Austin Street Brewery

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IPA - American
Ranked #199
Ranked #3,667
4.21 | pDev: 6.41%
Austin Street Brewery
Maine, United States
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npolachek from New York

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with tastes of citrus. The amazing thing about this beer is that it tastes so good and is only a 3.8% ABV. This makes a terrific summer drink and tastes really good.

Aug 12, 2019
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy pale gold color with a 2 finger bright white soapy head that settles to a film with minimal lacing.

The nose has a wonderful mixture of tropical and citrus, equal parts sweet and floral.

The taste is all hops as the malt base is nearly absent. This makes it a bit watery but that could be expected with a 3.8% beer. Great white grapefruit and pine hop flavor that intensifies in the mid-taste and lingers to the finish. Fortunately a very clean and pleasant flavor. Very well done.

The feel is soft and moderately bitter with the pine flavors. There is a mild seltzer to it as well.

As a session this one kicks butt in all categories. Picked this up as well as their neighbor' Definitive's first batch of 35 Session Ale and the two compete well but I think 35 has a bit more substance to it - close though. Each is great in their own way but i love the astringent flavors here.

Anyone who appreciates NEIPAs should be very excited about this beer.

Jun 10, 2018
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illpass78 from Maine

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. on tap in a snifter at Baharat in Portland.

Appearance: Bright/hazy yellow with a frothy white head. Carbonation seems decent.

Aroma: Fruit, hops. Very nice nose. Juicy, floral.

Taste: Lots of fruit notes. Pineapple, mango, melon. Pine kick. Hops on the finish. Very appealing. Wee bit of lemon.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable thanks to low ABV. Has bite but leaves palate in one piece.

Overall: What alchemy is this? A flavorful, fruity IPA at super low alcohol. Everything is weird. But it's a really good beer!

May 27, 2018
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 16.0 fl oz can purchased at Austin Street Brewery, Portland, ME
Served in a tulip

A frothy, finger-tall, bright white crown topped the nearly crystal clear, pale golden body. The head quickly fell to a thick halo. Streaky lacing stuck all down the glass. The chill haze eventually dropped to reveal a transparent body.

The nose was amazingly tropical and bright. The passionfruit character was insane. I would not be surprised if this beer contained some actual passionfruit juice. Bit of hay too. Some tart lemon notes came through as well.

The flavor was also impressive albeit not as as crazy as the nose. Big tropical fruit character. Passionfruit and mango were most apparent. Some juicy citrus was also noticeable. Orange and tangerine for sure. Tart lemon notes appeared in the center. White grapefruit and some grassy hop notes came through on the back end. Grapefruit rind rounded things out in the crisp, dry finish. Just a hint of bitterness.

Nice super fluffy mouthfeel. The liquid contained an ultra fine, greater than average carbonation that frothed up really nicely on the palate. Medium bodied for the style but surprisingly full considering the beer's ABV.

Some session IPAs I have tried were great for the style, but this was an amazing beer period. How these guys managed to pack some much flavor and complexity into a sub-4% ABV beer is truly remarkable.

Sep 03, 2017
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured at the source into a snifter with a slightly hazy golden yellow body and a small creamy white cap. The cap falls to a small fluffy ring at the edges and medium sheets of lace remain after each sip.

S- Mosaic hop intensity with a strong dankness all around. Notes of mango, dank weed, passionfruit, papaya, tangerine and melon.

T- Fairly impressive for 3.8% with a lot of Mosaic influence carrying over from the aroma into the taste. Remains crisp and sessionable without being a palate stripping hop beast. Melon, dank herbal, soft citrus, pineapple, papaya, mango and floral hop hints. A light cereal grain base.

MF- Light body with a high amount of carbonation. Crisp and smooth but lacks a lot of texture so it has a bit of a soda feel to it. Slightly frothy.

Tons of Mosaic in a light body with a great flavor for such low ABV.

Aug 02, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance had a burnt glossy orange color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated immediately. Light messy lacing. The aroma had a ton of sweet freshly cut grass rolling over huge amounts of citrus, crisp grapefruit peel, some pulp. Underneath of dankiness. The flavor brings it all together nicely. Light citrusy/grassy aftertaste with nice crisp semi-sweet to bitter finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs low and real nice. Overall, now that’s what a session IPA should be fully aromatic with the punchy bitterness in the flavor yet still has the ability to be crushable in gulps if I wanted to slam it. This is top notch and I would love to have it again.

Jun 10, 2017
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.67/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden straw color with 2 fingers of soapy white head. The head is gone in a hurry, leaving some random splotches of lace as it dissipates.

The aroma is very grassy and herbal, with some notes of tangerine and mango, followed by a strong bready backbone.

The flavor is full of mangoes and overripe melon notes, followed by a ton of grass and dry cracker malt.

The body is rather light and a tad watery, however it goes down very crisp and leaves plenty of soft bitterness on the tongue. Nicely carbonated and highly drinkable.

Overall, a good session IPA. It's very crisp and refreshing, yet full of hoppy flavor. Definitely a great summer beer.

May 15, 2017
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright yellow in color. Slightly hazy. Citrus. Very bright. Tangerine, grapefruit juice and cracker malt. Light and flavorful. For a sub 4% ipa, this is phenomenal.

Sep 15, 2016
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz snifter poured on tap

A: murky bright yellow body with a soapy white head

S: apricot, pineapple, oats smell, grainy crackery

T: nice dry crackery taste with hints of citrus pineapple and apricots

M: great thicker body but finishes a little watery

O: Amazingly full bodied flavorful beer with an insanely low ABV. You will definately love this beer.

Jul 02, 2016
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Lonborgski from Maine

4.82/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Cloudy light gold. Fading head. From growler purchased yesterday at the brewery.
Smell: Ripe lemon, lime, orange.
Taste: Crisp green apple, lemon, hint of grassy pine. Very nice. Not any touch of sweetness, however, not any touch of bitterness. Light balance.
Feel: Nicely balanced effervescence. Not a Foundation tang, but noticeable bubbles.
Overall: More, more, more, please. Rally tastes like a New England Double IPA, but with 3.8 ABV. Just what I need and want this summer. Thank you Austin Street.

Jun 11, 2016
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