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Gritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPA - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 19.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Maine's Best IPA is a unique blend of American hops with a British body utilizing English 2-Row Pale malts. This IPA starts with a hoppy aroma and taste; ending with a sweet finish. Plenty of Munich and caramalts are used to give the beer that golden hue. There are fifty-six pounds of Cascade Hops used in each 50 barrel batch that is brewed! Then we finish the beer with Willamette & Warrior Hops, (Warrior is a high-alpha acid variety of hops).

60 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerKangaroo on 03-08-2012)
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malfunxion

New York

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

08-19-2014 04:08:30 | More by malfunxion
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Yeroc

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

08-18-2014 00:59:28 | More by Yeroc
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Ironstutz

New York

3.12/5  rDev -2.8%

08-16-2014 23:09:26 | More by Ironstutz
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Peterbaker


1.48/5  rDev -53.9%

08-12-2014 01:40:12 | More by Peterbaker
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Ernest78

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-11-2014 21:45:35 | More by Ernest78
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mattyrubes

New York

4/5  rDev +24.6%

08-11-2014 21:30:09 | More by mattyrubes
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Frenchy8985


3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

08-10-2014 21:30:05 | More by Frenchy8985
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nicholasadamwalker

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -45.5%

08-08-2014 02:44:32 | More by nicholasadamwalker
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Flawfan


4/5  rDev +24.6%

08-07-2014 22:57:50 | More by Flawfan
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jmalone


4/5  rDev +24.6%

07-31-2014 19:04:49 | More by jmalone
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BastardFromABasket

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

07-25-2014 21:54:56 | More by BastardFromABasket
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.5%

07-22-2014 23:30:02 | More by costanzo_mike
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Belittle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +9%

07-14-2014 16:52:03 | More by Belittle
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Csparks33

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

07-14-2014 11:17:01 | More by Csparks33
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sleestak12

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

07-10-2014 20:52:57 | More by sleestak12
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SoulFroosh

Maine

4.43/5  rDev +38%

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,
Cheers.

07-02-2014 03:08:36 | More by SoulFroosh
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

06-03-2014 00:09:14 | More by mick303
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

05-31-2014 03:05:47 | More by djrn2
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-27-2014 23:26:25 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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rderedin

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

05-25-2014 21:39:14 | More by rderedin
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-18-2014 13:32:10 | More by DerekMorgan
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +24.6%

05-16-2014 19:06:37 | More by berkshire413
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +29.3%

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
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CSeavey64

Maine

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-16-2014 16:42:01 | More by CSeavey64
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

3/5  rDev -6.5%

04-11-2014 00:14:29 | More by 80x2HopHead
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Gritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPA from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.