RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Bad Martha’s flagship ale teases the senses with a devilishly dark honey hue, a smooth caramel flavor and a seductive floral aroma. Brewed with premium English malt, the finest English and American hops, and leaves of the grape that gave the island its name, Martha’s Vineyard Ale lures you in with approachable flavor and light to medium body you’ll want to get your hands on.

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2.9
tfontana (1123) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Taster pour at Craft Beer Race New Haven. Appearance is hazy, medium brown with ring of off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is strong concord grape over caramel malty base. Taste is strong concord grape, like you added beer to Welch’s grape juice. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin, foamy texture, soft-to-average carbonation and sweet grape over mildly bitter finish. Overall, a nice idea but the grape leaves are way too dominant rather than a hint or complement.

3.1
Bacterial (3043) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Was told this was brewed in Martha’s Vineyard - which it clearly is not. Damn, Ipswich brews a ton of stuff, but I was looking for something more local. Taste is was pretty good. A touch on the malty / caramel side. Obviously meant to be pretty un-offensive.

3.4
Malaclemys (464) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours hazy copper with white head. Aroma is nut, caramel, light fruit. Taste is cery nutty, caramel, almost like pralines. Sweet finish mid light body.

3.4
mansquito (6887) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2015
The Tap, Boston tap: Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma is toffee, earthy, good bit of berry-like fruitiness. Taste is lightly bitter and quite malty. Nice finish. Well balanced. Nice beer.

3.6
two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours Amber with an off white head. Good amount of carbonation. Aroma of honey and malt. Honey, grape, and mild hops.

3.7
KBald77 (10) - - JUN 29, 2015
A dark sweetness embodies all aspects of this beer. Beautiful balance of honey and malt with a hint of hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
rjplumer (1180) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Smooth grape and honey aroma. Clear deep ruby honey colored body. Mild slim head. Mild bitterness. Grape and honey hit you with a bready malt character counterbalance your taste buds. Refreshing and not to heavy. I hope to enjoy more of these in the future. .

3.4
davidezdonz (586) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAR 25, 2015
Another beer brought back to Hong Kong for me as part of a filler for a six pack. Bottled on 2 October 2014. Poured into a pint glass. It poured a hazy dark amber colour with an extremely light head that disappears fast leaving small spotty lacing. Aromas are of apple and grape tea followed by caramel malts. It tastes sweet-ish but not too sweet with hints of grape, plum and light caramel. It was medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, it was interesting and I have to admit better than expected. The reason being that the bottle itself looked rather dull. If I was picking, it would not be a beer I would pick off the shelf. Having said that, I enjoyed the carbonation and the fact that it wasn’t too sweet.

3.2
Frank (4235) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
This has a relatively strong grapey character and says it uses grape leaves in the recipe. Interesting. Never really though of grape leaves as tasting much like grapes but maybe they do in beer. It is a very cloudy brown orange color w/ a creamy white head. Grape juice and port wine are the first things I notice in the nose along w/ a touch of vaguely cinnamon-like spice from who knows what. This is slightly sweet and thick but not overbearing w/ solid earthy bitterness in the finish. I would call this interesting more so than good but, hey, that’s better than a lot of beers.

3.3
crossovert (13833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
355ml bottle. Hazed amber pour, soapy quickly-dissipating head. Aroma is heavily fruity, port, nuttiness, herbal hops. Flavor is malty, toasty, savory yeast notes, plenty of fruitiness as well. An interesting beer. Im expecting more depth in an esb but this gets points for being experimental.


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