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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 26
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: jlindros on 12-24-2012)
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Time to re-review as this has supposedly changed a lot since I first had it.

Pours a nice big creamy frothy almost 2 finger head, obviously Nate has really improved the head retention of his beers in the past couple years, but still that super murky hazy bright nectar orange color.

Nose is similar to what I had in my review before, mild piney spicy hops, light resin, hint citrus orange rind and a little tangerine like citrus, bit of orange rind, hint of sweet fluffy malt.

Taste starts with citrus hops, orange peel and orange creamscicle, not really the spicy hop profile anymore, into some resin and dank musty notes and into a mild piney slightly earthy forest floor note. The pine eventually comes out again, but not nearly like it was before. Fluffy slight creamy malt base adds a nice filler. Juicy overall and pretty tasty, with bitterness there but not rampant. The finish on the other hand really dries and bitter a bit more, with a bit of hop oil and resin lingering with more pine and hint of citrus, and a nice orange rind and orange creamscicle lingering. Late on the finish the pine and resin really start to come back through like the original as the citrus disappears.

Mouth med bodied, fluffy, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice. Def better than I had last time, less of that almost overbearing piney resin and more orange peel, orange creamscicle, with some rind, and a little piney forest floor like but not a lot. I really wonder if Nate changed this up on purpose since the first was way too much in the other direction and not that great of an IPA. It couldn't even hold a candle to the likes of Julius and Green, etc, but it was its own thing. Now it blends in a bit more to those other IPAs and probably loses it's own crowd. I def like it better now, but I'd still def enjoy Julius or Green more, and now it's lost it's own character. So good and bad for the change.

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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a glass
A: Straw yellow with excellent head retention and lacing.
S: Lots of hops and saison type flavor. Piny hops.
T: good malt, low hop flavor. Good balance overall.
M: Very full and well balanced. Flavors are consistent.
O: Great, probs would have been slightly better fresh but a great beer.

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful hazy golden beer with a head that dissipates into really attractive wisps. leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smells amazing. Really upfront piney mango aromas. You can pick up on some other citrus and grapefruit but the mango overwhelms.

The taste comes off a bit more piney than the nose. Almost with a clean minty flavor. The mango is still pretty upfront and noticeable. It has a lot of hop bitterness as expected but this is so much more balanced than most IPA's Im used to.

Mouthfeel is a medium body, perfect for the style. low-moderate carbonation which suits the style perfectly.

This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had. Really Incredible. The balance between pine and mango and between the sweetness and the bitter hops is perfect. This is a must have. This beer is really changing the way I think of an IPA.

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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a taster. Growler dated 9/28/2013.

Appearance - Hazy and pretty pale. Golden orange. Nice lacing.

Taste - Orange citrus hop. Not an overwhelming hop flavor, but pleasant. Sweet malt. Pale malts. Medium bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Balanced is an appropriate word. Medium carbonation.

Overall - It's sweet but I don't seem to mind. Hoppy enough to keep me happy.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super fresh beer, poured that day at the brewery. The most interesting aspect of this beer is the smell- hugely piney with a healthy serving a citrus notes. Spicy backbone with a blunt hop finish. A really great beer. Of note: the brewery and staff were very cool, laid back atmosphere, a little out of the way but well worth the trip- as one could tell with license plates from nearly every New England state and New York state.

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