Gritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPA - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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3.7/5 rDev +15.3%
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a fairly clear, slightly orangish amber color. There was a trace of an off-white head on it, and it left some lacing. It is a little light on the aroma, but still good. Pine, earthy and grapefruit hops dominate. The taste is good, but not terribly bitter, Some pine and earthy notes. Decent body. An OK IPA.
07-31-2013 19:26:32 | More by Boto
3.01/5 rDev -6.2%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of October 2013. Sampled on July 22, 2013.
It is a good looking pour with a medium amber tone and a short-lived but delicate off-white head. Some chill haze.
The aroma: Where are the hops? Not getting much there. I do get a significant amount of malty sweetness, yeast, and butter. The typical American IPA would be more hop forward than this I think.
The body is smooth and around medium.
Like the aroma the taste is more malted sweetness and butter than hoppy. There is a quick lingering bitterness but sweetness seems to be the leader all in all. If it were a regular pale ale it wouldn't be bad. But for the lack of hops it is a challenge to classify this as an IPA.
07-22-2013 22:30:14 | More by puboflyons
3.5/5 rDev +9%
Pours medium orange with a cream-colored head of 1 finger. Reduces to a ring, some splashy lace.
Ringwood yeast brings up the butter in the nose, some toasted malt, a little caramel.
Toasted malt with some of the buttery note, some bread, some mild fruit, and some assertive clean bitterness. I want a bit more depth and dimension to my hops here. Some herbal notes and real long bitter finish. This doesn't say IPA, just bitter amber to me. Still, knowing what this brewer is all about, the beer tastes fresh, and the flavors are bright.
Medium bodied, tingly carbonation.
Not the IPA we all want, and if you judge by the label, not a good representation of the style. But a blind taste test leaves this with ok drinkability. Nothing I'd drainpour, but nothing I'd want to ran a six of either. I'd have this as a pint at their pub, but would not chase this down.
07-12-2013 23:22:42 | More by OtherShoe2
1.31/5 rDev -59.2%
Appearance: Orange with too much head that lingers way too long.
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!!
06-10-2013 23:20:40 | More by dahlen22
Gritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPA from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.