I’m skipping a few beers in the queue to try this one. My parents brought me back a bunch of beer from Massachusetts that I can’t get here. They actually put the beer guy on the phone and he really hooked me up with a great stash. I’ve had one beer from Maine Beer Company and it was fantastic, so I’m stoked to have this one. It said to drink fresh, so this one is getting popped open immediately.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our ‘East Coast’ version of a West Coast-style IPA. Intense hop flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and pine dominate. A subtle malt sweetness brings the beer into balance.”
Random: How did I miss the Monday night game? I completely forgot about it and now a New Jersey Senator is proposing legislation about replacement refs?
This brew poured with a huge three finger, fluffy head that dissipated slowly. It left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear yellow color with low-moderate carbonation. The nose was simply amazing, a hop head’s dream. I got heavy pine on it with some grapefruit, followed by tangerine and some tropical fruits. It just had this really nice, fresh citrus smell. The taste was even better than the nose. I got pine, fresh-cut grass and lots of bright citrus. I also got some pineapple, clementine and then some malt came through. A bit of spice came through as well. Lemon was also thrown in for good measure. Wow, this beer was just great. The body was perfect as well. It was medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. The finish was long with pine resin and some pithy grapefruit. I haven’t had a beer this good in awhile. I can’t find anything wrong with this one. This beer was just the perfect IPA. I wish we got this in New Jersey because this could be an everyday drinker. Get this one if you see it!
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0