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RATINGS: 82   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13753) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KevinReddirt (99) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (4117) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (24708) - Malm, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
retinadoc (236) - - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46664) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18198) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Cask at GBBF 15, day 3, 13/08/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is orange, light citric peel, straw, bready, toasted malt. Taste comprises orange pith, tangerine, lgiht grapefruit, toasted malt, bread. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Cask at GBBF. pours a slightly hazy amber with thin light yellow head. aroma is grass, straw, bread and hops. minimal hop bitterness in the taste. a little citrus. bitter, slightly dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7400) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Amber orange, still, clear, no head. Aroma is caramelised orange, toffee. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is bready, soft caramelised fruits, light sugar syrup, orange. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
12oz can. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Citrus, pine, and some lighter caramel.


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