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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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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3.6
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
How did it take me this long to finallly try this brew? Well I did Amber in color, light haze with a thin head. Awesome hops flavor and aroma. This was a super tasty IPA.


3.6
Beaver (1789) - 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 (304) - 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 (4520) - 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 (15) - 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 (232) - - 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 (6068) - 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 (2982) - 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 (1784) - 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.

2.8
zvsn (2058) - ISRAEL - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle. Hazy orange golden with a nice creamy head. Aroma of caramel, overripe fruit, stale hops. Sweet, honey, caramel, fruity, stale hops, finish is bitter and herbal. Medium bodied. Too old.

2.7
tomer (3454) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, smallish bubbly head, cloudy very light orange to yellow color, aroma of orange marmalade, citrus and a bit of stale grains, flavor of fruit jam and tea, medium empathic bitterness, quite sweet, hint of alcohol. Drinkable but a bit old.


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