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

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Gritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPAGritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPA

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 18.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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dahlen22

New Jersey

1.31/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance: Orange with too much head that lingers way too long.

Aroma: Bland...blah

Taste: Very weak. Watery with very little in the taste department to even speak (or write about).

Overall: If this is Maine's "best IPA" as the label claims, then is Maine's worst IPA stale urine?! Simply put, this beer reminds me of Killian's Red...in other words, bland, watery, and forgettable. If you truly want a great IPA, go for Ballast Point Sculpin. NEXT!!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 23:20:40 | More by dahlen22
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jbear725

Maine

1.35/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is ironically named. It should be called Maine's Worst IPA. This beer is a big mess of caramel and buttery Ringwood yeast. The bitterness is average, the hop aroma is non-existent and the hop flavor is hidden by the fracas between the butter and caramel flavors. This is just down right awful. If you're looking for a new IPA to try, this isn't it. It's obvious this beer was created completely out of marketing and it has failed miserably. Gritty's needs to wise up, build their own brewery and stop using Shipyard to contract all their 12oz beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 21:12:26 | More by jbear725
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -45.7%

05-19-2012 02:55:31 | More by DonFrap
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redfox405

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -37.9%

08-09-2012 02:55:10 | More by redfox405
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

03-31-2014 02:23:36 | More by PatGreer
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Bix

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

11-09-2013 23:31:31 | More by Bix
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

04-26-2012 20:33:42 | More by RoryOMoore
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

2.74/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

this is pretty terrible stuff, which I tried hard to find reasons to like, but didn't come up with much. it pours copper colored and almost totally flat. its got a nose of watered down English malt and a lazy combination of haphazard hop varieties and additions. like the brewmaster through as much hops in as he could, without consideration of acid or oil properties, boil times, or anything else. its sloppy tasting too, watery and dull, not what an ipa should be. at first I thought this was a product of the English malts, not an American ipa maybe, but that's not the case, its just a mess all over the shop. no carbonation kills it for me, I would have liked to see a little less body too, but this was a touch pint to choke down, and one I would steer clear of. it filled me up before a nice meal too, ugh.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 14:10:16 | More by StonedTrippin
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Drtfinelli

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

01-04-2013 01:22:01 | More by Drtfinelli
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Hopstimatic

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

04-18-2012 00:29:52 | More by Hopstimatic
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Manuel_M

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

11-11-2013 23:43:25 | More by Manuel_M
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

04-02-2012 20:53:28 | More by kaelingirl
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coombski

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

03-27-2014 22:21:26 | More by coombski
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rcatalano

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

04-11-2012 22:54:06 | More by rcatalano
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nheinzie57

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

04-27-2013 00:50:41 | More by nheinzie57
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Burt

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

06-04-2012 22:44:40 | More by Burt
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jmcgahran1

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

04-01-2012 15:03:12 | More by jmcgahran1
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whartontallboy

New York

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

06-30-2012 00:41:19 | More by whartontallboy
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

08-12-2013 23:47:00 | More by Screper
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rderedin

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

05-25-2014 21:39:14 | More by rderedin
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mdfb79

New York

2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

From 08/31/12 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Bought at Spirit's in Middletown, NJ, best by November 2012 date on the bottle.

a - Pours a hazy orange-amber color with one inch of white head and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells very malty. Smells of fruity malts, bready malts, light citrus hops. Hops are nice but overall pretty average.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, citrus hops, bready malts, and light caramel malts. Less hops than the nose, and a step down for me.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is pretty smooth and easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty average beer and a below average IPA. A little bland and not very hoppy, but some fruity malts to it. Suffice to say this is not Maine's Best IPA; wouldn't seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 19:38:11 | More by mdfb79
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captaincoffee

California

2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap at the Freeport location. Overall, a so-so IPA and probably not one I would have again. Main problem is lack of hops on the nose. For an IPA on tap, I expected much more. Just an average beer with no special notes worth mentioning.
If you found this review to be lacking but unoffensive, then you know how I felt about this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 21:30:25 | More by captaincoffee
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justme

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.8%

07-27-2013 23:44:01 | More by justme
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DomingoOrtiz

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.8%

03-01-2013 23:52:22 | More by DomingoOrtiz
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Gritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPA from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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