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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vivid hop aromas, citrus, and tropical fruits meld with pine and spice. A touch of malt sweetness finishing with a smooth yet crisp bitterness. This is our marriage of classic American hop flavors with the fruity, spicy nature of our yeast. Honoring the tradition of a Saison, while exploring the spirit of the American IPA, this farmhouse IPA blazes its own path.

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3.7
Frax (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2016
16 oz. can from the brewery, packaged on 5/3/16. Pours a clear gold, lightly carbonated with a thick white head that dissipates quickly. Heavy lacing. Spicy clove aroma, nutty taste, very malt forward. Doughy, earthy and rind mixed in with some pine in the finish. Not their best, but that’s because their other stuff is fantastic. Pretty solid.

3.6
ClarkVV (6709) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2016
Draught at the brewery, 4/2/16.
Huge white head with strong retention tops a glowing, bright-golden to burnished copper body with a light haziness.
Fruity Belgian esters in the nose are joined by pineapple, mango and tons of citrus. Light pine lingering in the background and moderate toasted malt character backing it all. Definitely gives a light "sour" character from all of these hops and sourdough-like flavors. But the fruitiness keeps it fairly lively/lighthearted and the yeast adds a lovely layer of plaster and minerality.
Definitely given over a bit too much to the specialty malt, as it definitely has a sweet-and-sour-like breadiness. The Belgian characteristics are definitely the highlight here, while pineapple and mango hops add levity and juiciness before being challenged by the heavy citrus and pine on the end. Ample, engaging carbonation is a plus with no alcohol or flaw. Definitely agree with others that the beer is being pulled in too many directions. There’s a lot of maltiness, lots of juicy hops, bitter hops, and lighter Belgian yeast notes that don’t all work together.

3
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Deep orange pour. Small white head. No staying power. No lacing. Aroma is malt and yeast. No discernible hop presence. Taste is a bitter dry lemony note with hint of oranges and earthy yeast.

3.6
thepatrickman (1358) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
From a can that was randomly handed to me at the MBC release -- thanks kind stranger! Drinking this without reading the label or knowing anything about it I thought it was a pretty straightforward Belgian ale / saison. Now that I know it’s a farmhouse IPA, I’m thinking that there maybe wasn’t enough hop presence in there, but who knows. It’s solid and tasty.

3.7
jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Can with label - pours gold white head - nose/taste of cut grass, lemongrass, citrus, bubblegum - medium body

3.4
williamstome (1876) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Hazy apricot, small off white head. Great aroma of peach, citrus, fruit. Kind of funky flavor... fruit, grassy hops, malt heavy? Odd.

3.3
GIJOE (1209) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2015
Pale amber pour. White head. Citrus nose. Bitter taste. Bright, refreshing. Good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
dlovell2 (2141) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 On tap at brewery. Pours copper color with white head. Light citrus aroma with tropical fruit notes and some yeast notes. Flavor starts off citrus fruity malt with yeasty herbal finish.

4
WillRunForBeer (2652) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Taster at the source. Pours orange brown with a big off white head. Aroma is dank, citrus. Flavor follows nose. Nice.

4.4
Chalumeaux (1555) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Very fragrant citrus head with golden color and white head smooth drinking and excellent hoppy finish.


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