Neon Sails
Mast Landing Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #620
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,674
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 6.51%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
42
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Mast Landing Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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90
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 42 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crowler filled at 99 Bottles in Sarasota, Florida.

Pours with about a medium NEIPA kinda haze, leaves some lazy and delicate lacing and film.

Stone fruit sniff.

Soft, flavorful n fruity, more light apricot, and some ripe pineapple...delicious and well worth a try.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Pinkylives
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redsoxjim
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Casterbridge
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTO7106
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of florisj135
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hurl4bru
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that has excellent retention properties and hardly died down, leaving lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of stone fruit and gooseberries are present in the nose.
T: The taste has moderate flavors of gooseberries and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and juicy on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like a hybrid between an American IPA and a New England IPA.

Serving type: can

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Photo of LennyDercolo
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coombski
3.39/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubbler
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can:7/30/19 (ride like the wind)
Opened and reviewed: 8/12/19

A thin but hazed out golden straw coloration. A short white foam cap is even and rides low. A very light and refreshing look. Lacy as all heck.

A very classic New England Style nose, pithy stone fruits backed up with sweet tropical hops,like mango and pineapple. Cucumber and wild rises are detected in a subtle way. Bright fruity hops and very light malt and grains fill in the rest of the aromatics.

Light, airy and crisp first impression. The mouthfeel quickly becomes smooth, soft while finishing peppery and slightly dry. A strange cloying aspect in the aftertaste seems odd.

Tropical pithy fruits, light but very grainy and pepper counter point from both,the hops and malt side. Tangy white grapes, dragon fruit, golden wheat and honey malts combine with pineapple and juicy fruit bubble gum once again on the hop side.

I really dig the peppery earth and gentle malt bite...easy drinking IPA style affair, deep complexity in a very unique setting. Bonus points for the quoff.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a semi clear orange with fine, soapy head.

Smell is juicy with notes of mango, orange juice and peaches. A hint of sweetness too.

Taste is fruity and pretty juicy with notes of oranges, pineapple, peaches an a hint of vanilla. Soft bitterness, and a tiny bit of hop burn.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice NE IPA, balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rktrat
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Father's Day gift.. Delicious after a day of painting the house

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 7/27/18.

Pours hazy gold with an inch-plus head of white. Retention is decent with some nice lacing. Tropical hops in the nose with peach, mango, and orange. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Bright citrus with zero malt and a firm bitterness on the palate. Finishes fruity and dry.

Nice beer. More hops would be nicer.

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Photo of smcolw
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

White cloudiness to the pale gold color. Moderate head with excellent nearly chunky rings of lace.

This features a mostly hop nose with a weedy, green spiciness. Mild pale malt anchors the aroma.

A grainy to pale malty beginning to the otherwise bitterly hopped beer. Good body but with a higher than typical carbonation level. The finish is bitter but also lightly sweet. The aftertaste is shorter than expected but still lengthy. A profile of contrasts.

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Photo of Rainintheface
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erlenmeyer
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ichorNet
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

New IPA from Mast Landing hitting my distribution network... I love these guys, they just churn out great beer after great beer and I'm hoping this is no exception. My most recent new experience with them was a new riff on their DDH Tell Tale Pale Ale with some different processes happening... seems like this features Azacca, Simcoe and Citra hops. Let's get into it!

Pours a kind of typical NEIPA-looking color and opacity combo: orange with some intense cloudiness going on. Nice dense head of bone-white foam building up to about three fingers at its highest point. Settles down to a finger-and-a-half with good legs and superb lace. Awesome appearance here!

The nose is a little rough and grainy with a strong biscuity malt presence and leafy hop backing highlighting some fruity notes of orchard apple, apricot and melon with a bit of a supporting cast of tropical and citrusy fruit notes. Slightly green and earthy with a lot of orange and tangerine coming out over time. Light guava and pine needle to it as well. A bit all-over-the-place, but it seems like it means well. I'm into it.

The flavor is similarly malty and grainy, with an unusual drag to it that actually has a cool feeling to it. It's got a bit of a prickly carbonation up front with a strong apricot and melon note that washes over the palate. After that, there's a juicy and lingering wave of pineapple and guava with some light grassiness in the middle of the tongue on each sip. The finish seems to coalesce into a finish full of soft, fruity aspects. This seems like a big helping of Azacca, if I had to guess. I have firsthand brewing experience with this hop, and it really does seem to be kind of delicate. The Simcoe here does a good job pushing some more aggressive pine-like aspects to make up for those slighter fruit notes. I enjoy this a great deal, but it might not be for everyone.

The feel is super soft and plush, moreso than a lot of other NEIPAs I've had lately. Mast Landing is excellent at mouthfeel, I must say. They have created some excellent sessionable beers in their ouevre, even in styles I usually wouldn't consume more than one of per sitting. This is yet another beer that is testament to that solid foundation. The crisp and flavorful backbone of this brew is helped along by a nice, foundational bitterness and moderate carbonation that allows all of its details to be felt and tasted. Great stuff!

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Neon Sails from Mast Landing Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 42 ratings