RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Finally an American-style IPA from us... This beautiful red-orange ale has a full malty body balanced by a fruity apricot/grapefruit nose. Mounds of dank Summit hops in the whirlpool and dry-hop additions provide a deliciously quenching finish to this East meets West-coast ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8284) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Amber colour with brief, beige head. Fruity, hoppy nose with grapefruit, orange peel and hints of pine needles. Hoppy, fruity taste with notes of grapefruit, crystal malt, pine needles and a dry finish with a generous piney/citric bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Nice and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1617) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Dissappointed in this beer, honey colored fair head and some lacing, but while balanced a bit thin and an earthy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2011
A good IPA that balances between the traditional and the newer American IPAs on steroids. Granted those juiced up ones are some of my favorites but this is a welcome change of pace for me. Everything about the beer is pleasant from the unfiltered copper body to the flowery hop aroma and mouth feel. This is a solid IPA that owns up to its Nantucket roots.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beaver (1746) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy light tea color with a small off white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is subdued - some sweet (almost nutty) caramel malt with a little melon and some grassy hops.

The flavor is off to me - a little sweet caramel malt and a lot of metallic hops that leave a tarry aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and kind of watery.

Overall, its got a good amount of bitterness, but the flavors taste very off to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7449) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-amber color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was bitter with strong floral hops followed by light pine and caramel. The flavor was strong floral, fruity and resiny hops and was intensely bitter with undertones of bread and caramel. The finish was long, rough and hoppy. Medium body. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (796) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Copper orange with small head. Nice aroma of mainly citrus hops and faint malt. Medium body, no real alcohol to speak of. Flavor is again citrus hops, nicely bitter but not overwhelming and nice balance to allow repeated drinking. Just about exactly what an IPA should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3588) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2011
12 oz. bottle. 6.5% ABV per the breweries web sith. Pours a lasting off white medium head, with attractive lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 8) body....nose is toffee/caramel, light pine, touch of citrus, medium spice, bit of dust....taste is toffee/caramel, light cereal, leading to hop spice bitter finish, with minimal pine, citrus....mouth feel medium, carbonation medium to high. This is nicely balanced, and is not as hop heavy as many in "the American Style". BJCP 7/3/14/4/6.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
On tap at the ACBF. Copper pour with a short off-white head. Tangerine and resin on the nose but a little light on the palate and lacking some of the malt profile. Solid bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1940) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
This was purchased at Whole Foods in Richmond. I was looking for new IPA to try. This Nantucket IPA was quite the surprise. The deep copper ale poured with a full white foamy head that laced down the glass. The aroma of grapefruit hits you as you begin to drink . I want to learn more about summit hops . The medium body ale has a smooth finish with no bitterness. This is a find.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5962) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Whole Foods Market, DC six-pack ($9): Pours a copper-amber color with an off-white head and a little lacing (i.e. on the darker side of IPAs). Aroma is intensely fruity, grapefruit is in there plenty; hops of course are there, but who would have doubted that. A little bit of spice too. Taste is pretty hoppy from end to beginning. Astringency starts hitting in the end and leads into moderate, though not extreme, aftertaste. This IPA seems to me to be more of a left coast thing, but of course, that is not a bad thing. I was pleasantly surprised by this more or less random buy.

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