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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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NE style IPA

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3.4
koleminer20 (3978) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2017
On draft at Captain Joe’s. The pour is a darker orange with a thick white head and a little lace as it falls down to a thin film. The aroma is not that great. There is a strong maltiness and an an earthy bitterness. This isn’t really anything that I’m enjoying. The flavor is much of the same. The hops are forced on this and a bit grainy. The malts are sharp and offer an earthiness that doesn’t balance like any IPA I’ve had thus far. The mouth feel is medium bodied with a sharper carbonation and a lingeringly bitter and grainy hop finish. This one just is bot for me at all. Ugh. A tall glass was a mistake. 6 4 6 4 14

3.8
MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Can. Pours a hazy light amber with lots of carbonation and a film of bubbles. Aromas of weed and tropical fruit. Flavor is simple but decent. Decent, to say the least.

3.6
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2017
can. hazy golden with one finger head. light body, lots of tropical flavor. very low bitterness. quite typical of the NEIPA style. solid.

3.7
tmoreau (4645) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Shared 16 oz. can poured to snifters showing a cloudy, orange color, with a presentable layer of white, bubbly froth, and foamy spots of lacing. The nose was initially dank & resinous, then floral, citrusy as grapefruit & orange, with pineapple, tropical scent, and some sweetness. Medium bodied, with good carbonation, the taste was similar, adding appropriate citrus & rind-like bitterness to fit the occasion. Nicely balanced.

3.7
Learninbeer (641) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2017
The aroma is citrus. Pours a cloudy yellow with white head, slightly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is medium/heavy bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Very good!

3.6
b3shine (9154) - Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Draft to taster at the Kalamazoo HopCat. Looks good; a hazy lemon with white head. Smells and tastes of tropical and citrusy hops with a mildly bittersweet backbone. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Enjoyable.

3.6
milewide (2315) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2017
Another good NE style IPA. Cloudy straw color. Fruity aroma and taste---but very little hop bitterness for an IPA.

3.2
SG111 (2034) - New York, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Can (best by 02/2018). The best by date should tell you a lot. A NEIPA that will stay good for 6+ months. Pours opaque to hazy golden yellow, white head. Aroma is very malty (very Midwest style IPA), caramel, some biscuit, some grapefruit, green melon, orange, spot of juicy orange in there but not too much. not really a "juicy" IPA thus far. Flavor is malt, caramel, grapefruit, green melon, biscuit cracker. There's a Family Guy scene of the Beatles where Ringo makes a drawing and they humor him and say theyre gonna put it right up on the fridge to be nice. This beer is that drawing. You can call it a NEIPA but unless you're just being nice, there's nothing NE about it. Not bad for RM, but overall a total miss.

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superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2017
16 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 2/3/2018. Pours very hazy deep golden/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, grapefruit, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, grapefruit, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, grapefruit, berry, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an excellent NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the increasingly bitter/drying finish. Very vibrant, dank, and juicy hop complexity; with perfectly balanced malt character. Just a bit too much on the bitter/drying side for the style from the 69 IBUs, but other than that a really nice example. A very enjoyable offering.


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