Battery Steele Brewing

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Battery Steele Brewing
Maine, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,505
Ranked #6,170
4.13 | pDev: 6.05%
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 27, 2017
Notes: Made with El-Dorado, Mosaic and Amarillo.
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4.41 by Holly1215 from Massachusetts on Jun 14, 2021
4.25 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Feb 21, 2021
4.48 by Fitzy01 from Maine on Jan 27, 2021
4.56 by Dakin from Utah on Jan 10, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a hazy light orange with fine, soapy head.

Smell is juicy and a bit floral with notes of rose water, orange, grapefruit, nectarine and melon.

Taste is juicy and hoppy. Slightly boozy with notes of apricot, dank melon, nectarine and grapefruit. Some floral and herbal hints and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, sof and well carbonated.

Overall, a nice, balanced NE IPA, which was be excellent if the booziness was lower.

May 23, 2020
4.29 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Mar 28, 2020
4.06 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts on Mar 22, 2020
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

This was yet another beer that I traded for a while ago as the date on the bottom of the can read 7/14/17 with DDH EL DORADO, AMARILLO, MOSA written underneath that. Never had a beer from Battery Steele before and since this was from Maine, I got the impression that this would be an easily enjoyable, nicely crafted New England IPA, which is exactly what this turned out to be!

Nice, golden hue to this beer that was cloudy and topped off with plenty of somewhat-quickly settling head. Only a few thin rings of lacing stuck around along the back side of my pint glass as I sipped this. Apricot, stone fruit, nectar, dank hops, and subtle flora notes came through in the aroma as the taste was balanced, doughy, and oddly reminiscent of wet dew. Lots going on here but nothing overpowered everything else as the aftertaste was tingly and minty on my teeth, with a bit of gumdrop keeping things sweet and lively.

This felt stronger than it was in actuality because the alcohol complemented the flavors and the hops that were present, especially the Mosaic. Plenty to proverbially and literally chew on here even though this didn't break any new ground. If you love the style or IPA's in general, this would easily suffice but it's not one that would anybody over to it from what's preferable...

Jul 28, 2019
4 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Jun 28, 2019
3.78 by snowfish3 from Maine on Jun 13, 2019
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3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by benjaminsa from Vermont

Not for me. There’s a super bitter hop the burns the throat a bit.

Apr 26, 2019
4.07 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Apr 15, 2019
4.29 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Mar 24, 2019
4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Mar 17, 2019
4.33 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts on Mar 10, 2019
3.75 by Lefty_P_Hand from Maine on Mar 09, 2019
4.03 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts on Mar 03, 2019
4.31 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Dec 09, 2018
4.08 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2018
4 by njbusa from New Jersey on May 19, 2018
3.5 by Userme59 from Massachusetts on May 11, 2018
3.84 by Orny18 from New York on Apr 21, 2018
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3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by grover37 from District of Columbia

Smoky dankness, weird.

Feb 23, 2018
3.9 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Feb 12, 2018
4.08 by MasterRigger from North Carolina on Feb 10, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

L - Hazy light orange with a finger of white head

S - Flower, berries, melon, lemon

T - More flowers, grass, strawberry, subtle dankness

F - Full, but calm. Drinkability is high

O - Good flower bomb with fruity hops sprinkled in.

Jan 31, 2018
4.19 by holzman57 from Massachusetts on Jan 18, 2018
4.04 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jan 14, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Can. A bright colored beer. Pours mildly hazy but it glows with pride and vigor. Good head. Aroma falls into the "sorta west coast IPA, sorta east coast IPA" sweet and fruity. There is also that tangy, pithy, punch from it's West Coast bloodline. Taste hits you with some immediate, urgent, tangy-hoppiness. Minimal maltiness; just some sweetness for sweetness' sake. Pretty decent even though I have exhausted myself with this style.

Dec 18, 2017
4.43 by pprichar from Massachusetts on Oct 25, 2017
4.25 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Oct 20, 2017
4.12 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Oct 09, 2017
4.15 by CollinaTiger from South Carolina on Sep 29, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by agreenman19 from Connecticut

L - pours a vaguely hazy orange with yellow character. Neat head. Really compactly foamy on the bottom layer with larger, more coarsely packed bubbles on top. Looks appealing.

S - bright and dank at the same time. Pithy lemon and grapefruit candy. Sweet sourdough and freeze-dried apricots.

T - doughy, gritty orange and lemon twist. I thought maybe a hint of vanilla but it's more like the sugary sweetness of preserved fruit. Resinous and floral undertones shine through the dank. Lemon-lime. Lingering tingling bitterness.

F - soft and supple, but drinkable. Expected a bit more heft from a ripe beer such as this though.

O - all around solid. Only complaint is that things feel marginally thin, which I've noticed on both Battery Steele brews I've had so far. Nice flavor with great notes of ripe candied fruit and sticky hops.

Sep 28, 2017
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4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by cbutova from Massachusetts

A- Very slightly hazy pale golden yellow body pours from the tallboy to a snifter. A fluffy white head rises to one finger high with decent retention. A small ring leaves spotty lacing.

S- Dank and tropical/stone fruity hops in a fairly pungent aroma. Dank sticky skunky weed, passionfruit, mango, melon, mint, bubble gum, onion and tangerines.

T- Things shift around quite a bit compared to the aroma with a strong floral and resinous flavor coming out. An intense concentrated citrus zest flavor also shows up. Overall strong grapefruit, dank herbs and pine resin lead to creamsicle, melon, woodsy, apricot, mango, tangerine and onion hop flavors.

MF- Medium-heavy body and a high level of carbonation. The texture is somewhat creamy and foamy. Intense sharp concentrated citrus bitterness ends the experience in the finish.

A very pleasant and balanced aroma of dank and fruity hops shifts towards a more sharp citrus and bitter experience on the taste buds. I have been having this happen more and more lately. Is it the sheer amount of hops or some sort of concentrated hop product (the intense concentrated citrus bitterness burn)? Still rather good but more translation from the aroma to the palate would make it fantastic.

Sep 19, 2017
3.99 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Sep 10, 2017
4.31 by coombski from Maine on Sep 04, 2017
4.58 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts on Sep 03, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Can dated 08/7/17.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking murky to hazy burnt orange color with a sustaining finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Lace tried to stick but slid for the most part.
The aroma had some orange to mango sweetness with a danky sweet onion then a light lime and some smooth grassy sweet hops accompanying a smooth cracker malt bill.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a substantial juiciness running about, still, it pulled in a nice balancing maltiness that shaped the final overall taste very nicely. Light danky onion. Mild tropical sweet aftertaste with a little bit of danky sweet onion.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it - enough body to show me the right kind of weight for a DIPA. Carbonation felt appropriate. ABV felt on par. Slight bitter to juicy sweet sort of finish.
Overall, pretty damn nice DIPA well worthy of having again.

Aug 28, 2017
3.87 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Aug 22, 2017
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