Banded Souls
Banded Brewing Co.

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Banded Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Imperial IPA
3.92 | pDev: 8.42%
Apr 25, 2019
Jan 24, 2015
Very Good
Notes: Double IPA with Lime Zest
A collaboration with Barreled Souls [Saco, ME]. Brewed with 200 limes for zesty aromas of margaritas and key lime pie with lingering soft, hop flavors of vanilla ice cream + Riesling.
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Rated: 3.5 by Griffith from Connecticut

Apr 25, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 3.31 by coombski from Maine

Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 4 by Roy1586 from Massachusetts

Feb 03, 2018
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Reviewed by digboy from New Hampshire

2.9/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Had on tap at the brewery.

Pours a light golden color. The lime comes through strongly in both the aroma and taste. Much thinner malt than expected for a double, probably two row with nothing else to back it up. No burn in the end (which is good with me). Kind of disappointed with this one as a DIPA and I don't feel like the lime adds anything special for my tastes, however I understand others mileage may vary with others.
Feb 20, 2017
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Reviewed by mmorris15 from Maine

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear straw color with a nice white head. Smell is lime zest, citrus, pine, and bready malts. The lime is present in the flavor and provides a nice tartness. Citrus, pine, and resinous hops also are in the flavor, along with some light caramel and bread notes. Feel is decently full. Overall, nice DIPA from two excellent breweries. The lime zest makes this pretty unique from most other DIPAs around.
Feb 18, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by dental from Massachusetts

Mar 14, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by acurtis from New Jersey

Feb 18, 2016
Rated: 4 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

Apr 23, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Apr 09, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

Mar 29, 2015
Rated: 4 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Mar 27, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut

Mar 26, 2015
Rated: 4 by tkdchampxi from New Jersey

Mar 23, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by ncelauro from New York

Mar 23, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by msondel from Massachusetts

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by Soloveitchik from New York

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 4.43 by Mike from New Hampshire

Mar 21, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by CSeavey64 from Maine

Mar 08, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by frosted33 from Massachusetts

Feb 28, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Growler was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Definitely picking up that lime zestiness followed by grassy and citrus hhops with caramel, bready, and pale maltsin the rear.

Taste: Lime zest cuts out a lot of flavors, tones them down, and makes this DIPA quite refreshing and tasty. Balanced and no sense of alcohol given the 8% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, light bitterness.

Overall: Hope this sticks around for a while. Enjoyed mugs at the brewery and now a growler. I can't believe this is 8%. Crazy deliciousness.
Jan 24, 2015
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