Battery Steele Brewing

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IPA - New England
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4.37 | pDev: 1.14%
Battery Steele Brewing
Maine, United States
Notes: Axion (formerly Onsight #1) is a double dry hopped IPA built on a base of American 2 Row barley and oats for a silky mouthfeel and clean finish. Hopped with a hefty portion of Citra and Galaxy, it imparts notes of soft mango, guava, apricot and a pleasantly dank finish.
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the better NEIPAs I have tasted this year.
Cloudy pineapple color with a 2F head in a Spielgelau IPA glass.
Aroma: banana, melon, and citrus.
Very smooth, semi viscous MF- more than most beers in the style.
Standout taste: melon, banana, citrus and grapefruit.
Looking forward to tasting more of their beers.

May 17, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Citrus and tropical fruit up front along with lighter herbal and floral notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and tropical fruit and then picks up some light bitterness along with the herbal and floral notes. Finishes with lingering citrus and herbal dank tones

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Very glad they brought this one back full time. Probably my favorite of the onsight experimental series, which clearly started off with a bang (this being their first brew of the series). Definitely worth a drink

Apr 30, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Caned 4/20/20, very fresh apparently
Pours a med frothy creamy almost 1 finger head with moderate retention, soapy lacing, very cloudy hazy opaque peach color

Nose reminds me of Tree House, some chalky mineral notes and creamy doughy flaked malts with plenty of suspended proteins and cereal notes, plenty of juicy tropical fruits, mango, papaya, pineapple, some citrus and peachy stone fruit

Taste brings big juicy tropical fruit and citrus again, pineapple mango papaya juice, a little tangerine, mango sorbet, creamy malts with more flaked malts and proteins, soft pillowy base with some almost chalky minerals again but not actually chalky tasting, a touch of pith, drier finish with some citrus rind and mild spicy almost "green" hops kicking in late

Mouth is med bod, very soft pillowy and juice, med creamy carb

Overall a well done NEIPA, they got the mash bill and mineral additions well done, hops bring nice characters except for the mild "green" spicy bitterness late that often falls out after a couple weeks, so maybe another week on this would be peak

Apr 29, 2020
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful bright gold color, completely opaque with a two finger soapy head that settles quickly to a film.

The aroma is bright and dense with a mix of stone fruit (nectarine/peach) and citrus. This is a sharp and floral aroma, not sweet.

The flavor shows a similar complexity as well as a departure from the typical citrusy NEIPA. Instead it has strong peach and nectarine flavors, along with some orange, coupled with a pretty intense tartness up front, which settles in time to something mellow in the finish. Sweetness is present and well balanced. It is a very pleasant taste all around even if it catches you off guard at first.

Feel is very soft and creamy. Again, there is a moderately high bitterness but it balances well with the bright flavors.

This is quite a surprise. Well made, really fresh flavor, super soft. It is a winner - especially so if you enjoy hops in the stone fruit range.

Jan 05, 2020
Axion from Battery Steele Brewing
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 6 ratings