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

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 18.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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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3.04/5  rDev -5%

Ewhite2121, Today at 01:24 AM
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3.1/5  rDev -3.1%

On tap in Portland location.

This is more in the style of an English ale. Weaker carbonation, lots of malt flavor. Hops are stronger on the nose than in the taste. Easy to drink.

mr-jj, Nov 13, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -8.8%

AntigravityECE, Nov 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

bbsaur, Oct 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

jpd7374, Oct 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Wow. Can't believe the high scores.

Got a flight at the Gritty McDuff's in Portland ME:
Halloween Ale
Cask Best Bitter
Maine's Best IPA
Pub Style

All were exactly the same amber color, with the same head. The aroma was exactly the same, except for the Pub Style. I also had a pint of their Black Fly Stout, which fortunately did have a different color.

I iterated between their Halloween Ale, their IPA, and their Cask Bitter. All were exactly the same, except that the Cask Bitter was slightly warmer.

When I suggested to the waitress that the beers might have been mis-poured, she said that they were correct, that she was also a bartender, and that she could tell from the color of the pours.

Assuming what I drank was correct ...

I found the beer was watery, and it was as though they used poor quality water. All their beers had an off after-taste ... as though their was a Gritty McDuffs flavor they added to all their beers (including their stout)

Mouth feel was watery. And a little evervescent ... a slight bite from the c02. Interesting, even the cask best bitter had a slight CO2 bite to it.

Very sorry I went to this pub. Food was ok. But the beers were mediocre to poor.

KarlosT, Oct 18, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +15%

MTBruce, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

AnitaBrewski, Sep 10, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -18.8%

IPAndre182, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

ShepardCommander, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

julielynndubee, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

smakawhat, Aug 30, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +18.8%

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.

smcolw, Aug 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Yeroc, Aug 18, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -2.5%

Ironstutz, Aug 17, 2014
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1.48/5  rDev -53.8%

Peterbaker, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Ernest78, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25%

mattyrubes, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Frenchy8985, Aug 10, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -45.3%

nicholasadamwalker, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25%

Flawfan, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25%

jmalone, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

BastardFromABasket, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

costanzo_mike, Jul 23, 2014
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Gritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPA from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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