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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Some may call this a malty double IPA, some a hoppy barley wine. We prefer that it not be classified. We think of it, simply, as our strong winter ale. Intense hop aromatics and flavor (think pine, candied orange) blended with just enough malt sweetness to balance out the palate. Vitals: Color Mahogany ABV 9.1% O.G. 1.080 Malt American 2-Row, Marris Otter, Victory, Carapils, Caramel 80, Midnight Wheat Hops Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade, Falconers Flight

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle->trappist. Hazy orange/amber with frothy white head. Arooma: sweet, with herbs, hops, pine, fruit. Taste: citrus hops, sweet malt. Bittersweet aftertaste. Another great beer from Maine Beer Co.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2013
Half liter bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Hoppy aroma with resin and pine along with nuts and faint toffee. The taste is toffee malts, some crackery notes, citrus and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Decently balanced. The slightest hint of booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Big citrus fruit, caramel, nuts, and slight booze. Complexion like nectarine skin, with a small but lasting, beige head. Dry, bitter, and strong. Medium full, sticky yet smooth, and finishes with some lingering, nutty malts, and a lot of piney and citrusy hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Dry crispy hop scents with veggie notes. Very cloudy amber hue. Fresh hoppy taste with dry malty piney finish. Smooth and crisp on the palate. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3576) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber pour with an off white head. Spice aromas. Light and easy drinking with light florally hop and spice notes. Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2013
16.9 into a stemmed glass. This is wonderful, aroma is herbal hoppy with inviting whiffs of pine, soil, weed, and malty satisfaction. Taste is all around organic soil, pleasant hops, grass, citrus and more pine. The malt rides high within the first encounter, but the the hops seem to meddle in perfectly to pronounce their stance, which is strong. Color is a dark brown orange. head is nicely covering the brew but leaves sufficent room to breathe. Abv is there, but not fully brutel. Goes downn eloquantly (sp), smooth, and measures in some winter spices. I consider this one an excellent hybrid of a dipa and a strong ale. more on the dipa side. Aromics are ipa strong but the malt man, that simmers in striaght up and alters this one. An excellent brew by an excellent brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle... Hazy light amber pour,two finger white head ,good lacing.Tropical fruit aroma.Biscuit/cracker malt flavor leading to a tropical fruit hop bitterness.Medium bodied.Alcohol is evident but not at all unpleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
Hazy copper color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, fruit, & some citrus; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, toffee/caramel, hops, fruit, and some citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Im really impressed with this brewery - quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottled January 31, 2013.
Appearance: The body is hazy with an iced tea complexion and color to it. The head is thin and creamy and quickly settles into a bubbly coating.
Aroma: On the pour a strong aroma of sweet citrus and pine was prominent, but after sitting for a moment some malts appear with a light grassy and lemon aroma.
Taste: This is balanced great with a strong malt base that balanced out the assertive hop bitterness. Flavors of sweet citrus, grapefruit, and pine come to mind with a slight alcohol heat on the finish..
Palate: Thick and chewy with light carbonation, but not lacking. Its the perfect amount.
Overall: I align this with the maltier IIPAs like Maharaja more than a barleywine. Its really splitting hairs though. This is one of the more impressive Maine Beers Ive had and its certainly worth a try. I like this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12835) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, frothy and bubbly light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant floral, citrus and grapefruit hops with mango, peach, and pineapple fruity esters, and biscuit, honey malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with sweet malt, tropical fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

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