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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special Release Series. A salute to the playful side of summer, we had fun with this beer! Maiden the Shade has a big robust hop character from the liberal use of 7 different varieties of hops. It s completed with a light colored malt backbone to stay in balance. Kick back and enjoy!

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3.1
3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2017
12oz bottle pours mostly clear gold with a thin unsustained head. Tropical fruit hop aroma comes across as mandarin orange, mango, honeysuckle, with some minor notes of pine and resin and slow to emerge notes of concrete mix. Medium-light bodied, sweet and flabby with low carbonation and low acidity. Smells nice to begin with but some off-notes emerge, but really the mouth feel is a huge letdown, super flabby, syrupy, thin.

3.8
tightslice (1525) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 27, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2017 Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is bright orange rind, fancy Italian orange soda, fresh spring leaves and shit. Taste is orange rinds, chewy grapefruit pith but still surprisingly fresh, juicy and bright.

3.6
Beaver (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy straw gold with a big pillowy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet bready malt and tropical fruit with some resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with lots of fruit and a resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice fruity resiny IPA.

3.5
Squizzle (305) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2017
On tap at Omars in Ashland. A bit hoppy then I expected but that’s cause I thought I was gonna be a pale ale and it turned out to be and IPA, my mistake.

3.8
tricksta_p (5341) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle from a supermarket in Portland. Juicy hoppy tropical fruit aroma with lots of citrus, grapefruit, notes of peach and mango. Flavour is lightly sweet with a firm bitter finish. Body is medium. Lovely juicy fruits, royally hopped. Very tasty.

3.7
Maryannw (36) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Clear amber color. Light carbonation. Mild hoppy aroma. Crisp and clean - not complex. Quick finish. Does not seem like 72 IBU's. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
crispaire (255) - - MAY 15, 2017
Pours a lively carrot orange/yellow. Classic IPA aromas. Great balance. Restrained hop bitterness. Fantastic summer quencher. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2017
Golden with a nice head, aroma of herbs, orange, tangerine, flavor is bitter with orange, tangerine and herbs, medium bodied

3.6
hershiser2 (3821) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Kroger bottle. Nearly clear golden with an inch of white head. Aroma of pot, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit. Flavor is pine, grapefruit rind, mango, roasted malt. Good!

2.8
rayaron (2071) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle. Thanks zvsn. Clear golden-yellow with white head. The aroma has notes of citrus, honey and ripe fruits. Bitterish flavor with notes of citrus, light malty sweetness, notes of honey, leaves and old hops, a bit alcoholic, harsh. Medium-bodied. Not fresh.


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