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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
After 13 years of brewing excellence, we deemed it time to produce a year round IPA style. Because a well made, well balanced IPA is a work of art, we took our time with this one and added our own local spin onto it. First we needed a substantial malt backbone to not only create the 6.5% abv, but to compliment later lupulin additions. Heavy doses of Munich Malt and Cara malt help to add body, mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness. Canadian wheat malt also lends to the great foam and head retention. 5 different hops are added at 7 different times in this brew, and the majority of the massive, complicated, but delightful hop profile is derived from Columbus and Cascade hops from the kettle boil (bittering, flavor, and aroma additions). The real icing on this masterpiece, however, comes from literally searching the near and far: Brewmaster Derek Luke married Annie Sherman, a Kiwi citizen in late 2011, visiting New Zealand for their honeymoon. Upon return, Derek came back raving of the legendary Motueka hop. Craving to satiate the “near and far desire”, this hop is added in conjunction with Chinook hops grown right here in RI from Ocean State Hop farms during the lengthy dry hopping process. The result: A fantastic IPA 100% produced locally with local hops, yet worldly in its own right!

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jackl (8425) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Can @ Anthony’s, Newport. Hazy amber pour with a small head. Candied orange peel and caramel malt on the nose. Drinks fairly sweet. Caramel-slathered brioche. Piney hop accents. Light citrus. Mild bitterness. Bright carb keeps things from feeling overly flabby. OK.

3.5
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a burnt orange to almost amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Sly lace. The aroma had some semi-sweet grassy tones, earthiness, floral quality, piney/resin hops and a delicate herbal quality underneath. The flavor was moderately sweet with a decent rising underscore of the hops pumping in a slight hop bitterness. The palate was almost medium bodied, seemed just a touch under. Sessionability was there. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, nice IPA that I think I could come back to.

3.4
jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2017
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice happy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

3.5
Bebum (1085) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Hazy, light amber, tall head with steady bubbles, persistent head. Medium body, mild flavors, good carbonation, more heat than expected, well balanced and contained mouthfeel, long aftertaste. Moderately bitter, not too dry, just right acidity. Hoppy, discrete but very present malt, herbal. Very solid IPA, very enjoyable and sessionable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon, some grapefruit, pine/spicy, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, some grapefruit, pine, light berry. Light-medium body, some acidity, light resin.

3.2
KevinReddirt (220) - Midland, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Easily the best of four different beers sent to me by a beer club. I like the dark yellow liquid but there is very little head to go with it. I guess I could pour it harder. The scent is of grass and hay but rather restrained. The taste is good, surprisingly good. Certainly some hoppiness and a bit of spice. Interesting. Mouthfeel is nice, rather full considering this is not a knock-you-down hop-charged brew. A bit of bitterness at the end, very pleasant. If only there were not so many really great IPAs out there that blow past this one.

3.3
vipinvelp (4542) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2016
Opaque golden yellow, off-white lacinf foam head. Strong hoppy aroma and bitter taste. Some hony and floral notes. Ligh vanille in aftertaste. (Velp 201605)

3.4
anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2015. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

3.8
retinadoc (243) - - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle. Average carbonation. A good example of the current trend of modern IPAs, with very prominent hop flavor, with citrus notes. Actually very astringent, and at the upper limit of desired hoppiness, approaching imbalance. Quite bitter finish.

3.6
fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2016

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Newport Storm India Point Ale ].
Clear medium amber yellow color with a small to average, open and frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, tropical fruit, fruity. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, grapefruit, tropical fruit, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150813]


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