closey22 (2822) - Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2021 Hazy golden with thin foamy white head
Aroma is mildly citrusy hoppy
Flava is mild herbal floral hop and subtle sweet malt
Feels medium with decent fizzy zing
Finishes mildly tangy slightly bitter Ernest (8829) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2021 Bottle (Feb 2, 2021 bottling). Head is initially average sized to large, frothy, rocky, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly acidic, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Surprisingly simple and timid aroma despite being only a month old, but what's there is pretty clean for a modern IPA...no onion or fabric softener or acid reflux to be found. Just wish there was something there to truly entice...kinda seems phoned in. Nicely balanced and clean in the mouth, albeit a bit watery. It's just too restrained and ordinary to be notable or memorable, but considering most IPAs are utter train wrecks nowadays, that's not a major complaint...a drinkable IPA is a very rare thing! Andrew196 (2397) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2021 Pours tinted orange with a frothy white head. Nose is grapefruit, funk, lemon pie. Just smooth and velvety for the style. Bready, smooth florals, grass, slight zest and pepper in the back. Great package for 7abv. ttoadee (2859) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2020 Sunny yellow, prodigious rocky white head. Nose is grapefruit. Middle is clean grapefruit, slightly unripe peach, some pith, soft oat hint, light kilned malt, tropical smoothie. Finish is light citrus bitterness. Balanced and refined beer. williamstome (3304) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2020 Gold pour, small white head. Grapefruity, with some toasty malt, pine, lemon and bread. Taste follows, very lemony and bready. It's nice, it's quite bitter... is it really a neipa? I mean, yes, it's from NE and it's an IPA but...
zoucrew102 (4501) - - JUL 19, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2020 500ml bottle. Bright grapefruit hop aroma with notes of mango, grass, floral hops and some pine resin. Pours cloudy golden colored with a large off white head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with juicy grapefruit, mango and grassy hop flavors. Finishes dry with floral and a touch of pine resiny hop bitter hop flavor. Really nice IPA. ajnepple (12546) - Lakewood, CO, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2020 Bright golden appearance with slight haze and a fluffy white head. Aroma of fruity hops (orange, peach), spruce, mild earthiness and a light floral/herbal spice. Similar flavor, adding mild to moderate bitterness and a light toasty sweetness. Medium body with a clean finish. Nice. rosskyle (1273) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2020
Slight haze with a white head. Tropical fruit mango pineapple aroma. Pine zest resin lemon slight bitter flavor. Medium light body. Not as juicy as many hazy ipas. Very clean flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DocJitsu (2546) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2019 Pours a murky yellow-golden with a dull white head. Faint with notes of seltzer and lemon note. Unassuming flavor of lemon and oat. HippyHop (1187) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2019 500ml bottle. Still holding up pretty well after two months. Beautiful hazy straw pour. Grapefruit and lemon peel, grapefruit juice, pine and floral notes with a clean cracker/cereal malt backbone. Not juicy per se but still laden with hop character. Sort of a mix between old and new school NEIPA. In a lot of ways, Maine Beer Co reminds me of the Alchemist.