap @ Bishops Arms, Marina Plaza, Helsingborg 150314. Fruity and caramely, medium sweet, medium body with an oily texture. Dry, bitter and hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (2296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
13.6.2014. Malty fruity aroma, some raisin and orange. Fruity hoppy taste, tangerine, pine. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (1168) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle. Very strong hopped beer, hops in aroma and taste, some honey malt, good bitterness. Ale for hopheads.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Keg at the Southern. Pours deep golden, nose is toffee, pine, orange, taste is similar, sweet, fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (313) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2015
Pours a hazy orange with a soft white head. Decent amount of citrusy hop flavors backed by slight pine notes and a hint of dank. Fruity yeast character and citrusy hops in the flavor. Decent malt backing. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
@ Bishop Mollbergs HBG. Tropiska toner av humlen, mycket sötma. Kunde varit bättre fyllighet i kroppen.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, hops and tropical fruits. Bitter flavour, malts, lots of hops. Hoppy finish, tropical fruits, honey and malts.
(from 66cL bottle @ Camping RateBeers. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)


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