Firn
Battery Steele Brewing

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Style:
IPA - New England
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 5.43%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
14
From:
Battery Steele Brewing
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
90
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soze47 from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fun beer - a little too much butterscotch sweetness to me. Nose is great - grassy and zesty. Taste is a little too swallowed by yeast. A very British Finish and easy to drink. Reminds me of marshal wharf.

May 29, 2019
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pint can - dated 2/04/19 - poured into a large red wine stem at 44F.

Pours a very pale, turbid milky yellow, with less than a finger of bone-white head. Minimal lacing.

Nose: A tropical juice bomb, and very Battery Steele in nature. Shares a lot with Flume. Overripe stone fruit - mango, peach - guava, a musty grape, and a fair dose of earthiness, and a damp moss and black pepper note. Very indicative of fermentation-stage hopping.

Palate: Follows the nose quite closely. A medium to medium plus level of sweetness, without any stickiness or a syrupy feel. Hop notes of papaya, overripe stone fruits, some pineapple and orange juice, with a nice acidic tang. Guava, white grape, a hint of lemon zest, and some resinous pine-like notes, as well as that dank, earthy, black pepper note, that leads to a cleaner, dryer finish, with lingering notes of grapefruit rind and pine sap.

Mouthfeel/Body: Rather fluffy and pillowy for a pale ale. Good heft and body. A very crisp, uplifting effervescence that lightens the load a little. Impressive feel (and flavour) for less than 6% ABV. Drinks like an IPA, for all intents and purpouses.

Overall: This is an absolutely solid pale ale, drinking more like an IPA, and in many ways, reminds me of some Tree House pale ales. Fluffy, flavourful, and juicy. An absolute top pick for more flavour, more body, and slightly less ABV.

Apr 07, 2019
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy pale gold color with a robust, sudsy 2 finger off-white head.

Aroma is moderately strong with sweet citrus notes, more on the tangerine and grapefruit zest range.

The taste is a little more acrid up front than expected, so I guess they are going for the tart NEAPA thing. The citrus notes are more on the bitter end of that. There is a bit of substance behind this one for a APA, so there is not much complaint there.

The feel is very soft and light to moderately bitter.

This is a damn good APA, full of flavor but has a tart range that might not sit well with the "juicy" folks. I happen to like it so all's good :)

Dec 22, 2018
Firn from Battery Steele Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 14 ratings