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Review by younger35 on 05/18/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 3 6 15 4 6 2010
Received this brew from BeerTruth not long ago in a trade. Gotta love these 16oz cans that keep everything nice and fresh. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale flute.

Appearance- Pours a nice orange yellowish with a perfect one finger creamy dirty white head. A beautiful cap and collar is maintained along with loads of thick rich lacing.
Smell- Not the most potent nose ever, especially for a Double IPA. A bit of dank grass and earthy pine hiding in there somewhere though. A light tinge of crystal malt pops through and honestly that’s about it.
Taste- Very earthy brew with an extremely dank pine start and plenty of grass and dandelion stem. Really bitter and sort of herbally this is honestly a hop profile I haven’t come upon in quite some time. Maybe a touch of grapefruit but not in a citrusy way with a lightly malty backbone. Not quite caramelly, not quite sweet there’s just enough of something back there for the hops to rest upon. The finish is earthy and nicely bitter.
Mouthfeel- Nice fully body with a oily sort of feel and medium carbonation that can get slightly prickly.
Drinkability- Overall not bad. I wish the nose was a bit more potent but the different hop profile is a nice change of pace. I’m sure this was a bit better fresh but still tasty. Thanks much Adam!

Served In: Flute Glass

Review by Naproxen on 05/04/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 9 17 4 9 0
**edits from batch 2, 12oz cans (August 2010)

Anyone else commonly get beer up their nose because they get too close when they smell it?

Anywho, I've been waiting on this DIPA for a loooong time. They first released an "East Coast DIPA" last year, draft only, and I liked it a lot. When I heard they were canning it next year, finally a suitable beach/concert canned beer!! This beer in the can is not the same DIPA, it is 5X better. They tweaked it juuust right.

This one is a darker shade of golden amber, and with a lovely haze to it (**a much lighter hazed light golden blond now). The head is white and fluffy at first, then reduces to a pinky wide layer that is still kicking after a few minutes of rest. The nose get a slight booze aspect as it warms up (it's been sitting for a good 8 minutes now), but that is really overshadowed by the pine and grapefruit face slap. (**much more balanced, favoring grapefruit and a subtly sweet wheat finish, no booze, beer once again up the nose wtf).

Not that 85 IBU's is really low, but the hop profile of this could easily be mistaken for something much higher. It coats the mouth and throat with a bitter film (TWSS) that sticks with you. What I love most about this and other quality DIPA's is that the body warrants the big flavors, it is not thin nor syrupy but juuuust right. The malts in this lean more towards slightly sweet which is great, because with how dry this beer comes across it really needs it. (**reminds me of a almost doubly bitter, hazy Pliny)

I am extremely proud that New England Brewing is my home brewery. The guys there are one of a kind characters (just look at the beers/labels), and in the past year or so have grown up and joined the ranks of the best breweries I know. All while canning **2 beers at a time**

Served In: Snifter

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