Gritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPA - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +37.6%
This is a damn good IPA.
I'm not really sure how the scoring works on this site or how people's taste-buds functions (or even if I'm drinking the same beer as everyone else)
This has a big hop-bite right up front. Well balanced, smooth, no booziness (for 6.8% abv) -- then the hob bite lingers long after the last mouthful.
This is the closest I've found to PEAK's IPA (my favorite) and usually retailing a little cheaper.
A great beer,
07-02-2014 03:08:36 | More by SoulFroosh
4.35/5 rDev +35.1%
A 6.8% IPA is always a gamble...throwing the dice on a hoppy brew at this abv will give wierd results. As to our buds at Shippy doing the gruntwork, Kudos; this is available at most pharmacy-beer-suppliers for a good price; and for that price we can drink all night and enjoy. Yes Orangy, yes Bubbly and gives a good head...better on tap, but works nevertheless. Not bitter, nor back-bacony, you need this as a daily tap.
12-08-2012 01:05:10 | More by MadMike
4.15/5 rDev +28.9%
Best by July 2014. Probably a couple of months old.
a: Clear dark amber with an inch tall off white head which receded to thick surface foam and patterned lacing.
s: Caramel malt.
t: Distinct grape juice flavor up front over a solid caramel malt base followed quickly by a moderate hop bite. Bitterness lingers at the sides of the tongue.
m: Light to moderate with plenty of carbonation tingle.
o: Different non-citrus fruit flavor (grapes), persistent caramel malt aroma and beautiful appearance highlight this nicely balanced IPA, which could also pass for a hoppy pale ale. Enjoyable to the last.
05-05-2014 22:34:09 | More by scotorum
3.8/5 rDev +18%
Deep amber color (borderline light brown). Clear. Lasting but little (spotty) lace.
Plenty of caramel aroma like a true British IPA. Smooth and round.
Quite dry but still with lots caramel. Spritzy but with small bubbles. Far more bitter than the smell suggests. Rich body. In a word, very British.
08-23-2014 23:08:05 | More by smcolw
3.78/5 rDev +17.4%
Got this in a variety pack when I was in Maine, along with Halloween Ale , Best Brown, and Pub Style.
Pours a nice orange/amber color with a little cloudiness. I got 2 fingers of a creamy head that left a good bit of lacing. Was able to float the bottle cap(this is my daughters game she likes to play when I open a beer) on the head.
Decent hoppy aroma, not overpowering.
medium bodied overall, similar to other Gritty's brews. Not quite as much carbonation as a their best brown ale.
Has the same buttery flavor of other Gritty's beers, which I happen to like.
I think it has a fairly refreshing taste. Not overpowering.
Mouthfeel is similar to Gritty's Halloween Ale, but not quite as oily.
Overall I'd say it not the best IPA I've had, but nowhere near the worst.
11-21-2013 21:57:53 | More by MikeG304
Gritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPA from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.