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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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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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Screper

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

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

Connecticut

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
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Cardmarauder

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +9%

07-31-2013 01:44:37 | More by Cardmarauder
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justme

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.5%

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

New Hampshire

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
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briandaube

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-20-2013 21:40:37 | More by briandaube
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zahara15

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

07-19-2013 18:23:26 | More by zahara15
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -6.5%

07-17-2013 21:55:40 | More by Schmuckles
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.5%

07-15-2013 18:13:06 | More by InspectorBob
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

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
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +9%

07-12-2013 02:50:41 | More by AJ01923
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.5%

07-09-2013 16:04:46 | More by IPAFrankieH
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.5%

07-06-2013 21:24:05 | More by BRYeleJR
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-30-2013 20:27:21 | More by jmmy3
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

06-30-2013 00:42:57 | More by TTripp725
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-29-2013 01:56:19 | More by Userme59
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juicebox

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +48%

06-25-2013 01:21:04 | More by juicebox
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dahlen22

New Jersey

1.31/5  rDev -59.2%

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!!

06-10-2013 23:20:40 | More by dahlen22
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-06-2013 21:25:52 | More by ZEB89
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-31-2013 17:18:57 | More by AOShabaz
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-28-2013 21:53:21 | More by goldenM13
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-28-2013 21:51:39 | More by thampel09
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nheinzie57

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-19-2013 17:09:34 | More by In_Control_Mike
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morgocon

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +40.2%

03-30-2013 00:13:23 | More by morgocon
Gritty McDuff's Maine's Best IPA from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.