IPA | Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nicely balanced flavorful ale, made bitter with copious amounts of Centennial hops and a long fascinating history. A real treat for hopheads and the brewer’s favorite beer!

Added by AtLagerHeads on 10-02-2003

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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of paultierney1
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe the low numbers I'm seein' here! This is the best DEAL around NW Ohio, no doubt. MBB makes the delicious Brewed Witch (Barley Wine) and Rye Level (DIPA), but both are high alcohol and more pricey. The IPA is $7 a pitcher during happy hour. Wow! Beat that. And it's tasty and drinkable. Get it fresh at the brewpub! May have gotten flat elsewhere. Not quite Two Hearted quality, but close. Plus, there's no room anywhere like the big upstairs room. Tell 'em Paul said to fill that pitcher to the brim!

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Photo of Smashley_lynn
4.28/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of hosehead83
4.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a standard pint glass.
Tawny gold in color, with a nice, two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Faint biscuit,citrussy hop note
Taste-Toasted malt , biscuit, nectarine, then a mingling of citrussy hops, grapefruit and rind-like bitterness. Although listed at 80 IBU's on the bottle, the bitterness is not heavyhanded at all, but nicely balances the toasted malt and fruit.
Overall, very fresh, well-balanced, flavorfull, and affordable(4.99 for a bomber). A pleasant, tasty, session-worthy offering from a local brewery here in Toledo. Well worth it if you're in the area.

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Photo of raznug
4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: This IPA pours a dark orange color and is topped with 5/8” of white head that quickly dissipates to an 1/8” of head that lingers nicely. Belgain lacing forms on the pint while drinking.
Smell: The hop aroma of this beer isn’t overpowering but it does have a nice strong aroma to it letting you know that this is a good IPA.
Taste: The taste of this beer goes nicely with the aroma good hop presence but nothing overpowering.
Mouthfeel: This is a good IPA from Maumee Bay it has good hop presence in every aspect but nothing over powering. There is room for more hop definition, I wasn’t able to break down the difference from citrus to pine hops but it is a good IPA none the less.

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Photo of merlin48
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my Canadian friend, mowog, for stopping by the brewery and bringing a fresh growler down to my place in Kentucky. This pours a clear amber body with a small, offwhite head. Good retention and lots of patchy lace.
Aroma has a soft, fruity nose with orange and apricot esters. Excellent caramel malt base offers up a toffee smelling underbelly.
Mouthfeel is silky, medium bodied, with a delicate carbonation.
Taste has a smooth caramel malt base, accented by mellow notes of apricot, pineapple, and orange. Some citrus rind bitterness is barely enough to even out the sweet tropical fruitiness.
Definitely, a different interpretation of an American IPA, but an excellent one. Very well balanced, softly hopped, and highly drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So...I took home a growler and reviewed it and my review was deleted. Not sure why.

The review is going to be the same all-around as my on-tap review. On opening the growler (having given it as much time as I do any other), I was pleased to discover that this is the least affected by its growler storage and, in fact, having no noticeable changes made to its character in any way that I could detect. I still got a firm head with the same retention and leaving the same amount of lacing, the aroma was just as firm and identical to what I first noticed, the flavor was likewise, no carbonation was lost and the mouthfeel was just as lively. Obviously, then, drinkability was unaffected as well. Therefore, to know my scores and notes, simply refer to my on-tap review.

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Photo of styleisking
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of rogueleonardi
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Amberluvsbeer
4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of proc
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA poured out to a brownish, amber in the glass with a slight head. Light aroma of grapefruit and hops. The taste built slowly and got better as it warmed up. Somewhat creamy and easy on the palate. The hops are there, but don't assault. A nice IPA.

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Photo of tat2dhllblly
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of watzo99
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of dbc5
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed orange with a small oily head. Aroma of juicy hops, citrus, and caramel malts. In the taste, grapefruit, slightly earthy with pronounced bitterness. Caramel malt backs the citrusy hop profile. Citrus fruit lingers into the semi dry, hoppy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, goes down smoothly. Overall, I would recommend this beer to any lover of IPAs, as it is quite good.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is citrusy (grapefruit, orange peel) and pine hops, along with some sweet malt. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but there's the addition of some spicy hops and bready malt. Nice lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and sticky with good carbonation. It's smooth and goes down easy. I think it's an enjoyable brew, not bad for $4.99 a bottle. I think it's worth a try.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An English style IPA with substantial, but reserved hop presence. The body is a hazy amber with a big white head and surprisingly good lacing. The nose is much less hoppy than expected and still does not play to the malt side, but both are there and nicely supporting one another.

The hops are also well established in the taste, but in the English tradition with little tendency to dominate the presentation. This is exceedingly smooth and creamy cask ale, so smooth in fact as to have less body sense than I'd like.

Definitely a good effort from this brewpub.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper with a light tan head of about one finger, drops over time to a thin layer of foam. Leaves some nice lacing.

Aromas of citrus hops, orange, pine resin, nice malt backbone.

Tastes of orange zest, grapefruit, with a mild astringency/coppery flavor. Sweet malt with a firm, lasting bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, with a light carbonation.

Overall a good drinkability. I've had this before, but never noticed the astringency. Off batch?

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Photo of DougT
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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